Class of 2020 Recruiting News (Part 86)

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SpoonerBuck33's picture

OT but BG’s mom passed away per Bucknuts. So if you can keep him in thoughts and prayers. He’s one of the great ones. 

With that said, reminder that tomorrow is Xmas before Xmas

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Seattle Linga's picture

Thanks Spooner - that's some tough news no doubt especially this time of the year.

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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Bucknut1977's picture

Who would downvote this post?? 

Prayers to BG and his family on the passing of his mom. 

BuckNut1977

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KBonay's picture

These are cool.  For Cowan

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Fatpants's picture

The amount of traffic these threads get is incredible. I stand in awe. Carry on. 

PG <3 PG

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USArmyBuckeye's picture

That’s not even taking into account the (presumably) numerous members like me that lurk and seldom, if ever, comment.  It really is astounding.

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keith7456's picture

Thank you to all the 11w staff that keep the site running and Spooner for these threads and allowing us buckeye freaks to spend hours of our day here.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

First fax in? I am going with Simon.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

Fleming. I would say Gee if he wasn't on the west coast.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Johnson Jr.   

Fields of Dreams

 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

One of the two Elder kids. The other will be the second.

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

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SFlaBuckeye13's picture

Cam Martinez not signing this week per Rivals

The world is yours

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Here we go. Northwestern’s selling him he isn’t good enough to play at OSU. Day’s going to have to fix this one.

Martinez doesn’t want to play defense but bought in because of Hafley. I understand him going to BC but the timing could not have been worse.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Drewbdu's picture

FWIW, Cam was never going to be an early enrollee, so it’s probably advantageous for him to sign in February when he knows who his position coach will be. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Agreed.  Hafley had told him they would have a specific role for him.   He will need to hear the plan from the new DB Coach.  (Hopefully Coombs). 

Fields of Dreams

 

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TYBGerritt's picture

Exactly, his plan was always to play out his senior season in basketball and then come to Ohio State, so it doesn't hurt him in any way to hold off on signing until there's more clarity regarding his future role

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

At least he isn’t flipping as of yet. Gives Day time to visit him and ease Martinez fears 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

Get every one else signed and delivered tomorrow and spend two months working on 1 or 2 guys.

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NHBuckeye's picture

5 more CB’s for Stroud to Ohio State today.  Think we can put a bow on this one. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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Spartan13's picture

When it was known we needed another QB with Miller and wondered which lower rated project guy we would bring in with Miller. Who would have guessed Miller would end up being the lower rated one. 

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JTstan16's picture

His drop in the rankings has been staggering. Purdue & Nerdwestern both have QB commits rated higher than Miller. Just typing that is mind blowing. Stroud will be QB2 come fall. 

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Byaaaahhh's picture

At first, it seemed to be because of his non participation on the camp circuit and the ratings people putting heavy weight on that, but the HS season is just about over; how did he look? I vaguely remember hearing on here his OL was folding like a lawn chair.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Hell might freeze over if OSU loses commits to Utah and northwestern 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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TobyMagic's picture

Right?! Two electric, impact players at that.. highest rated DB in the class and Mich Mr. football

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GINNandjuice's picture

Technically it already had frozen over.,, Ryan Day won B1G COTY

All Glory is Fleeting

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KBonay's picture

Ginn&Juice won this thread. Start a new one. 

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GINNandjuice's picture

My Man 

All Glory is Fleeting

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NHBuckeye's picture

Who’s got it better than them?  *ichigan signs that Villari kid.  QB is the 1291 ranked player.   In your face, Fordham!! 
 

Fields of Dreams

 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Not seeing that. It's not posted on his Twitter, which where I'd expect to see it. 

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

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Andrew Ellis's picture

Don't think there's any reason to worry about Cam unless it takes Ohio State three months to make a hire.

OhioState24's picture

From Birms new article it’s pretty easy to gather that’s the main thing. He just wants to see who OSU hires and learn his role.

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iwearatophat's picture

Which is a smart move from him.  He wasn't early enrolling anyways so get all the information you need and make the best decision possible.  In my totally unbiased opinion that is Ohio State.

I really hope Martinez does stick around with us.  His tape is amazing.

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keith7456's picture

If it's Coombs rumor has it he's planted some flags in tsun before.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Need to get that done ASAP 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Then we all better be really rooting for the Buckeyes South (Saints) and El Guapo in weeek 17 to end the Titans season ASAP.  Day could have Coombs hired a day or 2 after he beats Clemson.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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buckeyenut74's picture

Need Coombs to get up to tsun and plant a flag!!

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Drewbdu's picture

https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/cameron-martinez...

Cam is still solid, but he talked to Day and asked if it was okay if he waited to sign to see who the hire will be. 

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I know we see things through scarlet and gray eyes, but this is pretty respectful and mature. 

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SpoonerBuck33's picture

Makes sense about Cam since he’s not an EE. 

My awful board of DB coaches I would like to see are Coombs, Fran Brown, Matt Guerrieri, Chris Hewitt, and Joe Woods. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

I would add Gannon to the list 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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SpoonerBuck33's picture

I would bc I think he’s a great coach but he has never recruited before or at least I’m not aware of him doing so. Which gives me pause. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

From BK:

Muskegon (Mich.) athlete Cameron Martinezwas one of Hafley’s recruits. Martinez has informed Bucknuts he plans to wait until February to sign. 

