Still think there is one more surprise coming. Feels like Day is set to pull an upset somewhere.
Do you expect to add Bijan Robinson back on the list since he was included in the Heat Check?
Let's Go Bucks
Here is to 300 comments about Knighton and Robinson in the next 50ish hours
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Time to just go with the Flowe......
Justin time for more speculative recruiting comments
All Glory is Fleeting
Is this where we talk about Bijan? Am I doing this right?
Just in to say, extremely excited for this class to get here. This WR group is just absolutely nuts, very excited to see what this group can do. Very bright future for these guys.
And to think next years could potentially be better...
Is there any new info on the RB situation?
Gibbs is set to visit soon. I'm sure any other RB news would be shared ASAP in a Hurry-Up or other feature post.
Buckeyes & Blue Jackets.
I'll pass on Williams. Too slow for a guy who isn't 6'2. Seems like a good fit for ISU.
I’ll pass on these posts. Too bashing a kid who is still in high school from an internet warrior who thinks he knows more that people who get paid to do it professionally.
If our coaches think he can play here, he can play here.
Fields of Dreams
Perhaps the coaches did not realize WeSkrongDen had already scouted the kid. I'm sure his hot take will alter the course of our recruiting strategy. Solid username. Solid take.
Not bashing him at all. He's a very good high school player. It's just about the measurables. A 4.7 40 time is a 4.7 40 time.
Hand timed and electronic timed are the same?
Both Herbstreit and Todd Blackledge said in separate gamecasts that Penn State QB Sean Clifford had lowered his 40 from 4.7 to 4.5 since arriving in State College. So why not Williams?
Does anyone know why it seemed we stopped close communication with Henry Parish? I like his film a lot better than Miyans but what do I know.
*ichigan still sucks
Have wondered this myself. My first thought was grades or something along those lines, but that's purely speculation on my part.
Since AE has mentioned our staff looking for a JJB type DE to add to the class, I hope they take a look at and offer this kid.
Jonathan Horton from Baton Rouge (6-5 225) is now 247’s 15th ranked WDE. Apparently he was a basketball kid who decided to play football this year.
247 Profile: https://247sports.com/Player/Jonathan-Horton-46085249/
His best offer, if you can call it that, right now appears to be Tennessee who offered recently.
I don't see much in the way of technique--on a lot of plays, he's completely unblocked versus having to fight his way through a block--but the athleticism is definitely there.
The athleticism is where I was saying I hope we offer. Watched some film on other guys mentioned like Gage Keys in state. Nothing against those kids but they looked more like the guys we've already landed this cycle - more SDE than WDE. Whereas Horton actually looks like JJB athletically and those other guys did not.
As dramatic as running back recruiting has been, I’m starting to think getting CJ Stroud is the most important recruiting battle remaining. Bijan or Gibbs would be a great luxury, but we NEED an elite quarterback replacement for Fields in 2021. Maybe Jack Miller can be that guy, but opinions on him seem to be becoming more divided, whereas it seems like everyone across the country is increasingly praising Stroud as an elite prospect. Then of course there’s McCord, but I’m not super comfortable with a true fresh starting for a championship contending team
I agree with this.. CJ Stroud looks legitimately as good as any QB in this class and I think getting him should be priority #1. He's that good. If we knock RB recruiting out of the park next class we'll be just fine. QB's are obviously a different story.. you can't just plug and play. Stroud is the future at QB if he comes here imo.
Then of course there’s McCord, but I’m not super comfortable with a true fresh starting for a championship contending team
You mean like Lawrence, Fromm and Hurts?
OSU recruits Baton Rouge?
Perhaps an asterisk by Seibert's name in the list? I thought he stated that he would gray shirt.
With Hilliard applying for a 6th year and Saunders perhaps doing the same, won't the staff have to back off on adding other commits? I still expect that the staff will add a grad transfer of need after the season. Position would depend on early entries and portal entries.
The NCAA never seems to give us favorable rulings, so I wouldn't hold your breath on Hilliard
Is Bowen a candidate for a 6th year as well?
I've asked this question two or three times as well and have yet to be given an answer. He seems like a prime candidate for a sixth year based on his injury history and the unlikelihood of him being anything more than a late-round flier in the draft if he were to declare. With the possibility of us losing Munford, Jackson, and Davis after the season, it would certainly be a boost to our offensive line if he were still here next year to anchor the RT spot.
Well fields has played this year so I wouldn’t go that far.
Tyler Moeller says hello.
"...It's because I don't buy one goddamn drop of gas in the state of Michigan. We'll coast and push this goddamn car to the Ohio line before I give this state a nickel of my money."
Tyler Moeller was a different kind of exception. His injuries weren’t related to football. He was assaulted outside a restaurant prior to the 2009 season, suffering a head injury that kept him out the entire season, when he would’ve been a redshirt senior. Initially, there were questions about whether or not he would ever play again. The NCAA granting him a sixth year was a slam dunk.
