One of the three won't end up with FSU. It's definitely an interesting way to recruit, letting the players decide for themselves. The first QB commit for the "Noles, De'Andre Johnson, was quoted as saying to Francois that if he came to FSU, he (Francois) would sit the bench, so I'm guessing he won't back down to Locksley.
We're in a perfect position. For the doubters out there, South Carolina will be really good this year. They're like the MSU of the SEC, but with better recruiting classes.
Todd Gurley is a grown-ass man. If you only had film of he and El Guapo toting the rock, you'd have a perfect video for aspiring RBs as to how to run the football.
There have been more imposing top fives to be a part of; I don't dislike our chances.
The number of comments for this thread (and most Skully's) says it all. People love to read DJ's stuff, even if it's just to get bent out of shape. Keep up the good work.
Davonte Neal. One of the most bizarre recruitments, perhaps, ever.
Welcome back, Gene! Awesome to see Quick Bits.
Personal fave was RickKaneWasHere. That was an amazing thread.
Amen. I'm glad we're in so many top two's and three's, but with the possibility for all of them to go to Tennessee, it's precarious. The Vols already have 22 commits.... oh, who am I fooling talking about SEC class sizes?
Stroud's Run? If my bleary OU memory serves me well, it is.
LSUfreek is a goddamned artist.
There is too much talent on this team and, with the struggles of the past two years, too much scrutiny for Meyer to put up with mediocrity or worse. If it's a 50/50 share between Fickell and Ash for control and the D struggles, Meyer will figure it out quickly this time.
I am a little surprised that he left as Jaylen Brown (Rivals no. 3 overall) returns to Wheeler as well. That team would have been unbeatable....
except against Oak HIll.
You sound like you really enjoy recruiting other players. What are the points or ideas that you stress when you talk to them about Ohio State football and what it means to be committed?
Fitty going all Joe Namath on Erin.
Yep, it's the kind of story that makes your blood boil. I guess I'm just always amazed at how many people go out of their way to protect other despicable, clearly guilty people.
Ratings and top-notch journalism are a tough match to pull off. I think we know which one ESPN favors.
Kind of a "tweener" as far as position between LB and rush DE, but we do well with those types of athletes.
It might make ESPIN hate us more
I don't know about that. Their coverage of LeBron is obsessive and fanatical. I'm not one of the conspiracy theorists, but I have to think this can only help the way ESPN portrays us.
In the NBA, 99% of the players would have little to no impact on a university (especially one they actually did not attend). A very high percentage of them, meanwhile, would likely make no effort.
As we know, however, LeBron is the one percent and coming back to Ohio is going to be very, very positive. It already is. Rarely has a free agency move silenced so many haters.
Gotta move on. I'm guessing if the staff feels they can flip Baker, they'll continue to keep in touch with him while, at the same time, actively pursue other LB prospects.
The drivel about Florida negatively recruiting him or paying him, though, is tiresome. Durkin obviously recruited him well and were Fickell, Johnson, or any other of our recruiter's names substituted for his, ala "I really have a great relationship with Coach __________," we'd be rightfully praising them. Enough with the cliche kissoff statements.
Do you think with this being a D-line battle, though, that Larry Johnson will be more of an asset for the good guys?
I've heard Gustin is all-USC, but we should all know better than to presume a kid is a "lock" to anywhere, right?
As far as highlights, he's reminiscent of Katzenmoyer, if anyone need something to drool over.
Birm, I'm only watching the 7-on-7 on TV, but it looks as if he is, literally, not sweating.
Is he human?