I only saw him mentioned on here twice, but I'm going with Mr. Fleixibility, Mr. CanDoItAll... The one and only Sam Hubbard.
really excited about that young corps with the addition of booker finally getting some time at camp. It should be exciting to see.
I think we said the same thing only in a different way. ESPN's bias is towards kids who skew to SEC schools, which generally tend to live in the southern portion of the U.S.
I think you have to find the median to all the sites honestly. ESPN obviously tends to skew their rankings to kids more than likely going to SEC schools, but I actually do like the presentation of their rankings page. 24/7 sometimes makes me scratch my head, but I feel like overall they tend to get the big names where they are supposed to be.
Cornell still has a fifth star, he's the last 5* on the page. They at one point had him ranked #1 overall, so there is no way they're going to remove his fifth star, they would look like idiots.
LOL, I wouldn't feel any pressure either if NO ONE expected me to win.
Good move by the BTN, Legrand is a good story.
Ladies and gentlemen... please welcome EEYORE to the message board! I kid, I kid, but seriously, we're seeing more recruiting success than we have seen in a long time here at OSU. I would say that the classes Urbz is bringing in are probably in some ways better than any of Tressel's classes, and I feel like that is indeed saying something.
The 3* guys will get offers, sight unseen, from the likes of Duke, Illinois, Virginia, Northwestern, and smaller programs of that size. The flipside is, those kids come to Ohio State and camp, the coaches see them work on the field, and they EARN their offer from tOSU, and that's how it's supposed to be with the powerhouse programs. Bama, FSU, UGA, ND, and all those programs will sign their share of 3* players too. Don't get hung up on the rating, just know that even if they are ranked lower, the coaches saw something in them that granted them their offer.
That dad needs to be slapped around. I'm an eagles fan and there is no way in the world I would ever put my kid in a Reggie White jersey to go get Troy Aikman's autograph. What a crock.
The crop for 2016 in Ohio alone is astounding. I'm pretty sure I counted 12 prospects within the first 100 or so of the 2016 top 247. If we land those kids (say for the one kid going to scUM), add in Haskins, and some more key pieces, that's an elite recruiting class.
It's awesome getting kids but the room in this class is filling up... Maybe they should be slowing down a bit and waiting on the big dogs to make their decision?
I am a testament to this, I swear fellow buckeye fans. I was married on 10/17/09, a Saturday... On that date the Terrelle Pryor led buckeyes lost to Purdue... My divorce will be final by the year's end... Let me be your lesson.
I don't know if anyone on the team has been working harder than Jalin Marshall to get ready for this season. Not devaluing the work the other guys have put in, but I know this kid has to be so hungry it hurts. Jalin Marshall is going to come out of the gate and shock the world.
This really doesn't have much of an effect on me. Maybe i've become jaded to it, but this "five star doesn't make good on hype" story happens so much that it's really old hat. It is however unfortunate when it happens to a Buckeye, and I really have a lot of respect for how Curtis Grant has handled all this backlash coming his way because he hasn't lived up to the hype others put on him. I will say this though, as far as "it takes time" well, Mr. Grant keep in mind there is a hungry young wolf right on your heels, and he doesn't care about time, he's ready to go right now. I really hope he shows what he's capable of this year. GO BUCKS!
2 reasons, 1. he's a michigan princess, 2. he's from Ohio and scUM thinks they can throw that in our face.
I believe the WRs and the DBs could be the only weaknesses on the team. The WR's really just depend on what kind of jump the sophomores make from last year. If Marshall, Smith, and the other guys are formidable, then that group won't be a weakness. They don't have to come out of the gate and be a group of Ted Ginns, or Terry Glenns even, but they would need to make a step forward from last year.
The DB's on the other hand just depends on how quickly they adapt to scheme change. Both groups are loaded with talent, it's just translating it to the field.
Odds for Ole Miss surprise me a little, I would have thought they'd be higher, they've recruited really well the last few years. But again, it's going to be Bama's division to win.
Just his prowess as an athlete gives him that potential, but it's almost like saying he could be a great DB at the next level, IMO. I think if Gibson really applied himself, and he wasn't bouncing from positions at camps and things, he probably could become a QB that can at least manage a somewhat complex offense at the next level. I just don't see it, but I think he does have a wealth of potential.
That's rather harsh. Everything I've read about this kid says he's a hard worker, and was of the appropriate measure to come to OSU, he just made a different choice. Give him a break.
Again, it sucks that he is in state, but a couple things, he plays a position where we have tons of depth, and he's going to a school where the coach is more than likely going to get fired unless he can pull off 9 or more wins... It's a loss for Ohio State, but Baker may regret this decision down the road. I wish him luck though.
That said, I think if you can get a Malik Jefferson, you make room for him, depth or not, that kid is a player.
If the staff feels the need to take another LB (doubtful) they may look to Rickey DeBerry. Only reason I say they may not need DeBerry is that we're loaded at LB for the forseeable future. I have heard rumblings that DeBerry is a possible move to DE, but not sure on that one. I think from here it's the usual suspects really. I think UFM knows who he wants out of who is left on the board and they're not going to panic over 1 in state kid picking Florida, especially at a position where there is so much depth.
Very, very, very well written. That's an honorable letter.