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.
Hopefully he is right and their sole loss is a 59-0 tubthumping in week one. Then the SoS people in the SEC can't say as much about the schedule next year.
Just wanted to agree w/Woodshed, Birm has made it pretty evident over the last few weeks that MSU's commits were not top selections for Urbs and co.
You serious Clark? Connor Cook? Dantonio and Tress fill that program with Ohio talent. Why would you think they would not be successful given the program's recent history? I believe they have one of the best records of all Power 5 over the last decade. The program has been developing talent quite well, which can only help recruiting when teamed with their recent on field success. And they have recruited well at QB, Damion Terry was a big Dual threat QB steal, and now they got Messiah Deweaver from OH. HOWEVER, even after all of the above praise the idea that tOSU is losing ground to Sparty is a joke. They don't recruit star 4/5 star recruits as well as tOSU just look at past classes (although truly stars mean little unless the kid is a 5 star) and the current class. As for Michigan and Nebraska (new coaches not familiar with local talent are not gonna recruit that great this year in the midwest, and they don't pack as much punch anymore) they aren't legitimate recruiting threats yet, but ND has done pretty well recently against tOSU (Eichenberg, and Kraemer were big losses for Meyer but not casualties from 'waiting' on other prospects). Nevertheless, its good to be undisputed king and it has allowed Meyer to cherry pick most of the prospects he wanted this year (asides from Eichenberg, Kraemer, Ferns). But you can't win them all, sometimes kids just find a better fit.
Thanks for posting. I love listening to Tress' pearls of wisdom. Great orator that any of us who do public speaking can learn from.
Really Brutus865? Class it up my friend. He's a hell of a HS football player and a good kid, AND I am sure I speak for much of the readership on here when I say that nobody wants to know what you think of Ferns. Move on already.
I can picture Kerry Coombs' reaction to Jay right now: