The Hurry Up: Mike Locksley's Three-year Absence from the DMV Opens Recruiting Doors for Ohio State in 2021

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SpaceBuckeye's picture

This is a great article on the Terps! /s

Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?

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gobucks1966's picture

The DMV and the entire state of New Jersey has been easy pickings for many school for many years. Maryland and Rutgers are so far behind in so many areas it will take years and a boat load of money to fix things at those school to be a player in college football. Kids today want bells and whistles along with a winning tradition and most importantly playing time to hurry up to the NFL. Both schools are like the Meat Loaf song but 2 out of 3 is bad. Playing time is the only thing either of those schools can offer to recruits. To many better football teams in a short distance that can offer much more. Even their bands stink which many of the B10 bands are tops in the nation sorry got carried away.

Denny

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

They should be getting a boat load of money from the B1G.  If they use the money wisely (upgrade facilities, etc) that should help.  Maryland seems on the verge of turning the corner and becoming very competitive on a more consistent basis.  Time will tell.

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

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Colortv1967's picture

Why are Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten? These teams are a draw down on the strength of the conference. I guess they represent 2 wins if both are on your schedule in any given year. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Are you perchance referring to the other five teams in the B1G East?

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

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Bucks19's picture

You don’t know why Rutgers and Maryland are on the BIG?

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buckslan's picture

I hope we keep hitting Virginia and Maryland hard. There's a ton of great football players in that area. I remember there was a time when the best players in the area went to FSU. Now it's targeted by everyone..

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Though they finally landed the top recruit in the state in safety Nick Gross Cross

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

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mtrotb's picture

Yes ,pretty weak.  But dead period right now.

mtrotb

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crusher's picture

Was Nick Gross as good as Nick Cross?

Don't listen to Freddy P. Soft

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Hovenaut's picture

Maryland (and the D and V) used to be fertile ground for Penn State, even pre-LJSR.

Was happy to have Maryland join the B1G (for obvious reasons), but also good to see Ohio State pull some quality talent from the area as well.

That said, I like Mike Locksley. He has some challenges but he's a Terp guy and has the program stable after a horrible 2018.

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

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RBurgundy4's picture

Absolutely correct re: the DMV and PSU, Hove (as expected). Either youth or a short memory are to blame for thinking that UMD recruiting took a shot when Lockley was chased. JoePa made his living recruiting that area when PSU was Independent, once upon a time, and his biggest recruiting foes in that area were Bobby Bowden at FSU and Beamer at VaTech! No one at UMD has been able to keep recruits home during the last 40 years. Locksley is irrelevant. Raiding that area is an age old tale and certainly nothing new.

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Hovenaut's picture

Yessir, the landscape was a little different back then...before TV contracts and conferences became big factors. Mostly regional battles at best.

Maryland was a near annual opponent for PSU (although the Nits dominated the series), and even the Big 33 game was Maryland preppers vs Pennsylvania preppers for a time in the 80's up to about the time PSU entered the B1G iirc.

I do like Locksley as mentioned, and more importantly he seems to have good support around here so far. But I'm glad Ohio State has had a good presence out here, and eager to see that continue.

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

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WorldWideScoop's picture

As a DC native, this article is actually quite appropriate for the Hurry Up as the DMV is one of Ohio State’s biggest out of state feeding grounds. 

If you’ve cheered for Chase Young and Dwayne Haskins, it’s important to highlight the hiring of one of the biggest DMV recruiters to their local school. 

In three years, we may not be plucking kids out of the DMV the way we have. 

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Denver Bucknut's picture

Hey Taylor,  The DMV is called the DelMarVa peninsula. It is Delaware, (not the District), Maryland and Virginia.  DC isn't on the peninsula, only the eastern Maryland shore, Del. and Va.   And yes, I think Ohio State will be able to pick the Terps pocket for a long time to come

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

You are right, when talking geography DMV is the DelMarVa peninsula. But in recruiting circles DMV is just as Taylor references. DMV also stands for Department of Motor Vehicles in horror story circles.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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WorldWideScoop's picture

False. DelMarVa is DelMarVa.

The DMV is DC/Maryland/Virginia. It’s what describes the DC metropolitan area that encompasses DC and parts of Maryland and Virginia. 

So technically, Tony Grimes isn’t in the DMV. Virginia Beach isn’t apart of the DC area. 

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LW O-H's picture

Not so sure that Locksley actually did have a lock on Haskins as a recruit. IIRC there is a video of Haskins as a young kid saying he was going to go to Ohio State and be a quarterback.

 GO BUCKS!!

"The most important statistic, is the number of wins in a season".........Woody Hayes

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Extramedium's picture

Yes and that clip was played 5.7 times per game last season

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mr.green's picture

It can’t hurt recruiting in the DMV to have Simba and his favorite receiver playing for the Redskins.  

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TUNAWarrior's picture

As I mentioned previously, having another strong recruiting ground, that seems to be growing, showing the fruits of the program (with Haskins and McLaurin playing in D.C.), and hopefully only getting stronger.

And so wanting the Buckeyes to pull Monkell Goodwine!  Can't wait to see what this kid does as he fills out his frame and learns technique even more.

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stxbuck's picture

Here's the new issue w/ Maryland recruiting. Baltimore schools/players have traditionally had a rocky relationship w/ the Terps, in both hoops and football. They don't show the love, or at least interest, like DC Maryland burb' kids do. Now that St. Francis Academy, in Baltimore, is the new football factory du jour, things aren't going to look better for the Terps any time soon-Bama and scUM will continue to have a pipeline at St. Francis.

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