The Hurry Up: Assessing the Possibilities of Defensive Line Recruiting Outcomes to End 2020

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OleTimbo's picture

Pretty legit analysis. Very impressive.

At least we're not from Detroit...

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Knarcisi's picture

Aw, Tommy Herman finally got one. 

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

At least he won't (presumably) leave this kid in the lurch like he did Ed Oliver at Houston...

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Bucks19's picture

He didn't leave Oliver in the lurch. Oliver was being a DICK!

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Please don't comment when you have no idea what my comment was really referring to...

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

I mean, where is he going to go from Texas? Other than the NFL (and it would have to be one of the better NFL teams) there's no promotion from a HC job at a program like Texas, everything else is a lateral move

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Tough to get those kids out of the Carolinas, at least to go north.  Still, to be a part of the 2019 TOSU class should looked pretty damn good to most recruits, especially if you are the only player at your position in the class.

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

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Almost all of those names have single-digit rankings.

An excellent position to be in, I would think.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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KBonay's picture

For some reason, I am not worried about D-Line.  

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NHBuckeye's picture

I’d be ok with not taking another D-Lineman knowing what we should be landing in 2021.  As soon as we feel like Ricks is not realistic, I’d circle back to Paige.  He’s a solid player, and it may help only more with Donovan Edwards next year. 

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gobucks1966's picture

I here Cowan with a little arm twisting would come here. What about this possible situation. A player could still leave the program in any number of ways before the season starts. If that would happen Robinson Williams Ricks and  Knighton could all make the 25. Again the experts claim this is a weak group this year for the D line and Cowan is a sure red shirt player. With out knowing what people will and wouldn't do I would be a bit scared of losing Siebert if we gave a ship to Cowan. Then again I don't know what has been agreed on. I just think Seibert is a much better kicker than Cowan as a d lineman and not that important right now? jmo

Denny

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

From what has been written, Seibert has already agreed to gray-shirt for 2019 if a scholarship isn't available.

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RaleighBuckeye's picture

I look for Broughton to eventually,flip, not to us , but A&M, Bama or LSU, in that region.  

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Bucks19's picture

Nah. He is pretty solid to Texas. 

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RaleighBuckeye's picture

Nah, he was hedging on his commitment, he’s flipping, calling it

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

With this years class all but wrapped up, the coaches can really start going after a monster 2021 class. Which I hope the hurry up shifts to in a few weeks, while still giving out some info on Ricks recruitment.

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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iowabuckeyes's picture

We need at least one combo SDE/DT and preferably one of each. If not Cowan, Bingley-Jones or Evans, wait until the season starts and see who excels. Davon Hamilton and BB Landers were both flips prior to NSD. Maybe 6-3/275 Justin Wodtly from Cleveland Heights or Pickerington Central's 6-4/315 Abraham Alabi.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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buckinraleigh's picture

I trust that the staff seems willing to wait till next year for DL.  Wodtly and Alabi would provide depth but would they be contributors?

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iowabuckeyes's picture

The same questions were asked about Hamilton and Landers when they were late additions. We talk about how hard it is to evaluate offensive and defensive linemen because they don’t always play against guys their own size and they don’t get the same offseason coaching and exposure that skill players do. Our local HS had a kid who grew from 6-7/245 as a junior to 6-8/275 as a senior; adding 30 pounds in one year transformed him physically. After redshirting to add more weight, he started four years at a P5 school. 

Watch Justin Wodtly’s junior tape. Great athleticism, good motor. Same HS as Tyreke Smith, about the same size (6-3/260). Lines up at DE and TE. Also plays basketball. He has 18 offers, including MSU, Minnesota, Indiana and Purdue. He’s rated higher than Ty Hamilton and three Ohio DLs committed to Minnesota and MSU. Could he start at Ohio State? Maybe not. But could he, to use your word, contribute? Absolutely.

My point: we’ve had good success recruiting DLs who blew up their senior year. Why not one this year?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Esteemed Ohio high school scout John McCallister’s scouting report on Wodtly:

 As a defensive lineman – Aggressive. Plays with emotion. Really good initial quickness. Plays pad under pad. Gets off blocks and finds the football. Good burst. Gets through traffic to make a play. Good pass rush. Speed to get to the QB. Physical and finishes plays. Good motor. [...]  Justin (in my eyes) may have been a little late in “turning on the light”  but he has. So athletic. So physical. So confident. Play every down! The light will be bright.

McCallister ranks him one of the top 12 seniors in the state. Sounds exactly like the kind of player who could get an offer based on how his senior year goes.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BluntedBrutus's picture

We all love the D-line so great hearing those breakdowns

"Conversely, Urban Meyer and his players are an unstoppable army of football automatons that feel no emotion and win in any and every setting."

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TUNAWarrior's picture

I love that, as of early, Payne and story are leaning towards OSU.  Harris too, though he needs to add some weight on that frame.  And I'd love to get in on Spindler (if for no other reason that he looks like Brock Lesnar and hopefully he'd bring that same snarl to Columbus).  But damned if I don't want them to take a close, long look at Goodwine.  He seems, especially as he grows in to that frame, like he could be a beast!  Obviously, it's just local HSers, but even as a sophomore, he's bigger than most kids out there.  Seems decently quick for his size, but pretty nasty and loads of arms/hand strength.  If he gets you, he's stopping you.  Again, it's usually against smaller kids, but he's doing it as a sophomore.  Seems well worth keeping an eye on. 

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slobberknocker's picture

There are so many 2020 4 and 5 star DL players uncommitted we should be able to get exactly want we want.  Surprised that Justin Flowe is uncommitted.  Maybe Hafley could win him over. Washington needs to look closer at local Jaheim Thomas.  And Noah Sewell or Martavius French would look good as a 2020 commit.  Always worry about the LB room.

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