Word is that Moore wants to play TE. Staff told him that there was a (good?) chance he ended up at OT. He doesn't want that. So they mutually parted ways.
Most people on here don't want to post how they think we'll get to 24 or 25 recruits. It's not respectful of the current players on the team.
However, those of use that have been following this for a while know that major attrition happens every year. Players go to the NFL. Players get hurt and can't play again. The coaches know what's going on behind closed doors, who's thinking about transferring, etc.
I don't know if we'll get to 25, but just look at how we're recruiting certain players and you can see that we're taking at least 4 or 5 more.
And this is totally different than Alabama signing 24 players a few classes ago when they only had room for 12 or Tennessee signing 30+ players in three straight classes.
It'll definitely be really interesting. Maybe not on signing day but at least until early January.
Roundtree visits for Illinois then is announcing the next week. Could get a commit there. Would possibly take the space saved for Garrett Taylor (reports are OSU and PSU are out in front with him with OSU gaining steam).
Gibson and Cager are committing at the AA game.
Weber isn't planning on deciding until the new year. So we'll hopefully know where we stand with Harris. I'm a firm believer that we'll land one or the other.
Burrell could pop anytime for either us or FSU.
I don't see Gallimore in this class. Think he's FSU or Oklahoma bound but an official here could certainly change that.
Drew Richmond visits for the Michigan game. Would not be at all surprised if he flips by signing day.
That was also just when the official was known about. This is an unofficial.
I'm sure it's the staff's priority to make sure it doesn't happen.
Wiltfong is reporting that Hilliard wants to play for OSU but his family isn't necessarily thrilled that Baker is back in the picture.
I guess we'll just have to let Corch talk to them and make sure they understand that Justin is extremely wanted.
Still...it's never good to have the leader of your class appear to be wavering.
If Justin is okay, then I think his parents (dad) can be assured. Baker is a SAM, Hilliard a WILL and Conner a MIKE. They all play different positions.
I think so. We lose Heuerman this year. Vanett will be a senior the next year. Lose Smith and Spencer this year and Corey Smith the next year.
We need split ends. I'd be thrilled with a class of Hausmann, Farrell, Hawkins, Layne, Flower and Mack. Then we could continue after one more elite WR until signing day (Nate Craig or Benjamin Victor)
I think Jashon is still under the assumption that Gibson is committing on October 20.
The latest rumor is that the Army AA game wants him to do it there and he'll commit to the Buckeyes during that game.
I've been confused about this myself. Hawkins looks like a player and I'd love to have him.
I'm wondering what position he's being recruited for. H-back? Is that different than TE?
So is it safe to say that Gaurantano is the other 2016 QB that we're after along with Haskins?
Tim Gardner and Lonnie Johnson both come to mind.
Could also make the argument for Taivn Jacobs too.
Numbers. We already will have 4 pure RBs on the roster next year (Elliott, Samuel, Ball, Dunn) along with Wilson, Marshall and Campbell who can all get carries. Add in EGW. We're probably only taking one RB.
Plus we need that extra scholly for other positions like another OL, DL or LB.
Highly doubt Kraemer visits.
No worries on Taylor. What makes you think he's in the class though? I know he's visiting for The Game but beyond that, do you have any reason to include him?
And regarding Cole, I believe I read that he will probably visit at least us and Michigan State and possibly Tennessee. I think we have a shot if he visits, though not sure we'd have after adding Cager unless we don't take a RB.
1. I think you mean Garrett Taylor is a DB right?
2. Agree with all the others
3. About Baker. I kind of agree with you, but only to a point. If signing day was tomorrow, I think he'd pick Florida. However it's not. Chances are there will be a coaching change in Florida. Also, as it gets closer and closer to signing day, Baker realizes how much it means to stay close to home so his family can see him play. He's saying all the right things right now, but I'd be a bit surprised if he's not a Buckeye on signing day.
Birm, hearing anything on McCall? I only ask because I see he visited Notre Dame this weekend and Notre Dame is killing it recruiting Ohio for 2016 (landing Kraemer, leading for Eichenberg and making up ground for Hausmann).
I think need is too strong of a word.
Yes it would suck if we couldn't get a five star OT from in state. But how many OL from this years team were five stars? Or last years? OL recruits are extremely hard to predict. I'm positive we'll get three or four good ones for 2016.
I'd be more upsetif they steal Jake Hausmann from us. He's potentially the best TE in the country, both parents are alumni and huge Buckeye fans and he is as well.
Yep. Based off of interviews, it sounds like Kraemer was always going to Notre Dame. Never gave us a shot. That being said, it's a long way until signing day for him and you never know what can happen or if the coaches will even still be there at ND. We'll just have to wait and see.
With that logic, shouldn't trust Rock or Birm either. Neither had Whitehead going to Pitt.
Would you like us to just take guys from Ohio just because they're from Ohio?
There was an article a few months ago comparing the percentage of recruits in a class from Ohio for Tressel vs. Meyer. Some folks would be surprised with the results.
What's funny is that all three were (big) Buckeye leans in the spring. All three have said at one point that they grew up Buckeye fans. It's not like OSU has gone to crap and are losing every game or anything. There's really no reason for them to not want to come here. Have to give Kelly major props on recruiting these three.
That said, it's still a year and a half until they sign. Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell were locks to Michigan or Notre Dame this time last year. Plus, chances are Kelly isn't even Notre Dame's coach when these guys enroll.
You go to Scioto?
Plus, not recruit from a Buckeye city like Dublin is going to tell a Buckeye fan they're thinking of flipping.
This might be sour grapes but if Connor visits Kentucky I say we start looking for a replacement. As the article stated, we spent a ton of time evaluating him and making sure he was a right fit for the program. He was and is. There's no need to take visits. His dream school offered and he committed the summer before his senior year. He had plenty of time to take visits before committing, if that's what he wanted to do.
I have no idea what Kentucky could be selling as they're a second (or third) rate program, not an amazing school to get an education at and further away from home than OSU. It is the $EC though.
I think the terminology is getting mixed up.
I think H-back in our offense are the Marcus Baugh Noah Brown type players. So Hawkins definitely fits that mold.