Gholston Picks a Number and Other Catchup Bits

By Jason Priestas on May 5, 2008 at 7:00 am
NY Daily News Photo

Apologies for the lack of updates, but the real world comes knocking every now and then. These are just a few of the items that caught my eye last week.

The Gun Show has taken part in his first practice as a Jet, but settled on a new number before doing so. 56 is now officially the new scary. The New York press were quick to make an LT connection, which Gholston deflected:

"He played for the Giants, a whole different team. For me, it's a good number. There are only so many numbers you get to choose from as a linebacker."

The New York Daily News article linked above also pointed out that the last Jet to wear 56 was former "third round bust" Anthony Schegel. Ouch.

Excellent blog, but definite Buckeye haters The Big Lead are playing up a dinner between Terrelle Pryor and Cris Carter the night before the spring game at Eddie George's joint on campus. Pryor was already signed by this time and we're sure he paid for the dinner, right? Right? So, nothing to see here. Move along.

Scout updated their 2009 recruit rankings and six Buckeye commits are featured in the top 100, more than any other school. What's most amazing, though is the fact that all six are defenders.

Buckeye Commits in the Scout 100
Rank Pos Name
5 LB Dorian Bell
29 DT Johnny Simon
56 CB Darrell Givens
59 CB C.J. Barnett
74 DE Melvin Fellows
81 S Jamie Wood

I'm pretty sure the 2011 defensive two-deep is going to earn an MA rating.

Georgia and Texas each have five recruits in the top 100, while USC and LSU have for a piece.

Michigan and Michigan State each have two members of the top 100 and Illinois has one. I realize it's way early, but at the pace Tressel is roping in top flight players relative to the lack of activity from conference brethren leads me to wonder if the Buckeyes wouldn't be better off seceding from the Big Ten and trying to play full-time in the SEC. At this pace, the team's only legitimate challenge will be once a year in January unless something is done. (Woo-hoo bitches Buckeye fan is nearly back and after September 13th will once again be shitting in coolers nationwide.)

Zook's interloping into the fertile Ohio recruiting grounds is getting more notice and the Zooker is obviously pretty proud of his work. Good thing the Vest delivered that Melvin Fellows smack-down, to keep the upstart in check.