Zachary Evans, the No. 1 Overall Prospect in the Class of 2020, Includes Ohio State in Top Five

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Cooper's picture

What? I didn’t even know OSU was recruiting him. They must just be a hat on the table, right?

Also, dropping the Texas schools is very interesting. Sounds like he wants to go to a winner.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

So you are telling me there is a chance?

I was under the impression that Texas fans had this guy locked in w/ them as the second-coming of Ricky Williams?

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Fight To THE End's picture

Lloyd Christmas: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?

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So aMaysn's picture

“Mary I desperately want to make love to a school boy!”

GO BUCKS!

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Colortv1967's picture

Sounds like? He definitely wants to go to a winner. Based on that desire and comment about Texas, I see it between Georgia and Alabama.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

And here I was yesterday, cheering that UGA lost out on Marshawn Lloyd.

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huffdaddy's picture

Call me when he visits Columbus. 

I'm happy he views us as natty-caliber. But call me when he visits. 

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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PRO8's picture

 DING DING DING  Candygram for Mongo  Candygram for Mongo

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Moneymike's picture

He's visiting next month I believe

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

JK Dobbins, do your thing. 

In related news, Tom Herman missed the cut. LOLZ

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Herman will now try to sabotage his decision.

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Bucks19's picture

That same Tom Herman that this exact board had him the second coming of Urban Meyer? 

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Dstacify's picture

That was before Herman decided to pout about losing the Garrett Wilson recruiting battle to OSU in the most petty way imaginable.

11 Strong.

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Dstacify's picture

What? We're supposed to think HIGHLY of Herman after that? I am glad to see Zach Smith gone no question but that doesn't change the fact that Tom Herman is shady as hell (and that's putting it mildly).

11 Strong.

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CowCat's picture

Or when Herman slipped $10,000 to Courtney Smith. That's indirectly interfering with OSU's coaching staff.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Silver Sniper's picture

In related news, Tom Herman missed the cut. LOLZ

Oh boy, here comes another Bret McMurphy article about OSU Football... 

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SuperFanBuck's picture

Probably just a hat on the table.  OSU has clout and simply including them gives your selection more prestige.  However you never know what can happen in recruiting. Get this kid to Columbus ASAP for an official.  Hammer home the point of rich RB tradition and draft history along with depth chart and let the chips fall where they may. 

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Buctor's picture

Don't discount the click!  Include a reference the Ohio State in anything and the number increases. By large numbers!!!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Hovenaut's picture

What's the mensa with this picture?

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

I don’t even Wally’s know how I feel about this... everyone is saying hat on the table, and the #1 is thinking about the scarlet and grey, that can’t be a bad thing right? But I’m really high on Milton and Robinson, these are two guys our coaching staff has put time and effort into... my biggest concern is, those two see this and start getting seconds thoughts... I truly hope this doesn’t chase them away or start second guessing tOSU and their commitment to them (Milton and Bijan)

RyanPH

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Bucks19's picture

It won’t work that way. Day will be totally honest about the fact they are his dudes. And that’s a fact. 

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

Absolutely, without a doubt I have all the faith in the world that coach day will be able to navigate this “problem” (if you want to call trying to choose which 5* RB you want to pursue more, when all of them are interested in your program a problem) I worry though because with the kids now a days wanting to be in the spotlight, and want to play now, and be the big man on campus, I just don’t want this to get in the heads of Milton and/or Bijan... has anyone noticed Evans’ 5 and Milton’s 4 are awfully similar... except the one school everyone CBd Milton to choose from the beginning 

RyanPH

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

Plus if you look at the common schools in the mix for these two premier backs... Alabama has a 4* who is ranked the 13th running back and oklahoma has a 5* kid that is ranked 4th at the RB position... so hopefully that kind of eliminates those two, but who knows... I’m just trying to stay as optimistic as possible when it comes to landing an elite back st the “Cadillac” position

RyanPH

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Bucks19's picture

I think you are making this a much bigger thing than it is. 

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

Yeah maybe, but that’s ok because this is recruiting and every little thing is blown out of proportion... someone could see a “pondering” emoji face on a recruits twitter feed and all the website message boards blow up with the “OH MY GOD!!!! Did you see that on So and So’s Twitter? WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS?!?!?! AHHHHHHH” 

RyanPH

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The Rill Dill's picture

Longest sentence in history of printed words.

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Woodshed's picture

Is that a number 3 jersey on the osu guy?

is he reppin Brandon saine??

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Cooper's picture

Jamario O’Neal, per multiple sources.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Dr. IlliBuckeye's picture

His Twitter handle makes me think another Zeke playing up in Dallas should have a chat with him.

Buckeye in the desert of Washington state.

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Major H's picture

I noticed that, too, Doc. 

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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rkylet83's picture

I’m just happy Herman won’t get him.  Maybe he can console himself at the local Austin gentleman’s club.  

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Eph97's picture

Or hang out at DFW and chat up some airline attendants

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McGrind's picture

Not that there is anything wrong with that...

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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seyekcuB's picture

@runzekerun? Maybe he wants to follow in his footsteps.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

The young man is smart, Texas Tom is a fraud; they are nowhere close to being "back".  He said they barely beat UGA, and I would add a completely disinterested UGA at that.  If this matchup occured in the regular season, I don't see Texas winning the game at all.

