He has some surprising choices among his 4 official visits and his top 5 schools: Marshall in his top 5, Washington State scheduled for his first official visit? Tennessee, another of his scheduled official visits already has 3 DT's committed among their 26 commits, and 2 are top 25 ranked players (Shy Tuttle and Khalil McKenzie).
What's the story with JUCO OT - Martinas Rankin? I keep seeing his name (on other sites) as one of the Buckeyes' few remaining targets. Is he a realistic possibility or more of a plan B if they miss on guys like Richmond, Bowen and James?
At 17, 18 yrs of age, getting $9K in cash stuffed in your pocket and blown by a 22 yr old co-ed ,makes a very persuasive argument for the best college (football) atmosphere.
The two I always think of are Chris Chambers and Lee Evans (Bedford, OH - Wisconsin).
Other recent notable OSU misses/not recruited are :
Javon Ringer (Dayton, OH - MSU), hris Hovan (St. Ignatius - BC), Barry Cofield (Clev Hts - Northwestern), James Harrison (Akron, OH Kent St.), Roger Saffold (Bedford - Indiana), Derek Wolfe (East Liverpool, OH - Univ Cincinnati), Eric Wood (Cin Elder - Louisville), Greg Jones (Cin Moeller - MSU), Haruki Nakamura (St. Ed's - Univ Cincy), Matt Light (Greenville, OH - Purdue), C Joe Jurevicius (Lake Catholic - PSU), Tony Fisher (Euclid - Notre Dame), Ki-Jana Carter (Westerville - PSU), Hugh Douglas (Mansfield - Central St.), London Fletcher (Cleveland VASJ- John Carroll Univ)
Add to this..Avoid stupid mental mistakes on defense that result in drive extending penalties
Don't need a repeat of the B1G title game's PI and personal foul flags for no apparent reason.
In 2013 they hired a Hawaiian born D-line coach who played at Utah. He's really helped them recruit out west and on the islands. Last year they also got a lineman from Hawaii and a FB from Utah. This year he's been the lead recruiter on basically every west coast recruit they've landed, including a QB and WR.
I think it has more to do with what the recruits are "feeding" the co-eds that Franklin lines up to greet them on their visits.
One gets just the right amount of regular Arby fries mixed in with their curly fry order to remember why they always order curly fries.
I wonder if Rashod Berry has ever been to Lorain's finest, The Grown & Sexy Lounge? He's got to be the man around town, I imagine it would be awfully hard, at his age, to pass up an invite to such a prestigious club.
Missouri went to Indiana last season. Undoubtedly that was scheduled with Indiana's weakness in mind. It was made easier by the fact that Mizzou and Indiana had a mini rivalry from '85-'92 where they played each year back when Mizzou was in the Big 8. UK and IU also played every year from 1987 - 2005.
Mizzou has agreed to a home and home with Purdue for 2017-2018 now that the SEC is requiring one OOC opponent from a power 5 conference. Probably felt IU was too risky so they came to an agreement with the Boilermakers who were coming off a 1-11 season.
I ain't the jealous type, I'll share.
I did look at that ring finger, but I can't tell if it's a diamond or just a ring. However, it would make complete sense, that a fine female specimen such as that, would be spoken for. She probably can't go out in public without being bombarded by suitors.
Who's the camera girl in the background? That's what I want to know. Get here in a calendar with some Daisy Dukes, them legs is thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.
The QB was Sonny Abramson, 6'2" 217 lbs. Class of 2016. Already has offers from Syracuse, Rutgers and South Florida.
Another teammate of Noah's, TE Ryan Izzo (6'6" 220 lbs), committed to Florida State's 2014 class.
I'd say they have failed at there approach to draft a good QB. It's not like ANY of them have gone on to even marginal success on other teams. They stunk with the Browns because they were bad QBs.
Weeden was the best that team has seen since Derek Anderson's body was possessed by a good QB for 14 games. Their line is suspect at certain positions but the reaching for QBs late in the 1st round is almost never a good approach. If a QB isn't good enough for your top 10 pick, he probably isn't good enough to reach for in the 20's.
Gonzalez got that Bob Paulson look goin' on.
Interpretation varies I suppose. Historical context as well. Reading a single verse can be misleading.
Sort of like Deuteronomy 13:6-10.
"If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you ... Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die."
Seeing that one verse reads like any non-believer of one's family should be killed by their own family throwing the first stones. Pretty barbaric religion.
You won't find a single Muslim that doesn't believe in jihad. That's because a Muslim knows what jihad actually means in the Quran.
Jihad is of three kinds; the carrying out of a struggle against : 1. a visible enemy, 2. the devil, 3. one's self.
jihad-bil-saif is jihad with the sword.
jihad-bil-nafs is the spiritual exertion to curb one's lower desires and evil inclinations
The Quran specifically states that Muslims may not be the first to attack.
The fact that people in America are so naive and misguided, that they actually believe that jihad to a Muslim just means war against non-Muslims, is truly a frightening thought.
No where does the Quran say anything about it being acceptable to take up a jihad against non-Muslims simply because they are non believers. Just like nowhere in the bible did it say what the KKK was doing in the name of Christianity was acceptable. Lunatics come in all religions and they apparently can make up large chunks of the population. Poor, uneducated illiterate folks without access to mainstream media can be easily manipulated to believe whatever someone in power wants them to believe.
Not sure if these are included in the totals but Ohio boys Corey Smith and Cardale Jones really aren't from Mississippi and Virginia they just went to JUCO/Prep School there for a year. That adds a little more to Ohio for Urb if considered but still much less than Tress.
Yeah Norfolk is nowhere near as bad as a place like Cleveland which tOSU recruits heavily from.
FBI crime stats show Norfolk has 509 violent crimes and 14 murders per 100,000.
Every major city in Ohio has nearly twice the violent crime as Norfolk:
Akron 887 violent crimes and 12 murders per 100K, Cincy 975/16, Cleveland 1,384/21, Dayton 974/17, Toledo 1,172/14.
Heck even Richmond is more dangerous than Norfolk with 649 violent crimes and 20 murders per 100,000 people.