And the ttun fans actually laughed about Tyler Moeller injuries. Despicable. Mgoblow start topics jabout every injury to their opponents, some even rejoice as they think it'll lead to a victory finally. They are (some) are totally unhinged that Young more than likely he will play in the "Game". I'm hoped we win the appeal for just one game.
MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS
And at least one of them cheered when Barrett broke his leg. The video of the moron going nuts when they carted J.T. off the field, after their dirty play, still pisses me off.
Recruits Louisiana-occasionally. Actually sign Louisiana kids-not much.
Idk if anyone has seen or remembers but Tavion Thomas from Dayton Dunbar, signed with Cincinnati in 2018. Had a Buckeye offer but had grade issues or something. people classified him as a thumper type back.
In 2019 he has 190 yards on 40 carries. 4.8 yards a carry with 1 TD. In 2018, he had 499 yards on 89 carries with 6 TDs at 5.6 yards a carry.
i wonder if the staff looks at him in the transfer portal as a running back to take if they don’t land Gibbs to help with RB depth for next year (assuming Dobbins leaves).
Is he in the portal?
Yes. I looked on 247 today under RBs and he was. Also he announced via twitter last night he was transferring out of Cincy.
i think it would be interesting and a good idea for OSU to look into.
rushing for 500 yards as a freshman while they have Michael Warren is pretty good I think.
If he's getting that much tread as a freshman at Cincy though, you have to wonder what happened to make him so unhappy there that he wants to transfer already. Could he have gotten in the coaching staff's dog house? If that's the case, I imagine Fick would share the info with any interested party and we would stay away. If he just realized he could parley his early results into a P5 offer, then maybe we kick the tires.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. But I know he was a big favorite for a lot of people wanting him to be in that 2018 recruiting class, so figured I’d post in here that he has entered the transfer portal.
UC has been pretty injured at RB over the last two years. But the guys ahead of him are pretty damn talented (and older). They are healthy now and he isn't playing as much. Both are juniors I think.
The last time I saw Tavion Thomas, he was fumbling on the goal line late in the fourth quarter in Ohio State's 42-0 win over Cincinnati.
Tavion Thomas will not be getting a look from tOSU. At UC Fickell wanted to suspend him for being a knucklehead at the beginning of the season, but depth at RB was so bad, he gave him a second chance. Obviously that didn’t work. The kid was bad news in HS-that’s why he ended up at UC, and tOSU never gave him a green light to commit.
Just had a Penn State friend of mine send me a screenshot from a Penn State board that read,
”Hearing from a parent of another D1 commit on Southern that Fleming did flip. Sounds like they sold the success of Hamler hard. It worked.”
Franklin said on his radio show that they got a commit yesterday we wouldn’t know about until Monday. Sean Fitz also said there was a lot of rumors it was Fleming. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
No idea, but that sounds bad.
Well... that would really suck. He's seemed like a rock-solid commit, though, and reiterated that not too long ago, I believe. Can't say I really believe it but you never know. I'm surprisingly okay with it if we lose the no. 1 WR in the class though lol.
Franklin, the biggest snake oil salesman of all time if he poaches Fleming. Can't wait when we beat the ever loving crap out of them in 2 weeks, with Chase Young or not.
Watch Franklin take USC after this season. If I'm him and weighing PSU vs. USC, I'm bolting.
I feel like every time I open these threads it’s about Fleming, Bijan/Knighton, or the past favorite Elias Ricks
Same trolls, same stupid posts
Y'all heard any news about Mecole Hardman, tho?
And just when I was recovering from the "chase is suspended" nut shot, this one comes flying to the midsection.
Sounds like they sold the success of Hamler hard.
So they pushed his 75 yards a game and that sealed the deal? Last time I saw him play OSU he was waking up on the sideline after being introduced to Pryor.
When are we going to wake up and realize that Penn State fans are just trying to get into our heads?
It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.
Doubt it. When there is smoke, there is usually fire. I'm waiting on the recruiting experts to chime in, but this doesn't look good.
This is no less than the 5th time Fleming has allegedly flipped to PSU. He is one of the strongest Buckeye commits out there right now. There is no smoke, not even an ember, to this rumor.
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
Anything is possible, but I tend to doubt it. Seems strange that the only place this would have been brought up is a PSU board. Seems like he would have told the OSU staff of his intentions and that would be leaking out all over the place.
I have no special information, but if things were that firm and apparently true than it would not be some super secret. Does not seem like stuff stays secret long in these sorts of things.
I mean it is possible, but one would expect that if he was drifting away that the various OSU insiders or even PSU insiders would have gotten wind of it before now. At least that things were less than 100%.
Fleming liked a tweet yesterday from mookie cooper, saying “if you a dawg you go to Ohio state” so I’m not super worried, but if penn state kills us with a passing game I might be nervous
Highly doubt it. Boards been calling for Fleming this whole time. I could be wrong, but lets hope not lol
I'm guessing if they got a commit it's Theo Johnson
Would it suck if he did yeah, but I'm not worried about the future of the WR spot if we don't get him.
Fleming Rumor, Fleming Rumor, Fleming Rumor...
