Zero reason to believe that Guarantano to Rutgers impacts Kareem Walker's recruitment right? I would highly doubt it, but maybe part of his reasoning for pulling the trigger was he expected Guarantano to be joining him at the time?
A few names that came to mind for me were: Justin Layne (yes I know crazy right? But we have been slower to the party with him when it came to offering and I get the sense the staff still wants to see more from him his senior year), maybe a guy like Michael Jordan out of Michigan?, I even thought of Dwayne Haskins. Birm has mentioned the staff is likely a little higher on Guarantano, but I still doubt we'd turn him down. I could also see a prospect that is a DE or a LB a little lower on the list getting that treatment as well since we have the luxury of being very selective at those positions in the 2016 class. Same with DB.
Overall, I just find the topic to be an interesting one and I can't help but wonder who Urban may have been referring to in the presser. No disrespect to any of the players either, Urban is smart in doing his due dilligence with prospects he doesn't feel are absolute sure fire bets.
Any info on Erick Smith? Think he can be an absolute stud in the secondary. Could he pass Powell? Probably unlikely, but still food for thought. On the bright side, lets say one of our safeties goes down next year, I have the utmost confidence that we have a guy who can step in and not lose a beat.
I have inside sources who say Joe Burrow and Torrance Gibson will be undergoing an unprecedented procedure upon arrival to campus. Torrance Gibson will be donating his body from the waist down to Joe Burrow, therefore creating the ultimate QB. Speed, quickness, and strength to go along with Joe Burrow's methodical and downright nasty passing game, which stems from great knowledge of the position and defenses. Oh and yeah, that'll bring us down to only 2 above the scholly limit ;)
Same boat as Birm on that question, glad I'm not alone but I didn't come close to shedding a tear. And yes I have shed a tear for movies before.
Me! (cough, cough) lol
I'm sure it's been suggested before, but 11W should come out with a feature for upvoting the staff members. Here's the thing though, you can ONLY upvote. No downvoting to avoid trolls. I think it'd be a cool feature to have a friendly leader board for staff members and upvotes. What do you guys think?
I'm gonna have to call bull on this. Alabi was a beast at Friday Night Lights and even had the legend Joey Bosa saying WOW. I really don't think Alabi is lacking in talent, and I know he had offers from MSU and UM under Hoke.
Birm, I can not reiterate this enough, You. Are. The. Man. Honestly a huge reason why I love the state of OSU recruiting today is the ability to get good information from a quality source like you who values the recruits and their privacy as well. Tip of the cap sir.
Also, any new developments with our 2016 QB recruiting?
A friend of mine that I went to high school with works for the LSU recruiting department now. Talked with him today and he thinks LSU gets Gibson. You buying it?
Love Jared Mayden's game. Love this hurry up. Love Urban Meyer. And Love Recruiting. Go Bucks!
This one gives me a really salty taste... No problem with him making the best choice for himself, but if he was really still looking around he shouldn't have been saying all the things he was saying just last week even. With that being said hopefully when he inevitably heads to Auburn fans leave him alone on twitter. Recruiting sure is crazy, eh?
This stretch run is going to be the most nerve-wracking that I can remember. Seems like there are 4 or 5 possible battles still ahead for current commits. I really want Davis too we absolutely need a hard hitting safety like him in this class.
Davis is one kid I want the most here's to hoping we can hold on to him
You're next, Adolphus ;)
Oregon, OH there jethro
Any particular sites you recommend checking out for Oregon?
-UGA -FSU -OU -DUKE -ORE -BAY -AUB - ND -ALA -TAMU -USC
Bummer, thought this visit would be our chance to get back in this one. Going to be even harder now with him visiting ND yet again very soon.