Its a recruiting board, talent is and should be discussed...kids are ranked by multiple sites for everyone too see. I would also assume a player that OSU would/could take wouldnt be void of talent. Plenty of times its been said Player A is priority over player B, etc etc. Yes , I am curious as to opinion on the remaining OTs on the board and what kind of players they might be in the grand scheme of things. You also dont need to say a kid is a major step down to get the point across. Could say, " He's lower on OSU's board" or " A lot would have to happen for him to get taken" or even the " He's more of a project"...
How would you compare the remaining OTs you mentioned above to Eichenberg/Kraemer, talent wise? Is the drop off significant? I know ratings wise a guy like Cupp isnt anywhere close ( but that could be due to various reasons)
No, but given the circumstances ( NC last season, Ohio kids,etc) losing both is a tough pill to swallow. OSU had a GREAT weekend. Meyer and staff pulled in some fantastic prospects, but Id bet even Meyer is focused on the 1 battle he lost, how he can prevent it in the future and whom he can find to replace Liam on the board...
While anything can happen in recruiting, most of the insiders whom know Liam seem to agree that he isnt the type of kid to waffle on a commitment..sounds like one that will honor his verbal. Hopefully he decides on OSU, if not, I would consider this Meyer's biggest recruiting loss really...In State kid, whom had a early offer and one the coaches persued very heavily. ( not to mention all the hardware won) Wanna sign the top class, ya cant let these ones get away.
I think Danny Clark is going to be big in keeping Judson w/ OSU.
Agree on Ferns, hopefully he is in, but if not...It would be nice to land at least 1 legit LB since it'll be a small group (1-2).
All possible, though I think OSU is fighting an uphill battle for Corley,Eichenberg and Mitchell. I think Wohlabaugh might be a realistic option there if ND snags Liam.
1. Which class in your opinion will finish higher nationally, 2016 or 2017
2. QB croot'n, how likely is Wallace for OSU? soon? If not Wallace whom are some prospects w/ legit OSU interest and talent to earn an offer.
3. Over/Under new commitments for OSU this weekend
4. LB- Ferns or bust?
Looks n sounds like there is something too this....hopefully, Meyer and staff can set Walker's mind at ease. Losing a player of his caliber would certainly sting. Going into the Spring Game and coming off the National Title, I was hoping to have a little more positive momentum. Perhaps Birm will give his take in the Hurry Up.
Tom suggested that Kareem wasnt aware that Hill was already in the class, and only found out through twitter. (after he committed)
So the focus moves to Wallace....whats the "inside" intell there...good chance? great chance? are other QB offers going to start going out?
Though its far from an exact science, the TN CBs on 247 for Guarantano have continued, and coming off an OSU visit that seems very telling. fwiw I think this class ends up w/ a plan "c" type QB. One that isnt really on the radar now and isnt really among the top tier of QBs in the nation. 3* project of sorts....Would love to be wrong though and see Wallace commit to OSU.
Curious, how you think the staff handles things w Wallace. If they are unsure either way on JG, do they make a push for Wallace knowing they risk losing JG ( IF, Wallace decides to commit to OSU) or slow play Wallace to a degree, showing JG he is truly the clear cut #1 choice, but at same time risk losing both.
Both talented and OSU may simply just take the 1st guy to pull the trigger, so to speak...I assume they got their #1 target in Hausmann..the next 2 guys are probably on equal footing.
Birm typically says relationships win out....truthfully I dont know his relationship with the Rutgers staff, but it does seem that he and Meyer have a very good relationship. Perhaps a 1 mister Walker has spoken with his friend...Walker appears to be taking a leadership role.
I guess the biggest issue with Haskins is that it seems like the JG situation all over again...he's trending away, depth concerns plus he knows he wasnt the #1 target ( some kids take issue with that). Talent wise he may be next up, but as far as odds of landing him and where best to place OSU resources, im not so sure.
The QB in the 2016 class seems like thet would be in a great spot, depth wise. Redshirt year 1 ( as most do) , sit a year behind JT as a RS Freshman ( most likely), then as a RS Sophmore you are given the chance to win the starting job. Doesnt sounds like a awful positon to be in. 2 years in the system and a college weight room, and IF you win the job, its likely yours for the next few years. Hard to imagine a much better situation to be in really.
Is there a guy you think OSU stands the best chance with? Seems safe to assume the 2016 class wont get a QB commitment anytime in the near future, so will that have any effect on what most think will be a stellar 2016 class?
Lot of options imo, Hooker for example was one I think that was being looked at as a S...big, super athletic..then of course like mentioned Burrows, Erik Smith and a couple nice prospects in this most recent class.
So the staff will wait for him to pick Rutgers ( which it seems a few think will happen soon) then they will start to show more interest in other QBs? Seems like a risky move to a point, but obviously this staff knows what they are doing more then most. My only concern would be like I mentioned , a year in which the staff puts all the focus into a kid committed elsewhere , whom they cant flip and then are left with little options to replace him. FWIW I think the QB in the 2016 would be in be in great position to earn the starting job.