Simone: Um, he's flipping. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Fleming and Franklin at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
You need to be humble or you will get humbled. - Jocko Willink
The offseason is the longest season.
PSU received CBs for Theo Johnson (4* TE) and Jimmy Christ (3* OT). Maybe one, or both, of them is their "mystery" commit. But it's not Fleming.
Just to clarify, any rumor or statement going around about me flipping is false. I am true to my commitment and will report in January to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. GO BUCKS!
— JF4 (@julian_040) November 8, 2019
At least he didn't use the dreaded 110% committed.
I'll take a REBOOM today.
I see we have a psu fan With a DV.
The Monday is nearing an end and no sign of a mystery commit at all. Maybe the Minnesota game scared them off.
So some guy on a message board says something and all of the sudden it’s true? Lol
Not saying it’s true or false, just wanna know if this is just more talk. Cause Penn State currently has a “big” mystery commit for the 2020 class.
...says someone on a message board without verified sources
Until you guys quit buying then posting that bs, it will just continue. Stop Stop Stop posting this bs.
Stop!! You’re the 100th to go on the same Fleming Snipe Hunt, put your paper bag and flashlight up
My face the entire time I'm reading these Fleming rumors:
Not panicking a single bit. Fleming is solid and PSU wants to believe Hamler changes the game when he doesn't.
As someone else mentioned...Franklin is gone to USC anyway
So you're saying Fleming to USC?
So you guys are trying to tell me that this whole “Julian Fleming is flipping to PSU” story is being broken by some average Joe on a fan board? Instead of idk, maybe Birm, BG, BK, a cryptic AE comment? No, not going to believe it. They got a crystal ball for Theo Johnson yesterday, going to assume that’s their silent commit. Good for them.
We’re better than this guys.
Guys I was reading Penn States board and someone is saying that Chase Young got suspended so he could transfer to Happy Valley. Don’t shoot the messenger, just being gullible and sharing some bullshit internet rumor. Please stop.
A bit off topic.....I have always taken any information from Nevada with an enormous grain of salt but to his credit he did post that he had heard from a source that a "KEY" player may have committed a violation. He posted his nugget at 12:01am. Moving forward, I will give his takes a bit more credence. I will await your downvotes.
East Coast living with Ohio roots
There are unlimited threads about Chase Young today and you post this comment in here?
Can people please stop bringing Fleming rumors that fans of that school are clearly using to troll. It’s a non issue with Julian unless OUR insiders confirm the info since they would know and we would have heard something.
Folks, Penn State fans had another Fleming-flipping rumor going around about 2 weeks ago (when they played TTUN) and AE hopped in here to laugh at it and say how solid he is on being a Buckeye. Why, all of the sudden, would that change?
People's nerves are on edge due to the other news today.
Maybe he's just trying to do us a favor and momentarily shift the conversation away from Bijan Robinson lol.
I do enjoy the Fleming to PSU rumors. Only because it reminds me how much they really want him in their class and how it's not going to happen. Those fans act like they don't want him, and they have better WR targets lining up to play for them, but in the back of their minds they'd love nothing more than to have him flip to PSU.
AE - Have you heard anything regarding Fleming flipping?
GO.......BUCKS. Thank you https://t.co/arrTlIEtvo
— JF4 (@julian_040) November 8, 2019
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
ASJ you are killing it today with all the Info we need!
FWIW...PSU 247 boards are making it a point to see how much panic they can produce over Fleming flipping. There is simply nothing to it. Just salty PSU fans being the douches they are.
These threads made the round the last 2 weeks on Bucknuts causing people to go nuts.
I don't know, his twitter account is all PSU.
An even strong response. Probably for the dunce PSU fans that are keeping the rumors alive.
Haha ASJ beat me to it.
Ridiculous that Julian had to respond to a Buckeye fan instead of some desperate douche bag PSU fan. Also ridiculous that this is about the 10th time in the past 2 months he's had to clarify that he's all Buckeye.
Yeah... Please for the love of god stop posting random crap from PSU boards on here about Fleming. The only reason they’re posting stuff like this is to troll us.
I really can't imagine any player flipping to PSU or committing to PSU while it is crystal clear that USC is going to try to hire Franklin. If you are committed, I can see why you would wait it out. But, I would say 25-50% chance Franklin is coaching in LA next year. Nobody is flipping under those circumstances.
"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.
Weird, rumors on one site to drive traffic on another owned by the same person.. who'd have thought
Assuming you're insinuating the rumor started at Roar Lions Roar (it didn't), also owned by Jason, that recruiting forum gets literally no traffic. The most recent post in the recruiting forum is relating to Tyreke Smith's recruitment in 2017....
I'm also not sure RLR is owned by Jason. Doesn't he just license the site design to them?
Doesn't he just license the site design to them?
That is what I remember seeing mentioned.
I just ignore Fleming rumors now. They are pointless to put forth any thought to.
The only thing that can be taken away from the Chase Young situation is how little our boosters are willing to give our players which is clearly why Dijon picked Texas
Back in my day a booster would have bought Chase Young’s family a house out in LA not a couple of plane tickets, how the mighty have fallen
Xavier Thomas' dad got a house right after getting out of prison. Booster bought his power washing 'business' from him. What business was he running from jail?
