That actually made it here? Mike Mitchell. I was pumped to see an LB with his speed and size.
I really bought into "the abusement park" hype too. I was sad to see him go.
Downvote away homers, i can take it
I'm with you. I know he still has some time left, but the hype was real and I bought into it.
Injuries had a lot to do with it.
"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.
Injuries got nothing to do with cant block, cant break a tackle and 1/2 his targets dropped. Urban didnt call him a novelty for nothing.
Im rooting for him, 100%. But he's 6 months away from being this decade's Bam Childress, plain and simple.
Dontre has almost 2000 totals yards despite missing the last quarter of the 14 season, & the majority of last season with his foot injury. I don't really call that disappointing, unfortunate not not disappointing.
"Because I couldn't go for three."
I agree, Dontre has been a big disappointment. How many of those 2000 yards are return yards? That Mo Hall career kickoff return yardage leader tell you all you need to know about how good a measure of player ability return yardage is.
I agree, Dontre has been a big disappointment.
To you personally?
Mo Hall scored the winning TD against m*chigan in 2002. He is a great Buckeye Get off him.
Tough to make quick cuts when you break (and then re-break) your foot.
I do think a lot of the "he was overhyped" stuff has to do with the state of our wide receivers that year. Mike Thomas redshirted after playing the year before because his head wasn't in the right place. The other options were Devin Smith (and not the 2014 version), Philly Brown, Chris Fields and Evan Spencer.
Dontre was better suited for the H role than any of those guys were. He was thrust into the starting lineup before he had time to really bulk up or get the mental part of the game down.
I think he's going to surprise a lot of people this year if he stays healthy.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
He hasn't had the spring game success Bam did but I see your point
Dontre has been a solid player outside of injuries. Obviously he hasn't lived up to the massive hype, but I think he could have a really good year if he stays healthy.
Agree, rooting for the kid this year BIG time, but I've always had the sense that he's one of the slowest fast guys I've seen.
Still got time to prove himself
The past is the past . pray for me to stay healthy and i guarantee ill do the rest . this my last shot so everyday ima give it my all
— Dontre Wilson (@treydayy_) July 28, 2016
Awesome Dontre-you have our support!!!!
The last play I can remember from Dontre is him making a TD reception against Mich St w/ a broken foot.
I think Wilson is a hybrid that is a little bit better at being a receiver. Still, Coach Meyer has said that the guy needs to get touches on the ground this year.
DW had a hard time living up to the next Percy Harvin hype. Really, I don't think Percy Harvin would be Percy Harvin nowadays. Defenses are better at defending this offense than they were in the late 00s.
I am with you here, but he does have one more year to change our minds. The hype and subsequent let down reminds me of that surrounding Marc Loving. Perhaps our expectations as fans let us down.. Time will tell
What only could have been, with he on one side and Bosa on the other.
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I agree 100%. Imagine a D-Line consisting of Bosa, Washington, Bennett & Spence. What do you do as an OC? Double Bosa? Then Spence decapitates your QB. Double Spence? Same result. Man that would have been a great sight to behold.
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
Teams spent 2015 running away from Bosa. Couldn't have done that with Spence still there. Forget about any slow developing pass plays too.
I doubt Spence would have stayed more than three years if he hadn't been in trouble.
"You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward."
Heck, I would have liked to have seen Jamal Marcus stick around too.
"Great moments are born from great opportunities." - Herb Brooks
However let's not slight Steve Miller, he delivered in 2014
I dare you to listen to a Steve Miller song and not think of the pick 6 vs Bama
Thank you Steve Miller
I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Especially "Take the Money and Run"
He certainly did, with that INT...
Best answer to this question.
Late in today, catching up.
Believe Spence was Urban's first for OSU, what could have been.
But happy that things worked out for Noah - he's making the most of a second chance.
And seems to be doing well in Tampa.
That was my first and only thought.
Absolutely Noah Spence. The first name that immediately popped into my head.
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"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".
Yep, was going to mention him. Having him opposite Bosa with Bennet and Washington inside would have made that 2014 D-Line insane. Miller and Frazier stepped up and played well in his absence but Spence had top 10 NFL draft pick type of upside and flashed it in his time here. I was very disappointed when he had his transgressions.
I agree with Trey Johnson. I was most excited about Mike Mitchell. He seemed like he-man on film but unfortunately it didn't work out at Ohio State (and other programs). I'm not sure what's going on with him personally but hopefully he figured it out.
Probably Mike Mitchell. He had such rare speed and athleticism with ideal size.
He's still fast. You see how quickly he runs from school to school?
"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."
