Fake Recruit Rated 3 Star by Rivals

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LCT's picture

Doesn't this really say it all?

Lifetime vs. UM: L 9-1, C 8-0, T 5-0
Ohio State University President Jim Tressel

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stxbuck's picture

Only a 3 star worthy fake job.....................starhanderouters are slippin'..............

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IHadToGoogleArchiesMiddleName's picture

too bad they didn't name the kid Manti

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buckeyefan67's picture

Manti Mirage sounds like a good name as an example of a true "Michigan Man".

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Poco Loco's picture

What else is one to expect in this day and age. Wasn't there a saying to the effect that you should only believe half of what you read and a quarter of what you hear?

a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana

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youra6's picture

Rivals isn't the only one. Tweet say that 247 did it too. 

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Moneymike's picture

Rivals actually ranked him. An account got made automatically with 247, they never ranked him like rivals.

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CardaleFTW's picture

247 didn't give him a ranking, but since Rivals did, it affects his 247 composite ranking.

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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brband64's picture

"It feels great ... it feels like, 'Shit, I got it.'" ~ Jeff Hafley

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BrutusB's picture

Jammie Jammie-Jammie was an OSU star though.

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Rocket Man's picture

Fudge.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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Dstacify's picture

Has Harbaugh pitched a tent at this fake recruit's house yet lol?

11 Strong.

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crusher's picture

Yes, in his Khakis.

Don't listen to Freddy P. Soft

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OSU56's picture

and he has his Pajama's......

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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chemicalwaste's picture

In plain sight...

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

If he was a fake recruit offered by OSU instead of Bama, he’d lose a star.

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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Ohbucksclan20's picture

Shows you how crazy recruiting is getting. You would think rivals would check their sources before putting a profile up. As hard as I am on Wiltfong, at least he checks with his sources before reporting something.

Go Bucks!

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FieldsofJreams's picture

A big red flag for 247 should have been he went from an Amherst College D3 offer to offers from Alabama and Florida.

What this makes clear to me is that Saban and all the other big-time coaching staffs are the REAL evaluators of talent.  The recruiting services for the most part just follow along.

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BrutusB's picture

Imagine how shitty you'd feel if you were one of the guys ranked below him

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bucknut1994's picture

Bob Knight did this before. Made up Ivan Renko

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Renko

#94Ways

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buckzilla1's picture

I remember that. All about the $$$$$$$. Knight had a point then and it is obviously true to this day. 

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Sounds like this guy.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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SharkBuck's picture

That is awesome.  Never heard that before.

Sharkbuck

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Holy shit, Knight was trolling before the internet was a thing. That's amazing.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

So in other words, all these rankings systems are bullshit? Who would've thought that?

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Stephen A.: He's more of a running QB based on what I've seen.

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milhouse4588's picture

The heroes we didn't know we needed.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

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Wargor's picture

When this guy is arrested for molesting collies we can all breath a sigh of relief that we dodged yet another bullet.

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Knarcisi's picture

UNC should sign him. Then he could go to fake classes. 

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Mastro16's picture

He wouldn’t have to go.. They could just send the fake tutor to take the classes for him

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CauseICouldntGoFor3's picture

He could date Manti Teo's fake girlfriend. 

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soldierdad's picture

Torrence Gibson down votes the fake tutor idea.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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CALPOPPY's picture

They could just send the fake tutor to take the classes for him

but they do that for all of their students...

Memento mori

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Lmfao what a fake recruiting site Rivals is becoming. Saban would never offer anyone under a 4*. Hilarious

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

So, is this fake news or real news about fake things? Maybe someone will make a deep fake about the fake recruit. 

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

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bd2999's picture

It is real news. It just shows the failure of the recruiting agencies to do their job.

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smibr37's picture

Hey Mod edit:  If he was an OSU target, would this article have stayed in it's original forum

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Desymond's picture

If the fake profile said he was from Ohio, people here would be clamoring for an offer to the kid anyways. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Dammit, beat me by 3min

Shandy is not beer

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avail31678's picture

I personally think the Bucks should go after him.  Seems like one of those under-the-radar 3-star types.

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Could say he has a lot to prove.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Is he from Ohio?

Shandy is not beer

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soldierdad's picture

Obviously not or KY would also have offered.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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Rocket Man's picture

Somehow brings back this flashback from April 1, 1985

https://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/15/curious-case-sidd-finch

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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analyticalguy's picture

I remember that issue. Great job by SI.

It also brings to mind a case (that I can't find a citation for) from about 80-100 years ago when someone made up a college and its football team, and sent in the scores of its fake ever-more-dominating wins to one or more newspapers over the course of a season, even making up snippets about some of its best players, leading some in the media (and perhaps polls) to consider it one of the top teams in the country. I'll have to do some more research to see if I can find anything on it. You'd think the "experts" would have grown more savvy by now, but I guess not.

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analyticalguy's picture

I'm too technically inept to insert a link while using my cell phone, but for an account, Google "Plainfield Teachers College football hoax." It wasn't as long ago as I thought - just 1941 - and the star player was Johnny Chung.

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gobucks1966's picture

I shouldn't bring this up because I am not 100% sure how this went down but a recruit about 15 or more years ago was going to commit to us. How ever no one on the staff never new anything about him. Any old timers here recall that situation?

Denny

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

OUUUUUCH, that's gonna hurt. Also, hilarious.

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Buckeye Knight's picture

What's even better is that the SEC bagmen gave some random kid some cash.

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Kernfan's picture

If Bama pulls Blake's scholly, I am sure he will be accepted at the South Harmon Institute of Technology, assuming he can navigate their tricky website application process.

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AzBuckeye73's picture

Sounds like he may be Captain Tuttle's grandson.

When All Is Said And Done, There’s A Lot More Said Than Done - Aesop

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I mean....he's a perfect fit for Notre Dame right? How has that joke not been made yet.

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