If you have to ask, you can’t afford it
This was a joke for all the boomers out there that don’t understand internet jokes
I'm 26 and thought it was in pretty poor taste and contributed nothing to this recruiting thread, but you do you.
I have been called boomer by 16 year old kids on the internet. I call them squeakers.
I am sorry Urbzrenewal I will keep it high class from now on
Lol i thought it was a good joke, Sparty, for what it's worth. #freetheboosters
What's an "Internet joke"? How is that different from other jokes? I love a good joke. But I have a hard time laughing at bad jokes. Then again, humor's a funny thing.
You must be a boomer if you don't understand what an internet joke is.
Jahmyr Gibbs is good....now this counts as a recruiting-related post.
Have we ever thought about circling back around to Darvon Hubbard? From what I recall, he was sort of given the cold shoulder and pushed out the class. Anybody know exactly why, other than chasing bigger fish?
Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?
I always wondered what happened as to why he was pushed out other than the thought of adding “bigger fish” as well
Pretty sure Day was never sold on him. Once Day became head coach Hubbard was immediately rumored to be on his way out of the class. I know a lot of people who watched Hubbard and his highlights were never keen on him either, even when he was a Buckeye commit.
Count me among those critics. I may have been his most vocal critic here. I compared him to Kareem Walker. I didn’t see it at the time he was offered and I certainly didn’t see if when I watched two Chaparral games on ESPN, including one where Miller was out and Hubbard needed to step up and didn’t. He had something like eight carries for -2 yards, including a fumble on the goal line in a 23-7 loss.
Yea, tracking that. I know he's looking at "lesser" schools such as Utah, SDSU, Purdue that seem more committable than he other school...LSU.
Anyway...I don't know. Was just thinking about it.
Yeah, I think the schools he has committable offers from tells the story there and I too doubt the LSU offer is committable or he probably woulda taken it. His ranking on 247 is down to 499 but he's still ranked well in the composite mainly because ESPN and Rivals don't tend to drop players that far often.
Next person to bring a Julian Fleming flip rumor to this board from an unreliable source needs the ban hammer. I’m sick of it
I was driving through Pennsylvania today and stopped to take a dump at a rest station. You'll never believe what someone wrote on the stall...
Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye
First time I've been able to check this thread today.
I was looking for that
It does not matter how many times you, Julian or the rational side of the fanbase says this, it will not stop the asshole fans who want to be miserable and try to make everyone else miserable from coming on here and trying to freak the hell out for no reason. Its in their DNA and it wont go away. Everything can be as perfect as possible and they’ll find something to try and pop off about.
OV weekend! Go Bucks pic.twitter.com/IcH5bjGbAp
— M. SMITH-NJIGBA (@MNjigba) November 9, 2019
I get nervous having those big time recruits from Florida, Texas, Arizona or California visit during November, December. Some have never seen an Ohio fall let alone winter lol
Any Gibbs sighting?
Sweet! Thank you AE.
Guess we don’t need to worry about Locksley licking down Maryland, about to lose by 60 and they currently have 0 top 20 commits from the state of Maryland
Tbh never had to worry about him doing so. I know this will likely derail the thread but I found it too interesting. The fact that Gus/Klatt insinuated UMD as ratting out Chase, they have former DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks on staff (Chases’s former coach), then they suffer a decommit from a DeMatha kid at halftime of the game today. That all seems a little too coincidental IMO.
But to your point when they look worse than a sub FBS team on a weekly basis you’re not going to enjoy recruiting.
Lmao. Meant to say licked, I guess burn is on me now, lol
I really hope locksley isn't licking recruits!
He's licking down the whole state--sounds gross.
You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!
Tastes like crab cakes
They definitely seemed to dance around the subject. They were like, "you gotta wonder..." when talking about how ruthless Day was being late in the second quarter.
Tin foil hat time. Jump to 30 seconds in this video with OSU players and Keandre Jones after the game
Jones - "Why you gotta do us like that man"
OSU player - "'Cause you a snitch"
Keandre Jones just got mobbed by his former Ohio State teammates. Then, Jones stopped them to say, Hey, one thing. Im proud of you boys. Go win the natty. pic.twitter.com/WyisefcfqZ
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) November 9, 2019
I could be hearing things but thats what it sounds like to me
The Life Of PABLO
You're not hearing things. That's definitely what was said. But probably joking.
Obviously busting balls about him being a former Buckeye giving intel to his new team.
Just guys being guys.
They wouldn’t act the way they did if Keandre was the culprit.
Yeah, assuming there’s any truth behind the rumor it’s more likely the “you” in that is reference to the Maryland team and not keandre specifically.
