How Ohio State's Four 2020 Wide Receiver Commits Could Fit Onto the Field at the Same Time

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BuckeyeFan150's picture

These guys will mesh well together because they compliment each other’s game. Throw in the other WR’s AND TE’s on the roster and this offense is hard to match up against. 

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oprettyricky's picture

yes hopefully we actually utilize TEs more in the pass game this season 

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dan_isaacs's picture

Amen.  I haven't been this excited about a group of WR recruits since Ted Ginn Jr. and whoever else was in his class.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I think it will also come down to the relationship all four guys have with each other.

WR turnover at Ohio State over these last few years means that every year we need at least 2-4 guys to factor back into the WR rotation. This year we'll look at Victor/Mack/Hill as the elder statesmen, but well know Garrett Wilson/Olave/Gill will also be in that mix with Saunders, McCall, and a few other unproven guys who will try and find their place.

When Victor/Mack/Hill are gone at the end of the year the next group steps into that primary role and those holes behind them have to be filled by the players that can answer the call. I think there will be more than enough snaps to go around for the guys who want to come in and work their asses off and make themselves a factor early and often. 

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tekk69's picture

You’d have to think there might be a transfer (or two) with the guys currently buried on the roster, especially after 2021 WR commits come into the fray like Harrison, Styles, and the already committed Ballard.  

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

The speed of Fleming looks almost "altered".  He was in fast forward and everyone else was in regular speed.  All four of the defenders started to give chase and Fleming hit 5th gear.  You could see all four shut it down and give up because he was so much faster, it wasn't even fair.

Reminded me of the Coyote and the Road Runner!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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McGrind's picture

My exact thought...looked like “cartoon speed”. Expected to see a dust cloud behind him and trees blow over. 

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Buck 1961's picture

Had to log in on this one for an upvote NB.  BeepBeep and team ACME shuts down!!!

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Thank you, Buck 1961!  You are one of my favorites on this board!  Pleasure reading your posts as well.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Buck 1961's picture

NB, I think you and I see a lot of the same things the same way.  You also are one of my favorites on this board my friend.  Go Bucks!!! 

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Buckeye06's picture

Njigba is doing it against some of the best talent in the country in Dallas week in and week out. I've been trumpeting him for months and think he will do big things at OSU.  Not to discount the other guys in the least cause they all look like beasts, but he's doing it in Texas

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Why would any of these four transfer?  They know about each other right now,  before they will sign in December.  They truly seem like a pretty tight group already and that should only grow.  Hartline certainly told them how they will compliment each other and will fit within the offense.  Exciting seasons ahead.

Not sure of the WR depth chart right now, but the WR already on the team can use their experience to make a name for themselves before these dudes arrive.  

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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mtrotb's picture

Unrealistic to expect all 4 will be stars.  Wilson is a year ahead as well as Gill.  Plus in 2021 and 2022 they will be trying to recruit the very best as well.  One will be a star, two will be solid and the 4th will leave.

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Buckeye06's picture

That's probably true, but if you're rotating 6 guys in for 3/4 WR slots, then all these guys could get quality snaps over the years.  I don't expect them all to be superstars at OSU, but I think we all agree they all look extremely talented.  I think every team in the country would happily take 2 of our 4 into their class right now

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oprettyricky's picture

Oh, i read this article as existing WRs leaving the program 

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Dillon G's picture

Garrett Wilson is front of them.

#walkaway

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hey coach, how do you plan to counter all this talent Ohio State is bringing in?

Fields of Dreams

 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hey coach, will you be back next year knowing what's on the way for Ohio State?

Fields of Dreams

 

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Bucks19's picture

That’s a good one of Franklin. Never seen it before!

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Just watched tape of Cooper and what stood out most to me was his physicality while blocking.  McLaurinesque if you ask me.  Love what this young man is bringing into the room.

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Cincybuckeye's picture

Really love this breakdown, Taylor. Keep doing what you're doing in putting out high quality articles like this. I've got a feeling you're gonna be gaining a lot of fans on this site at this rate.
 

