Which would also mean that we would lose our current DC (which I think is a forgone conclusion?).
Its hard to imagine he will come out with such confident conviction of his case if there was any possibility of the claims being true. Hoping the rape never happened (not so much for him, but for her) and hoping the facts make it very clear.
Aren't we all though?
But, lets assume this was true. Why wouldn't 'they' target someone that was most likely higher on their board instead of a lower first round-early second round player? One would think, someone that was likely a top 10 pick would be a greater target due to their increased 'value' if you were able to scoop them up in a later round versus in the top 10.
No clue if this is even a possibility, but I've always had it my head that Coombs and LJ would be DCs for us some day (possibly even with the dreaded 'co' prefix).
But, look at the high character guy they got instead!
And, we aren't done yet either.
Thats one hell of a conspiracy theory there.
It's becomes a little simplified by the fact that the witnesses say that nothing at all happened between the two. The rape kit might be able to prove that.
For what its worth regarding rape kit testing and the time it takes (from here), looks like it might be months before the results, if there are any conclusive results, are returned:
It is possible for a very high-priority case (e.g., a current serial rapist or sexual homicide case) to be processed in as little as 2-5 days, however, 3-6 months is a more typical testing time.
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It is weird. But, if we assume that all of this is true, then there is no defined way to behave after being raped. If we assume its all false, then yes, its beyond bizarre.
'Luckily' there were others there as witnesses. Of course theres the potential for his friends to lie, but based on their comments a simple rape test should confirm their claims (if indeed true).
Add in Hilliard, Jones, and Harrison in secondary roles, and this group could be really special.
Thats a good point, and Im wondering if guys like Cornell and Berry will be working more at DE to provide depth for next year. There is no doubt that DE will be a focus in 2018 class (pssttt... talking to you Mr. Parsons) and will likely result in another stellar group coming in (Parsons, Smith, Cox, et. al. ?).
If only he could recruit DT's though.
I almost forgot just how dominant he looked, against the top prospects in the country, at the US Army All-American bowl. Also, Young is the 8th highest rated recruit ever (since 247 started recording, and for reference, Joey Bosa is ranked #39th all time) at tOSU, and third best DE all time behind 'lil Bear and Spence.
No doubt he's gonna be good and next year the Rushmen package might include Cooper, Bosa, and Young? Yikes.
For every unboom, there must be an equal and opposite boom.
-- Newton's third law of recruiting.
100% agree. This 'feels' like a potential fizzle, but won't be the end of the world. We would be very happy and lucky to have someone of Cox's talent, but can survive without him.
Interestingly, after landing the #3 class (via 247) in 2017, they are off to a cold start for 2018... with just 2 'cruits, coming in at #53 in the nation. Maybe they will pick it up late, or maybe this is a sign of some issues at UGA?
The 6-foot-1, 168-pound Cook...
Coach Mick needs to get ahold of Cook and add about 25 lbs to that frame.
The defense was really, really good last year. But, it just seems like it was only the beginning, and this year's D will be even more outstanding. The expectations for the D-line and LBs is high, and as long as the secondary can maintain the same level of play that they've shown in the past, I think we will have a very good shut-down defense.
Lets get the hype-train going for Leasure. How can you not root for this kid?
From the Columbus Dispatch:
My junior year, I had an appendicitis attack four days before the district wrestling meet. I was able to treat the infection with antibiotics rather than have surgery to removing my appendix, which would have ended my season. I was very weak and could stomach very little food. In the semifinals of the district I broke my hand halfway through the second period, but I made a final-second takedown to win the match. I then won the district championship to become the first three-time state qualifier in Amanda-Clearcreek’s history
There is no doubt, Leasure is a fan favorite now (at least for me)... he looked really good on saturday. Hope he rises just like Fada, Burger, and even Durbin, and receives some playing time (albeit, in garbage time most likely).
That highlight video... so many pancakes.
Leasure is one of the many preferred walk-ons that I've forgotten about. Dude is extremely talented (high school wrestling, track, and football star)... he DID look good at the spring game, and I'd love to see him at least get a few carries in games (in mop up duty).
That is quite the lists. Hopefully most (all?) of them turn into booms in the near future.