Cameron Johnson was on campus a few weeks ago, didn't make any noise and quietly left to head for visit at Duke and U.K. so wouldn't consider him even an option at this point
Fwiw ... Ohio University Bobcats beat Ohio State in a preseason scrimmage this season.
Care to elaborate ?
Kentucky just offered. That along w Michigan State, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Butler, etc. you can officially can our chances here. Hopefully we can land the grad transfer from Pitt
Francis showing some improved athleticism in a new video posted by 270 Hoops today of local Columbus sophomores ...
Saw reports on twitter that Butler was in to visit today and UNC is showing interests. Mom is from North Carolina. He is playing AAU for Indiana Elite instead of All Ohio this summer which I'm sure means Archie will be in on him soon. And Bob Huggins was in the gym for a playoff game at Ohio Dominican just hours after WVU's opening weekend tourney games. Things are going to get interesting.
Hard to be mad at a local kid if he chooses to play for a team that won or at least makes the tournament instead of your local team who can't, lol.
Good luck to Mr. Bell. Sad to see him leave. Always seemed to give good energy and positive impact in limited minutes. That being said I don't think it makes or breaks this tOSU team going into next season. It frees up a scholarship, so let's see what the staff does with it.
As others have stated already, I never understood why Funderburke redshirted. I was fortunate enough to see a practice this season and his talent is undeniable. Has arguably the highest ceiling than anyone on the team. 6'10 w seemingly guard like skills and post moves. His talent would have definitely bolstered the bench. Unlike Andre Wesson, Funderburke actually showed the ability to make individual plays; whereas Wesson is strictly a limited role player. Not that role players aren't needed it's just I saw a sizable talent gap between the two and I think it's unlikely you keep Funderburke on campus for 5 years.
Crazy to think Nigel Hayes and Caris Levert played against one another in the State Championship game inside tOSU's arena and didn't get offers ... smdh
Word is tOSU called the day after UNC offered and was basically told "Thanks but no thanks"
Wesson is definitely the more polished post player at the moment but Manley's upside is through the roof. The dunk Manley finished over the Westerville South defender to seal the game is why he will excel as an ACC post. Give him 3 years to develop and add the right body mass to his long frame and he has NBA potential. Appeared to have 3 inches over Wesson. It was two really contrasting styles and Kaleb showed why, in my opinion, he will be just fine in the BigTen. Big body banger who seals well around the paint but plays below the rim. It's too bad tOSU didn't take both.
As a fan of high school sports in Ohio I am not a fan of pushing commitments towards prep. It could damage relationships w high school coaches when you push their best player to prep school. Let kids be kids and play for their local teams w friends and fans that love and support them. It's bad enough high school coaches have to fight w AAU but now have to fight w prep schools. If this trend continues we can do away w high school sports as we know it.
Ok, I intentionally left out the Carlton Braggs and Luke Kennards of Ohio bc we supposedly can't get them either, so which is it??
I've never said he ignores the state but it's hard to see talented Ohio guys go elsewhere like Nigel Hayes, Khalil Iverson, Esa Ahmed, Nick Ward, Matt Moyer, Ibi Watson, Xavier Simpson, Caris Levert, Trey Burke ... shall I continue ...
"Come. On. Man."
Calm down, take a drink of water, re-read your profanity laced posts and then take your meds before hitting submit next time ...
Since you mentioned UNC, I will just mention that they came in our backyard and offered a 6'11 kid our staff hadn't even bothered to keep tabs on until it was too effin late ... it's the same story over and over and it's getting old
So you're telling me because we had limited schollie's available we had to land a 3 star away from Miami of Ohio??? GTFOH
Can't say I'm sold based off the offer list, not saying that's all we should go off of but it's a copy cat League and none of the other big boys were in on him. Stealing recruits away from Miami of Ohio doesn't sound like a recipe for competing w Mich State or contending for BigTen titles. The Craft comparisons are automatic - both undersized white boys, lol. Here's to hoping he is half as good as Craft was for us. These past few recruiting cycles just suck. Can't belie we didn't land a Markell Johnson or Dwayne Cohill and haven't offered a legacy kid like Jeremiah Francis yet. I'm afraid PG play is going to be this years team Achilles heel bc still not sold Lyle is a PG. He likes to create for himself and score first. He is more of a 2.
Oh well ... in Thad we trust ... I think
UNC offered Sterling last night at open gym.
Sterling is a legit 6'11 now, grown 2-3 inches since last year. Hope the Buckeyes throw out an offer soon and get in the mix before it's too late and we watch another local kid thrive somewhere else.
How will the 2018 PG offers impact local players such as Jeremiah Keene and Jeremiah Francis in 2019?
Agree w this. Hamilton is a future stud. He is my pick for breakout guy along the line. Go BUCKS
The 16U All Ohio Red team is coached by former Buckeye Matt Sylvester. I couldn't be happier for Coach Sylvester. A great guy and a great Buckeye bouncing back from his personal family tragedy and making a positive impact on our young ball players.
Also, Goodwin appearing to really start coming into his own. I questioned the early offer but he is proving me wrong. It's going to be fun to watch him continue to develop. Go BUCKS!!
Didn't see Paris Campbell? I thought he would be one to watch at the H, if Samuel moves back to occasionally take snaps as RB and Dontre proves to stay injury prone.
along with Gillison and Jeremiah Wood) potential Buckeyes lining up for the Panthers.
Gillison and Henderson are at Pick Central which is the Tigers, not the Panthers. We'll let it slide this time but don't make that mistake again around these parts, lol
Anyone know anything about CJ Jackson? JUCO kid from Eastern Florida State ... Supposedly he is headed our way
Hearing Johnson is staying 2017 and headed prep.