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Bucks19's picture

Oh yes they are close to being back. VERY close in fact. Let’s not put our emotions in front of some of the facts. 

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FieldsofJreams's picture

It depends on your definition of back, I thought it was them competing for national championships.  ATM that is completely out of the question.  OU and tOSU (depending on Day) are not even in the Bama/Clemson/UGA tier, that has a death-grip on the CFP.

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Berg2004's picture

Last I checked, UGA has yet to make it to the CFP. Yeah, Bama is the reason why, but tough sh*t. You wanna be the best, beat the best. 

Oklahoma, Bama, Clemson, and Ohio State have proven more in the CFP era than UGA ever has. Recruiting rankings are nice but don’t mean that you’ve “arrived”.

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Woodshed's picture

Georgia made the playoffs 2 years ago

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Snake64's picture

Correction: UGA made the CFP championship game and lost in OT to Bama.... Yeeeeeeeeeeshhh

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Yimmied's picture

You have a short memory. They made the CFP 2 years ago in 2017. Played in a insane 2OT Rose Bowl game against Oklahoma and then lost the National Title in OT when Bama brought in Tua 

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Berg2004's picture

Yeah my fault. I forgot. 

They still haven’t won shit! Haha!

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Bucks19's picture

Berg - just two years ago. And one play away from getting there last year. 

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Snake64's picture

Why do we find ourselves feeding into the SEC bias and then bitch about it when outsiders do it. Every time an SEC team loses in a bowl game it's "oh they weren't that interested" "they felt like they got burned by the CFP so they didn't really want to play that crummy bowl game". Auburn vs UCF or Georgia vs Texas ring a bell? 

Cmon with that BS, the SEC is overrated Texas is closer to being on par with SEC powers than you'd like to admit. They beat Oklahoma on a neutral field and Georgia in SEC country.

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Octobersownlibra's picture

The No 1. player in the country disagrees

Ryan day the goat....and yes I pee on ttun all the time

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Yes outside of Bama (except when they tossed around the GOAT claims this year) and Georgia, the rest of the SEC is severley overrated.  Comparing Texas to Bama though, is like comparing Texas to Maryland.  There is a world of difference in the talent level b/w the two.

I don't really get some of the Longhorn love in this thread.  Are you wanting to go contrarian to the Herman haters?

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Dasniksder's picture

If I was the number one running back in the country I would probably have the same final five. Of course I would choose OSU but the other four hats would like impressive on the table. I would consider putting Clemson in over Oklahoma, but that ugly purple and orange hat would be an eyesore.

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Silver Sniper's picture

As well as the culture of grabbing dudes crotches and taking steroids is not good either.

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BuckeyeBLaub's picture

How does UGA and more importantly LSU keep making the cut for all of these top prospects despite not wining a thing? 

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Bucks19's picture

Georgia is just shy of jumping us as the “it” school. Both on and off the field. Lost in the Natty two years ago and was one stupid fake punt call from playing in two straight playoffs.

With the possible top QB in the 2020 NFL draft playing in front of the best OL in CFB, and top recruiting classes they’re not going away any time soon  I’d say they are here to stay.  Sorry!

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PhillyNut's picture

Oddly they are right there now. Hard to figure how ttun with its last full championship coming in 1948, Penn State last one being 1986, Georgia in 1980, and Notre Dame in 1988 still manage to be in the running for so many top recruits.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Bucks19's picture

Those schools have a lot to offer off the field as well as on. It’s HARD to win a Natty! Think about us from 1968 to 2002. 

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BuckeyeBLaub's picture

I understand Georgia a little more ... but like I said the LSU rise is perplexing to me. 

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Snake64's picture

LSU is a joke. Haven't really been relevant or competitive since 2008.

Georgia is and has been legitimate for awhile and as relevant as OSU on the national stage

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CowCat's picture

I don't understand LSU either,, but I do know there are a lot of great players in the state of Georgia. UGA must be convincing a lot of them to stay in-state.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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EZE4TD's picture

Well, if nothing else perhaps this puts a little extra pressure on the two other 5-star running backs that we've been chasing.

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Smitty516's picture

This is what I was thinking. From the way I see it, this is positive news for us regardless if he is taking us seriously or not.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Tony Alford made Zeke a man.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

exactly. its hard to argue with the dudes that we have put in the league. 

Seems to remain the hook of OSU Football. 

Connor Brown

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MJB15's picture

I really like Alford as a coach but I'd argue Drayton molded Zeke to the back he is today (with coach Mick of course)

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seyekcuB's picture

It's worth searching for this kids highlights. Runs like AP.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Big and very fast. I agree with having him ahead of Milton and Robinson on the position rankings after having looked at their tape: 

https://youtu.be/7QG4vWjhoeY

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NOBLUE's picture

did UGA ever get taken to the woodshed in the playoffs 30-0 ?

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Buckeye06's picture

Did UGA ever win a national title since 1980?

I mean Bama got taken to the woodshed and lost by 4 touchdowns last year, but no one is holding it against them.  

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

We want all the big running backs, we want everyone that's good, don't get me wrong... But I love running back recruiting. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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