Both of his parents told me - individually - at The Opening that he was hoping to decide on July 26th but that if he wasn't ready, he wasn't going to force it.
He's an incredibly impressive kid on and off the field. The right type of recruit.
The longer this one goes - the worse it is for Ohio State.
Might make sense in the respect that Van was supposed to announce last week but didn't - although from my conversations with Shawn Jefferson at The Opening he told me personally hadn't ever been to Georgia, so I am not sure how he would favor them..
Expect 2016 DE Shane Simmons to Penn State over Ohio State tomorrow, 2015 OL James Daniels to Iowa over Ohio State on Thursday and 2016 WR Cameron Chambers to Michigan or Michigan State over Ohio State on Friday. Not a great week, you guys.
Yes, that's him.
Long way to signing day 2016, but don't see Chambers picking Ohio State Friday. Michigan is obvious choice at this point.
1. I do believe Cager will likely make a choice before an All-Star game, although I won't say there's a definitive timeframe to pay attention to.
2. Kirk is going to decide end of November-ish, and Buckeyes are still in line for an official visit, they just need to find a way to move back up the list before then. Right now, they're slipping. A Gibson commitment wouldn't hurt, but that's unlikely to happen anytime soon.
There's nothing to not love about CJ Conrad. He didn't perform his best, and he knows it but he went out there and gave it a shot to get the offer he wanted and it didn't work out. He's someone everyone should be rooting for no matter where he ends up.
Lawrence Cager: Ohio State was my favorite team growing up, so I'm used to calling them (UM) the team up north— John Brandon (@JBrandon11W) July 26, 2014
If he's offered and doesn't end up a Buckeye? Yes, that's fair.
Ohio State is highly unlikely to offer Pickard, now or in the future. They likely suggested to him that waiting until the fall might be better for him.
When you have one last chance at a lifetime dream being achieved, and you're the only one in the way of achieving it, the decision to change your circumstances is actually pretty easy.
Yes, after seeing him in Oregon I would offer, and that's a change from after I saw him in Columbus at the end of May. He's worked hard, and you can see the improvement. Some guys get a chip on their shoulder and it makes them bitter, unyielding - with CJ it's motivated him to get better and work harder. That to me is a HUGE sign of good things to come for him.
Conrad is coming to OSU for one reason: to get a Buckeye offer. If he gets it, he's going to be a Buckeye. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. Mark that down.
I think Hubbard will work at TE and a lot of other positions this year.