They prolly don't want to be picked, lol
Cam going 72
TOUCHDOWN Muskegon: Big Reds D gets fourth-down stop deep in own territory, then a few plays later @CM240 finds a seam and is gone, 72 yards for the score. PAT good, and Muskegon leads Cedar Springs 28-10 with 6:54 left in third. pic.twitter.com/XCquWiJtG5
— Scott DeCamp (@ScottDeCamp) November 9, 2019
FG Cedar, then TD Muskegon: Sweezer hits 30-yarder to give Cedar 10-7 lead, then @CM240 goes 52 yards to put Muskegon back in front, 14-10, with 15 seconds left in first quarter. @OnMuskegon @BigRed_RNetwork @MuskCoFootball pic.twitter.com/fKfPZAeidZ
— Scott DeCamp (@ScottDeCamp) November 9, 2019
I sure hope Gibbs is seeing himself in our offense.
CJ Stroud will visit michigan December 7th. The weekend teams play for the conference championship
The world is yours
This is good news for Ohio State.
100% trust in you on that one.
I assume it’s because that means he can’t visit uga twice.
That and bc teams other than that team will be playing that weekend for championships.
Let’s see if he even goes to visit TTUN. I really can’t see why a top QB would consider going there. There will be no development.
At first I thought that but Georgia will also be playing in the SEC title game that weekend.
My prediction on Stroud is that he visits 12/14 and commits and signs on 12/18.
Ingram from Texas is having a career rushing game against K State. Good timing for Texas. Bastards...
He has a whole 140 yards. Our backups had 110, 80, and 80 today
Right, but they just beat a ranked opponent. Herman will tell Bijan that NOW they’re going to turn the program around...
As he will and should. That’s what you hang your hat on when you are struggling. “YOU can come in and play right away and put us back on track immediately “.
I have officially shut down my recruitment , We are the best ever. #GeauxTigers
— Eli (@Eliasricks2020) November 10, 2019
Bummer, but not surprised
He probably sees that he can show up and start day one there with how trash their D is.
3 of the CBs LSU was playing in the 4th quarter were true freshmen.
No CBs on that roster
Kristian Fulton is a projected 1st round pick and true freshman Derrick Stingley Jr. would be a first rounder if he was eligible to go pro. Arranda is getting exposed but they still have two top flight CBs.
If you play press man, you have to be able to press... stingley GOT ABUSED ALL game. He was not impressive
Beat me by a few minutes.
Been a pipe dream for a while now, especially with how they have been playing. We will be alright.
Good luck to him, but ‘best ever’? He obviously didn’t see battered Tua’s 400+ yd passing stat line....
36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"
I’m not sure what time it is, but Xichigan still sucks
A broken Tua has proven otherwise.
He was never coming here but this post makes him seem a little immature don't you think? Clearly he was never 100% on board, probably still isn't, and is not getting caught up in the emotions. What did it take, a victory over Alabama?? Jeez.
Stuff like this truly makes me think about what if burrow never transferred there.
Ryan Day the goat....and yes I pee on ttun all the time.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he still visits for the PSU game. My guess is a lot of emotions are going through his head right now after a big win for his future school. I don’t think we have a chance regardless but seems odd to shut it down like there was an ultimatum on it depending on the outcome of the game.
Yea and an ass whoopin by Georgia in the sec title game might 100% open back up his recruitment as LSU sits home watching the playoffs. What a clown comment, best ever? Um you just gave up 50 points if Tua's phantom fumble didn't happen on the first drive. Let a one legged left torch their asses for over 4 Bill's lol
LSU is going to put it on Georgia.
Agreed. UGA is a fraud this year.
Agreed. UGA is a fraud this year.
Ohio State > *ichigan
Urban > Hairbaugh
Georgia could beat them (although LSU should and will be favored) but given the nature of their offense, I highly doubt LSU gets whipped. Also, a close UGA win over LSU gives the SEC a very good chance at two teams in the playoff.
Georgia has a defense unlike Bama or LSU. Outside of the South Carolina game, they have been solid on D. Fromm has had some bad moments this season, but the D is good enough to slow down Joe and Tigers.
Yeah people are conveniently forgetting what happened when LSU played Auburn who has a real defense. Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson have legit defenses.
Georgia is overrated, including their defense. Hell ND moved it on their defense and we all saw how bad ND actually is.
So you base everything on one game? You watched Georgia’s defense all year?
I have dipshit. I have watched all of Georgia’s game this year, now have you? Georgia offense stopped a really decent Florida defense by keeping an extra blocker in, the entire game, Do you want to fire at me again or do you want to stfu?
You're the one bragging about watching more football than someone else. Look in a mirror before calling someone a name like that.
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
Careful he’s connected to high level nike execs and coaches around the country. I’d hate for you to get blacklisted from stadiums for backtalk on the internet.
I was accused of having only watched 1 game you and Logan are funny, anyone paying their subscription can take shots but anyone who is still active with scouting and coaches I’m still talking to on an extensive manner that’s got to be bad, what clowns, some on here you two are but you did pay that money, you’re experts, lmao.
While I do appreciate you noticing how funny I am, you lost me on the rest of that rant.
If you’re done discussing SEC defenses....
Birm just dropped a cryptic tweet.
He was watching a CFB game.
Pretty sure it’s when Iowa state almost won.
Any news on the Jahmyr Gibbs front? How his visit went?
