Williamson sounds mature for his age. Being close also helps w/him being able to get additional coaching from Coombs. Not s bad thing there. Like to see Grimes commit & shut down his recruiting so he can spend more time just being a kid. So many offers out there for 2 classes. Hard to keep straight who is in what class. The future is bright and in Urb I trust. Go Bucks!!!
Prince needs to red shirt if only to give Mick & Ed the time to get him perfect to replace Decker. Bowen could see action this yr. What a blessing to have the best OL coach & the linemen we have on the roster. Now to coach up Cupp. Go Bucks!!!
With limited spots I hope Cupp turns into a real stud or should I say slob. Spots are now going to get real tight once Cupp commits with 4 left. 1 WR, 1 or 2 DB, 1 LB, 1 or 2 DT that makes 4-6 spots. Eliminate the LB & 1 DT or DB to get to 25. If Victor waits to All-star game or later his chance for a spot could be gone if truly has an interest in tOSU. It all depends on Corley. Go Bucks!!!
Hamlin & Ford do want to play together but they are a yr apart so I didn't say package deal especially since we don't do them, unless there where 2 5* fantastic players both of whom we want. As where I got the idea about Ford not being high on u this is from above where Ford was quoted:
"Ford isn’t ready to name a leader or even a list of favorites. However, when asked about which schools are standing out and which programs have grabbed his attention, he listed five.
“I’d say Notre Dame, Penn State, Virginia Tech Arizona State and Pittsburgh,” said Ford. “I feel comfortable with the coaches and the schools and those are probably the ones recruiting me the hardest.” One glaring omission is Ohio State. When asked about his trip to Columbus for Friday Night Lights and where the Buckeyes stand, Ford said “I really don’t know.” That quote isn't a real good endorsement for tOSU. If you read anything remotely positive in that you're kidding yourself. Now '17 is a long way off & a lot can change. If Hamlin waits &1 or 2 others commit He'll be out of luck.
Hansford would be a good get if the staff isn't projecting a DB as a LB. Warrior would also look nice in S&G. Hamlin & Fuller want to play for the same team. Don't think it will be us as Hamlin wants to wait closer to NSD. Plus Fuller's attitude towards tOSU. Guys that want to be Buckeyes tend to practice & play a little harder. Warrior for example, plus could you see Warrior & Tuf playing together at some point! One site is stating that Corley is still 50/50 between MSU & tOSU. Go Bucks!!!
Recruiting has taken such a turn that we are now looking at 2018. Some schools are actually looking at 8th graders. Mostly likely to get ahead of everyone else so the kid remembers your name. But no idea of what he'll be like in 2 or 3 yrs. both on & off the field.
As for Walker, I haven't seen nor heard anything that makes me think he's anything but a Buckeye. Rene won't get a tOSU offer unless quite a few DBs decide against the good guys. Way too many interested already than we have room for. And its the same a almost every position. Interesting how quickly things changed; in the'14 class in May some were complaining how few commits we had, 6 if memory is correct, now for '17 we already have 10 & all are elite players! With many more heavy leans. We have to look at '18 to keep on recruiting.
If When we win the Natty this yr. recruiting is going to be in overdrive! Go Bucks!!!
Hey John Cooper, if your replying to my 2nd post I was questioning Dantonio's integrity for 2 times when he called kids at a tOSU camp to offer scholarships. I don't think he'd appreciate any coach doing the same to him. Yet a kid who has no offer unlike the other 2 MSU commits at FNL gets the boot. Just maybe Cupp wanted to get additional coaching since he wasn't going to get offered. If your replying to my 1st post I was stating that he made MSU relevant by coaching up 3* players and it could come back & bite him in the ass. By the way I started following recruiting in '68 while soph. helping Tim Anderson who played opposite of Jack Tatum, who I also knew, was recruiting a kid that went to VFMA (Valley Forge Military Academy) where I also had gone & made him feel like he wasn't alone. Since then when ever some from there came in town I got a call to help him feel more comfortable. VFMA was also where the movie "Taps" was filmed starring a young Tom Cruise, Timothy Hutton, starred in.
What's really bad about the Cupp situation is Dantonio didn't think anything wrong calling 2 different kids at two different times to offer them while they were camping with us! That's pure b.s. Its ok for him to call during our camp but a kid w/o a tOSU offer comes in to get more coaching is dumped. He may have wanted an offer or just maybe wanted to get better. My respect for Dantonio is now gone. Go Bucks!!!
For a team that built themselves into contender by taking 3* players & coaching them up, MSU may start to lose out on the 3*s & if they can't continue to get 4* players they may pay big time for the treatment of Cupp. The classes of '16 & '17 are going to be a race to see who gets in. Great time to be a Buckeye when you have turn away 4* players because of better players already committed. Hamlin & Ford want to play together. If their choice is tOSU they better hurry space at CB is going fast in both classes. Especially in '17 w/LeCounte showing high interest. All depends on how many we take.
A. Jackson is leaning towards tOSU especially after Stacy Elliott (Zeke's Dad) had a long comversation with Jackson's Father. Sure hope he commits to the good guys. Also appears that Mitchell still might be a take for us. I still think Corley is just stringing us on. Take Mitchell if he commits first & let Corley go to Tenn. Go Bucks!!!
If Hamlin & Ford want to play together at tOSU they need to commit now or Ford may not get in. LeCounte appears to be leaning heavily towards us based on FNL. Of course Pryor could end up as a walk-out LB. Go Bucks!!!
