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.
The dude clearly has a substance abuse problem. It's that simple. The disease of addiction doesn't allow you to think clearly and logically and I just hope the guy gets the help he clearly needs. I for one won't judge him. Some time off to focus on turning around his life might be for the best.
This has me thinking that the 2015 class is going to end up much larger than people expect. What's your take on the final number of players in this class Birm?
Congrats to this kid. The 2015 class sure has a different feel than I expected, but nothing wrong with a lower "ranked" class as it means nothing when these kids hit college.
Birm, still think OSU has an edge for Hilliard? I know there are rumblings ND could be in the lead now
There's no question we almost always impress on these big weekends. Feels like it has to/will start leading to some commitments soon.
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Birm any idea why he's not planning to visit this summer? I think that all but seals the deal that we won't be landing him if he doesn't visit this summer. Just my opinion but he'll likely have visited UT and AUB 3 or 4 times each before he makes it here for an official visit
FWIW I feel like this means absolutely nothing. Still a long way to go, and a lot is going to change along the way. Perhaps he wanted 247 to reflect his top 2 from his last list. Either way, if OSU is still top 5 when he releases his top 7 this week then I'd argue nothing has changed. Do I feel good about landing him? Not exactly. But if we can get him on campus over the summer then I'll like our chances. I just feel like there are going to be quite a few twists and turns to come in the recruitment of "TG6". OSU and TEN are his only 2 certain official visits after all.
Birm, there's some chatter that the Burrow commit has a negative impact on Torrance Gibson. Apparently Gibson went as far as calling 247 to have them lower his interest for OSU? He's also visiting Auburn and TEN again with a set date this summer, but no date for OSU over the summer? Just wondering if you're still feeling good about him even visiting this summer let alone committing to OSU at some point.
Not looking good. Wiltfong just predicted Bama and he's usually spot on. This class has been testing all of us, but it's only going to make it that much sweeter when things pan out well. At least I hope they pan out... Ha
You're entitled to that opinion, but it's worth noting that Birm feels Iowa and Bama are the biggest competition for Hilliard at this point.