I am very happy for Nick Conner and even happier for us Buckeyes! I think this kid will be a leader and a quality player on the field and off!
I hope that Carroll convinces Pryor to change positions to WR. He would be an awesome WR - huge, fast, great hands, obviously a great runner after the catch and great stiff arm!
When he was with Oakland, I read/heard that he was the most active player working within the Oakland community. That says a lot!
I agree 100%. Let Terrelle come home and be recognized for all of the great things he did. The NCAA's actions re those players and Tressel were, in my opinion, reprehensible in light of their non-action re much more serious violations by other Schools and other players (i.e., Miami, Oregon, Calipari, Cam Newton, etc.)
Sorry Kilby-Lane will not be a Buckeye. I will still root for him unless he plays against us. Time to lock down Hilliard and Baker and offer Conner!
I am a firm believer in depth and playing that depth frequently.
That's why it is great to read about guys like Vannett, Burrows, Lee, Worley and even Knox. All of those guys, and several more, should get as much PT as possible as early as possible. We will need all of them this year and it will make us even stronger in the future. I would also like to see Price get a chance to be the starter at LG and Boren at C. Smith and Marshall are great receivers in waiting. Dunn and Ball deserve some early PT at RB. Apple and Conley at CB. Looking forward to seeing Hill and Munger at DT. Many more too!
If Gibson is upset about the commitment of Burrow, quite frankly I don't give a d---! If he did not want us to sign another QB, he should have commited earlier and then helped us recruit other prospects. Apparently, he is now excited about Auburn. So be it! If he still wants to be a Buckeye, I would welcome him and be a huge fan. If not, I wish him the best of luck except if and when he competes against us.
I am not concerned about numbers. I am a little concerned about the fact that the Staff seems to be slow recruiting some very good Ohio players like Conner and Burrow, who play positions of need. Mostly, I am concerned about the effect on Ohio Coaches and future star players of slow recruiting or not recruiting Ohio players now.
Meyer's recruiting history is one of amazing success. We will end up with a top 10, and possibly a top 5 class. I have no doubt about that. Just worried about the long term impact of not emphasizing Ohio kids.
And it is now my Ringtone!
Thad Matta does an incredible job recruiting great young players. He does it much more quietly than Coach Meyer, but no less effectively. I am very optimistic about our Football Team and our men's BB Team for the next several years. Now, Coach Matta, please get Giddens, Thomas and either Bragg or Ahmad and we should be NC Contenders for the next several years.
Mr. Jones sounds like an intelligent and very mature young man. I know nothing about his ability, but he seems like a natural leader to me. Very humble and focused. That is the kind of temperment every QB needs to have, but few do! If his ability level is even close to some of the other QBs we have been hearing about, I say let's get Jones and then worry about a second guy, if necessary.
I am the son of a former OL Coach and I think that Mehwort is outstanding! He will be a steal for any team in the second round and it would be a felony if someone is able to get him in the third round!
I will be very upset for Smith and OSU if he never gets a chance to show just how good he can be. That run in the Nebraska Game was very Hyde-esque! Just hope that he gets it all together right now!
Glad to see that the way too early predictions are all Buckeyes! If 2016 is going to be a great year for Ohio players, I would like us to get most, if not all, of the top Ohio Players.
At least he did not sell it to pay for a tatoo! That is probably why the NCAA has not stepped in yet!
What does that mean?
We have apparently lost Clark to Michigan. So, we are down to Hentges, who is not a certainty to commit to OSU. Conrad is apparently extremely unhappy about being put on the back burner and is looking at MSU. We wanted two TEs and may very likely end-up with none! That is not a video game - that is reality!
The lack of offers to top ten Ohio Kids is a problem and is going to be a big problem in my opinion. Not offering either C J Conrad or Conner makes no sense in my opinion. We need TEs and we need LBs. Conrad is the top TE in Ohio. Conner is rated as the number 5 ILB in the country. Our failure to offer either of those very good players and our insistence that they prove their worth at a camp vs non-Ohio Kids who have not even visited Ohio State does not sit well with Ohio HS Players and, I am sure, Coaches. Why on earth are we doing this?
Other Schools, especially MSU, are feeding on this resentment and are getting very good Ohio Players to commit to MSU. This will come back to haunt us in the future!
That 3 star looks pretty good though!
I am not concerned about the low number of commitments, nor about the one defection. What I am concerned about is withholding offers or slow recruiting really top notch players like Wimbush, Conner and Stevens because we are hoping for commitments from 5 star guys (e.g., Gibson, Hilliard) or four star guys (Clark, Hentges) who may never commit to OSU (e.g., Watson last year). Yes, I know the best guys take longer to commit because they have more options. But by making really good players wait or not even offering them a scholarship, we could be hurting ourselves and we may end up with far less attractive alternatives.
Sounds like another Kenny Guiton in the making! I would be very happy with that!
I like what Powell had to say, but the proof will be in the secondary's play during the first few games of the season. Unlike last year, there are no cupcakes. If we play press coverage, in your face, aggressive defense (and I think that is what Ash wants) the secondary has a chance to be outstanding and deep. If we play off coverage as we did last year, we will have lots of trouble even before we get to the B1G!
The signing of Lindsay makes this a much better situation. If he can start at OC with Boren backing him up, they can shift Price to LG. Among Price, Lisle, Farris, Hale, Underwood, Knox and J. Jones we should emerge with a solid 2 deep at LG and RG. Trout, Lisle, J. Jones and Taylor should provide depth at both OT positions. M. Jones should provide depth at Center as well as either Guard position. Hopefully, we play a lot of these guys early on; settle on the best five to start and the next best five to provide depth with some experience. The key will be keeping Miller upright and unhurt for the first few games until the starting five emerge and gain cohesion. Great to have Warriner to make all of this happen!
I agree! This is a 17 year old kid. Let him enjoy the attention - and he is getting attention as evidenced by all of the comments above. Hopefully, he eventually commits to OSU and then he will get all the attention he can handle!
Just keep the line of great DEs going! Great recruiting by this Staff!