Andrew, I'm curious about the comment you made regarding Sheffield. You said he'd be a realistic option to join the class if Wade flips to Alabama. However the way I see it OSU can add Sheffield even if Wade stays committed. The numbers easily say it can be done. 15 current commits with 6-7 more. They can easily add Sheffield and still keep wade
Not so sure that he gets an offer. More likely they stick with 2 OL if they don't land Smith. Just my opinion. Plus there are a handful of stud OL in the 2018 class that are high on osu
Gonna be an intense couple months with the remaining commits. 16 now with 5-6 more to fill out the class, with the following targets;
Offense: Akers, Harris, an OL potentially (they won't reach to add one to replace the Colorado kid)
Defense: Browning, Wilson, Tuefele, Okudah, Bolden
my guess is they finish up with 5 defense players, Browning, Wilson, Tuefele, Okudah and Bolden. Harris may sneak in there though too
Not sure if Strong will be a DC candidate. Read somewhere that he and Urban had a falling out after Urban left Florida
Sources saying that if Herman goes to LSU, Charlie strong staying at Texas increases dramatically. The Texas president likes him and wants to see him stay
Great point Andrew. Hope you're still optimistic that Browning lands at OSU
I like Wiltfong a lot and he's really good at what he does, but when he makes his CB selections, whether new or flips, he never provides a reason.
They have room to take 4-5 more in the 2017 class. If the unthinkable happens and they get all 4 guys you mentioned they will still most certainly take Bolden. Harris on the other hand is a question mark, despite Urban saying they would make room for him. IMO I don't think Akers will be a buckeye. Replace him with Harris and end up with 22
Bolden, Okudah, Tuefele, Browning and Jaylen Harris. Things are cooling on Akers unfortunately. Perhaps Morgan Ellison as an option if they want to take another RB
Here are my thoughts on this topic. I think both Fickel and Warriner are gone after this year. Fickel was actually offered 2 MAC jobs over the past couple years but decided to stay. I think he gets a better offer after this year, perhaps a Big 10 job like Purdue. Schiano will take over as sole DC and they'll have to look for a new OC. And frankly I hope they find someone with a creative mind and better offensive play calling system. Today's game against Indiana shows how inconsistent Warriner can be. The play calls at certain times were very head scratching.
With the exception of Gillison I think all those guys will be Buckeyes. There's 7 right there
I disagree regarding Wade. I can definitely see OSU adding both Okudah and Bolden and still keep Shaun Wade. They can fill out 5 or 6 more spots
Akers, Browning, Hines, Tuefele, Okudah and Bolden, making a total of 23
I agree that Bubba joins the class, but I disagree with you regarding Wade. I think in the end he sticks with OSU. I see this class ending up at 22 or 23 which will be plenty of room for all the DBs....including Okudah, Bolden AND Shaun Wade
Funny that Oregon is currently his CB leader and now they're not in his Top 7
The question I have is Leonard Taylor being recruited as a TE or DE?
Simmons isn't going anywhere. If they get 1 more LB it's likely to be Browning
I strongly believe the 2017 class will end up at 21 or 22 and the final targets are...
Akers - RB
Trey Smith - OL
Browning - LB
Wilson - DT
My opinion is they take 4 more with Akers, Browning, Tuefele and Okudah finishing the class. And keep Wade
As much as I would truly love Andrews predictions to become a reality I just don't see it happening. There's no way 7 more can be added for a total of 23. Especially now that it seems more likely that Shaun Wade will stick with OSU. If Dobbins leaves I can possibly see all 7 guys. But I agree with other guys on this post that Browning and Harris will go elsewhere, and the other 5 commit to the good guys and Dobbins stays as well for a total of 21
What's the progression of Kevin Feder? Since Pridgen was the backup to Jones at tackle, can Feder step up now. Dude is a physical beast
Id like to correct Andrew, and say that Grace will be a Freshman since he's in the class of 2020
No Conley on the Thorpe list? Major surprise
What's ur question?
Starting to get a little worried now. He's the DB I want OSU to get the most
I'm in the banking industry and I love it when someone says "I want to open a checkings account" urban Meyers would say that