No schools commit "locks" are safe if Urban is around! Urban slides into other teams "locks" like, I'm here for all your recruits and I'll drink your milkshake!
Bielema still has nightmares about that damn lock
"The people, who try to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness. ~ Bob Marley
So Birm puts in like a 72 hour day today and still delivers a Hurry Up?
"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."
Half dozen posts, no taco time while waiting for news/F5ing all day, a Hurry Up, AND Twitter fights with the ignorant and the rancid all while apparently holding his breath. He had a big day. Though, I'm so spoiled that I laugh at his naivete. What does he think I am...reasonable?
New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.
Big ups to JB and all the 11W recruitniks in keeping us all in the know. Great work, all.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation
I think there's 4 spots left
1. Hardman/Bruce - Slot WR
2. Lawrence - DT
3. Fuller - S
4. Hamlin - CB
This is what I think most have pegged as best case.
We'll look to Friday for R Lawrence.
Lawrence is 2a @ DT and Jamar King is a distant 2b but still an option nonetheless.
"The Edge is where average stops and elite begins"
Birm, thanks for the awesome job today. So, I apologize for the additional question, but can you go a little deeper on the hot and cold on Haskins? He's our destined QB, wants to search around a bit. So we do, as well, we get Wallace and Haskins commits to Maryland. Wallace tells us he wants to be a WR and he's back on hot again. He's a lifelong Buckeye, that's not changed. Can it be this fickle at times? Just wondered why the big picture discussion and the long term relationships don't curtail all the ups and downs.
Yes, I'm surprised the staff took Wallace's commitment and let things cool w/ Haskins in May, given how everything played out in the end-one would think Urbz and Co. had more of a long term plan.
Thank you Coach Beck for your valuable recruiting efforts it is appreciated keep up the good work!
Keandre Jones - 2015 Sr. Highlights:
He might have killed 4 kids in that highlight. I can see him being special teams MVP for the next 3-4 years.
At least one for sure. There was no sign of life on that kickoff
There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you --Woody Hayes
Think he killed that dude on first play of video on KO return lol.
The pick 6 shows how fast he is. Wow!
In Urban We Trust.
What's most impressive to me is his instinct in the box with all of that traffic. He consistently sifts through traffic, doesn't overrun plays, and arrives at the ball with bad intentions. He has speed and all that, but it's the skills there that make him really impressive. I also love how he breaks down for tackles. Great looking player.
"Do not fear me Michigan Man, all I want is your tears."
Once Mick gets to em, this kid is going to be one bad, bad,
Obviously, he has a reputation around his league, because it doesn't look like very many opponents even want to try to block him. I feel sorry for a few of those kids, as they may still be in Intensive Care today!
"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM
One of the toughest leagues in America!
I know Kwon might be ready to go after next season, but I'm blown away over the thought of the possible pieces of the LB corp including these two beasts two seasons from now. That's not even getting to who will line up in front of them.
Holy. S. H. I. T.
Oh nice try grey box, you can't post a highlight video of shazier and tell me it's Jones....I'm not falling for it
^ best post ever ^
Darron Lee 2.0
Wow, I can see Keandre on special teams right away
Reads plays well, great tackling form, athletic as all get out.
Man, today was like an "Urban Legend".
What can I say? I like puns
What about buns?
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Get well soon Mrs.Naut 6-0 > 3-6.
Does the name Jen Selter mean anything to you?
Spent many of hour on youtube with Jen Selter
R.I.P. AfroDuck and Harambe
Knock off Bama? Been there, done that!
Hey, I threw a line to an Oakland Buckeye comment about 2 hours ago. Let you know if I get a bite.
Man, you guys are just waiting. Won't get ugly, I promise. He ain't got the wit.
What a freaking day! Thanks for all the hard work today and every day, Birm.
It's a great day to be a Buckeye!
Great day to be a buckeye
Sucky day to be a terp
"You aren't a fan. It's not a team. It's a way of life"--Urban Meyer
As long as were talking about American Football what day isn't a bad day to be a Terp?
Great day, perfect recap, Birm. It is worth continuing to note that Tim Beck had a huge hand in landing Haskins today. Good for him.
And here's to Austin Mack continuing the assault on Hardman. It seemed like he wanted some more Haskins QT as well - so I'm looking forward to next week after he visits Bama.
OSU didn't execute and lost to horrible officiating. BOTH things can be true
Take that - Hairball!
