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Matt Gutridge


from Columbus

Member since 12 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ken Dorsey get flung down as the football fell to the ground.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chuck Csuri // Mike Doss // Antoine Winfield
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NBA TEAM: Michael Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Indians / Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City / Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Mar 2017

This year (2018 class) you will find the schools ranked by the 247 composite and ranked by the average player ranking (without special teams players).

Those rankings are the first and fourth tables in the piece above.

Hope that helps,

Comment 23 Mar 2017

Last night, Wisconsin's 2018 class added its eighth player. 4★ ILB Jack Sanborn (.891) of Lake Zurich, IL became the third linebacker of the class. Sanborn is the highest rated Badger and is ranked 12th in the nation at ILB.

Paul Chryst's class is currently ranked 10th in the nation and is 2nd in the Big Ten. 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

P.J. Fleck is at it again.

A few hours ago, he received a verbal commitment from RB Nolan Edmonds (.856) of Georgia. The 3-star running back from Alpharetta high school is the ranked 35th at his position.

The Gophers have six players in their 2018 class that is currently ranked 14th in the nation and 5th in the Big Ten.

Edmonds' tweet to announce his decision:

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Today, Milan, MI native, Michael Furtney (.850) became the 7th commit to Paul Chryst and Wisconsin. The 6-5, 280 pound Furtney is the 53rd ranked OT in 2018.

His verbal bumps the Badgers' '18 class up to 11th in the nation and 3rd in the Big Ten.  

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Yesterday, DJ Durkin received his first pledge for the 2018 class. WDE Durell Nchami (.818), of Burtonsville, MD, committed to the Terrapins yesterday (3/13). Today, Maryland's 2018 class is ranked 68th in the nation and 10th in the Big Ten. 

The only B1G schools without a 2018 commit are Illinois, Purdue and Rutgers, which one will be the last to get a player?

Comment 11 Mar 2017

High-energy guy, seems to relate well to recruits, and the B1G West is wide open.

Agreed. If Minnesota has early success on the field, Fleck could make the Gophers a contender in the West and will probably leave the program in better shape than he inherited it.

Comment 11 Mar 2017

P.J. Fleck picked up his fifth player on Friday. CB Terell Smith (.852), of Snelville, GA, committed to the Gophers yesterday (3/10). Today, Minnesota's 2018 class is ranked 19th in the nation and 5th in the Big Ten. 

Currently, Smith (the Georgia State Champion in the 100M and 200M) is the nation's 59th ranked CB:

Comment 11 Mar 2017

Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern added two more commits yesterday (3/10). SDE Devin O'Rourke (.921) and TE Brian Kaiser (.833) became the third and fourth players to verbal to the Wildcats this week. 

Northwestern now has six players in its 2018 class.

O'Rourke, of Frankfort, IL, is currently the top-rated player for Northwestern and is ranked 9th at SDE:

 Kaiser is also an Illinois native and is currently the nation's 34th ranked TE:

Comment 04 Mar 2017

Glad to read that you and Osu992 are also fans. I have the majority of the Oasis and NGHFB discography including the hidden B-side gems.

I've been lucky enough to attend five concerts (three in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Detroit). In 1997, I went to the concert in Pittsburgh at Duquesne University. Showed up four hours before the show and scalped sixth row tickets 10 feet left of center for near face value. Near the end of the set, Liam looked in my direction (really my girlfriend's) and threw his tambourine at us. His aim was a tad off, but I was able to jump to my left and snag it.

As I came down the guy next me, who outweighed by at least 120 pounds, reached over my shoulder and tried to pry it from me for the last three songs. There was no way in hell I was going to give it up and was able to outlast him. Today, the black tambourine with several small silver and green sticker stars sits on my dresser.

Send me an email if you're interested in any of the songs you might be missing.

Comment 04 Mar 2017

Elks' Comb Over,

Hint: This is not an Oasis song. This song came out around 1993 or 1994.

Two picture clues for the album it's on. Two words:

Comment 04 Mar 2017

That's low. The Stones made a shit load of money off of this song because of those "borrowed" strings.

Comment 04 Mar 2017

ECO, It's Bitter Sweet that this is the end for me. If you haven't followed him, Richard Aschcroft (lead singer/writer) of The Verve has a fine solo career.

Comment 04 Mar 2017

Looks like there is rain in the forecast. My teenage self anticipated my future bride to wear that dress...

Comment 04 Mar 2017

That's a shame. I have a feeling you've heard Kasabian's songs, but didn't know it was them.