This. They believe everyone who considers them are locks. This will come down to OSU, Auburn and maybe Miami, IMO. We're in very good shape.
Apologies. Was not meaning to "attack" you.
When a poster comes into a thread and begins a pretty big rumor, it's natural to want to know where said poster heard that rumor.
If its 247 than show me where this information is. I'm a subscriber there.
Otherwise, I have nothing else to saying you're making it up or lying but LSU has done very well in Illinois the last few years. It's not surprising the top player last year wanted to go there.
Hurd and Autry I can agree with.
Please don't start unfounded rumors about players wanting cash just because they decided they wanted to play in the SEC.
A couple of points.
We were Settle's clear cut, number one favorite team growing up. He's said as much. He visited at least once (and maybe twice) last year. So he's already been here.
A lot of people thought he was a clear lock to OSU. That's were those Crystal Balls came from.
Now obviously that's not the case. He wants to go through the recruiting process. It's going to be dogfight but I think it eventually comes down to us, UVA and Bama.
I wouldn't worry about him not mentioning us in schools he wants to visit. He probably just wants to see places he hasn't seen yet.
He is probably going to West Virginia with his friend and teammate Matt Jones.
If we recruit him hard and he gets his in order than we will probably land him. I don't think that will happen though.
Huge is an understatement.
Besides being uber talented wherever he ends up playing (QB or WR), he is the kind of guy other elite players follow.
We land him, that puts us in excellent position for his teammate and 5 star safety Tarvarus McFadden as well as Devonte Peete out of St. Thomas Aquinas. Add in Sh'mar Kilby-Lane who we already lead for and thats as good of a Florida class as I can remember.
That's not even counting the impact that Gibson could have on a Jacques Patrick, a Jeffrey Holland or a Kevin Tolliver II (committed to LSU but has expressed interest in visiting OSU again, has already visited once).
So, in essence, I hope we land him very very very much!
The ones that I've heard about are Story, Draper and Lewis.
However, most think they are not good enough to get an OSU offer at this time. Maybe after the camp circuits.
When I use the crystal ball feature I look at the person making the prediction.
Some people put out a crystal ball for every player their team offers. Those predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, especially this early. One guy I saw had OSU as his pick for like 30 guys, some of them I have no idea why as the player hasn't given any indication he's coming here.
But yes, I could very well see an OSU-USC-Mizzou battle for Beckner.
What I think is if we landed Wimbush it would not affect us getting Gibson. Gibson is an extremely confident player.
However, I don't know if that happening would impact Wimbush's commitment or not. He could decided to open things up after that happens. Or be content to challenge for his position.
Conrell has mentioned OSU has one of his favorites but he has yet to visit (and has actually canceled a few visits). Until he does I don't realistically think we have a shot. Right now it's probably Michigan and Notre Dame at the top.
Beckner named a top three of OSU, Missouri and Kansas this past year with most people thinking OSU out front. However, he recently said he doesn't like recruiting and probably won't take any visits at all until at least the fall. So we won't really know for sure what his feelings are until then. Apparently he was a USC fan growing up so they will be major competition.
Larry Scott will probably not be in this class.
The staff likes a lot other backs better, he has grade problems (not confirmed?) and we're not really recruiting him.
He probably ends up at WVU with his teammate Matt Jones.
Players we really want from Ohio: EGW, Baker, Hilliard, Daniels, and Conner. Other potentials: Conrad, Berry, and Crawford (if he reopens his recruitment). There are others I'm sure both those are just the ones off the top of my head that have been talked about a lot. Also Dre'Mont Jones is beginning to be talked about as well.
Don't take this as complete fact or anything but there are people (insiders) who believe that once Gibson visits and gets the go ahead from his parents he will commit.
Would love it if that were true.
I believe Derrick Nnadi will commit early (8ish?) and McDowell 10:00-10:30.
All the other commits will sign their LOI's throughout the day, most of them in the morning when they get to school.
Craig (supposedly) has OSU at or near the top of his list. Would be an awesome get at a position of need (bigget WRs).
COuld be a good Florida class for us if we good snag this kid to go with (eventually) Bosa.
Gotta play smart. Scott looked like he got a tad relaxed there.
Lucky the team doesn't quit like some fans do.
Agreed. It sucks that Myer let the Glenville trio go the Kentucky.
No not really.
I'm just making fun of the overreactive negative nature of some OSU fans.
This I can agree with.
So many pessimists.
Fire Matta! Fire Myer!
OSU sucks at everything!
Pretty sure we were very close to getting Whitfield.
Lol. Saying Clifton Garrett is undecided.
I don't remember, why didn't we offer him early? DeShaun Watson?
I think he's gone no matter what.