Gut feeling... Do Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes both end up elsewhere?
If/when Danny Clark is next, I will echo the same sentiment. I love Danny Clark and what he brings/stands for, but on pure merit of a 2017 scholarship to Ohio State, I think he is best suited to be a grayshirt as well. May be harsh, but simply is where things stand.
Each is entitled to their opinion on this matter, but I really don't have a problem with OSU doing this whatsoever. Sibley matured at a young age and has peaked IMO. Pretty clear to me he isn't an OSU caliber running back. His lack of development has been identified by the staff and they chose this route. I'd rather us be real with the kid rather than honor a scholarship this far before NSD because of the perception that Sibley is owed something. The recruiting world is changing whether fans like it or not, and I have absolutely no problem with OSU accepting Sibley's commitment when they did. You can't risk falling behind and losing a player (ala Leonard Taylor).
Overall, I understand it's disappointing for many, but that's the reality of modern day recruiting. OSU is no better or different than other top programs who need to do what is necessary to compete. Sibley just flat out isn't good enough. And in the end that should ultimately trump all. Just my two cents on the matter.
How good of a shot do the Buckeyes have with Fred Hansard?
By all accounts it's a toss up at worst at this point. I haven't seen anything definitive to think we aren't in the race, just doesn't sound like as much of a slam dunk at the moment.
Unfortunately it's going to be The U
What I really don't understand is how after yesterdays huge day we actually managed to drop a spot in the team rankings (to 5th). Michigan is ahead of us, but if you examine both teams recruits list based on ESPN's player rankings, I have no possible explanation for how they could be ahead of us. It's all irrelevant, but certainly a head scratcher nonetheless. (UM: 13-4* and 10-3*) (OSU: 1-5*, 14-4* 6-3*)
Sounds like there's more to it.. Jones was a decommit but the other 2 have been hinted as possibly casualties.. Whether it's offers pulled or what idk.
I have very unique insight. One of my friends went to high school and lived with Andrew Norwell for a bit, that friend now hangs out with a ton of the players. There was a Bday party at my friends house this summer and Deangelo Russell showed up in a Masserati.
Coaches would have dropped him if they knew. My point was just that a few current players were also doing the same stuff.
I can guarantee that isn't the case. Walker was in if he wanted in, but Urban and Co needed a back up when he was obviously looking around.
And to be fair, he wasn't alone he was with a few current players. Nobody is perfect and this isn't meant as a shot at the kid because he decommited. It is what it is.
I honestly don't think it's fair for me to say. My "friend" sent me a snapchat that caught me off guard during his summer visit, and I was concerned. I'm sure he's a good kid and will do great things so I won't pass judgement, I'm just not going to fret over this decommitment personally.
We absolutely will be just fine. Walker was hanging out with some kids I know on campus during his last visit, and let's just say he wasn't behaving in an appropriate manner. Not saying he's a bad kid, but I'm happy with Antonio Williams. OSU will be just fine on this one folks.
Are you a fellow BGHS grad? If so, what year?
I might be crazy but I hope we get Antonio Williams. I prefer his film, and I'm not so keen on Kareem Walker based on some things I know about his last visit to OSU. Losing Walker would be a blow though, kid is a stud and NJ is an area Urban has raved about with recruiting. Don't want it to become a Michigan pipeline.
Did I completely miss something? Last I heard nothing specific was out about his injury..
Seems as though we have lost momentum completely with both. Getting them back to campus for officials could go a long way, but both recruits have been trending away since the summer IMO. Think we may need to expand our focus to kids in state like Tony Butler and AJ Rose.
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?