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EvanstonBuckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

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Comment 14 Jan 2017

I suspect the lack of recruitment by us created a little chip on his shoulder and he didn't want to wait any longer. Best of luck to him at Kentucky.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Union PIzzeria- great food and drinks; live music space in back (called SPACE)

Bangers and Lace (college crowd mixed with younger locals)

Temperance (tasting room, but cool Portland-like vibe)

Comment 11 Jan 2017

OK, I'm an Ohio alum and Athens could be my favorite place on Earth, but if Ohio State offers...

I kind of suspected this kid would eventually get an offer. Has "sleeper" written all over him.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I'm with you Bulldog. I think we need a guy who just wants to get open every possession and not just the ones where he can catch the home run ball. Martin really excelled at the Opening. Is quick and has great hands. Hate to use the Renfrow reference, but it would seem apt.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Yeah, but it's also pretty realistic. If he feels like he's been in Martell's shadows all this time (especially this year when he couldn't play) and if he and Tate are not friends anymore, maybe it's something he can't overcome right now and it's for the best if he goes someplace else.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I'm honestly not sure that Lindsey doesn't come back into the fold. I think that, given his injury, he's been out of the spotlight for too long and, given the all-star games where there were other recruits getting all the love, he needs some attention. It could just be a case of having the need for coaches to give him that type of affirmation. Is this a bad sign? Maybe, but remember that he's a teenager.

I think the question the staff will soon answer (if they visit him as reported) is whether this is a situation that can be or should be remedied. There's no crime in letting him walk away if it's just avoiding an issue that will have to dealt with later. Best of luck to him, whatever his decision. 

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I thought of Thomas, too. I also think a guy like Oliver Martin would thrive in our system. He probably doesn't grade out as high as a lot of other guys, but he's shown out at camps and catches everything.

Virtually impossible to wade through all of the conjecture now, but hopefully a clearer picture will emerge regarding Lindsey's decision. Seems like an incredible amount of time to pour into a recruitment (on both sides) to pull back for trivial reasons. Thanks to all the posters who've taken the high road in this thread and not trashed the kid with "Next" and "Go lose at Nebraska" comments.

Best of luck to him.