I seen a interview w/ another 16 OL prospect (name escapes me) who said he talks to Warriner a lot and has a great relationship with him...though it was odd that it wasnt the same way w/ Liam.
Nice to see you think Baker ends up in this class....do you think that is a result of Muschamp losing his job, Durkin getting a HC position or just deciding he would rather stay in Columbus? Think it goes til signing day?
I wouldnt write Collier off so fast..He will have advantages over any QB coming in now ( experience w/ the offense and time in a college weight room) not to mention, no one really knows what he is capable of..The kid certainly looks the part physically and by most accounts may have one of the best work ethics on the team. I dont think he is just going to concede the QB spot to other prospects simply because they were rated higher or garnered more attention coming in. Predicting JT's successor at this point is just a wild guess.
Would think at 210lbs coming out of highschool, a good college S&C program (OSU has a great 1) could get him up around 230-235
Not the best news...things can change in a hurry though. Just a week ago, alot of people liked where OSU stood with him. The Buckeyes have some promising young CBs, but would have been nice to add another.
Could be nothing more then the staff just trying to plan for the future w/ Knox. It looks like a smaller class of linemen in the 15 cycle, and the 2 we do have look to be tackles...OSU may not take a true guard type in the 15 class. You've gotta look ahead a bit, especially w/ the OLine and make sure the unit can rebuild itself when players leave. I could see the staff being comfortable w/ guard play enough that they will redshirt Knox to get some seperation from the current guys and use him as a big piece going forward.
Mike, will his commitment have any bearing on Stump possibly getting a offer and joining this class? I know you mentioned Stump as a good possibility at one point.
With Kirk trending elsewhere, and somewhat of a lack of skill position players in this class thus far, is it likely that EGW will fill that "hybrid" role ? Also would be curious as to the take on why OSU is having a hard time bringing in skill players this class ( young guys already here?, kids concerned about OSU's offense?, just bad luck so far?)
lol, Im not saying TG will be a WR...but honestly, if you list Gibson,Cager and Stump in order at the WR positon as far as talent goes, would TG not top that list?
I really like Cager too, I would want him in the class even if OSU did land Kirk and Van. Just seems for one reason or another OSU is having a bit of trouble closing the deal on a top WR prospect.
Feels like Gibson will be the best WR in this Buckeye class....
Skill position recruiting this cycle has been a bit of a let down...obviously still time, but not alot of names being linked to OSU. Of the above mentioned only Cager could be considered likely to end up in this class. Would the staff be content with only Cager? Does bringing in a guy like Torrance Gibson give the Buckeyes enough of a viable option to not take another WR. (if he cant land the QB job).
Odds are WRs commiting to this class will be catching balls from, Braxton (if he returns and they are good enough to get minutes early), JT , Then Collier/Gibson/Burrow..thats a decent group of QBs to look at. I know they may focus mainly on the QB in their class but in most ideal cases the QB is going to see the field a bit later then the WRs. Skill position recruiting in this class has been a bit of a bummer this far. If Van does indeed go elsewhere thats a couple misses on kids who were all but guaranteed in this class a few months ago...while other players are trending elsewhere and I really havent heard alot of new names pop up. Outside of EGW, id be curious if the staff now sees at least 2 quality WRs in this class. ( not counting Gibson as a WR either).
By most accounts UM will not have the shear numbers to finish quite that high...they will have a strong star average, but they have very limited spots remaining and a already small class.
It feels like skill position recruiting has hit a tiny bit of a speed bump thus far. Perhaps its because of all the young talent already in Columbus, maybe its just bad luck. OSU has been fortunate to land that "homerun hitter" type player the last few cycles (Wilson,Samuel). Kirk is obviously that guy this year but with him trending away, id be curious if there is anyone else that would fit that "homerun" label , that OSU has a legit shot at. Does OSU get a guy like that this class or turn its sights onto the 2016 kids?
For some reason i think this one is just a matter of time...