Talent seems equal.
I take the kid who has best character.
1 mistake and your gone if its the wrong mistake. Take the kid who is not injury prone and has the better character.
Honestly I don't think you can make a bad choice from what I know.
Anybody that remembers Ohio HS Football from 70's understands where quick calls come from.
Most teams warmed up back then very loudly with a 60 to 70 players bellowing out cadences/claps/beating thigh pads during warm-up .
It was a intimidation factor. My how the culture has changed, I remember when bands could play anytime during the game. Fun times Fun times.
I love this kid.
i always root for the local ohio kids. I hope his heart and mind is Scarlet and Gray. I think this kid is gonna be a special talent for the Buckeyes and have been following his recruitment. Want him more than any other DB.
Hope he is successful where ever he goes and makes to the league healthy.
+1 for Andy Katzenmoyer.
Just east of Ohio in Pittsburgh I rode the "STEEL PHANTOM" one wicked coaster the changed and slowed down to injuries.
It was up there with Ceder Points Magnum but faster. These where the last two best rollercoaster I've rode. Haven't been to Kings Island since Hanna-Barbarra and the "SCREAMING DEMON".
Kennywood in Pittsburgh has 3 nice wooden coasters as well. The Racers , The Thunderbolt , and my favorite in last car "The Jack-Rabbit "
Kennywood isnt on Cedar Point or Kings Dominion's level but its a nice amusement park.
A few years back tsun pipeline school, Trotwood Madison,. HC went to Springfield hs.
Springfeilds HC went to Centerville and Centerville's HC went to Trotwood Madison .
I think thats mostly right.
Thom McDaniels from Warren Harding /Massilon / Canton McKinley / Glen Oak etc.. was known to steer kids to tsun. i.e. Mario Manningham
It also and still seems Ohio State must get lucky to get a 5 Star from the BIG 5 (Moeller, St.X, Elder, Iggy, ED's} fom NOTRE DAME. BUT...Under Urban Meyer we have done alot better there!!
Comments like these is why there has always been a huge OHIO STATE fan base in Ohio. Yes we recruit OOS aka- "out of state" recruits from fla to cali to Texas when needed but 75% of those have some kind of tie to Ohio or Ohio State Univ. i.e. Bosa / Hyde from fla. Bosa's uncle ties to school , Hyde originally from Cincinnati area.
It comes from Ohio HS Football pride , Hsfb conference pride , regional rivalries pride from all over our state .
These come together and form a singular pride... It's called OHIO STATE FOOTBALL .
It was here before "Urban" and "Woody" and cultivated by Tressel to destroy tsun after 2001.
Every time a kid from Fostoria to Warren Harding or Centerville to Dayton or Toledo to Ironton or New Philadelphia via Coldwater or Steubeville to Columbus and Cincinnati via Cleveland is raised on and bred from our "brand of ohio hsfb" commits... The legacy of Ohio's State fb grows. Ohio's history and influence on football as we know it takes books to document . It is the mecca of football in my opinion .
From the Rust Belt/Coal Fields to Corn Fields there is HSFB STATE PRIDE. From eastern ohio appalachen foot hills to the black swamp of northwest ohio or the Catholic vs Public School debates there is HSFB STATE PRIDE .These elements all come together on Saturday in fall to form our beloved OHIO STATE BUCKEYES !!!
That's why I pull for kids for example Amir Riep, it's just in my dna. Scholarship restrictions suck.
Teams it would hurt bad and help alot if only could recruit your home state.
OKLAHOMA, NEBRASKA , WVU, OREGON. CLEMSON.TSUN OR MSU, INDIANA, PURDUE. KENTUCKY ,LOUISVILLE , BAMA , AUBURN, WISKY ,MINNESOTA.
RUTGERS, GEORGIA, GT, CAL, STANFORD, TEXAS , SMU, FLORIDA , MIAMI , FSU, ILLINOIS .Northern Ill.,
LSU ,USC, UCLA, OHIO ST, PITT , PSU , MARYLAND , TENN. NORTHWESTERN, ohio mac schools.
Just of the top or my head.
As well as tsun/ND. They ever get a Zook recruiter and a Solid coach they might be a Wisky type program .
Indiana , Purdue, Illinois , Tsun, Ohio State all lose local talent to Notre Shame. Wouldn't bug me if they wasn't the Texas of the mid-west .
Notre Dame has two (mid-size) Ohio High School QB's competing for the starting job. Deshone Kizer (Toledo Central Catholic Division III OHSAA) and Malik Zaire (Kettering Arch Bishop Alter Division IV OHSAA)
--both QB's let there teams to State Championship Games along with;
OHIO STATE'S Joe Burrow from; (The Plains Athens High School Division III OHSAA)
That's 3 mid-size ohssa schools with qb's at Blue Blood programs. Also don't forget Ben & Maty Mauk from Kenton HS Div. iII mid-size ohio high school. Etc....
We need to get over the perception that, " small school ohio hs football " can't produce talented players.
Urban Meyer looks miserable. Maybe its the weather. Says he can't stand coaching alot his players. lol
Time for a Change?
Not til tv numbers, merchandise ,ticket sales go down. Money is the only language some at the top understand .
I'm in Lisle camp.
And no I'm not surprised nothing is set in stone. Fort Meyer gives zero info out. He has reduced Ohio State Football news back 45 to 50 yrs.
Coach Speak Coach Speak blah blah. It's like trying to get info from Cold War Stalin with the laughing smirking coach speak.
Curt are Wrestling Rankings like Football Recruiting Rankings?
Do you see Isaiah White wrestling Mark Hall (PSU) in the future ? Or will Mark Hall wrestle at a higher weight class ?
What is 165 Individual Rankings?
Damn right blame parents ,if they are even around these days
Rules where completely different ,way more physical back then. Mel Blount was so big and physical they changed rules.
Physical run happy league with more talent per NFL team vs Limited Scholarships less physical especially in passing game .
Steelers would win easy but depends what rules they use. Would be fun to see .
Florida probably showing Grimes "lots of love" throwing gorgeous college girls at him each visit, instead of footballs .
Gators trying "the ole get him to fall in love with a girl at Florida" if not , The University of Florida.
Not a big fan of IMG, but I guess it's the future.
Amir Reip is by far my favorite DB in this class.
Lamont Wade and Marco Williamson tied for second.
Will be a ride to keep Shaun Wade but I think we get him.
Brendon White and Isaiah Pryor are olb's.
Not sure we get Okudah probably be Reip and another safety in this class but I can see these 3 db's and Fuller from 16' class being the best in CFB one day.
This sounds more like "most dissapointing buckeye " than disliked .
They all accomplished more than I ever did atheletically.
Cyrus Jones and a Quick kid from Kentucky I think.
If I'm not wrong, I believe if we get Haskins it increases odds of other recruits /i.e. WR's.
So splittimg hairs with other QBs for QBs sake not a big deal. But Haskins is more than just a QB to this class , he could bring valuble weapons/recruits(WR) with him.
Maybe this why he changed his mind.
When did LSU get this news??
They are desperate now.
Running backs like Elliot don't come around often. That kid should have been in New York for the Heisman.
He will be missed next year.