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Columbus, OH (via Dublin, OH)

Member since 26 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon - winning the first CFP National Title
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George, Cie Grant, Ted Ginn, Terrell Pryor, Zach Boren, Carlos Hyde, Darron Lee
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty, DeShaun Thomas, Michael Redd, Aaron Craft, Jae'Sean Tate
  • NFL TEAM: None. Just love the league.
  • NHL TEAM: None. Go Jackets, I guess.
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: None
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Apr 2016

There's no way we don't get a guy because they are enrolling early. We will find a way to make the numbers work.

It could mean a guy that currently wants to enroll early does what Branden Bowen did and graduated early but did not enroll until the summer but worked out the entire Spring and came to camp ripped.

They'll make the numbers work though.

Comment 10 Apr 2016

Why do you see Grimes going to Florida and Lindsey to USC?

Almost sounds like you want to be pessimistic just to be pessimistic.

We have an almost insurmountable lead for Grimes and a decent lead for Lindsey. I think Lindsey is committed by the end of the summer and Grimes very well could be as well.

Comment 10 Apr 2016
The issue is Wade wants to be an enroll early. But right now, we don't have any more spots available to enroll early. So either someone who is currently planning on enrolling early will need to not enroll early or someone on the team currently won't be there when Wade enrolls. That's the hold up right now and there is no way we lose someone like Wade because of a detail like that. Still like our chances.
Comment 20 Jan 2016

Actually I think Burns is a take right now.

Staff really likes him. Maybe above Hamlin.

I think Fuller is in the class and Burns will be too after he visits.

Becker is a take too but he's more of a longshot.

Comment 09 Jan 2016

Nope not one bit. Even when mentioning Demario McCall, no mention of his school.

Cooper in on a few plays (TFL and forced fumble), no mention.

East QBs targeting Hardman and Robertson more than any other receivers. East QBs not great. Strong arms but not accurate.

Comment 14 Oct 2015

I'm totally fine with commits taking visits. But if you take visits we recruit like you aren't in the class, because you might not be.

It's definitely in the prospect's right to take visits and make sure they are making the best decision for them. But we have to do the same.

You can't ask to be the only player at the position in the class but then go and take visits, possibly leaving the school you're committed to without a player at your position.

Comment 09 Oct 2015

Nothing to worry about, IMO.

Walker said he would probably take officials. He's taking officials.

He also has a great relationship with Urban Meyer and Tony Alford. And with other players committed to us.

This is big boy recruiting. We have to recruit kids all the way until they sign. And we do.

He still early enrolls with OSU.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

It looks like they've only updated the new five stars.

Will probably do the other movers tomorrow. I'd expect Austin Mack to get a significant bumb.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

IMO Eichenberg isn't a tier 1 OL. Kraemer should be though.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

That very well could be the case. His mom is very pro Michigan.

If I recall correctly, on the last visit she said all we did was talk about football, when every single other recruit says we talk about everything but football.

It wouldn't surprise me if she's pushing him to Michigan or at least away from OSU.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Doubt he felt that way about his visit.

For one, our staff feels like it went as well as it could've.

Secondly, this is his third or so visit here. He wouldn't keep visiting if he wasn't enjoying it.

I also have seen a tendency for Michigan recruiting journalists to over-exaggerate prospects reactions to Michigan (Da'Shawn Hand and Kareem Khalid for example).

This recruitment will go until signing day, which means how the teams do on the field will also be important. I still think we have a shot here.

Also, to correct some folks, Urban Meyer, Luke Fickell and Larry Johnson were all here on Thursday for Gary's visit. In fact, Gary spent pretty much all day tied to the hip of Johnson. The coaching staff as a whole was allowed to start their vacation a few days ago but there's no way the coaches that matter in Gary's recruitment were going to miss the #1 player in the country being on campus.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

That has been misinterpreted (even on the 247 board where it originated).

What Bill said was that his source believes there are 3 spots open after counting the 16 commitments and the guys that OSU expects to land at this point. These are the guys they are pretty much already counting as commitments. Those players that he mentioned were Nick Bosa, Jordan Fuller, Damar Hamlin and Luke Farrell. So 16 current commitments + 4 expected commitments + 3 other spots = 23 person class.

I would bet out of the three open spots they want one of Corely/Craig-Myers/Victor, one of Jackson/Gary/Lawrence/another DT and one extra player, either from the guys already listed or others like Pryts, Jaylon Jones, Aaron Hansford, etc.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Hill apparently let the coaches know that he wasn't coming...still it's turning into a trend. Hill is going to have to start showing the staff that he wants to be a Buckeye, IMO. His spot in this class isn't guaranteed.

2017 DB recruiting is insane. We look to have made a move with Okudah, are in the top two for LeCounte and lead by a sizeable amount for Isaiah Pryor (reported by Steve Wiltfong today). That is three five star safeties.