Jackson has built relationships w/staff, current players, & commits. He's in. Don't think we get Corley he seems enamored w/Tenn. Crowell is the WR that Mack called Urb about. He just might be our 2nd WR w?Mack. From what I've read it appears LeCounte is leaning heavily & might have given a silent verbal. With Hamlin & Ford wanting to play together I think its either tOSU or Pitt. One is '16 while Ford is "17. Things are looking very bright indeed. Possibly back to back #1 classes & back to back Natty. Especially w/Brax running from the H-back. Image him on a jet sweep or even throwing a short pass to a wide open receiver off the jet sweep. DC have to watch so many weapons & we can't even get all on the field at the same time. Go Bucks!!!
Great day to be a Buckeye!!! Bosa the start of FNL!!!! Now for Grimes, Pryst, Hamlin, Fuller, Harris, People-Jones, Richardson> Waiting for so many Booms, hope we get one from Jackson. What a D-Line, Cooper, Jackson, Bosa, Hall. (can't remember the other DE) What a great start on the eve of FNL!
Go Bucks!!! Bring on the Booms!! Space is getting tighter in '16! To think we had fewer commits in'14 than we do now for '17!
What a great day to be a buckeye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome Nick!!! BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bosa, Jackson, Hamlin, Pryts, Ford, LeCounte, Corley or Mitchell, Harris, Richardson,Victor, NCM, Farrell, to name a few. There's gonna be a lot of BOOMS w/in the next 2 weeks or less! And some very disapointed FSU fans for Bosa especially the ones who stated "time to move the CB." Looked up the '17 class & they showed 2 collegesw/recruits us w/8 & Ohio w/4. Go Bucks!!!
Not commenting on how many elite WR that have us as the top choice. If the #1 or 2receiver wants to commit on NSD, Urb will find a way to make room. Same holds for anyone very high on our list at any position. I too like Black but don't know where he stands on the staff's list.
Cage would be a nice get to go along w/1 of the big 3. Looking forward to some big time Booms Friday & then for a week or two. Grimes, Bosa,Jackson (?), Hamlin, Jones, Corley or Mitchell. Think Corley is all MSU just visiting 'cause his father wants to slow things down. Hope Mitchell blows everyone away we'll still have room for Victor or NCM somehow. Go Bucks!!!
If we take all the elite WR that want in our class would be all WRs. I do like this kid, has the size we need & keeps defenders off so he can make the catch. But what about People-Jones, Greene,& Green not to mention Grimes who is going to commit to tOSU. Go Bucks!!!
Congats to both Ohio Speed & Grangel. Ohio Speed, your wife could have C-Section. Just don't tell her I suggested it, don't need some enraged pregnant woman looking to kill me. Especially before the season starts. Go Bucks!!!
Hey Seattle, he tried to but discovered that U of P only has a stadium no team.
Read yesterday that LeCounte was leaning towards tOSU & when asked about a commitment at FNL he wasn't planning to but you never know what can happen. Sounds good for us. Also both Bosa & Grimes are tOSU locks and going to commit sometime after FNL. Yet Grimes & Greene went to FSU w/Greene working out. Pryts CB says tOSU & PSU w/only Tom Loy picking ND, yet have read earlier today that its between tOSU & ND w/no mention of PSU. Go Bucks!!!
Hey KB, its been a little warmer than 105 the last few days, though it rained today a whopping .04". It may be warm (hot) but at least no f***ing snow.
The CB also shows only Tom Loy for ND everyone else picked us or State Penn. Pryst very well could be a Buckeye since his last visit is w/tOSU & not going to ND. Also read that LeCounte is now a tOSU lean.
Also read that Hill loves to hit & is willing to play safety if the staff wants him to. Go Bucks!!!
Don't even think that about Hall. He's way to good to lose. Trust in the coaching staff on all recruits '16, '17. & '18. On the rare occasion that we lose someone Urb has gotten a better one. Can't wait til FNL expecting several booms for about 1 week. Go Bucks!!!
I'm not sold on Hudson. He needs to go to FNL & workout as a DL. Another season playing OL w/o any passpro isn't going to get him noticed. Butler is down the list we have roughly 6 DBs ranked higher any who could commit at FNL. He also must be high on Hairballs list which tells something of the caliber of player they're going after. (though they did get an OL that's very good....maybe some flips to tOSU or MSU) Need some BOOMS at FNL or there abouts Nick. Still think he's all Buckeye,Mom, Uncle, & Brother all went there. Go Bucks!!!
thje 2 most important kids are Farrell & Jackson. Yes.TTUN does hire HC and parents (mainly moms) to give them the edge in recruiting top recruits. Look at what Gary's Mom said when they visited TTUN. Charlie knows what we like & had everything laid out & would never lead us astray. To me hiring specific people like HCs & moms of top players ought to be against league or NCAA rules. I don't mind hiring people who run or worked for state or local recruit training camps as a big deal even though it is an advantage but not nearly the same as moms & HCs of top recruits. Especially when mom works for the football team. So far it hasn't done them any good. Like to keep it that way. We'll still have the top recruiting class in the BIG. Go Bucks!!!
Birm, great write up. Think we're going to see 25 since Urb has been hinting at that many. Maybe saving one for NSD or a flip. Farrell, Fuller, Pryts, Bosa, Jackson, possibly Victor or Mitchell WR since Corley & NCM are out of the picture,Kelly or Hansford LB, and one left for surprise or NSD,or flip. Any way it goes it will be a great class. Go Bucks!!!
Actually you forgot one tOSU assistant - Bo before he was HC at Miami of Ohio.
His handwriting is worse than mine; Oh that's right my writing hand is crippled! Damn that's Jay. I too would throw that into a shredder fast as I could. What a horrible way to ask for a job. He must have used Hairball's son for help.