Yesterday I saw a Sports Illustrated NFL mock draft. It went 2 rounds and many Buckeyes were projected going. Cardale was not mentioned. I am curious to see where he ends up. With a good mentor and good coaching I think he can have many great days ahead.
I so hope all Buckeye play fabulous today.....I also hope the great performances are followed by a story on non-local news noticing how "Buckeyes" did so well. Go Bucks.
Above it was asked how someone could not love Cam Newton....probably a million answers to that question including one that starts with an R and ends with an ism. It's alive and well in this country. (Sadly)
I always loved this kid. He had such great catches. I think he could still be playing - he's young. I hope he keeps an open mind to contacting some teams and trying out again. As a MN Viking fan, I'd love to have him on our team.
I don't know if this is accurate but on the Dan Patrick show they said that Alabama signed as many 5 star players as the entire Big Ten.
The above shows that whatever your interest is, you can find a poll to back that up. Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Cruz....... there's a poll to show how they're killing it. I know a lot of people bash ESPN and I admit that they have SEC love...... but they also have a network and the rights to telecast national championship games and about 5 Buckeyes on payroll getting valuable air time.
I love the above chart. What concerns me is that in the last 3 recruiting classes we have 14 OL. I seriously hope that our new OL coach is in favor of rotating in back ups. Doing so will keep fresh players on the field, will allow more guys to play, and will yield positive results because a fresh 300 pound guy should block a tired 300 pound DL. This also allows player development, experienced depth, and the ability for an injury replacement to be achieved with a kid who has been there and done that.
Saltydogg, Great point, You're exactly right. Teams that recruit poorly often don't play well on the field because as important as coaching is, having talent to start with is essential. On that network, they said how no team has won a national championship without previously having a top 10 recruiting class. Team with many number 1 recruiting classes just won a national championship. 2 + 2 does equal 4. Bama and Florida state did very well yesterday. I honestly hope we do whatever is necessary to rise to the top in recruiting.
The idea of a NSD party sounds crazy to me but I admit that young people love the attention. Maybe it's worth considering.
ESPN rankings of the top 75 programs and where they all stand. I would think whoever is AD at Illinois should polish the resume. Several others sucked as well.
I think this class is an A- for MSU. 9, 4stars & 10 3 stars gets you an A- ? HUH ????
Wisconsin I give the class a B. 3, 4 stars, 22 3 stars and 1 2 star gets you a B ? Not good at all !!!!!!!
My final grade for the Minnesota class is a B+. 1 4 star, 19 3 stars and 1 2 star gets you a B+ Seriously ????????
I guess by these standards everyone in the top 20 rankings See espn.com is a solid A++++
Crazy stuff here. OSU gets an A (no plus because we started the day at 2 and ended it at 5) Mich gets an A as well. 15 kids in the espn 300. 2 more than us. Penn State did fine and MSU did fine but neither was near the top 10. SEC had 5 teams in the espn top 10. That's what our league should aspire to. Aside from The Buckeyes and Mich the entire Big ten was piss poor. News Flash, This is why the preseason polls will have OSU ranked top 10 and Mich close behind. I wouldn't expect anyone else (perhaps MSU) to be in the top 25. The big ten did terrible today.
Great job. I'm hopeful that Mr. Pantoni has a great year late 16 thru 2/17 and we finish on top for recruiting. That's a position we should fight towards because finishing below Bama is not where we belong.
What sucks is the Big Ten as a league. It's the big 2 and all the rest again. We finish at 5, Mich at 6, then we get some space before the next 3 or 4 teams. At one point today the SEC had 6 of the top ten spots (espn). As a league our bottom half seriously struggled.
Thank you for selecting the Buckeyes ! We really needed you on our team. Have fun and enjoy the great ride.
Welcome to the Buckeyes Keandre ! We hope you have fun, win a NC or two and get drafted in the top 10 nfl picks.
This young man could be a superstar.