"Because of coach Hafley's departure," Martinez said.  "(But) I'm still committed."

Martinez  has talked with Ryan Day and likes what he hears from Ohio State's head coach.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Smitty516's picture

Any one else find it humorous that the kid from the state up north is understandably taking a step back with Hafley leaving and ttun is still not even part of equation? Lol

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Jim said that he wasn’t good enough for them. /s

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Ironically tomorrow will mark one year since Fields entered the Portal. What a year its been. Before tomorrow hits just want to say thanks to AE and Spooner, I always appreciate what you guys do for us. Here’s to a easy early signing day. I know we all are ready to go!

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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stlbuckeye15's picture

This is an extremely impressive haul. Not bad Coach Day. Adding Stroud would be the icing on the cake. Any chance we get Bijan or Ricks? Haha JK!!!

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Urban_Can_Recruit's picture

Has anybody seen Bob from this summer? I know he was real concerned about Defensive recruiting. I’d like to have a word with him now. 

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

He's probably got a post all tee'd up in case Phillips flips. 

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CardaleFTW's picture

Martinez seems to be handling his recruitment very maturely. Similar to Lejond after Urbz retired. I wouldn't be worried. The admiration for the program, university, and BIA is still there.

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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Obstacle22's picture

Pantoni said this class will be an anomaly with so many 3*s being included. I don't care what anyone says, the rankings matter. The statistics prove it. Hopefully we hit on some of these 3* offensive linemen. Even so, we're hopefully going to still finish with a top five class and the players we're taking in at the skill positions are the most highly ranked of the bunch. 

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/2019-nfl-draft-picks-high-school-recruiting-star-rankings-for-first-round-selections/

"I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em."     ~Woody Hayes
 

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seyekcuB's picture

Top 3 class not good enough?

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Obstacle22's picture

We're currently ranked as the 4th best class with Clemson, Alabama, and LSU ahead of us - likely the teams we would need to beat to win the CFP Championship. This class also has an average rank of 91.88. Teams with a better ranking/recruit are: Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Texas. Once again, this class is very top heavy. It could be incredible and every player in it ends up in the NFL. Maybe I've grown accustomed to Meyer bringing in classes with an average player rank of 94 or above. My point is, that this class is a smidge below what our top competitors are bringing in this cycle. And like I said before, the skill positions in this class are all highly ranked with the exception of the RB. I don't think this is a bad class, just a bit below what we've had the past two years. After we win the CFP Championship this year, I have no doubt that the 2021 class will be the best in the nation. Just chill. 

"I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em."     ~Woody Hayes
 

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bull1214's picture

I hope we do better in the future for obstacle22’s sake! I didn’t realize the good times were even over:-(

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Pick0711's picture

Is this a serious post or are you missing the /s???

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Triv's picture

Who wants to tell him that 91.88 is higher than 4 of the 7 Urban Meyer recruiting classes?

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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Woodshed's picture

Osu had 2 classes over a 94 rating since 2015.

spoiler alert: 5 TOTAL ( that includes all teams) classes since 2015 have been over a 94 rating.

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Dasniksder's picture

I’m hoping that Phillips sticks and signs Thursday. I keep going to 247 and checking the crystal balls to make sure there’s no Utah predictions. So far, so good.

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PapaJoe's picture

I think the only thing analysts can do is switch their CBs to “foggy”.  They can’t flip them because he’s already a commit.  

Buckeye Forever!

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Andrew Ellis's picture

The only thing analysts CAN'T do is change the pick to foggy. Anyone who has crystal ball privileges could put in a flip pick to Utah or any other school right now if they wanted. 

USArmyBuckeye's picture

I’m not a big crystal ball knower guy, but based on AE comments in a previous thread I think that is exactly opposite of true. Can’t go foggy on a committed kid but can make a flip pick.  
 

edit: the man beat me to it.

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PapaJoe's picture

Thanks guys for the correction.  

Buckeye Forever!

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Interesting that it is still quiet about Phillips. Many said he would have a decision by tonight and then sign Thursday. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Yeah, I'm not sure how to read it. It's kind of like watching the behavior of a jury; there's a million ways to spin it in your head, but it's anybody's guess. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Greg Biggins says he hears Georgia is gaining traction for Stroud. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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EBBuck03's picture

Biggins just posted that now there is a bunch of buzz of Stroud to UGA. Can’t make this stuff up...

https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/board/120/Contents/some-late-bu...

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Guy at Michigan 247 said people from Michigan told him it is Ohio State. What a mess.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

Georgia bagmen working overtime tonight.

But seriously while this would suck we still have Miller who is severely underrated. His drop in the rankings was a joke and he has the talent.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Yep. Georgia getting gutted offense at every level. Absolutely no offensive weapons and a terrible offense in general. Kid won’t be developed there 

Miller concerns be because he has been hurt a lot. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

It is a concern but he had no protection from his high school line. Safe to say the oline at Ohio State will be significantly better. Also have Kyle McCord coming next year and Ryan day coaching them. I think we'll be good at the QB position.

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Smitty516's picture

Look, Tom Luginbil knows things about Miller that we don’t which explain rankings drop...

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NoMad Buck's picture

Seems to be a lot of skepticism in the thread

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Smitty516's picture

Trying to make it more suspenseful for announcement?