Tons of info. People are just holding out.
Pretty sure he's still on campus.
That sounds like great news!
Harabaugh was out to watch CJ's game.
GP player of the game goes to the talented @CJ7STROUD. @RCHS__FOOTBALL | @CoachRix #GOTW pic.twitter.com/PiIgC1VsSc
— FOX Sports Prep Zone (@prepzone) November 9, 2019
Did he stay at a hotel, or try to stay over at Stroud’s?
He was in an Oak Tree outside his bedroom.
...with all the other squirrels.
When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's
I was told he brought over some live chickens as well.
...with all the other squirrels.
Sure, Harbaugh’s squirrelly but I’m inclined to think he’s a nut.
I have seen this gif a millions times and never noticed the hands and pair of scissors inside the house. I always thought it was a self launch mechanism.
...with all the other squirrels.
Gotta get those defensive scouting reports early. Jimbo playing 4d chess now it seems.
Bk posted an article about Gibbs but it’s VIP
Can they catch him? No they can't, touchdown.
Plans to take an OV to OSU but doesn’t have a date yet
Classic BK article lol
Lol, yep. A bunch of fluff with minimal information and zero conjecture.
Breaking news: Gibbs is planning on attending a university in 2020.
He tends to have some misleading titles
Need to get some of our mods over there to clean that sh*t up.
BK: Will Jahmyr Gibbs take an official visit to Ohio State?
”Probably, but maybe not, we will see. Theres a chance that he does, but there is also a chance he doesn’t. It’s a flip of a coin.”
Wow great info and insight. Definitely worth the sub to Bucknuts to get that insider scoop.
Bill Greene is well worth cost of subscription
that is a lot of words to say nothing.
Is Gibbs planning to enroll early?
Agreed! I need some Monday morning news on this weekends visits.
BG this morning in the Bucknuts podcast: He feels OSU is the leader for Gibbs. Said Gibbs visit this weekend was not good but great. Next step is the official visit.
Said he expects OSU signs Gibbs and Williams. Said there is more time to go, but trending toward OSU.
Get Gibbs back here for the Penn State destruction and get him committed.
I like taking both of them. The staff likes Williams and that is enough for me to know he can play here. If we don't get both or any we are going to be scouring the transfer portal for depth.
I hope Crowley isn't injured bad. I'm still of the opinion that he will end up being the best RB that is currently on the roster.
I liked Stroud's idea of not visiting for Gameday for the second time, and instead visiting when not much is going on. Gives the recruit and the staff a lot more time together.
This is great to hear. I was assuming his visit was going really well when AE mentioned that he was still on campus yesterday evening. This kid would be electric in our offense.
Thanks for the update ASJ!!!!
OT but I don’t want to make another thread about it. BG also doesn’t share the same optimism as the OSU people do about the Chase Young suspension. His sources are also saying 2 games but that is wholly dependent on the NCAA being lenient. Other programs in the past that plead guilty rarely have gotten leniency.
His sources also say it was the Maryland staff that turned him in and specifically Chase Young’s old coach. Imagine getting him in trouble because you think you can pull off the upset just to lose by 50. Terrible people.
Sounds like his old coach is learning how to be a garbage human from Locksley. Or it doesn't surprise me that Locksley would hire garbage considering who he is.
DJ Durkin may have had a kid die on his watch but he is still not as trash as Locksley.
They would have needed every starter to be suspended to stay within 4 tds and that still might not do it.
Also nothing will surprise me with what the NCAA decides. When it comes to punishments they seem to just spin a wheel and do whatever it lands on.
Yeah...I have no doubt Locksley ordered this code red and his former HS coach helped. This is all about keeping OSU out of DC and DeMatha. Locksley is desperate.
Funny thing is that is backfired(unsurprisingly) on him and alienated Dematha as evident from the Dematha kid de-committing at halftime.
Yep. I hope Locksley and Maryland lose every game. He is a terrible coach and a worse person.
+1 for code red... obviously Locksley can’t handle the truth that both he and his team suck
If anyone is curious, the former DeMatha coach now Maryland RB coach is Elijah Brooks. He joined their staff this year with Locksley.
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If this becomes very public knowledge I hope recruits across the DMC thumb their noses at Maryland.
It would likely be more due to their on-field performance....
Has AE or Birm chimed in on this yet? This is next level scandal type accusations here. Has Locksley been asked about it yet? This seems like bigger news, that if true (and with so much fire it's hard to ignore it now), should be getting a ton of publicity right now.
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I really just do not see motivation for that given Maryland's performance to this point against nearly everybody. He is probably right but it makes no sense at all to me for that to be the case. I do not see what Maryland gets out of it. It is not like the defense is CY. He is a part of it.
I am hoping they are right on the two games. They more than likely win out either way but he would be back for the remaining games after that anyway. Still would rather have him than not for the last two games of the year in particular. The NCAA is hard to figure. I guess it depends on a number of things. I am curious if they are in appeal now or the initial decision still? Hoping they get something back pretty soon on it.
