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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.
I pray you/they are right!
Yes for Kirk and Sweat only though
Agreed it's just a string of CB picks. We are certainly still alive for Burrell and could be leading only one who knows is Burrell himself. Still worried about this one though
Hate to be negative or "that guy" but I called it awhile ago. Said we'd miss on Richmond, Burrell, Kirk, Jefferson, Sweat, Harris, and Gallimore and unfortunately I still see that being the case.. And yes I said Harris, I know someone who lives in his area and if UK keeps up the play they've had and play ppl tough he will be a Wildcat 100%.. But hey what do I know.. Not trying to be a downer either just the way I've seen it for awhile. We just don't have that spark this year in recruiting like we've had the past few years.
I agree on the something just doesn't seem right part... Eerily similar to the whole Braxton Miller ordeal before he went down for good. I don't see a medical redshirt happening though for Jeff. He'll be in the NFL next season whether he plays for OSU this year or not IMO.
Just a thought but perhaps you guys could run a weekly feature that focuses on a specific position group and the outlook on that positions recruiting efforts for the current class and the future. Overall, you guys are knocking it out of the park though lately with the recruiting coverage. For the first time it seems like I can almost completely satiate my thirst for recruiting updates, which I always thought to be an unreachable feeling (like chasing the dragon lol).
Who do you like here Birm? ND or OSU? Sounds like its a close race, would be huge to get he and Robertson
Eat me alive but recently I stated I didn't think we'd land Richmond, Jefferson, Burrell, Or Harris. Really not liking the fact that it's looking like a very serious possibility. Wiltfong only likes OSU for Harris out of those guys and his confidence is going down by the day on that front. Also see that Wiltfong is hearing Florida is likely gonna be hard to beat for Neville Gallimore (he CB'd it to UF). Gonna keep the faith here folks but I'm concerned about our class.
I have a buddy who hangs w Jalin and I've heard that Jalin will indeed be used in a wildcat package, or at least that's the plan. Sounds like they started installing the package. Should be a great change of pace for the O!
I've heard his offer from Tennessee may not be commitable, although that is far from a known fact. I feel like we definitely have a shot with this one.
Have you taken a look at our 2015 class? It's pretty clear if Urban and the staff like a guy they will recruit them hard without giving much thought to rankings. Our 2015 class has more 3 stars than 4/5 stars, which pretty much makes that argument about why they didn't recruit Mauk void. Heck if I recall Mauk's "ranking" correctly he and Joe Burrow have to be incredibly similar in that department.
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?