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SFlaBuckeye13's picture

Georgia insider predicting Stroud to OSU but low confidence in his pick.

The world is yours

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Biggins said he heard from a school that was recruiting stroud early that Georgia was picking up steam. My guess is Oregon is that school.

Steve Lorenz says he talked to Michigan and they said they expected it to be Ohio State:

Steve LorenzSTAFF
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Should not surprise anyone given we have never projected him to Michigan or implied any Michigan Crystal Ball predictions were coming in, but I'm told Michigan is expecting the four-star to commit to Ohio State tomorrow.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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matt.green14's picture

AE, what’s your final call on Stroud and Phillips?

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Andrew Ellis's picture

Ohio State for Stroud and right now I got Ohio State for Phillips but should know more by tomorrow night.

SlickityDarza's picture

Would be unfortunate if Phillips did indeed phlip to Utah

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Andrew Ellis's picture

blah blah blah on the Stroud stuff 

KBonay's picture

AE with the <<mic drop gif>>

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CardaleFTW's picture

Stroud committed over the weekend and people are still paranoid that he won't pick up the Buckeye hat tomorrow.

Thanks, Bijan

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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OhioState24's picture

Then does the OSU side just feel really confident, or did Stroud commit sometime today or something? Or maybe Biggins is just trying to cause some drama since the Stroud family doesn't want it to be so obvious and he usually does what families ask him to do?

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Andrew Ellis's picture

I’m under the impression Ohio State has felt confident for some time despite there not being any sort of commitment.

Bucks19's picture

Who said he committed over the weekend? 

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OhioState24's picture

Well Greg Biggins deleted that thread so either Stroud committed to us after he posted it, or the info he received was wrong in some way maybe. Don’t know why else he would delete the thread or one of the Bucknuts mods would delete it.

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VirginiaBuckeye14's picture

Or maybe he was browsing through eleven warriors recruiting forums and saw that AE hit him with a “blah” 

Can they catch him? No they can't, touchdown.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

AE reading Stroud to Georgia rumors

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OhioState24's picture

Apparently some were saying in the thread that he was faking info for drama so maybe someone thought it should be deleted. None of it looked overboard to me but idk.

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SpoonerBuck33's picture

I’m regards to Stroud, there always has to be a second team.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Christmas is coming...
Gentlemen start your fax machines. 

Simplify...

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Buckiowa's picture

Guys, my cousin at the emergency room right now for a family member and Brian Hartline is also there. He had a big bandage wrapped around his fist and my cousin asked him what happened, and he told him that Julian Fleming flipped to Penn State and he punched a hole in the wall because he was so angry. 

/s/

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Buckiowa's picture

I posted it right after he signed on purpose haha. Wanted to make a joke about the constant chatter that he would be flipping back to Penn State. Perhaps in poor taste.

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huffdaddy's picture

As my basketball coach used to say to me after I threw a pass out of bounds: "Great idea. Horrendous execution."

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

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polarbuck's picture

Maybe use the sarcasm font next time to clear up any misconceptions. PS: I gave you UV to negate the DV's your currently experiencing

You need to be humble or you will get humbled. - Jocko Willink

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Weave77's picture

Maybe use the sarcasm font next time to clear up any misconceptions.

FYI, /s or /s/ (the latter of which he used) are also sarcasm indicators. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

Or some people could back off from the ledge and just take a joke. lol

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Spectacular crash and burn 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Buckster's picture

If Clark Phillips decides on Thursday to go to Utah, it could mean that opens the door for an offer to Columbus Walnut Ridge Cornerback/Slot Receiver Qian Magwood.  Outstanding talent, high character, academic plus, wants an Ohio State offer, under-recruited player.  Senior highlights and article below:

https://247sports.com/Article/Qian-Magwood-Cincinnati-Ohio-State-football-recruiting-138958825/

https://247sports.com/Player/Qian-Magwood-46057814/ 

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keith7456's picture

The last underrated kid out of Walnut Ridge that we got has turned out pretty good for us.

https://247sports.com/Player/Malik-Harrison-61735/

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bd2999's picture

Still hoping Philips sticks around. Very good talent.

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bucks_4_life's picture

Hope we offer him regardless, that's my alma mater. I always root for kids from there.

The juice is worth the squeeze

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Belliott's picture

So now just waiting on kourt, gee, Miller. Anyone I’m forgetting? Minus stroud, Martinez and Phillips 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Everyone in but Scott and Williams

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Williams

Miyan? He was in 2 hours ago. 

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/early-signing-period-...

EDIT: Apologies ASJ - as those below have reminded me you are talking about Kourt. 

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Ahh gotcha. Thanks! 

I was looking at the article on the main page and thought it was listing the names of those they expected to sign early...here it was a list of those who already signed. Explains why I didn't see Kourt on it...haha

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YoungBossBuckeye's picture

Gee is in.

Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud. 