Bo Schembechler: Student of Woody;
Gary Moeller: Player for Woody;
Lloyd Carr & Rich Rodriguez: Owned by Tressel;
Brady Hoke: Owned by donuts;
Jim Harbaugh: Owned by Urban to the tune of 42-13.
No new committ in 4 hours? Urban's lost his touch.
Ohio State limping to the end of the day
That vid is hilarious now! And the fact that one of those ESPiN stooges said that it was unlikely for Haskins to be a Buckeye. I'm surprised they didn't go Full Monty and announce he would go to Bama or another SEC school. Sucks to suck, ESPiN!!
Back to being the #1 recruiting class in the nation and looking around at the future commits to jump on board like...
"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt
If I could up vote this, I would! +1
"Dad, what's it like to win the natty? ... I don't know son, we're *ichigan fans"
The lord of brevity.
Maryland was #2 in the B1G and just one commit away from being tied for #2 in the whole county earlier today. Now...not so much.
Most #Rivals100 Commits - #B1G #OhioState 7 #Maryland 3 #MichiganState 2 #PennState 2 #Michigan 1 #Minnesota 1 https://t.co/5MnLmWHVPC
— Rivals.com (@Rivals) January 18, 2016
#2 in the whole county! WOW, that there is great ;-)
I don't know if it's just me, or does it look like Urbs is passing that "good good" in rotation?
Today was a great day for all of us who love OSU football. Birm and the staff at 11W were all over this, as usual, and continue to demonstrate why 11W is THE best college sports site in America. A 'Thank You" for their work is not enough but is the only real way to pay my respect for all they do for us Buckeye football fanatics. Go Bucks!
And 12w. I hear some cool people have joined recently...
Birm - 247 had an article today (free) about OSU having the #1 class again. In it, Wiltfong said Haskins had been a silent verbal since December. Is that true? That's pretty amazing. I wonder how long Keandre knew he would be joining Haskins? Probably doing behind the scenes recruiting of Victor as well.
That's why I was so adamant on December 13th when I crystal balled him to OSU. He told recruits, coaching staff that day he was coming .
You sly dog you!
You've gotta listen closely and carefully to the Lord of Whispers.
Or in this case not so closely. Lol
Ohio State > *ichigan
Urban > Hairbaugh
And you didn't tell us?
We wouldn't tell anyone. Snitches get stitches.
Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".
Eggselent...! Nice to know that Haskins is doin' work behind the scenes. I read here today for the first time that Haskins is close with Rashard. Do you think we have any real shot at him? It seems like we have a slim chance, LSU with their purple pool chairs and all...
Fields of Dreams
Is Urbs passing to the right? Everyone knows it goes to the left!!
And quite the nice ashtray Keandre is holding for a victory cigar.
I wonder if someone has a good Tim Beck/Haskins meme ready.
This sums up recruiting pretty well.
So, how did the Buckeyes pull off this trifecta? If forced to pick one word, the one I'd choose is: patience.
Today was a good day.
16 more days! Let's hope all this potential talent signs!
The difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer. -Navy Seabees
What a day, huh boys!?!? Only thing missing is a cigar, and some fine drinks to cap this day off! Actually I'm good with a pinch of snuff, recliner, a warm blanket, and some 11W!
Awesome work by Tim Beck. I think if he helps with the game plan, lets Warriner control most of the play calling, and concentrates on the QB's next year is going to rock for our offense.. We saw glimpses of our offense in the last two games. Beck and JT also have a great relationship so I think we are on track again. The future is bright at OSU.
"The future is bright at Ohio State."
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"
Great work today Birm.
Other than signing days ,would today go down as one of the craziest (from the announcement times, flips, and early "leaks") days since you have been doing this?
Without question, today was wild.
It's good to be a Buckeye!!!!!!
11W... still the best website on planet earth!!!!
*I think young Mr. Kareem Felder might deserve a few props as well... those DMV area ties can be strong.
First off, awesome job Brim on holding off and playing it cool. It is one of the many things that make you the best! Now on to more important things! I said I was saving the whale boom for the finale and the time is here! BBBBOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!
"Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life." - John Wooden
^imagine the smell^
It's going to be fine right?
It swam off into the sunset right?
I believe that's a defense mechanism, when the whale feel it is in danger he will throw his intestines at the would be prededor
That's probably what happened inside Jim Harbaugh pants after he saw the day that OSU had on the recruiting trail (and Urban didn't have to sleep with a single one of those recruits) .......... Now that's what I call a "shart" !!!!
