Here is what I know...if there was EVER a time for a well off booster to start giving kids money, strippers, and anything else they want to come to a school NOW IS THE TIME. If all they get is a one year (self imposed) bowl ban and only lose 9 scholly's.....the SEC is clapping.....and I bet a couple of thousand just got slipped to a recruit today....the risk is now worth the reward given the NCAA's apparently lack of concern given all the recent negativity towards it....
I have to admit, I'm looking forward to finally taking a break from recruiting. I don't REALLY start to follow it until the season thru NSD, so it'll be nice to not check 11W every ten seconds like I do not for a bit. Of course I'll probably pick up earlier this year (around the spring game) because I think 2014 will be even better than this year (I'd be shocked if we don't end up with the #1 class by a wide margin next year).
Who are some of the names they're targeting? Have you heard of anyone who would push them to 28?
Hey Hail, do you think that scUM's class is done after missing on Smythe (sp?)? Or are they going after someone to fill that slot? Surprised they'd want another TE since they have Butt (I can't help but laugh when I typed that, haha)...your thoughts would be appreciated?
Alex, how does this impact the rest of the class?
The only position group I'm worred about at the moment is OL and WR's. Be interesting after Quick and Gibson both going somewhere else, the recent offers, and the Oregon turnover what happens in the next few weeks. I'm not so worried about OL as I am WR's but be nice to have another OL in this class even with Lisle and Gardner both being good.
Alex, I know I won't be the first to ask, BUT what about Dontre Wilson now that Chip has flipped? Where do you see him fitting in this class IF what we hear (that OSU will be his favorite) is true?
Haha good one M Man.....but I do think it's funny how most scUM fans are hanging ALL their hopes and dreams on Green. I actually like Smith better.
deleted, saw you answered my question on the Trey Johnson annoucing thread
Are you ready to reveal your mystery flip since he'll be enrolling at a different school? Have to ask, AND if you had to base how we end this class with percentages on each recruit (example: Trey Johnson- 95%) how would you feel about each?
I still can't believe the State of Pennsylvania is suing a voluntary organization on anti-trust. If they want to the 60 million to be spent in PA that's okay, but challenging the sanctions that MANY in the general public thought were leniant to begin with....crazy. Ironic that the new AG wasn't included in the conversation, makes you wonder since she's going to investigate Corbett when he was AG....
Parris Campbell looked REALLY good in the state title game I watched on TV. Kind of makes me chuckle a bit that who would have ever thought that tOSU would have soooo many talented running backs on the current roster AND the recruits who want to come play at tOSU. Definitely a nice problem to have!
SO many talented running backs in this class. Be interesting to see which ones we land and which one's we really pursue. I think the one's that commit early will be the running backs we take or do you think we'll wait this out and see how their senior years pan out?
I haven't seen anyone argue with a contributor (especially arguing with our recruiting guru Alex) in a LONG time on here....
Yah, that would be a HECK of a ending to the class. Just surprised there's no O-line on that list. Think that the staff is pretty much saying "wait until 2014" (since 2014 is a pretty good year for linemen in Ohio) or do you think we'll be surprised by a o-line commit that could take the place of the one's you feel less confident about? EDIT- Sorry didn't see the first time through that a OL commit could take the place of one either Bell or Quick.
Alex, has your "best guess" changed from how you thought the class would eventually end from the last recruiting round table?
Larry Coker, I think that's the name of the coach
Good luck BIG HANK! We'll miss you next year, but I think we all saw this coming.
Made my day! Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Gareon!
Love your articles Ross! Thanks!
Had to upvote you Matt, I literally "lol'ed" at your comment
Agree with you man, ridiculous, it's a new era of tOSU football...and more FANS need to stand up and be into the games.