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

LSU just had another decommit. As with all the others, he was “processed”. That’s their 5th or 6th in just the last few weeks. Hard to tell if their fans are exaggerating the “we didn’t want him anyways” narrative or their coaches really are just being massive dicks to these kids right before signing day 

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Triv's picture

I'm fairly certain Coach O has admitted that they process. I believe his quote was something along the lines of "we want the best 25, not the first 25"

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

Well they better hope LSU maintains a top 5 program on the field then. Since even a committable offer from coach O is apparently meaningless, a lot of schools are going to use this against them next cycle 

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kmp10's picture

Well they better hope LSU maintains a top 5 program on the field then

I'll be stunned if Orgeron has what it takes to keep LSU near the top, and I don't care how many top five classes he signs, because he's just not a great head coach, imo. When Joe Brady leaves -- and he will -- and when LSU is back to their usual quarterback disaster, Ed Orgeron won't be able to lift them up. Enjoy it while it lasts, LSU, because it won't last forever. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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bd2999's picture

I mean it happens to varying degrees everywhere but it is a jerk move.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I 100% guarantee it did not sound that clear when Coach O said it. It sounded like when you play a John Lee Hooker record backwards..

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IWannaGoBack's picture

Way off topic, but what happened with Justin Rogers? I thought he had a lot of love for OSU with multiple visits, then he winds up at Kentucky.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

If I remember correctly, he was one that liked to play the recruiting game a little too much

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osunick1221's picture

I believe he wanted to play on the D-line and we wanted him on the O-line. It may have been vice versus.

*ichigan still sucks

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IWannaGoBack's picture

I see him listed as a DT to Kentucky, so it must have been the former. That's just odd, considering we have a relative need at DT. Then again, maybe we just thought he was better at OG. Oh well.

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underoath4370's picture

Kentucky said he could play DL and he would start from day 1

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Dweinz's picture

Mensa Tom didn't know the camera was on

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Knarcisi's picture

Herman, he’s so classy. Looks like there are women sitting on the right side, too. Probably just missed the strippers. 

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JacksonOhio5's picture

Quick, someone send this to Bijan's grandparents.

Go Bucks!

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YoungBossBuckeye's picture

I'm so glad that Ryan Day is our head coach instead of this ass clown. Tom Herman is a low-class, narcissistic, arrogant douche. If my head coach behaved like this, I would be pissed. Having a sense of maturity and decorum is so vital.

Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud. 

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

I remember wanting him to someday come back to OSU as Urbans replacement. Man I am so happy that didn’t happen and Coach Day is here. Ones an absolute jackass that still hasn’t grown up and the other couldn’t be more professional. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Bijan's granny must be proud....

Fields of Dreams

 

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B1Gbuckeye's picture

That LSU decommit is exactly what Larry Johnson was looking for. Demon Clowney is raw defensive end at 6’4 225 that he can mold like JJB. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes after him in this second signing period. 

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rotsbu's picture

Jadeveon's cousin and that first name for a DL...seems like it'd be worth a shot

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Barfolomew's picture

I wonder if Vincent Smith has a cousin that Michigan can grab

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Was hoping that for Brandon Watson...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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IWannaGoBack's picture

From your lips to God's ears. That kid couldn't cover a bed with a sheet.

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Triv's picture

Numbers could be an issue preventing us from chasing another DE. Cooper and Hilliard already are confirmed back in 2020, and Saunders is applying for the extra year. That would move us to only 16 seniors and, assuming Stroud commits and Phillips stays committed, 26 signees. We are at 84 scholarships on the current roster, so we need 9 departures as is from draft/transfer and that number already includes Pryor and White. Okudah/Young/Dobbins are the obvious 3, but still need 6 more.

Edit: Forgot about Siebert's gray shirt, so 5 more, 4 if Wade declares as well.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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flying-banana's picture

White already announced his transfer, so there's another one. I honestly don't think it'll be an issue getting to the right number.

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Triv's picture

I included White in my number, we need 8 draft declarations/transfers assuming everyone signs. 4 draft declarations seem likely, with Wyatt Davis as a potential 5th.

While I don't think it will be an issue getting to the number, if there aren't some kids who have silently expressed their desire to transfer it's tough to take another guy.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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saintstephen11's picture

I would be surprised if Saunders stays another year.

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SpoonerBuck33's picture

For whatever reason we never really went after Demon all the months leading up to today

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Barfolomew's picture

Baylor has recreated all of their recruits commitment videos using muppets for absolutely no reason

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IWannaGoBack's picture

Baylor has recreated all of their recruits commitment videos using muppets for absolutely no reason because that is awesome.

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USNbuckeyeBG's picture

Just went to their twitter page and watched a few more. Those are awesome and hilarious 

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Sims_tOSU's picture

Those players better get to keep those puppets. That’s just funny lol 

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Independence Village 22's picture

Bijan Robinson was the only Texas commit listed as unsigned on the ESPN screen...hmmmmm

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

If he doesn't sign soon we will be at Part 90 in no time

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

We are redistributing helmet stickers so everyone has the same amount? 

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Just realized the "XX" on the XXclusive signing videos is roman numerals for 20. Class of 2020. Am I slow this morning or what?

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Just realized the "XX" on the XXclusive signing videos is roman numerals for 20. Class of 2020. Am I slow this morning or what?

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saintstephen11's picture

slow? not sure, but definitely redundant.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Touche! No idea how that posted twice. 

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Barfolomew's picture

I'm going to Google "XXXclusive videos" to get a preview of 2030

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

I've watched a lot of film on the 2030 XXXclusive class. A lot of talent. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

Is that site run by the president of MENSA???

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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huffdaddy's picture

So we are waiting on Kourt - any concerns there or just a wait? 