I guess it's safe to assume that the WR/LB kid from the Columbus area blew his chance to be a Buckeye. Would anyone happen to know if that's correct? I forget the kids name. Little help, please?
Gracias, Maka. I guess he lost out, huh?
I would assume so. Think he is visiting Sparty this weekend.
Don't know why he tried slow playing his decision. I know he wasn't sold on playing LB and wanted to play on the O side of the ball.
Wherever he ends up going to be a hell of a player. Freakish athlete.
Well that sounds exactly like the type of kid that Dantonio has built his program with so I guess that's where he'll end up. He'll likely be a thorn in our side, too. Kid shoulda jumped at tthe Bucks offer. Oh well...
Thanks for the input/answers.
He wants to be a wr...Sparty has 4 already. With an offense centered on the run game, wouldn't 5 receivers seem extreme?
I think he may have to wait on others now. Still a chance, but others will have priority.
MY BUTT'S SO BIG, I SPLIT MY PJ BOTTOMS
Thanks Birm. This has been a great day.
Why is Urban smoking with recruits????
Proud graduate of THE Online State University.
Become a 12th Warrior today!
It's gotta be the sleepovers.
"sleep" -- got it.
You're like superman today Birm. Thanks for all the work! Great day!!! Go Bucks!
9 out of the Rivals top 100, wow, let that sink in for a minute - that's insane.
Well, if you really think about it...that is only 9% of them. Can't our coaching staff do better?
Great day to be a Buckeye. Thanks Birm.
I don't get overly excited about recruits, but I am with Haskins. Kid can flat out pitch the pill. He's a lifelong Buckeye fan. Then you read about what a great kid and leader he is. Braxton Miller, JT Barrett, Dwayne Haskins.
No internet (other than the cell) and cable leads to extreme boredom. Anyway, as a result, I took the time to skim around the Maryland boards today and all I can say is that I pray Buckeye Nation is NEVER as sadistic and sad as those bums.
I can count on one hand, after various sites, how many level-headed comments I read.
They claim the kid is awful now, and is overrated, an attention whore, and will ultimately be holding a clipboard and transferring to Eastern Kentucky under Urban "The Asshole" Meyer. They also claim he is a cancer and poison to the locker room, nulifying the "great kid and leader" idea.
I'm telling ya, they are really something over in the DMV.
They had their hearts ripped out by a local hero. They forgot the reality that we are who we are and they are who they are. Welcome to the Big 10.
When all is said and done, Birm should do an article - "The Meyer Effect: Heartache in Maryland." - and highlight the best post from Terps' fans regarding the hiring of Coach Stud and what transpired today with KJ and DH.
They have a weird theory that, even though no public announcement has been made regarding Locksley's future with UMD, that he has quietly been telling Haskins and Jones to commit to the Buckeyes. They believe the NCAA & B1G should investigate and, if proven true, the Terps could sue Locks for being disloyal.
Delusion can be a killer.
Because leaving Locksley hanging in hopes of keeping Haskins committed and ultimately letting him go would be ok right? Locksley didn't need to sell Haskins on anything. Haskins saw a dream become reality.
You have to feel a tiny bit sorry...
Ezekiel Elliott...And He's got an opening! Elliott! Can they catch him? No they can't.
Thank you Birm!
Now follow suit and grab a glass of warm milk and get some rest!!!!
To be fair, the ttun staff has been busy as well.
Could you imagine Urban doing the same? The entire great state of Ohio would die due to the shame.
For all of those who are blessed to bleed Scarlet: In God (and Urban) we trust.
Is that Hoke spooning Harbaugh???
Once a @ichigan man always a @ichigan man.
Could be Connor Cook?
Urban is like, "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta'"
Going O.G. on us. I like it. Upvote for the Geto Boys reference!
Trust me! I'm an Engineer.
Great day to be a Buckeye
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions
Good day and excellent ongoing coverage throughout.
Couple questions for you:
1) Odds on Lawrence?
2) When did Cooper lose his fifth star? Thought he had just got it recently and now notice that Bosa is our only five star listed in the class
Wahoo! Wahoo! Rip, Zip, Bazoo! I Yell. I Yell. For O.S.U.
Odds? I'll wait until I hear about tomorrows in-home visit.
Cooper was never a five-star on Rivals.
Cooper isn't showing up as one on 24/7 now either...
