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Comment 05 Dec 2016

Of last years top-10 nationally, FIVE (Little, Lawrence, Patterson, Eason, Oliver) are full time starters as true freshman. FOUR (Gary, Bosa, Taylor, Brown) are firmly in the two-deep at there respective schools. Only Ben Davis (Alabama) is red-shirting because of an ankle injury

Simply put, Baron Browning should be in the mix. He's that good. If he were not in the mix, it would be more cause for concern.

Comment 05 Dec 2016

No disrespect to anybody you named, but Hilliard is the only 5-star, and he is hurt. Baron Browning is a top-10 player nationally. Those guys only come around so often. In the past 10 years (since 2006), there have been only 4 total:

2008 Terrell Pryor 

2016 Nick Bosa

2017 Josh Myers

2017 Baron Browning

I feel like when it comes to the guys in this rarified air, player development is no longer a huge factor. These guys just need the playbook and they are fairly turn-key. I don't think it's a slight to any of those guys that you named, or the coaches getting them ready. I think it's more just a kid/guy stepping on campus that is already where he needs to be to get playing time anywhere in the country.

I always think about it like this:
3 stars = needs to be cultivated a quite a bit. (unlikely to play at all as a true freshman)

4 stars = May resemble a finished product at times, but needs to get ready for the big leagues (may get sporadic playing time as a freshman)

5 stars = Ready to play after adjusting to the speed of the game at the college level (Usually can get in the 2-deep as a freshman)

Top 10 players Nationally = Proven commodities (Plug and Play)

Of course, it is all case-by-case, and nothing is certain.. but I don't think it's crazy at all to think that Browning could be in the mix to start on day 1... Plus Browning is enrolling early, which will even more position him to get a potential starting spot.

Comment 17 Nov 2016

I could be wrong but I think its all about relationships with coaches. Different personalities just mesh with different coaches. He might have visited Tennessee and just liked the vibe that he felt from the staff, or just really thought it was a good fit for him.

Or maybe they rolled out the red carpet for him and made him feel like the most important recruit on their board.

Either way I get what your saying, but they really don't recruit that well anyway. They land a couple solid 4-stars every year and a rare 5-star. Kinda what you would expect from a mid-tier power 5 school with a little bit of history.

Comment 22 Oct 2016

Im happy he is finding his own path, and Im glad we wont be facing him. He might end up being like a Tim Tebow with a covered up tattoo and a giant chip on his shoulder. I will be happy if he takes out his aggression on The SEC.

Either way I will be rooting for him.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

Wade is an absolute stud and seems like he and his father are both class-acts, but taking a spot in such a small recruiting class is rough if you are completely on the fence. 

I guess I'm not understanding why a kid in that position wouldn't decommit while he is going through the process.

Every day that he stays with OSU is closer to national signing day, but the tea-leaves have been reading flip for a long time, and I just hope we can still get Bolden if Wade does decide to go elsewhere.

Either way: not a shot at wade, just the recruiting process in general seems insane.

Comment 29 Jul 2016

I agree with what you are saying..

Coaches just need to coach and draw up plays that will win the game. Players just need to play and show up when there number is called.

If Curtis Samuel is as good as they say he is, and I think he absolutely is, then we shouldn't need to worry about getting him the ball a certain number of times. If he is that good then he will be a centerpiece of the offense either way. 

Comment 21 Jul 2016

How is RB not on here when the two leading candidates, one has never played a snap and has spent much of his time in Columbus on the DL, and the other was moved to a different position and may need to come back.. (I see your exclaimer, but I just don't know if it's as clear-cut as you think) 

For my money, this one has me the most curious. 

Will Weber lock the position down, or will Samuel be asked to come back to his original position while Weber continues to develop?

I'm not excluding Williams but I am just assuming that he will be still earning his stripes.. (or losing his stripe.. depending on how you want to look at it)

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I hope this comment is received how it is intended:

Do we know if he has had due process? Did she have any marks substantiating this? The only reason why I ask is that no criminal charges filed at all. 

I love the swift punishment, but only when he is proven guilty.

Comment 18 May 2016

Just out of curiosity, why?

I'm not trying to be a dick, but I do see this often. I don't use Twitter and I couldn't care less to try to show any love to any recruit before they even show up on campus, but I don't see why it's so frowned upon.

The kids seem to love the attention during the recruiting process, they have public social media accounts, and in 8 months they are going to be celebrated as Buckeyes or who ever they choose.

If I went on Twitter and said "Hey Shaun, The Buckeye family is happy to welcome you. You're a beast".. Or something like that, why is that a bad thing?

Honest question.. Do the athletes not like it or is it just other fans?

Comment 09 May 2016

A year ago, we all thought 2017 was going to be the best WR haul in the history of recruiting. We were a lock for the #1 receiver in the nation, and it seemed like we might get about three more of the top 5.

Here we are a year later and nothIng is certain. We have very limited spaces left and no WRs in the class.

I'm sure Urban and Coach Smith will work their magic and all will be ok, but it still feels like just another case of how crazy CFB recruiting is.