And Stroud in 90 minutes (which I am sweating about).

And that's it for today's action until AE drops in cryptic messages tonight about Phillips....

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

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HINYG8's picture

No concerns on Kourt...time zone is a factor, still early in his neck of the woods.

I think I saw on another board that he has it scheduled around the same time as Stroud.

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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underoath4370's picture

Williams is in, all good there 

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KBonay's picture

Really wanted to see Ricks flip.  Such a waste of a good gif....

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CardaleFTW's picture

Put Rakim Jarrett's face on instead please.

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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KBonay's picture

We have company....

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&#039;57Champs's picture

At first I was like "no way" but then I went and looked for myself.  Hard to argue:

https://247sports.com/player/ryan-morgan-46085738/

Because I couldn't go for 3.

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saintstephen11's picture

thought he had a curly mullet until I realized that they were trees behind his head.

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keith7456's picture

Umm, not so much. 

Our WRs ranking are #1, #5, #12, and #15

Theirs would be  #16, #23, #37, #60, and #290

Their best is lower than our worst....

If you want to say anyone is close to our class it would be LSU

They have #2, #6, #8, and #50

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Sanantonefan's picture

Not #2 any more!

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buckeyefutbol's picture

I once played touch football and scored a touchdown

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Independence Village 22's picture

So they will have two 5*'s and two high 4*'s including the number 1 overall player in one of the rankings? Find our WR class pretty hard to match.

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&#039;57Champs's picture

Side note, but Clint is full of bad takes

Because I couldn't go for 3.

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toad1204's picture

The offseason is the longest season.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Fits perfectly at Michigan

CJ Stroud should be insulted by such an accusation.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Is that guy a troll?  These takes can't be serious..

Fields of Dreams

 

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Fits perfectly at Michigan

I don't know CJ personally, but I am going to assume he hasn't accepted losing and therefore does not fit perfectly up north. 

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Sims_tOSU's picture

This was so bad even Tom Loy told him to chill lol seriously... it was the first comment. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

It will be interesting if they miss on Stroud (not saying they will) where they go for another QB. Will they seek the portal or will they double up in 2021. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Ludwig Yards's picture

Make another pitch to de Laura I assume. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Think you’d have to look portal. I don’t like the thought of only Miller as a true Fr being Fields’ backup then a RS Fr and 2 true Fr competing o take the keys in 2021. 

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KBonay's picture

It will be interesting if they miss on Stroud

They won't

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Weave77's picture

Kourt is officially in the fold.

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216ToThe614's picture

Everyone is in aside from Stroud, Phillips, and Martinez. About as uneventful as a signing day can be, considering the drama already occurred over the past few days. Here's hoping Stroud is in too - tune in to ESPNU in an hour.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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iwearatophat's picture

With what this class was heading into today uneventful is a great thing.  Stroud will be an amazing get.  Phillips hasn't had a crystal ball switch yet so still hopeful there as well.

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WoullyBear's picture

Off topic but, I always knew ESPN was bad at covering recruiting, but then I saw that they have EJ Smith listed as the 13th best WIDE RECEIVER in the class. What the actual ___.

If Ann Arbor is a whore, what's Harbaugh for going back to her?

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OhioState24's picture

Ej is more of a slot receiver than a running back so that’s why they listed him there. Should be classified as an athlete if they had that classification.

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BumJuiceIsBitter's picture

OT but Rakim Jarrett flipped from LSU and signed with Maryland 

I tried bum juice once, it was bitterly disappointing.

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IWannaGoBack's picture

There has to be a good story there.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

What a waste of is talent. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

I'm honestly glad we got out of his recruitment. Talented but seems like drama drama drama.

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Tipp2Cbus's picture

Crazy. I don’t think anyone saw that coming

Have we always been a dynasty ?

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IWannaGoBack's picture

I could watch Denzel Ward do Football Crimes to WRs all day...

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Danify's picture

One of the best hits and worst targeting calls I have ever seen.

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Smitty516's picture

BBQ does sound good for lunch today. Hope Denzel invites me...

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huffdaddy's picture

O/U on the number of times he plays against us. I'm going with 0.5.

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

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JarheadBuck's picture

Hell, that's 3 times in as many years that Maryland has beat Texas.  Ouch!

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toad1204's picture

I actually doubt Locksley a lot.  

The offseason is the longest season.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Never doubt Mike Locksley's ability to pull a rabbit on signing day

This flip says more about Rakim than it does about "Locksley's ability to pull a rabbit on signing day" 

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NHBuckeye's picture

If he's there at Maryland all 3-4 years I'll be shocked.

Fields of Dreams

 

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tekk69's picture

I was noticing the same thing about Bijan. Can you even imagine? The server on 11 would explode 

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tajikey's picture

If this were to happen, I'd become a 12th Warrior to help restore order for the masses.

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iwearatophat's picture

It seems crazy to read into it but I really want to read into this.

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

Finally an LSU decommitment that their fans and insiders can’t pretend was a processing 

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SFlaBuckeye13's picture

Ej Smith to Stanford 

The world is yours

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keith7456's picture

He will do well there. Smart kid.

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Independence Village 22's picture

That would be the school that any smart parent would send him. Big brain move. Dad learned the right things in life.

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huffdaddy's picture

Good for him. That's great. 

