Anthony Thompson was pretty damn good back in the 80-90s, I believe he took home some serious hardware too.
Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota, Wiscy need to step it up.
"It's starting to look like kids commit to hold a spot then when they get the offer they might want a little bit more decommit & go to what may have been their 1st choice or better choice cause less competition for them. Though when Hall committed he knew who was here including Cooper and that Bosa was going to commit."
That would be smart for kids to do, they are supposed to make the best choice for themselves afterall.
Just found this...1996 was the last #1 class...w/the Big Kat. Apparently 99 and 02 were close, finishing second. Memory lane: http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Article/Past-Ohio-State-Recruiting-Classes-23721
Ford's attitude is possibly stemming from disappointment. Hopefully, it pushes him to improve and possibly earn that committable offer, IF that is truly the issue. I can imagine reacting similarly if I were in his shoes and his age...I mean you have worked your butt off to become a top 100 talent and you still get told your not good enough?! Wow! That's some serious talent in the 2017 class. Best of luck to Mr. Ford, but lets keep the ball rolling for 2017. Has OSU ever had the #1 class per scout or rivals? 247? Anyone know? Birm?
Keep waiting. Never gonna happen... tradition matters at schools that have it. And thank god tOSU is one of those schools.
Agreed, games are more fun to watch when there are two ranked opponents. I'd much rather watch OSU have to beat ranked BIG opponents, but I grew up in the Midwest and appreciate BIG history. Butkus and Illinois, Chicago (Amos Alonzo Stag)Minnesota (past champs), Wiscy (Alvarez), MSU/Nd rivalry(not BIG but classic when theirgood teams), and finally the War between Hayes and his protégé. The games are so much better when the conference champ means something.
Why? He can hold a spot and look around, that's what I would encourage my kid to do. If he commits early then It scares away other 5 star talents and he can always change his mind and go somewhere better FOR HIM. I wouldn't expect any kid to look out for the college's best interests, it's hard enough just being a recruit. These kids should look out for themselves, college programs will survive if they decide to go somewhere else.
Potato Digger where did you here he decommited because of academics? Nevermind, I just saw Birm mentioned it as a potential issue, but not that it is the reason for quitting on AtM.
I've been wondering about Crowell as well. Haven't heard much about him lately, I'm getting the impression he will stay south and may have just been in town to camp. I think he could be a steal and is the under rated WR in this class thus far too, hate to lose him to a Miss. school (they offer so much less). Was his family in town during his visit? If not I see tOsU chances being very low.
Those two guys couldn't be more different. Braxton is the consummate team player, TP...well you should already know. Hope he catches on somewhere though, sounds like he has matured, and "Oh what a talent!"