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Cooper's picture

I’d compare Fleming to Devin Smith, Gee Scott to Larry Fitzgerald, Cooper to Rondale Moore, and Smith-Njigba to Rashard Higgins.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Brooksie's picture

Wow - that's high praise.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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SoulPatrol32's picture

If Cooper is Moore then I know he won’t be tackled much on the practice field. 

I love this comparison though Cooper and hope he has that type of impact.  

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Hovenaut's picture

These clips are helping me through this offseason day.

Not to mention reading the all the added detail.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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buckeye phi's picture

Talk about getting "speed in space"!  Thinking of having all four of those guys on the field at once:  Who is the opposing defense not going to double?  Can't double them all.  I'm no mathematician, but I believe that would require eight defensive backs (linebackers?  Forget it!). 

That means we'll always have at least one or two elite (top 100) wide receivers getting only single coverage on any given play. 

Now suppose a certain 5-star running back decides to join the party (on August 2).  Imagine a Ryan Day offense with that kind of potential firepower -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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Brooksie's picture

The other wide receiver that I did not hear mentioned or see on the roster was Jameson Williams from the St. Louis area. He was part of this year's class, so I am assuming he signed his LOI in February.

Since I did not see him on the roster, am I to assume that he is being red/grayshirted? With so many other stud WRs, I hope he didn't choose to leave the program. I wouldn't blame him though.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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letsgobucks's picture

Assuming there isn't a serious injury, coaches a lot of times don't know who will redshirt until up to half way through the season. We haven't even had our first practice yet. Williams will be competing for time along with the other receivers this year. He's going to be a good one...

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allinosu's picture

The staff has definitely stepped up a notch lately. 

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letsgobucks's picture

I hope no one transfers however there will be guys who undoubtedly have to wait their turn. This will be a very deep group next year. Olave, Wilson, Williams, Gill, Harris, Babb, Gardener, Fleming, Scott, JSN and Cooper will all be fighting for reps. Even with a rotation there will be a group who won't get on the field. As a fan I'd much rather have it this way than not enough talent tho..

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gobucks1966's picture

Harris hasn't cracked the two deep and Gardener won't beat out this group coming in. Baab can his legs hold up? Baseball has a saying you can never have enough pitching. This will work out one way or the other.

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letsgobucks's picture

Harris has waited his turn behind very good receivers. If he was behind bums I'd be more concerned. We'll see how he produces in year 3. I agree with Gardener and share your concern with Babbs legs. The more playmakers the better, until they transfer (I hope not)..

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BluntedBrutus's picture

So...
Fleming X
JSN Y
Scott Z
Mook H?

Thanks!

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ProudBUCKEYE's picture

.....and to think this is Hartline’s first full recruiting cycle as WR coach.  WOW-what the future holds.  

The SEC: The Conference of a Traitor Nation.

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AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Scott Jr is up to 213 pounds now per is Father.

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gobucks1966's picture

I think this is a great group that like one another and if you go back to 2014 we had some pretty nice receivers here that could of left and never did from what I can remember. We have one I wish that would of but that's another story. We also had 3 qb's that could of done the same and you can only play one at a time there. Who's to say all four couldn't play at a time but what ever goes down this has been planned out and each know the plan. Wilson and the California player won't be here very long so the spacing is nice and Mookie will be a return man no doubt to keep him happy. I worry more about who comes in next year more than any of these cats leaving. Nice start with the Massillon player though. On a negative side if one would leave so what more pt for the players that are better any way and a spot to fill in the next class with another Elite player.

Denny

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CowCat's picture

I like the mixture. One big possession receiver, one streaker with a second gear, one mid-field scrapper, and one small, quick and shifty guy.

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

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Sims_tOSU's picture

I’m no concerned with these guys and transferring. I’m more concerned with depth after these guys come in and jump a lot of the current twos (excluding Wilson obviously). I think Mack, victor and KJ are gone. Olave even tho good is gonna have to fight for starter reps. Wilson is another level so he won’t have problem. He’s a 3 year and done guy. 

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letsgobucks's picture

Not sure why Wilson gets a pass but not Olave. Olave has already shown he's a star on the college level. And all reports are he's an extremely hard worker. If we penciled in one receiver to get starter reps it would be Olave...

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DonTurner's picture

Tears of Joy.   Michigan will see more mirages.

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