He has been recruiting for us and was most definitely overheard at The Game recruiting for us. Not sure why anyone is worried it's been reported he wanted to announce at the army game and is just going through with his plans.
That's huge! EJ is very good and plugged in like Alex is for Bucknuts.
Ummm Nick Bosa was a 5 star last year in the ESPN rankings.
Alabama also plays a 3-4 where it's common to have athletic ILB like the Jets with Darron Lee. We, however, run a 4-3 where your athletic LB's are the outside. Werner will be the Mike in this class and Browning will be on the outside.
Been confirmation on more than one Ohio State recruiting site that he will be visiting for sure so we shall see.
2017 DT Marvin Wilson (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 DT Jay Tufele (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 RB Cam Akers (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 OL Trey Smith (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 DB Isaiah Pryor (committed) (Official Visit)
2017 LB Baron Browning (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 ATH Markquese Bell (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 DB Xavier McKinney (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 DB Jeff Okudah (offered) (Official Visit)
2017 DB Darnay Holmes (offered) (Official Visit)
2018 QB Emory Jones (committed)
2018 RB Jaelen Gill (offered)
2018 WR Blue Smith (offered)
2018 WR Armani Chatman
2018 WR Jojo Scates
2018 OL Jack Carman (offered)
2018 OL Nana Asiedu
2018 DE KJ Henry (offered)
2018 DE Micah Parsons (offered)
2018 DE Malik Vann
2018 DE Brenton Cox
2018 LB Dallas Gant (offered)
2018 LB Chris Oats (offered)
2018 LB Teradja Mtichell (offered)
2018 DB Anthony Cook (offered)
2018 DB Houston Griffith (offered)
2018 TE Mustapha Muhammad (offered)
2018 TE/DL Leonard Taylor (offered)
2018 TE Trenton Gillison
2019 RB Devyn Ford (offered)
2019 DB Moses Douglass
You continue to recruit the player the entire time as if he still has a spot and depending how you view that player you take him still and figure of the numbers later. Recruiting at the big boy level is simple you take all the studs you can get and then figure out the numbers later.
No offense to Steve I'll believe that when I see it. Willing to bet that will change.
It's certainly possible for a dual announcement for the good guys ala Grimes and Lindsey or could be done like Haskins and company did last year on Twitter.
From what I've read this is two-fold. First could be Jake wanting to stay closer to home. Second, we are expecting some big recruits next weekend that are going to be early enrollees (Okudah and Browning for example) If you recall that was a big deal in the Lamont Wade recruitment and made it stall. Right now we're kinda near the amount we can take for early enrollees so it's possible Jake's desire to stay closer to home where he could enroll early to start working on his knee with a college strength staff is what fueled this decision.
Really would not worry about this seeing as how we are getting both Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes next month and Jeffrey Okudah sometime after that. The most important statistic when looking at classes is average rating of the commits. Right now we're on pace to comfortably pass every class that has ever signed with Ohio State in that department since recruiting rankings started.
There will be attrition at years end that will include early NFL entrants (definitely more guys than being discussed presently), transfers, medicals, and 4th year juniors who will be walking on senior day. Then on top of that from what I've read you have a handful of juniors like Collier that will be graduating in 3 years. This day in age in college football you take as many as you can get then you work out the numbers later. This staff will find ways to get to at least 20 and even more importantly I just dont worry about recruiting under Urban I just enjoy the ride.
Of all the kids coming or at least have said they're coming to FNL, Riep and Chase Young are the best bets to commit. Young did say he wanted to make a decision by the end of the summer so here's hoping.
Getting Okudah in this class is simply unreal. In my opinion he's the best defensive back prospect since Jalen Ramsey and the closest thing to him since he was a high schoo senior. During the Rivals 5 star challenge, which mind you is a 7 v 7 tourney, opposing teams literally stopped throwing to his side. That is basically unheard of in that type of setting FYI. Not saying we lose Shaun Wade but if we did landing this kid would make that sting less bc of the talent this kid has. He can definitely play corner at this level because he has exceptional feet and hips.
Haubeil is indeed taking a gray shirt that has been confirmed so we are at 13 commits for 2017. I think they will get to 20 there's too many high-level kids wanting to come here.
It's been rumored our staff knew this decision for a month now so If you believe for one second that Tyjon didn't know this was coming then I believe the phrase is "I have a bridge to sell you."
BengalErnst it's still way too early for ranking projections but he will be a top 250 kid and is on the watch lists already. Still can't embed tweets lol but here's a link to the tweet I was referring to earlier that shows his interest level:
Yeah I saw that and then I saw a couple of tweets from the kid during his visit this week and it looks very good for us right now
Everything I've read in the last week or so indicates he will be a Buckeye before the visit is over. No one knows if he will make it public soon after or not but by August Tate will be in the class. Should help with Lindsey, but by all accounts with everything I've read indicates we don't need any extra help for his August decision.
Not sure why everyone is guaranteeing we have JT for another 2 years when its not
This staff has been aware of this for sometime and they will get to 20. Hypothectically from the fans view no we dont have room currently but the staff will find ways to get to 20.
Aubrey Soloman is from the same HS as Collier and has already named us his leader without ever visiting just fyi.
Thanks for embedding that Gray!
The debate between Hardman and Bruce is a tough choice no doubt and if both want in you have to believe the staff will not say no. I agree Hardman is an incredible talent with breakaway speed, but with that said I've always been partial to Bruce. I keep seeing some people ask why take a guy like Bruce when you have McCall? First and foremost the difference between McCall and Sam is that Bruce has played WR his entire career thus far. Even more he has spent a great amount of his HS career as a slot guy. Whereas McCall is similar to others we have brought in who have been either QB's and RB's in HS ala Hardman who is QB similar to Jalin in HS. Sam's adjustment to running routes our scheme requires will take alot less time than say someome like McCall or Hardman bc thats all he has played is WR. On top of that our scheme requires the ability to block and while his tape doesnt show a ton of it, it does show Sam as a capable blocker. Not saying McCall or Hardman cant learn to run routes or block just that Sam has been doing it for alot longer. On top of that you have pedigree and coaching since Isaac Bruce is his uncle and he gets coaching from our very own Cris Carter who still spends time with the Aquinas program. Add in beng a South Florida athlete for good measure and Sam Bruce is just too good and more college ready for the slot than the other two IMO.