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!"
Upvotes for you sir. He was from River Ridge, LA...I can't imagine we have had too much success down there though. I remember KJ Hill was the first recruit ever from Arkansas, made me wonder where else OSU hasn't been.
DeWeaver (#351 by 247sports) is not as highly rated as Damion Terry was in 2014 (#201 best national prospect, 6th best QB), he was a 4 star and is their future.
Why? Narduzzi has been gone for a while. Long before many of the recruits committed. MSU is only getting better...gonna be some good matchups forthcoming...great games.
Ever since I have been on 11W most people use italics for sarcasm, which I assume you may be intending?
Hey Toad what is wrong with posting "First?" Could you enlighten us old folks who don't understand what such a post is even supposed to mean? I would have passed by the post unaware and thought it a typo. Thanks.
Did you forget the italics? Who in their right mind would believe a kid would call a coach he doesn't intend on playing for/possibly playing for, to recommend the team take a look at another player? Is there other information making people think Mack is going to go somewhere else?
The real question is did Mack call any other teams to recommend they also look at Crowell? I doubt it. He recognized a supreme talent and wants to play alongside of it to bolster his skills and that of his future team. I've never done a crystal ball before but this one seems pretty solid Scarlet and Gray to me.
Pokey21 Yes there were multiple ties, always are.
Everyone keeps knocking the SEC for its lack of academics BUT they are not as bad as people seem to think. Bama and 5 other SEC schools check in with superior academics compared to the BIGs worst Nebraska. According to US News and World Reports National College Rankings:
Vanderbilt #16, Florida #48, Georgia #62, Texas AtM #68, Alabama #88, Missouri #99, Auburn #103, Tennessee #106, South Carolina #113, LSU & UK #129, Arkansas #135, Ole Miss #149, Miss St. #156 (who would have thought Arkansas wasn't the worst?)
As for the BIG:
Northwestern #13, Michigan #29, Illinois #42, Wisconsin #47, Penn St. #48, tOSU #54, Purdue & Maryland #62, Rutgers #70, Iowa & Minnesota #71, Indiana #76, Michigan St. #85, Nebraska #99.
EDIT: To be fair I sincerely doubt Bama holds the football team to the same academics as the student body, BUT then again I don't believe that many FBS schools do anymore.