I put the odds at 95% in favor of the buckeyes. Kind of optimistic you say? Lsu lost its defensive coordinator and their recruiting coordinator and I think that is enough to push the 50/50 in osu's favor. Plus someone on here said he retweeted haskins, "sometimes you have to make the best decision for yourself...." tweet. I think the handwriting is on the wall.
Feel free to follow my lead birm. lol
Rivals actually has Jones as a 5*
You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton
Birm, you are the man. I'd tell you to take a well-earned rest tomorrow, but something tells me you won't.
With three of our coaches seeing Lawrence tomorrow, I'm hoping we can bring him home. If we land him Friday this week will go down as one of the greatest in Ohio State recruiting history.
"I kind of pulled back, and I think I pulled something." Orlando Pace
Great job Birm! So, how are you going to top today? Thanks - I'll hang up and listen.
Thanks Birm, excellent work all day...
36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"
I’m not sure what time it is, but Xichigan still sucks
Rashard Lawrence, a 247Sports.com composite five-star, is not in the Top 100.
He's not in rivals.com top 100 but he's a 5 star on 24/7.
Still seems a bit odd, good catch NorCal +1
he probably dropped out of the top 100 because it leaked to ESECPN that Lawrence will end up a buckeye and I have to say, I think I have a gut feeling its going to happen.......I feel another couple of BOOM BOOMs in our near future.......
"Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. THATS HOW WINNING IS DONE!!" - Rocky Ballboa
Seems the group that visited last weekend really gelled with each other. Hopefully Hardman was part of that too.
The offseason is the longest season.
Exceptionally glad Victor committed. That guy will be a game changer.....
Saban on a cart eating cold pizza
This just in: Maryland coach DJ Durkin has decommitted and decided to reopen his job search. He is expected to decide between being the head coach at Myrtle Beach High School, the defensive coordinator at Pittsburg Stare or doing the PA at Ole Miss games.
How will Danny Clark and Joe Burrow figure into this log jam?
One can win all regular season games and the other can win the playoff / postseason games.
It worked in the past.
Gonna be some competition once JT leaves for sure.
With the skill players and o-line around them, should be fun. I'm pumped for JT next year though; can't wait.
It's called competition...gonna be fun to watch! #Beastmode
Burrow has a year on Haskins and will likely compete with Haskins once JT exits. I don't see Collier as a legit starter. Clark is a year behind Haskins so he will have time to sit and develop.
Steel sharpens Steel.
In the past, say hundred or so years, it's usually the best player that gets the starting position.
Today was great! Thank you for the work you do and the integrity you have when covering recruiting.
I might have missed this, but what position is Ohio state recruiting Hardman to play?
The illustrious Percy Harvin role
Is Hardman a DB or WR?
Probably a HB for us if he comes here
He's a football player. He can play just about anywhere on the field he's that athletic. Look like most people put him as a slot/H-back player though.
I guess Urban knows what he's doing afterall.
Take that ESPN
Best HU in a long long time! What a day!
As a commemorative gesture for finally being able to (up)vote, I'm giving every comment before this post an UPVOTE!!!! You get an up vote! You get an up vote! You,...tap him on him on his shoulder, yes you, you get an up vote! Thanks 11Ws & 12Ws, #12-Star Monday shall now be recorded for posterity!
'Vel primus, velcum primis'
Lawrence and Mecole would be the nice to round out the class! just you gotta take em one day at a time
Lawrence and Mecole would make this Urbans best class he's ever recruited.
JT, Zeke, Bosa, Jalin, Bell, Apple, Burrows, Dontre, Conley, Corey Smith, Tyquan Lewis, Billy Price and Darron Lee have something to say about that... Those guys have proven to be unbelievable. And that class has guys that look to contribute more next year like Sprinkle, Worley, Baugh, and Hill. That class was arguably one of the greatest of all time at any university.
+1, I see your point - but I'm going off of NSD rankings, you may be looking at that with a little bit of hindsight. Depending on which ranking provider you look at the class you mentioned was ranked #2 or #3. Our top recruit that year you didn't even mention - Mike Mitchell. We didn't have anybody ranked in the top 30 otherwise (according to Rivals). ESPN only had Apple in the top 30, and 24/7 only had Vonn Bell in the top 30.
Landing the two more 5* will lock us in at #1 this year. Best class ever.
Then we'd only have to hope these guys deliver like the 2013 class did.