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

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Can’t ever question a kid going to Stanford.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Popsikle211's picture

What ever happened to the Justin Flowe talk? Wasn’t he showing some Ohio St interest?

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Spartan13's picture

Clemson was the huge favorite and the OSU interest was never real just Stroud trying to get him to visit. He then recorded a video saying F*** Clemson and is now down to either USC or Oregon, Oregon seems the favorite but it isn't clear. IMO Oregon seems like the much better choice than USC with a lame duck coach. 

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Independence Village 22's picture

Well he turned down Clemson for Utah or Oregon or USC. Going to

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Spartan13's picture

Rak to Maryland is amazing. Hurts LSU while giving Maryland a really good player. Maryland's class is at 27 and OSU jumped LSU to 3(LSU will probably jump us back) This is exactly what the B1G needs Maryland/Rutgers to be. If Maryland could play at a level similar to these recruiting rankings it would be awesome. Instead of being trash they would be a solid program that takes talent away from SEC/ACC schools and has no effect on the rest of the B1G in recruiting. 

This is one of the best years the B1G has ever had in recruiting. The top 8 schools are all in the top 30. Minnesota and Northwestern in the top 40. MSU at 42 despite the hot seat. Indiana at 49 despite being Indiana. Rutgers is at 60 with just 16 commits and a brand new coach, they have also risen over 40 spots from outside the top 100 when Schiano took over. 

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

Rusty Mansell a couple hours ago seemed like he was close to CBing Stroud to Georgia but he just had an update a few minutes ago that he is sticking with OSU 

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urbansjacket2's picture

Rusty is actually really good at his job, but he is a Georgia fan. Dude is quite homerish and thinks UGA is getting everyone if you read the tone in his columns. Pretty much sums up their fanbase. 

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LandonTruckedCollins's picture

Thankfully the stress will be gone in like 20 minutes.

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B1Gbuckeye's picture

Nebraska has had a pretty good day. Got about 4 commitments so far.

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Spartan13's picture
  • 4 star top 150 OLB Keyshawn Green(he committed 3 days ago but still)
  • #2 overall JUCO player 6'4" WR Omar Manning
  • 4 star S Jaiden Francois
  • #1 prep school player in 4 star WR Alante Brown
  • 4 star top 150 WR Marcus Fleming

#17 overall right now and a really good place for them to be in. They should have the second best skill group in the B1G next year.

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NHBuckeye's picture

I'll guess that their class will be better than *ichigan's.

Fields of Dreams

 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Funny all this scuttle about Georgia and Stroud yet no one changed their picks. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

So far same goes for Phillips and Utah.

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Weave77's picture

With Rakim Jarrett flipping to Maryland, we have now jumped LSU to be the #3 ranked class (for now, at least).

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Wiltfong just said he likes OSU for Stroud unless something changed late last night. But he is going with OSU

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Hat science looks good for us.

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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Drewbdu's picture

I was about to post the same thing. Ohio State is not on either far side nor in the center. It is also the only flat hat, and it looks brand new. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Youngsters don't like the curve brims...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Ronnie's picture

I saw that too. Only flat billed hat on the table, plus good position.

Boom! Boom!

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Spartan13's picture

Looking around other boards and a lot of rumors LSU RB CLyde-Edwards Ellaire tore his hamstring and is done for the playoffs. Back up RB Chris Curry has 22 carries on the year. Yeah I know its not recruiting but wanted to post it and not worth its own forum until confirmed

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

That's a huge blow to their offense if true, he's probably the 2nd most important piece on that side.

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Be00take00's picture

That's unfortunate. If true, hopefully he gets back healthy sooner than later.

A real man makes his own luck.

-Billy Zane in Titanic

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Sims_tOSU's picture

The fact that stroud is the #10 PP QB is absolutely nuts and shows how much of a joke they are at recruiting. He’s number 2 in the composite I believe. 

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CanadaBuckeye's picture

RE: Stroud - why wouldnt he would to play with this class of receivers? It may be the best group in the country.

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CanadaBuckeye's picture

RE: Stroud - why wouldnt he would to play with this class of receivers? It may be the best group in the country.

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CanadaBuckeye's picture

Not sure why that double posted. Sorry boys.

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Spartan13's picture

OSU hat is the only one that was prepped to be a flat bill. Georgia also the middle hat. Lock it up.  

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Here we go

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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Neutz's picture

Cant watch.... boom or no boom?

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

BOOM!

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

EAT SHIT GEORGIA

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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urbansjacket2's picture

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

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keith7456's picture

Clark Phillips III you're officially on the clock. Make the right decision and finish this class off with a bang.

PS. Not worried about Cam Martinez. He'll be all in once Day makes his hire.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Poor Rusty...,

Fields of Dreams

 

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

That banner tells me Stroud’s commitment was never actually in doubt 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Boy...Georgia 247 folks sure had their followers believing. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Weave77's picture

With CJ Stroud's commitment, and assuming that Clark Phillips II and Cam Martinez both end up committing, Ohio State's 2020 class will finish with just over 300 total points (300.71) and just over a 92 player average (92.04) in the 247 Composite Rankings.

Not bad for Ryan Day's first full class. Not bad at all.

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Any class over 300 ill take. 

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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huffdaddy's picture

Gotta close.

