Don't forget about Danny Clark committing as well, even though it's still like 4 years down the road until he can play. Probably going to be the best out of the bunch committed so far. Getting Gibson to commit would obviously be something that Urban doesn't turn down, just kind of wondering if it would affect Dwayne Haskins at all for 2016 since he would already know that he is sandwiched between Gibson, Burrow, and Clark. I really want an early commit at QB next year because that class has the chance to be special #buckeyeprobs!
With that Haywood contract on board for next year with 3 first round picks we WIlL get another at least respectable player added to our roster next offseason. This even further lowers the the pressure to trade for Love. Cavs should just sit tight until the trade deadline approaches or until Minny agrees to a non-Wiggins trade for Love
Legit chance we pull in Malik Jefferson? Just seems typical of Meyer to lose out on a top 50 in state guy and somehow get an even higher ranked guy to replace him, thanks for all the coverage from the last few days!
Not to mention waiters, thompson, and hell even bennett are better role players than the heat have right now.
I would be so ridiculously happy if this actually happens. Also, honestly I think we can eventually pry K-Love away from Minny through a trade to form the "Core 4". A package of our three '15 1st rounders, some other junk picks/players that we might be able to get out of some sign & trades from Miles, Deng, or Hawes, and then maybe 2 out of 3 of Waiters, Bennett, or Thompson. I think Minny would eventually give in to that offer without Wiggins because they are going to lose Love next offseason anyway. Then maybe trade the remaining player out of Waiters/Bennett/Thompson for a 3 and D guy and a defensive post presence that can block shots and play the 5 spot. Just the thought of this is getting me really excited.
At the very minimum he is plus defender who is excellent making plays in transition. If he puts on good weight and really fills out he could become an outstanding finisher in traffic. Really want to see how plays in the clutch next season, does he have that killer instinct to make him great. Love this pick!
Any guess at how many spots we will have for the 2016 class? I figured 2-3 but wasn't sure
Great having this in Findlay, as a current Oiler i can't wait to watch. Hopefully they bring it to our new stadium in 2016.
We have been considered the leaders for Van Jefferson, a 4 star out of Tennessee, for a while. Kirk, Jefferson, and Peete would definitely be a monster haul!
Carter has the size to plug those holes, He could be key to freeing up our bevy of pass rushers.
I know, sorry those guys were definitely different cases as 5 stars. Just kind of disappointing that we have let some great players get away while our linebackers have struggled.
Still we have missed out on some great in-state talent recently like Luke Kuechly, Marcus Rush, Denicos Allen, Chris Borland, and Chi Chi Ariguzo all at linebacker. Not to mention 5 stars Jordan Hicks and Trey DePriest from Ohio.
Chances of flipping CJ Conrad? Do u feel like we will go hard after him now that clark and hentges both seem to be heading elsewhere?
You are not crazy, just did a quick search online and we would be third on that list with 54 by my count. Gil Brandt has always seemed like a bit of a troll to me, wouldn't waste any time worrying about him though.
edit: i may very well have been two off in my quick count... Tied for second go bucks!
edit of my first edit: I was two off because we had two drafted in the first round this year that weren't on the page i read, oops!
Love the type of player and leader Harris is already. Hopefully his presence at OSU can reel in VJ King and Willie Jackson too although I don't know how highly rated he is now. A 2016 class of King, Omari Spellman, Derek Funderburke, and Jackson would be an incredible addition on top of our 2014 and 2015 hauls!
Just curious, do you consider Braxton a loser then? Because his teams really haven't won any major awards while he was here either.
I see your point and Mitchell was actually rated the 11th best RT last year, but most of his struggles were with speedy edge rushers. I feel like he could be even more effective inside at guard and Robinson would be solid at RT until Thomas retires.
They tried that when they drafted Mitchell Schwartz in the second round. He hasn't exactly been rock solid so far. I say draft Robinson and move Schwartz to guard. Take a CB at 26 and the best available WR in the second round (c'mon Kelvin Benjamin!). Give Hoyer a shot and take a QB to develop in the middle rounds.
Thanks for the updates! Any word on how Esa Ahmad's recruitment is going? I really want him and Giddens to end up in this class
Apparently grandstaff and d'angelo russell have been talking up osu to another texan, 5 star PF elijah thomas. I still want bragg more, but thomas would be one heck of a replacement for him.
Huge get, cant wait to see him play. If we can get at least 2 out of 3 of Bragg, Giddens, and Ahmad and hold onto Mitchell this will be one of Thad's top 3 classes ever!
5 star C Daniel Giddens for 2015, we need to get him along with Bragg
So awesome, this was looking like a "bridge the gap" type season, but with Lee's presence inside we should contend for a B1G title. Shannon Scott, Anthony Lee, and Sam Thompson, those r 3 really good pieces for us to build around. Hopefully Amir, Marc, Kam, Trey, and the freshmen can provide adequate support
So it kind of looking like he will be competing with esa ahmad for a spot in this class. If Bragg decides to go elsewhere...