Corley must be a hot hot commodity if Ohio State is willing to wait on him.
If Winslow develops a consistent 3-point shot, he could end up being a Paul Pierce-type player.
I think people are overrating DRuss at the next level. I really like his vision, ball-handling, and quick trigger shot. His athleticism, though, leaves a ton to be desired. He's not quick. He's not a great leaper. He shoots flat-footed. And he was very careless, at times, with the basketball. I really think he has high bust potential.
That says more about the current status of the center position than anything else. Marc Gasol is also a great defender - an area where Okafor struggles. Like I said, Gasol is his ceiling. Most players don't reach their ceiling.
Okafor is a stiff on defense. He's only slightly more athletic than Jared Sullinger. I'm not seeing him as anything better than Marc Gasol at the next level; and that's only if he commits himself on both ends of the floor. He also struggles from the free throw line (51%), making him a liability.
Towns is a monster on both ends of the court. He's athletic, blocks shots, and hits the glass. I could see him being more like a DeAndre Jordan, except that he shoots at an 81% clip from the free thrown line. I'd take Towns if I had the choice, hands down.
Hope he kills it at Auburn and has a chance to stick it to us later on. He deserves that chance.
Thad hasn't recruited or scouted very well over the last several years. We can highlight the guys he recruited and couldn't get (King, Bragg, Kennard, Hayes) and the guys he never even bothered to recruit (Burke, Levert, Trice). It's been pretty bad the last few years and I think it has been showing on the floor.
I don't accept that we can't recruit like UK, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, etc... That's the same BS Jim O'Brien was pedaling when he tried to sell us on all of his overseas players. When Thad came in and got Oden, Conley, Cook, and Lighty, he proved that theory dead wrong. We should be a national title contender. We have been a national title contender. And it seems that window of opportunity has slammed shut somehow. It's baffling.
I'd rather be at 85 on Signing Day and have to put some walk ons on scholarship later on than have to go through this "roster management" nonsense that splits the fanbase.
They can defend themselves from this type of problem by being at 85 on Signing Day rather than 88. If we weren't already over the limit for next year, no one would be saying anything.
It's hard to view the grayshirt thing separate and apart from Dean because both are potential signs of immoral roster management.
Because some "facts" are somewhat elusive in this scenario, we are left to draw inferences from the reports we do have. I can tell you that I'd be A LOT less concerned about the Dean situation if I didn't already know we were over scholarship for next year. This is one of the reasons you don't over commit yourself on signing day. I'd be A LOT less concerned about the Dean situation if there weren't, all of a sudden, reports of an incoming freshman grayshirting.
Exactly. They're telling him that they'll honor his scholarship but they'll NEVER play him on the team. They've decided this in the span of about 3 months rather than waiting to see if he could rehabilitate. This is forcing a kid off the books earlier than should be necessary.
The grayshirt thing is a pretty big red flag, dontcha think?
Highly doubtful that we would just NOW be learning about the grayshirt if said recruit agreed to it ahead of time. Sounds like a recent development that reeks of attrition.
I don't like the smell of this. If Dean goes out and performs well at another school (and I honestly hope he does), then that's going to look real bad for Meyer and Co.
Not saying he was forced out. I don't know and neither, probably, does anyone else here. But IF he is being forced out, I have a much bigger problem with that than I even did with Tressel ignoring some silly free tattoos.
Are we "getting" down to 85 like we expected or are we forcing our way down to 85 like Alabama does?
I'm just curious as to why we are giving the staff the benefit of the doubt here.
Looks like Wallace is the guy now. Would have loved Guarantano but let's be honest: Kid wants to play and we have a solid depth chart at QB. Gonna be tough to crack and he knows. It doesn't mean he's afraid of competition. It means he knows he can shine when he gets on the field; he just wants to be sure he has that chance to shine.
How many people would know that Cardale, for example, has a future in the NFL if Brax hadn't gotten hurt; or JT hadn't gotten hurt? Talent sits the bench too at places like Ohio State.
Hmm... Lorbach or Trey Lewis? Lorbach or D'Angelo Russell?
Not to pick on the guy, but that seems like an easy choice.
I might be alone in this, but Harbaugh's insanity (and it is most definitely that) makes him someone to be feared because you just never know what to expect from a person that unhinged.
We shouldn't be dealing with this in the aftermath of a national championship. I think most everyone wants to win the right way and I believe wholeheartedly we were doing that. All of this is unnecessary.
Yeah. They have Willie Henry there now. They've never gotten a recruit from Glenville who had an offer to Ohio State though.
It's pretty obvious, and I'm sure Birm cannot confirm, that Wilcher was recruiting Weber to Michigan behind Ohio State's back. His dramatics today really mean nothing to me.
That said, Ohio State still should have been upfront with the young man.
No, we don't. We know that's what we've been told. Sounds like the interview was a formality.
It's immoral. It's wrong. Whether it's against the rules is immaterial to me. Lying or hiding a pertinent fact from a recruit because you know it may affect their decision to attend your school is ... FLAT. OUT. WRONG. Period.
The only question is whether that actually happened in this case. Hard to believe that Drayton and/or Meyer were not aware of him leaving for Chicago, especially considering the timing. If they were aware, they fucked up and they should apologize, let the kid out of his LOI, and never do it again.
And just because this stuff happens other places doesn't mean it needs to happen HERE. That's the damn dumbest defense of this bullshit I've ever heard.