More worried about Phillips than Martinez. Confident we close on Martinez when we have a new coach announced. 

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

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Watching ESPNU today just reminds me more why I don’t watch ESPN anymore. Especially because of Tom Luginbill. Cant stand him.

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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CGBuck's picture

BOOOOM Hat science is right again.

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Smitty516's picture

Can’t argue with science...well hat science anyway...

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Spartan13's picture

OSU is at 8 top 100 players, the rest of the B1G combined is at 6

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Spartan13's picture

CJ Stroud had said he wouldn't enroll early if he goes to a school he wont be competing to start his freshman year(OSU) but Birm tweeted he will be enrolling early

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tajikey's picture

To be fair, he'll be competing to start, he just won't actually start..

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216ToThe614's picture

I got you.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Why was he at OSU? 

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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Neutz's picture

Would be hilarious after stealing their two best assistants Ryan Day took their social media guy.

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MaxPowerBucknut's picture

What’s the story here?  Who is this guy?

OSUCOM 2008 Graduate. Go Bucks!

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KBonay's picture

Mattison & Washington approve this message. 

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YoungBossBuckeye's picture

Great to get CJ into the fold. Our QB situation is looking much better. Would really like to start the 2021 season with Miller, Stroud and McCord.

Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud. 

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Ohiofoosball's picture

What is the latest on Phillips?

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CardaleFTW's picture

Never doubt hat science. Never.

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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Smitty516's picture

It’s just straight fact. It’s not debatable...

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Ohiofoosball's picture

Getting Stroud is huge. It means in 2021 when Fields is gone, either Stroud or Miller will be ready to play. Unfortunately it also means the loser is likely to transfer that year or the following year...

So, its possible OSU is in the same situation again NEXT year...needing two more qb's. I just don't know how you ever solve this issue, unless you take a lesser prospect.

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keith7456's picture

Don't forget about Kyle McCord. He's gonna come in and battle for the spot too. 

The battle in 21 will be Miller, Stroud, and McCord. 

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TarBuck's picture

Man I would loooooove to have Bijan here.

But imagine if he spurned Herman in favor of staying home. ASU is looking way more attractive now than this time last year.

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Sims_tOSU's picture

I’ve been saying that asu is extremely attractive as they could be the best team in the PAC soon. LV is extremely talented, wish we would’ve had room for him. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

I believe ASU also got Corey Wren and Johnny Wilson.  Pretty decent WR haul for sure.

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Independence Village 22's picture

Asu I think can be a legit playoff contender every couple years. Would make more sense if Phillips was considering asu rather than Utah. Would also make way more sense to Bijan sense these kids apparently want to be the one to build the program lol

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iwearatophat's picture

What is going on with him?  I popped into his twitter for the first time basically ever and a ctrl-f 'Texas' got me a 0/0.  Don't know if he has kept it clean of school affiliation this whole time or he scrubbed it.  Still, he is the only player in Texas's class that hasn't signed.  Their boards say he is waiting for a ceremony this afternoon but Ransom signed already.

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huffdaddy's picture

Honestly, a pretty big flex by both Stroud and Miller. No fear of competition, just throwing down and trusting their abilities. Love the spirit shown by both guys.

Best case, this winds up being Burrow vs. Haskins - a choice any coach would love to have.

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

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CardaleFTW's picture

I know we're in #F*ckClemson mode, but respect to Dabo for telling top 5 Justin Flowe "no" instead of processing Kevin Swint out. Saban and Coach O would have processed Swint out for Flowe in a heartbeat.

https://247sports.com/player/kevin-swint-46036484/

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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Drewbdu's picture

Agreed. I think this LSU staff is honestly pretty despicable for processing this many kids so close to signing day. It will probably hurt them in the next few years too. Every other school will use that to negatively recruit against them. 

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FieldingMellish's picture

Haven't heard about what you're talking about but it sounds like Clemson people rationalizing.

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Spartan13's picture

I don't think this is true. After Flowe sort of told them no they went and got 5 star Trenton Simpson. They lost out on Flowe I don't think they could have gotten him if they wanted. 

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Neutz's picture

Classy move. But I refuse to recognize until after the Fiesta bowl. #hateclemson

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Octobersownlibra's picture

That makes no sense..they literally just got another guy at his position.

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

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Ohiofoosball's picture

The Utah Rivals people are saying OSU made a late push for Phillips but that it wasn't enough and he'll be picking Utah tomorrow.

Oh well....hate to lose Phillips as he is really good, but what can you do.

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keith7456's picture

If so ask the cowards where their Crystal ball flips are then

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Drewbdu's picture

Honesty I don’t think it’s that big a deal if he goes to Utah. Get that Ohio DB and move on. Maybe shift Cam to slot CB. It will certainly help with recruiting CBs next year. If we get Coombs... I can see a monster DB class coming in for 2021. 

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Independence Village 22's picture

Well that sucks for him more then it does us.

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Neutz's picture

Dont buy it they're selling clicks.

Heres what I do not get: If Phillips really is torn between the two and hes concerned about Hafley leaving, then why not do what Martinez is doing and wait to see who OSU is going to hire? This is either to drum up drama for the announcement or has been gone the moment Hafley left. 

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NorthCoastBias's picture

He's enrolling early at whichever school he picks. Doesn't have the luxury of waiting until February.

