He's been leaning that way for a while.
That's difficult to argue, honestly.
After a bit further checking into this, I'd say "nothing to see here" as far as Ohio State and White, but nonetheless, he's re-opened his recruitment.
Hopefully OHSAA does the right thing and clears him for his senior season.
I think truly it's just a byproduct of kids committing way too early and realizing that the term "commitment" still means something to the schools in question. When you commit, generally speaking, that means you've picked your school and don't need to look around but it's so early in the process and these kids really don't pick view "commitments" as the end of their recruitment.
They offered him after seeing him live last summer, so they know what Ashton can do and were impressed. I imagine they'd consider it if he wanted in, but I don't think that's a realistic option anytime soon.
I'd imagine they'd like to take 4-5.
I think the number needs to be between 7-9, regardless of class size.
Nothing to do with on the field stuff, all based on the fact that right now MSU would/could take him and Ohio State's offer is conditional on improved standing academically. It's something the Buckeyes have done before, give the kid a challenge and let him "prove" he wants to be a Buckeye by doing what he has to do.
Don't mistake what I've said for me suggesting that he's not intelligent, I've never had the chance to speak to LJ personally, and no matter what I'd not make that sort of assumption. My grades weren't great in high school either, and most of that is because I was not challenged and because I was lazy.
I think that's a very accurate summation of what we should expect.
Parris is almost certainly a redshirt candidate. He's got a lot of physical maturation to do, but he's starting from a pretty excellent point. He'll be a big-timer at Ohio State before he's done.
This offer has nothing to do with Damien Harris or any other running back. Buckeyes want two RBs in 2015 and Scott, if he's taking care of his stuff in the classroom, is without question OSU calibre.
Damien Harris runs a sub 4.40, so just because he's not "small," don't mistake him for a "big back."
I don't think so, honestly. I think MSU is still in the best position to take him.
LJ has to know full well why this offer hasn't come until now. If he's not at Ohio State and he wants to be, he now knows that it's entirely because he didn't handle his business off the field.
This is - in my opinion - an offer that has academic conditions on it.
He's taking other visits, he's from Florida, he committed very early and his recruitment will most certainly continue to "blow up" ever more than it has. It's a challenge on a lot of fronts.
Not common, really. Guys that want to wait until signing day or late in the process are either waiting to get things started or just enjoy the process in general. It's hard for me - as an outsider - to even consider that anyone could LIKE it.
Something about a blind squirrel and a broken clock and nuts?
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