I've always felt, and continue to feel that Miami is the biggest threat for Gibson. Something about the way his recruitment changes and the fact that there have been a few "issues" makes me feel that staying close to home could end up being his best option in the end. I still have the Buckeyes, but if I was asked to state a scenario where he isn't in the class, it's with him ending up at hometown Miami.
I'll rephrase the last two lol... What's your decision timetable looking like?
Love all the optimism but we won't land all these guys. There's always surprises and things Change. As far as Ohio recruiting goes I'll be ecstatic if we can land 2 of 3 out of Layne, Kraemer, and Eichenberg. It's very realistic we could miss out on all 3. Urban and the staff will have to do work on all 3 as we currently aren't leading for them (although offering Layne could change that picture). I'm gonna temper my enthusiasm and be cautiously optimistic about the 2016 class. The #1 class is certainly very possible, but I don't think we should necessarily plan on that being the case when all is said and done. Just my two cents.
Still interesting that Hilliard (#49) and Feder (#87) are our only commits in the 100. Surprised to see Cornell not in there. Also find it interesting that Torrance Gibson dropped completely out of the top 100
I hate to say it but props to them. Really like the class they are putting together and considering the way things are going up there these days I can't help but be impressed. They are the presumed leader for some really good prospects too. Could end up with close to the best avg star rating for recruits when the classes are wrapped up. I Really get the feeling classic top ranked Michigan v. OSU battles could be right around the corner again, and I can't complain about that as long as we can maintain the upper hand.
Love this post and completely agree. As far as those 3 go, as I said I recognize we are right there for them, but my gut has me worried on all 3. But what do I know lol.
Should put ESPN conspiracy theorists to rest. Our class is ranked highest on ESPN currently (gasp).
The more I reflect on my post the more I realize the season can't get here soon enough lol
Also voicing some opinions of "friends" who have been freaking out lately with this post. I personally fall in the middle. Those of you who dismiss this post as nothing and incredulous are just as wrong as those who are upset with recruiting IMO. I think there are inherent concerns at the moment but also a lot to like.
Very true on EGW. Dean too. I also would like to say that I posted this from one point of view to see what others thought. I personally kind of think the 2015 class doesn't need high profile guys ready to contribute immediately. With our success the last 2 classes we can afford to sign some high upside guys who will need some time to develop. I recognize that and definitely don't feel the sky is falling. Just curious what others think on the matter.
Any word on if Layne the WR got an offer?
The way this class has shaped up it's safe to say we have no idea what to expect. You could be right, but it could finish with 5 more under the radar guys and 3 of the guys you mentioned above. Who really knows. Gonna be interesting to see if this class ends up top 10 or not in the rankings.
Not to diminish the recent commitments in the least, but I've gotta believe this class is going to be bigger than most expected. Maybe even 22 or 23. Just can't see us passing on some of the top talent we're in on for a class full of 3 stars. Either way forget the rankings it's good to have these new guys aboard.
Cool. Good for Josh. Now let's see if he can make an impact here
The whole dream school thing sure seems to not work in the case of OSU. Been a bad stretch on that front for us compared to other schools
I know its not that big of a deal but it bothers me when I see an article like this and they say the kid is a defensive back/safety. The kid is a DE and is a 5 star on scout. Gonna be one of the top DE in the nation for the 2016 class. If cleveland.com is gonna do an article on the kid and OSU you'd think they could at least get his position right.... End rant.
You think Baker ends up a Gator? I almost feel bad for the kid, He commits to a big time school yet Loses followers on twitter and to top it off Lebron Comes home the same day and he sees what it truly means to be supported by your own state.
I hear ya, camps aren't everything. Mitchell still could end up a beast at TT though
Just playing devils advocate a bit here, but how safisfied is everyone with the way things currently stand for this class, especially if we miss on Baker tomorrow? I'm not complaining or trying to be negative, but if I'm being completely honest, I'm a little bit disappointed with how things currently stand. I'm also just a tad nervous about the fact that our class hinges on out of state national guys that could easily spurn us.
With that being said, I'll be the first to admit that it's easy to get caught up in "rankings". I know that it's spoiled to wish we had a couple less 3 star guys and more higher rated guys, but it's human nature to want to have the highest rated everything. Just seems like we have had quite a few misses that have stung more than in previous years. We've also been spoiled in previous years with Buckeye commits showing out at the opening, and unfortunately Hilliard seemed to be the only Buckeye that really impressed this year.
All in all I'm still optimistic and feel good about the possibilities for this class, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little bit let down at the moment. This is a platform for me to voice this opinion and it feels good to get it off my chest, even if it may be unpopular. Just keeping it real. I can admit I'm trying to fight the feeling though bc I know it's being spoiled. I also know we could be way worse off right now and we're in good hands. So take this post with a grain of salt, it's more of a confession than a complaint.
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This recruiting cycle has been flat out bizarre for OSU
I feel like ppl are disregarding UK too easily for Damien Harris. Do you think even a 6-6 or 7-5 UK season (unlikely but possible) would mean he ends up a Wildcat?
Nvm answered above
So let's say Sprinkle is in fact booted from the team, am I the only one that feels we should be seriously concerned about DE depth? Don't get me wrong, we are loaded at the top of the rotation, but with Spence being out the first 2 games we could be one preseason camp injury away from having to throw true freshman out there against Navy and Va Tech. Especially considering Johnson likes to rotate guys.
It's hard not be disappointed in losing out on Wimbush, but as others have stated we have Burrow and I'll support our man. With that being said, I can't deny the fact that QB recruiting is a concern of mine. Certainly hope I'm wrong though and one of these QB's that Urban has landed in the past 4 classes has what it takes to lead us to the promise land.