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?
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 ;)