Landing those 2 players still won't get the class ranking as high as the 2013 osu class. It would also only be one point higher than osu's 2014 class.
fwiw, it also wouldn't really be close to the best class ever (rankings wise)
Interesting +1. What site are you referencing? We're already the #1 class in 2016 currently on every site but ESPN - who hasn't updated their rankings yet. We finished 2nd, 3rd, and 2nd on the major rankings in 2013 - and in 2014 we were 3rd, 7th, and 3rd. So I'm not sure I'm following. I definitely could be wrong, but that's what Rivals, 24/7, and ESPN said when I checked earlier.
247 composite. It combines all of the site's ratings. It also has a "class calculator" so you can add and take away any players you want, in order to see where the totals end up.
Oh cool. Thanks for the tip, I didn't realize you could do that. I'll definitely check it out!
I agree on the NSD ranking perspective, but I think it is only really fair to judge a class based on what they do rather than what they are expected to do. With that said, I have to imagine if we were to land Lawrence and Hardman and then Fuller, the 2016 class might be the highest rated class on signing day we see in a long while.
It will take a lot to beat the 2013 class
I agree in terms of what they deliver - we already know now that the 2013 class brought us a championship. +1
I'm only talking about their National Signing Day rankings. If we land Lawrence and Mecole (2 more 5 star guys), we'll have the unanimous #1 class in the country. That didn't happen in 2013 - we were ranked 2nd and 3rd. Just go look at where they ranked some of our studs back then. Joey Bosa was ranked as low as 56 in one listing. Nick Bosa is currently ranked no lower than 21st, and is ranked 3rd overall on ESPN. Nick Bosa is a 5 star on every recruiting site. Joey Bosa was a unanimous 4 star. Of course we can only hope Nick gives us what Joey gave us, but that's hindsight talking. I'm just pointing out that we're on our way to being ranked #1 on every site.
This year's class is already tied with the 2013 class, and any more signings will put this class over the top - as far as NSD rankings go.
Birm, you certainly earned your keep today. Get a couple of hours sleep and get right back on it!
lol--I said you should take a few days off once and you said NEVER, so I just assume this is what you'll be doing anyway. Appreciate your hard work!
You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!
Boom boom boom boom
That man will ALWAYS get an upvote from me. JLH = Legend.
Birm, thank you as always, sir.
12 star Monday. I like it...
15-1 is SWEET!
Solid reporting as always, Birm. Thanks for always keeping us up to the minute with Buckeye scoop!
..the amazing ride continues..
Birm, got a question to do with timing: Do you think the timing of the three commits today has anything to do with all the underclassmen recently declaring for the draft? Possibly an end to the quiet period as well? Or more just the personal circumstances of each player that made today the day?
Wow! Another wonderful day for the Buckeyes
Thanks Tim Beck!
Haskins can really fling the bean around the yard. Impressive arm talent.
I think he will help us break into the top 100 in Passing Offense.
Brim, by the way, drop those punks on Twitter.
Poor Maryland. A few of their fans are saying OSU bought Haskins, like they do in the SEC. SMH.
LOL!! That makes about as much since as is saying they "buy" recruits in b-ball??
Buddy of mine now refs the MEAC conference, started with High School games in the DMV area, and said he did a bunch of Jones' games, and he is a legit playmaker. He only did one of Haskins games, and can't remember much from him.
Dwayne is the Cam Newton of this class. Regardless of the ratings he might be the best quarterback this year. All the recruits say he's legit
The Closer, One NOT Done in cruit'n: Urb Flip'n Meyer !
In UFM & Co. we Trust !
Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.
Seriously Birm if you're ever in South Florida I got you on a beer (hope my fake works) or any of you we're a great big happy family . Again no promises on the beer
The world is yours
This is a tiny sample of the douche-baggery going on at MGO... CRABCAKES MOTHERF*CKER! Michigan natives are nerds by nature. It appears that not ALL of the MGO'ers are such dorks, but the majority of them are. Give them some news like the recruiting coup that tOSU pulled off today and they can't help but unleash their inner lameness.
Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0
Maybe it's just me but it looks like Urb and Jones are sharing a doob...
I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly.
This is how salty opposing fans are right now. They have resorted to spiteful name calling.
Isn't it great to screw blue - two different ways.
1st by blowing by um in rankings and the 2nd by ripping recruits from their old coach Durkin.
Nailed it Ling, check this ?y dear Father who has departed to his Scarletngrey reward was a OSU agricultural grad way back he married a die hard *ichigan fan, my Mama. Yes she's still VERY delusional, bless her heart.