Flood of crystal balls for Zach Evans to LSU. Assuming Georgia stays away from Gibbs, it looks like it will come down to Bama and OSU. Gibbs' official to Bama is scheduled December 13th, 5 days before signing day. That's definitely not ideal.
Gibb's OV to Bama on 12/13 is listed as "tentative" according to Bama insider. Plus, Bama already has 2 RBs in their class...
Zach Evans has been rumored to be a lean to A&M, Bama, Georgia, Texas, and now LSU. I don't think anybody, including Zach Evans, knows where he'll land.
Love that Gibbs visit went great... not sold on William's, but if the staff sees something in him then no reason to doubt them.
That’s not the vibe I’ve gotten on the Gibbs situation at all, but I obviously hope Bill is right. He’d certainly know more than I do.
What's the vibe you've gotten? Doesn't sound like it's nearly as rosy...
That he’ll either stick with GT or flip to Bama if they’ll take him.
Sticking with GT seems like an.....interesting....choice. Is it more of a "don't want to leave the south" type of thing?
I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..
Kid seems like more of a homebody, but not all homebodies stay home for college. We will see.
Birm just posted an article on Gibbs, and it pretty on par with what AE thinks. He said the fact that there's no date set for an OV may to telling here. He also said he thinks OSU might be in the back seat for Gibbs as Bama and UGA decide what they want to do. Not nearly as positive as Bank's update, so I'm not sure who heard what from whom...
If I am an elite RB and Bama tells me, "Yeah you might be 2nd or 3rd on our list; we'll call ya", I'm taking my talents to another big time program that has me #1 on their list.
What if you really want to play for Bama and believe you’re better than the other two commits?
I'm guessing that could be Gibb's sentiments and of course, nothing wrong with believing that. But if it's obvious Bama is spurning me for not just one, but at least 1 other commit, I'm taking that as a sign that my offer isn't commitable anyway.
Your- as we speak, it isn’t.
See him in the transfer portal then.
If that Bama OV happens on 12/13 then it will probably seal the deal. I guess Gibbs would rather be the 3rd RB in Bama's class than the only RB in OSU's class.
The "tentative" OV to Bama on 12/13 does loom large.
Fear not there's always that Bijan kid from out West........
Fear not there's always emmitt Smith's son.....
He's supposed to (according to 247) have a visit on the 22nd.
Nov 22, 2019: O. Visit
EJ Smith officially visits Ohio State Buckeyes
He did just have surgery on his hand that limited him this season.
Without the risk of offending some people, you wonder if the staff will now look at Robinson and/or Knighton as an option based on this weekends visit and feelings with Gibbs? Or if any new names pop up.
I am not sure they ever did not look at Robinson as an option. He is just probably not that realistic of an option. Seems like some think OSU will only take one RB anyway and it may not be somebody that blows our socks off.
May try for that next year? Who knows? Seems the feeling on Gibbs is not that positive. Sounds like he rather stay in the South. At least that is what AE and Birm were saying. BG is more positive I guess, at least other posters indicating that.
BG said on the Bucknuts Morning 5 that the visit went "not good...but great" he also said he thinks the Buckeyes could be the leader for Gibbs and OSU feels great about their chances. That obviously indicates that he heard that from the staff. I know he knows Alford well.
Birm did not sound as positive and he knows the staff well too...I honestly don't know who to believe.
IF an OV is actually scheduled then I think it will be game on, but him saying "I want to come back for an OV" without actually scheduling one after he was on campus two days could be telling. Birm alluded to that fact as well.
I've also read that he plans on being an EE, so it's getting to be crunch time here with scheduling an OV. Zach Evans trending away from Bama and trending to LSU could be a death blow here because it could cause Bama to go all in on Gibbs when he's suppose to visit in mid-December.
I'd put money on Robinson still being the staff's first choice but no positive news has arisen on that matter outside of the possibility he decommits from Texas. I don't know what it is this cycle, nothing seems to be falling in place at RB even while our current RB group is killing it. Just how things be sometimes. Robinson and Gibbs both make a lot of sense but are two recruits who have seemed hesitant to venture far from home in the end.
Just pray that Texas continues to lose.
1. Robinson 2. Gibbs 3. Williams 4. Everyone else
There's one particular staff member who’s in love with Miyan Williams. I know that much.
Is he the only staff member? This year’s RB recruiting is beyond baffling.
Alford would seem to obvious. Maybe Stud or Wilson?
Washington would be my guess. Believe he's the Cincy - area recruiter and a former RB coach.
What is the true pecking order for 2021? Is Edwards still the clear #1 or is Shipley 1B? I personally like Carroll more than Edwards. Would love a Shipley/Carroll class.
Is that your list or what you understand is the preference of the staff?
A little if both. I know Edwards is the clear #1 target, but I have to think that Shipley has moved way up the board now that he’s visited and is quite realistic...plus the staff loves his game/character. I just think Carroll’s film is better than Edwards but that’s just my personal opinion. Givler did an article back in September where he got a quote from an IMG source saying they think Carroll will be just as good as Trey Sanders.
if i am correct didn't Carroll get started over by a sophomore?
