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Hayze


Columbus, OH (via Dublin, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: In person - OSU/Wisky game 2011. Greatest ending to sporting event that I've witnessed.

    TV - OSU/Miami. National Title. Nuff said.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk, Eddie George, Zach Boren, John Simon, Carlos Hyde
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty, DeShaun Thomas, Michael Redd, Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: None. Just love the league.
  • NHL TEAM: None. Go Jackets, I guess.
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
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  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Thinking about recruits we're both recruiting and that would tell us what other coaches are saying (ie we have a better shot to land them than Michigan).

First one that pops into my head is Dre'Mont Jones.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

Zero affect.

Just like if we were to land Wimbush or Nunez it wouldn't affect our posiitoning with Gibson at all.

Torrance has no fear of competition and a team signing another QB will not impact his decision.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

FWIW I also read its a possibility that Edwards brings Holland with him.

Not that he would commit but it'd for sure be a huge visit!

Comment 03 Apr 2014

If that's truly what you wanted to discuss you would have indicated that in your initial post.

Instead, you chose to talk about how there are five teams ahead of OSU in the team rankings, how we can't find a QB, how all these other teams have more recruits committed than we do, blah blah blah.

You didn't want to talk about recruiting styles. You wanted to complain.

Comment 02 Apr 2014

I wish we could hire the entire Buckeye fanbase to recruit for Urban instead of Urban himself. Obviously they know what he needs to run his offense better than he does. That way we wouldn't have to sit through more games of QBs who can't throw at all (Braxton and possibly Gibson).

Comment 27 Mar 2014

You always need playmakers in this offense. That's how it is designed. For the QB to be a playmaker. Like it or not, as long as we have Meyer we will recruit way more run first QBs than pass first (even if they are mobile). That's just the way he does things.

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Very good post. Not all news is ground breaking, not all tweets.

Hell, last year at this time, some people thought we'd be getting Kwon, Watson, Autry, Kitt, etc out of Gerogia because of a few tweets. I even got a little wrapped up in that haha.

It's touch as a fan but we have to take pretty much all recruiting news with a grain of salt (both good and bad).

I can't imagine being a coach. This is our hobby. That is their job. They're the ones who spend hundreds of hours researching and recruiting these kids!

Comment 27 Mar 2014

This. These visits are all stop in for a day, drive to the next one. He couldn't do that with OSU.

It might even be better that he didn't. He'll see some of the school he liked now, and then (most likely) visit OSU in the summer, for a longer period of time and closer to his decision date.

If/when he visits, I'll like our chances.

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Yawn.

He obviously has high interest in us. He loves Urban, visited for the bowl practices and his HS coach loves OSU.

Same thing today as yesterday. If/when he visits, we'll be right in the thick of it, if not in the lead. If he doesn't visit, than oh well.

Recruiting is all about who you get and if you develop them. Not who you don't get. We'll be fine with or without Gibson.

And it's march. Remember when we were the clear favorite to land Clifton Garrett? Then he visited the school he really wanted to go to (LSU) and it was over from there. Its a marathon not a sprint (looking at you PSU and Michigan).

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Got a great feeling about this.

Him visiting later is actually better for us, IMO. First, all these visits the past few weeks are drop by visits. Doesn't spend a ton of time on campus and is taking many many visits in a short period of time. So he will get to have a personal visit where he is not concerned with where he is going next. Second, it will be closer to the summer when it is warmer. Finally, it will be closer to he decision date. Most of these visits should be out of his mind.

Plus I think he already has a good idea of where he wants to go. After taking some of these visits he's realizing its not as exciting as he thought it would be. My guess is after he visits he'll know for sure he wants to be a Buckeye.

Then he will be a leader for this class and recruit other elite talent to us with him (South Florida guys like Peete, McFadden and SKL who could already be committed by the time TG commits, Harris, Kirk, etc).

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Got a great feeling about this.

Him visiting later is actually better for us, IMO. First, all these visits the past few weeks are drop by visits. Doesn't spend a ton of time on campus and is taking many many visits in a short period of time. So he will get to have a personal visit where he is not concerned with where he is going next. Second, it will be closer to the summer when it is warmer. Finally, it will be closer to he decision date. Most of these visits should be out of his mind.

Plus I think he already has a good idea of where he wants to go. After taking some of these visits he's realizing its not as exciting as he thought it would be. My guess is after he visits he'll know for sure he wants to be a Buckeye.

Then he will be a leader for this class and recruit other elite talent to us with him (South Florida guys like Peete, McFadden and SKL who could already be committed by the time TG commits, Harris, Kirk, etc).

Comment 25 Mar 2014

That's the thing when you recruit mostly top end talent from out of state. They can't get up to visit as easy and their recruitments last longer.

Comment 03 Mar 2014

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2014

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!

Comment 08 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 07 Feb 2014

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.