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Neutz's picture

Why does he HAVE to enroll early? He cant chill at home for a few months and workout on his own? 

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NorthCoastBias's picture

If he wants to miss out on training in a collegiate S&C program and getting to learn a playbook, sure.

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Neutz's picture

Losing a few months to make sure you are doing your due diligence and making the correct massive life decision seems like a fair trade to me. 

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Bucknasty42's picture

He's an EE

Buckeye...Born & Bred

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Spartan13's picture

Really sucks he was the perfect fit in our defense at the nickel corner position Shaun Wade plays. Big position of need because the bums last year couldn't pull a single corner and there will be 2 guys to leave early. If he was 3 inches taller he would be in the conversation for #1 corner in the class. Very important that Watts and Lej work out or our secondary could be in dire shape in a couple years.

Not saying to panic by any means but our depth is poor at CB for next year and we have to now have 3 guys who can play each year. 0 last year and 2 this year isn't enough and thats if both guys end up being good. 

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YoungBossBuckeye's picture

Very disappointing.

Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud. 

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B1Gbuckeye's picture

I’ll believe it if I start seeing Crystal balls to Utah. 

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CardaleFTW's picture

Yeah. I'm going to trust Utah's Rivals guys before I trust our guys. I still think he's a Buckeye until BG, AE, Birm, or Givler tell me otherwise.

It's a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio... and TTUN still sucks.

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keith7456's picture

This, our guys haven't given us bad information yet so I'll wait til they until they start dropping the hammers on us.

PS. Can we start to claim RIU(Recruiting Insider University) cause we have the best.

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LB U's picture

Honest question: How do they know that? If Phillips told them that, than why havent there been any CB flips?

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Day_Man's picture

I'm not saying the Utah insiders are wrong, but I haven't seen any FutureCast predictions flipped to Utah, or any CBs to Utah on 24/7. Maybe they're still waiting? Not sure. This is an odd situation. 

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Ohiofoosball's picture

I'm just posting what someone else posted from a screenshot on Rivals. No idea the context or anything, but its out there....

Not sure on the crystal balls. My guess is maybe they just don't care to do them?

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Neutz's picture

A quote from AE about Stroud but relevant to Phillip's situation:

Rule #79 of following this stuff: When you have a handful of people saying "hey it really might be Georgia here so stay tuned" while never officially changing their stance or their pick, it's almost always a traffic generation ploy. 

No CB's have been flipped. Im feeling this is a similar situation. Its freaking Utah, they are driving up traffic while they can. Cant have a huge fan base. 

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Abuckeye15's picture

 Not sure if anyone is watching BTN, but they just showed Phillips highlights while discussing OSU class...

36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

I’m not sure what time it is, but Xichigan still sucks

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OhioState24's picture

Clark Phillips wiped his insta of basically everything OSU. Removed committ from his bio and only pics left are from an OSU visit a while ago.

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Drewbdu's picture

Clark Phillips took “Ohio State commit” off his social media. 

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Independence Village 22's picture

We are still ballin out! RIP to Phillips potential playoff dreams...

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keith7456's picture

Uhh no? I still see it saying

Blessed beyond measure. HS Chapter of #21 is complete. Ohio State Buckeye Commit. 

At least that is on Twitter. Maybe he hasn't gotten there yet I guess.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

They are talking about his insta. His twitter still says it

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keith7456's picture

Realized that after posting. Ugh too many social media thing out there.

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Neutz's picture

Hes either adding intrigue for tomorrow or he gone. 

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Spartan13's picture

Justin Flowe to Oregon. They will have Justin Flowe and another 5 star LB in Noah Sewell playing behind Kayvon Thibaduex. Scary front 7 we will be seeing the next couple years. 

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keith7456's picture

Talented yes, but at least next year 2 true freshman LBs for Ryan Day and Justin Fields to torch.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Good get for them. They might want to get some DBs to cover the WRs we are bringing in

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LB U's picture

Not really concerned about next year. I saw an Alabama front 7 start 4 true freshman this year with a better coach and system and it didnt work out at all. 2 years from now they'll be dangerous though.

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Independence Village 22's picture

You know how to beat a front 7 like that? Punch them in the mouth and pound a 230lb RB straight up the gut. Then bring that 230 lbs QB off tackle over and over and over. Just ups our quality of victory. Beating other conferences champions is Ryan Days new favorite hobby.

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keith7456's picture

So with all the Clark Phillips stuff going on.

Any of our experts have any info on https://247sports.com/Player/Qian-Magwood-46057814/

Been seeing his name rumored out there as a possible late pick up. Obviously not nearly as highly rated or anything and many will look at the 3* and write him off.

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Neutz's picture

Watched him play on tv this year. Dude is really good. 

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Turtlebuster's picture

Far from an expert but watched him play a few times. Was always the best player on the field imo ( wasn't major competition though). Played WR/DB and returned kicks. Very quick, looked to have plenty of speed. Overall pretty good athlete. Decent size. Don't think he really did the whole " camp circuit" much. Personally think the kid has some good skills to work with. Have a feeling an OSU offer would also mean alot to him.

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EBBuck03's picture

Guys, you’re all being insensitive. Clearly Phillips is going to win the Heisman at Utah...they’ve already made it clear his impact with reverberate through generations of Ute athletes. I already have money on it.

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