I wonder if he can play TE, or if he has the body type to possibly slide over to DT - or even back to LB? It's frustrating to have scholarship limitations with serious interest from so much talent this year...
Or he could show up wearing a number 9 Saints jersey and let his arm speak for itself
It's nice to be on this side of "Life isn't fair" for once, isn't it?
This kid just finished his HS freshman year, and he is already that big?!?! I was a foot shorter and about 100 lbs lighter at the same age... I'm happy he is on campus!
This is how I feel also. I want to believe Zeke didn't do this to her, but if he did, I Hope the legal system is able to act quickly and decisively in prosecuting this case toward an appropriate and deserved punishment.
Obviously, we know very few of the essential facts, and we should all be patient in judging Elliott until there is a great deal more clarity here. Guilty or innocent, I want to see the truth revealed and justice done.
He wants - and probably needs - for his mother to visit with him, see the school, meet the coaches in person, and talk face to face with all the support personnel. She needs to visit before feeling comfortable with granting her blessing/permission (?) for Cam to come to Columbus. And it's not a sure thing, that OSU is his ultimate choice, I know. But the Bucks probably will not be the winner of this recruiting battle if the mother has unanswered questions and no campus visit to help her understand what OSU is all about as an academic institution, and how it will provide support systems to ensure her son's success and opportunities following football.
So it really makes more sense for everyone to wait until she and Cam can visit campus together - whenever that may be. OSU coaches just need to make sure that the visit with mom remains squarely in their plans.
I went off on a bit of a tangent there .... I meant to reply with the opinion that you definitely still want Chase Young at OSU, and it doesn't matter if the used the word "best" in reference to another school. This kid is extremely talented - the kind of talented that makes him the only DE being actively recruited this year should tell us that ... This is the kind of recruiting battle you have to win to get to and stay on top.
Bama is the best right now. 4 of the last 7 NCs puts Bama alone at the top right now, and I think any objective person would have to agree. Now, OSU can absolutely hang with Bama on the field, as the Bucks proved two years ago - but the current title of "best program" is still theirs until another one strings together a couple NCs of their own.
We are off to a good start after winning the first CFB Playoff, and having beaten Bama soundly en route to that title really highlighted the OSU brand and brought national respect back to the Bucks. Everyone saw OSU prove their mettle on the field against the defending champs and current dynasty program - proof of the program's arrival back among those in the top tier, which realistically was comprised of just one team... Anyway, OSU is in the discussion, but Bama is still on top until the Bucks or some other team wins 2 of 3, or maybe 2 of 4, and defeating teams like Bama and Clemson along the way.
OSU has the right coach, and enough talent to do it. Enjoy the ride!
It would be like a massive boy band choreography number!
Obvously there are plenty of examples showing that "small" RBs can succeed in the NFL. That is true, they just need to have other attributes to make size less of a problem - mainly speed and quickness, and vision and pass catching ability help too.
But this is the NCAA, not the NFL. I think Samuel will be fine as a RB on this level. I think he will likely excell, actually. He is a rare talent when you look at the whole package. We know already that he can play at this level, he just hasn't done it as a starter. I believe he will be one of OSU's more valuable players by the end of the season.
Mom side note: I heard Beanie Wells talking about the RB situation some time during bowl or spring practices, and he addressed this very question from someone - it was a while ago, so the exact details are fuzzy. But, basically, he felt that Samuel was the best and most natural RB on this roster last year, and will become a star this coming season.
I don't see where the poster your replied to said anything remotely offensive or generalized in an offensive way. I know you are fired up about defending your pit bulls, but relax man.
I guess I replied to the wrong post - but I'm just leaving this here...
This is exactly what I am referring to. These and other breeds were selected genetically over many generations to emphasize the desired traits, both physically and emotionally. It is a fact. Just look it up. That doesn't mean that I would claim all ________ dogs are dangerous - but some are genetically predisposed to behave aggressively. That, combined with selected physical traits can make them extremely dangerous. It's not controversial; it is is history and physiology of a particular breed.
I never liked them either - I remember thinking "they can't be serious" when the Bucks started promoting Quick Cals... I can appreciate the effort to create a new and unique pregame tradition, but it's near impossible to replace the hive with an equal alternative. Sometimes (a lot of the time), a fan base's blind loyalty to their coach can cloud it's judgement - especially at OSU, where everyone knows coaches are infallible.
I would talk to her one last time, and let your neighbor know what will happen if one of her dogs is aggressive toward you or your family members. I hope that never happens, because i have seen some of this behavior in action - it is what those dogs are/were bred to do.
But if they do attack, you have no choice but to act decisively. And choosing between the health of your son and the life of a dog - there's not much there to think about for me. Don't hesitate. Your family is your first priority, and your neighbor and her dogs are way down that list. You can ask her kindly to not force you to make that choice.
Only as long as you are a contributor or expected to be such for the football team. I'm sure this can be handled internally, anyway.
I hear they are magnetic up north
Isn't he already there?
It's good to see Mr Barnes represent the Buckeyes on that final list.
I think it's fairly transparent that the disrespect toward the Cavaliers is intentional here.
That goes without saying, I think. Lol
Talk is cheap. Start winning again, and with a team effort - then I'll tune in maybe.
Also, Metroid, Zelda 1&2, Mega Man, and Double Dragon! Rad Racer would have been nice, but I'll take that list any day!
Anyone asking how we get to 20 scholarships for the current recruiting class, take a look at this list for starters. It's put-up or shut-up time for this position group. It's wide open, and time to prove you deserve PT. those who fall behind will likely be looking to find a more favorable place on another team's depth chart next winter. Take advantage young bucks, and show why you were so highly recruited!