I think this young man will be HUGE for us. A very important signing. I hope that our coaches keep him well fed and use his massive talents to escalate us to the top in offensive efficiency. I'd love for us to start passing much more and have great receiving stats. It's time to forget about Tim Tebow (running QB) and pass the ball so we continue to have players drafted high.
Welcome to the Buckeyes. It will be interesting to see who is expected to make an impact and how soon they will. GO BUCKEYES !
I very much hope that all these kids can/will have good luck with health. That's important.
Welcome young man. We're very glad that you have joined us here. We hope you have much fun and great success.
This is great news. I am so glad that we got him. The height of our WR's plus having a passer capable of of solid passing game will be a difference maker in a year or two. So glad to have a local kid. Go Buckeyes !
Thank you Jordan Fuller ! We all hope you have a great FB career at Ohio State and move on to play in the NFL. Glad to have you with us.
Fuller is major important now. Hamlin saved his HS buddies on gas money - so what. Enjoy being on TV twice a year with regional coverage. Enjoy playing for a national championship UHHHH NEVER. You could have come to the promised land but C'Bus was too big league for you ? Good luck at Pitt. Didn't they have a great QB about 25 years ago ?
Please Mr. Fuller, come to Columbus where they play serious football.
The only thing better than getting one of these DB's would be getting both of them. I'm skeptical though. I think Pitt will land Hamlin but you never know until you know. What Hamlin should remember is that the Buckeyes are always on television and Pitt - sometimes. Huge difference. Also our competition gets good this year so being on national television and grabbing an interception against Oklahoma is a fabulous thing. Wanna become a sensation ? Do it on the biggest stage and THEY WILL ALL NOTICE. You get that here not at Pitt.
Fuller would be fantastic as well. As I previously said, we could get them both. Be a big part of the #2 class or a big part of the #44 class or whatever Pitt might be ranked. This is not about it being convenient for you buddies.
What sucks is Mich is the front runner for Rashan Gary (#1 in espn 300 DT) and a strong possibility for a TE from California. I don't care if we finish behind LSU but I sure don't want to finish behind Mich. That is a loss because it all starts with recruiting. Hopefully there will be some late good news of some kind. Currently we're reading about '17 and '18 prospects. How about a story about how many spots we have left and who we're hoping to get ? C'mon Buckeye coaches !!!! work until the last minute to get the best new recruits that we can get.
Forgive me if I missed something but, TTUN just had a DT from Texas decommit and if I'm not mistaken, we were wanting a DT......
That kid would have a lot of motivation against ttun. I don't know if the kid is really good or not but it seems like something our Def coaches should be considering. He is a 4 star and we're considering kids ranked lower........ Why not take him ?
K'Von Wallace, a very quickly-rising two-star prospect from Highland Springs, Virginia, added Ohio
I hope we have plenty of recruits with a higher ranking. Two star kids should be told while we're chasing 5 star, and 4 star options we'll consider 3 stars if we don't land anything better and if at 2:00 pm on Feb 3, we don't get what we want.....we'll be a little more open minded.
Aubrey Solomon sounds great. I hope we ultimately get him. He's the 7th ranked DT in 2017 class. I'm wondering if we've offered and where we stand with the top ranked DT, number 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6th ranked DT. We should work towards trying to get the best of the best. If you're wealthy, you don't want to buy a good car.... you want and should get a great one.
I hope in next years recruiting we land the number 3 and number 7 DT.
This is a great thing for Buckeye Nation. Imagine Carolina has 4 Buckeye's and the browns barely have 1. Goes to show why the browns are the black hole of pro football. If you're not smart enough to value Buckeye's, you don't deserve to win. Don't forget the Bronco's also drafted our TE from last year. Not sure of the spelling of his name.
If Fuller is interested in also playing offense then we should agree. We have nothing to lose. Maybe he can play 2 - 4 plays a game at wr or h back. Obviously at his size he would be fabulous at db, I really hope that we get him. I heard we've slipped to second behind LSU.