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?
Thanks for taking the time to read it.
Without first-hand knowledge of this fact, I believe it's almost inevitable.
Different folks have different ideas of who is a really big name, but Kilby-Lane is a player who could be committed before the start of May.
Calvin Ridley is my "going out on a limb" prediction of the year, like I did with Dixon last year.
Looking like West Virginia/Pitt could be tough to beat at this time.
Dre'Mont Jones, end of spring?
So do I, but I think he's Michigan State bound. Recent "offers" from Alabama and Auburn mean that the Buckeyes are going to have to make a decision on him soon, though.
It seems OSU has some questions about Peete that haven't been answered up to this point, so Ridley and Jefferson are ahead of him. Very talented player.
I think Ohio State NEEDS 8-10 players from Ohio in this class and I think that both Andrew and David are players - and more importantly people - who can make a positive impact in Columbus.
Murray is a beast, on the level with Torrance Gibson. Buckeyes just don't have much of a real "chance" with him.
1) You're welcome, appreciate you reading it.
2) I think they'll end with 22-23, but I picked 25 for fun.
3) I've been wondering the same thing. Someone needs to fill that role and badly. Even the next wave of guys (Dre'Mont Jones, Kilby-Lane and others) aren't necessarily going to be the "go out and get guys" type. Nick Conner, if he gets offered, could definitely be that sort of lightning rod, I think.