Were mustache rides involved by any chance?
PT on the DL doesn't mean same thing as at most other positions though. No D lineman can play every defensive snap - they wouldn't make it to the end of the game. There really isn't a true one-tech on the roster right now. They wouldn't necessarily want one in there on every play (e.g. the Rushmen package), but as long as Wilson is as good as advertised, I can't imagine they'd have Hill play a position (one-tech) that's not natural for him when they can move him to 3-tech and play Wilson. I would guess that Wilson could play from day one in any package that calls for a one-tech.
You're right, wikipedia tells me App State has transitioned from FCS to FBS, starting in 2013. I'm out of the loop! Though Hunter Renfrow was in the recruiting class of 2014, at which point App State wasn't fully FBS, meaning he decided to walk on at Clemson rather than taking the scholarship from non-fully-FBS App State.
And yes, they are both 'group of 5' schools (App State is in the Sun Belt). But even within group of 5 teams there's a range. There are Boise State and BYU, and then there's Arkansas State. Ellison has offers from Miami (NTM), BGSU, Toledo, and now Indiana. Walking on at OSU over all those offers seems extremely unlikely.
Hah, I was wondering why 247's score for OSU's class changed slightly, after they'd already updated all four recruiting services.
+1 for name and picture, XIII!
Too bad for them they don't have a coach that will do very much with that player. If OSU keeps going to the CFP, they are unlikely to face LSU.
On the other hand, I didn't see any teams that particularly benefited from the adjustments. Bama inched up just a tiny bit, and I don't believe the team rankings were affected.
Also, the hits weren't really huge except Myers. And Chase Young made a sizeable leap ahead. Wade made out OK too.
"Darron Lee was a 3* added at last minute" in 3, 2, 1 ...
....and 11 of the Top 70.
This is what sets Meyer's recruiting classes apart from everyone except Bama. This year there is no shortage of 5*s in the class of course, but in years past Clemson, Georgia, etc would get more 5*s than OSU, but Meyer does an amazing job with top-100 players. If you compare the top 19 recruits from all programs, this class comes out miles ahead of everyone.
The fact that Myers is that high tells you that 247 hasn't updated with the new rankings from at least some of the other services. Look in the OP where Myers is now ranked by each of the 4 services and you'll see that there's no way that comes out to #32 in the composite.
Not Davis, but Myers and Grimes will I think.
Ah yes, I see Grimes fell pretty far in Rivals and Scout rankings. Because of the ACL tear you think?
You think Myers and Davis lose their composite 5th stars once 247 updates?
Yep, good catch! He's right above Tufele, but I didn't notice that he's a DT.
For one, the 'RS Freshman' and '2017 incoming' columns may as well be combined for eligibility purposes: both have 4 years left. Also, this distribution is the only possible outcome when you have ~15 early draft departures in two years. The columns are "years of eligibility left" groupings, and the two columns on the left, which are draft eligible, have been heavily depleted.
1) Very happy for Vrabel.
2) A little conflicted. In my dreams Vrabel replaces Meyer when Meyer is done. But if he's a successful NFL HC before Meyer is done, it seems less likely to happen.
Yes, 247 released their final ranking of 5*s for this cycle today - only 32 players. Some, like Davis for some strange reason, lost their 5th star and are not included in this release. Myers too, but that was expected.
Probably because it's only partial, it doesn't seem to have been propagated to their full online database yet. The only place they seem to appear so far is in that linked article. Over the next few days they should roll out the rest of their 'top247', at which point everything should be updated.
Probably more willing to shake things up in 2017 than in years prior. Price's OG spot is essentially open as well, since Prince hasn't played there. Knox didn't acquit himself well in the bowl game, so it would probably be very hard for him to win the starting spot without a major breakthrough, but he'll be in it. So maybe a 3-way race between Prince, Knox, and Davis? Burrell may also figure in there I suppose, though he seemed to completely disappear in 2016.
Wilson has fallen in updated versions of both rivals and 247's own rankings (only 5*s released so far), while Tufele went up in both. Tufele is now the #1 DT in 247's own rankings at #14, while Wilson fell to #31.
Davis is an OG with no designs on becoming OT, he doesn't have the size. On the other hand, he's the top OG this year and is apparently very polished. Unfortunately he's not an EE, so he'll have to impress very quickly if he's going to start at either Guard position in 2017.
EDIT: Actually I see that Davis is 6-5, 310, so he definitely has the size to play OT. However, all the recruiting guys (Birm, Gleitman, etc) always talk about him as a polished Guard. I don't remember OT ever being mentioned.
Apparently Davis is ready to challenge for a starting spot at Guard as well, unlike Myers.
Were Williamson and Riep always rated lower by Rivals than by other services, or did they both take huge tumbles?
I think part of the reason we didn't see Hooker in 2015 was that D was not a problem on that team. Why fix what ain't broke? They had plenty on their minds with the offense sputtering.
I suppose at SOME point the difference between programs willing to give you a scholarship and programs willing to have you as preferred walk on that walking on makes sense, but Ellison can get scholarships from D1A schools.
The solution to this seems easy. Get Wilson, then he starts at 1-tech, Bosa starts at 3-tech, and Cooper+Young start on either side.