I did not hear his name often while watching IMG
This is will be short but Jt was not short
He was injured most of last year.
Robinson isn’t coming. He’s not leaving the region.
That book is closed
BK posted another VIP article by the way about Gibbs
It literally said nothing
"Good evening subscribers, there's nothing to say but plenty of it, so let's get started..."
Something something ... coin toss?
Total non-update update. "He's a quiet kid"
When Birm and BG have conflicting views on a recruitment:
Texas lost another commit.
Edit to add it's a 2021 kid, missed that but still a big loss.
Question is: when/if B. Robinson gonna join this list?
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1. When is the 2020 early signing period?
2. Any commit who likely will not sign then?
3. Who are the early enrollees?
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I can answer your first one
- Dec. 18th-20th
I expect everyone we have now to sign then, not many if anyone wavering on their decisions so no reason not to sign.
The early enrollees I know of so far are; Paris Johnson Jr., Julian Fleming, Clark Phillips III, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Mookie Cooper, Darrion Henry and Trey Leroux. I've seen some say Gee Scott Jr. is enrolling early but I read his school doesn't allow early graduation. I'm not sure about Ransom and Miller and if either of them will be enrolling early. CJ Stroud will also be an early enrollee if he signs with Ohio State.
Paris Johnson Jr., Julian Fleming, Clark Phillips III, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Mookie Cooper, Darrion Henry and Trey Leroux
Depending on draft declarations, there is a very real chance that each of the first 4 guys you mentioned (maybe even first 5) are all in the 2 deep week 1. Olave/Wilson only returning WR with serious playing time, possibility of losing 3 tackles if Munford declares (unlikely imo but possible), and possibility we have to replace the entire secondary
According to BK...EJ Smith no longer visiting OSU: “Coach (Tony) Alford and I had to cancel the visit,” Smith said. “I don’t want to go into too much detail, but it was cancelled for recruiting purposes.”
This sounds to me like OSU feels good about getting a RB...my guess is Williams.
At this point let's just take Williams and get it over with...LOL. I'm tired of RB recruiting in 2020. I'm ready to start landing some 2021 studs. Shipley said he's going to decide in the spring. Perhaps we can get him for an early OV and lock it up!
To be clear, we have been willing to take Williams for a while now. It’s not about OSU giving the green light, it’s already there
Seems like a good guess. Very lack luster considering what OSU expected, but a solid player. I do not know much about him. Have to hope next year they can pull in two guys though to have the next high level guy in waiting back there.
“Cancelled for recruiting purposes”
I dont know how many of our allotted ovs we have used so far, but to me that sounds like his ov may go to someone else. Miyazaki could visit any time since he lives so close. I interpret that as a good sign for Gibbs or some other out of state rb.
Well that makes things interesting
Just watched some highlights of Williams for the first time. He really reminds me of the way Jerome Bettis ran. Compare the two and tell me what you think:
While many maybe disappointed with not getting that high ranking back this kid will compliment the guys well who OSU currently has on the roster. Hard downhill runner with great balance and foot work.
Jerome Bettis lol, it's like the NBA draft where they compare the #28 pick to Michael Jordan
All I said is he reminds me of how Bettis ran. I didnt mean we may literally be getting a Bettis clone. I think the down hill style and balance he shows reminds me of Bettis. Also, I called him a "compliment to the guys already on the roster". You wouldnt say that about a guy you think is going to be a star. Maybe try not being so literal?
Maybe try not being so literal?
Is this your first encounter with Spartan?
Yes.. yes it is. Is this the norm?
Jerome Bettis weighed 250 pounds and is an NFL hall of famer. I just think maybe the comparison should be a slower Mike Weber rather than Jerome Bettis lol. Yes they both are power runners but its like the NBA draft where every player is compared to a HOF.
I actually think he's very similar to the guys they already have rather than a good complement, especially Crowley and Chambers. I was hoping they could get more of a home run hitter for the one back this year.
I think the timing of the cancellation by EJ Smith is more telling from Gibbs’ recruitment. Maybe they thought this weekend went extremely well like BG said but I could be totally wrong and EJ is just not visiting OSU and rather another one.
My guess is the staff is not sold on Smith. It has never felt like they've really made a big push to get him in the class.
Also, what’s with the staff recruiting some odd RB names. We have gone through Bijan, Miyazaki and Jahmyr. LOL.
Bruh we have a Master and a Steele carrying the rock already.
Don't forget about JK or J'Kaylin
Odd or just not what you're used to?
Williams for a young man with so many carries in high school why is everyone saying he is not a bell cow rb?? He looks to be the size of Webber and Dobbins when they came on the scene here. Plus after another recruiting class we will probably have a nice room of running backs and probably go back to split carries between a couple guys?
His tape screams short yardage/ goalline back. Doesn't yet have the speed to be an every down back. I could see him being a Carlos hyde type of guy by the time he leaves here. Needs an elite level conditioning and nutrition program. No doubt he could be a monster sleeper.
I get posting on an old recruiting thread but how did you post on a thread from 5 threads ago and over a month from the last post lol