Buckeyes would like, if they could have it, 9-10 players from Ohio every year at a minimum.
Don't be surprised if Baker gets a shot to play this year at linebacker, special teams or even safety.
It was an honor to be nominated. I've got some work to do to be ready for next year's voting.
Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin, Tom Herman, Chad Morris, Art Briles, and Gary Patterson aren't going to let people just walk their state's top stars out to other schools without a fight.
I know that there's still a pretty strong thought from some that Butler could end up in the class and I'm not suggesting he's "out" by any means, but he doesn't have an offer yet and has told me directly that he doesn't intend to camp at OSU this summer, which means he's passing up an opportunity to cement his offer and how Urban sees him directly.
With Rose, there are a few folks who really like him at OSU and like I said, if others fall to the wayside, anything can happen. He and Butler would both be Buckeyes if offered from what I understand.
Staff is still split on Watts - not so on Davis.
Just don't know what position he's going to "win" at right now. He's a great athlete, but raw enough that he's not an "in" over any of the other OL or DL at this point.
He's a guy that the Buckeye staff really likes - if other names fall off the list, don't be surprised if he's a guy the Buckeyes look to come September, much like Alex Stump was last year.
Fuller is an oversight on my part - I think he ends up at OSU, which would mean no AJ Rose in this scenario. As for Mitchell, I think – as much as I like him personally – the Buckeyes will go after the BIG fish in NCM and let it ride if they miss on Corley.
Big fan of his - and you're right - simple oversight on my part. He's definitely a take and definitely a name to watch.
Fuller, Hamlin, Wayne Davis, and Pryts on the short list of realistic options
Fuller is on a very short list of defensive backs that are a sure "take" at the moment for the Buckeyes. They've done a great job with him so far, but it's not over yet.
Ahmir Mitchell is a great kid. A great talent, some coaches are pounding the table for him, some are not yet convinced.
Alex read this story today and sent me a text to let everyone know that he's up to 205 now.
I love this kid, was "stumping" for him to receive an offer for a while. He's got just the right amount of chip on his shoulder coming in and will bust his butt to make a difference on and off the field.
I agree. Said it a few weeks ago, I definitely won't talk about kids until after their freshman season is over, and in most cases even then. However, Mitchell played varsity as a freshman at one of the more talent-filled schools in the country and has a Buckeye offer, so felt he was worth mentioning, especially with ties to Ohio State through John Harris, Ricky Slade, etc.