I thought by the headline you meant a "missed recruit". So I was ready to say Deshaun Watson, Christian Kirk, and Kareem Walker. The whole Walker situation was a real bummer; I was excited to see him be a Buckeye.
Only one I'd add is Stefon Diggs. Can't get them all I suppose.
"Year for what?"
I wish that Christian Kirk had chosen the good guys.
I don't know why, but I was never hyped on Walker. I didn't mind seeing him go. I think he got overhyped too early, and Williams is better. I love the Weber-Williams tandem.
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So far id say Jayln holmes, but its not over. johnnie dixon is the other for me.
One has to wonder if the need for them to perform this year with the scholly numbers tight is a must. If this class goes to 20 or as Birm said maybe more, then those spots will have to come from somewhere. They probably are not alone.
So far id say Jayln holmes, but its not over.
Tough to expect him to get much time when he was behind guys like Bosa, Lewis and Hubbard. He's been impressive in limited action.
holmes was ranked 100 spots higher than hubbard and 200 spots higher than lewis. Lewis was class of 2013 and hubbard and holmes class of 2014.
Yes, Hubbard and Holmes are the same class. Hubbard's potential was "acknowledged" early and as a result, he was subsequently put in an early position to succeed; obviously it paid off.
As a result, I believe those without that same "early opportunity" being labeled a disappointment is unfair. The analogy of early opportunity is not just true with Hubbard; there's another couple of guys I can think of from 2014/2015 classes, with differing degrees of results, who come to mind like Campbell and Ward.
So for me, any other guys in those classes that are already being considered for dismissal to make scholarship room, I'm reserving my judgement until I see what they do THIS season with an opportunitiy to play, now that the vaulted 2013 guys are gone.
Well ill disagree with you for a thousand years if you believe hubbard was given an opportunity that holmes was not. Thats just not how it works. At all.
Dude will be in the two deep for his second straight season and he's a disappointment? Solid logic.
Se'Von Pittman plays for the Zips now.Forgot what happened but he looked promising.Noah Spence also
None. 50-4 since UFM took over, with a Natty, to boot. It's all good. Sometimes stuff just doesn't work out for kids and there are any number of reasons for it. It happens to every program and it's just part of CFB.
I will say that missing out on Malik McDowell still gnaws at me, as far as recruiting misses go. He keeps getting better and better at a position of need (still). Sucks.
Mitchell had such great speed and athleticism that he got moved to DE for a middle of the pack major conference ream.
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Is David Perkins in the NFL now?
Dude was so athletic. I thought he was going to basically become what Darron Lee ended up being.
Sidenote: I once saw him order like 5 hot dogs at that hot dog stand by University Hall when swipes were still a thing. I'm also heartbroken that I somehow can't remember the name of that hot dog stand.
Looks like he signed with the Seahawks. Thought he was going to be like Lee too.
The chicken fajita and a cherry coke were my go to. In between classes at Bolz and Hitchcock Halls.
The "Cleveland Happy Dog" was the absolute GOAT though. Sriracha, diced chili peppers and peanut butter.
Oh what's his name... You know that one kid with the stashe. Name escapes me.
Seriously though Noah Spence.
“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.
I agree with Trey Johnson and am reminded every time I see him pointing at the Ohio State hat for the recruiting forum background.
Thanks a lot Jason.
Almost half of the 2012 class.
beat me to Timmons - where is Waycracken?
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Jeremy Cash. Would've loved having a 1-2 punch with him and Bell at Safety.
Cash was a Tressel/Fickall recruit pre urban I believe.
True, he did RS his 1st year with Fick so his first 'eligible' year would've been with Meyer so... I'll allow it :D
Mike Mitchell. Abusement park
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Who was DE/LB from North Carolina? His tape was unreal. Transferred out right before he had a shot of getting some real playing time.
Jamal Marcus! Think it was academics. He's with Akron now IIRC.
De/va Bogard. I think he really could have been something without the injuries.
Jamal Marcus ended his career on the playing field with such a high note but ended it off the field with such a low.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
His buckeye career, you mean. He's still playing for Akron and is likely to be drafted next year.
Yeah I think Noah Spence wins this one.
I don't know. 50-4 doesn't breed too many disappointments. Mitchell transferring is probably the only real disappointment I can say. I hate how Noah Spence's career ended, but he was as advertised when he before the ban.
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Would have been something to see.
bogard, mitchell, trey johnson, and cam burrows
Can't complain about the last four years. But there were definitely some guys who I was really psyched for who didn't pan out (or got hurt) like Dodson, Perkins, Mitchell, etc.
I'm really bummed that James Clark got hurt, though. I mean, he got into the lineup as a true freshman when Mike Thomas and Jalin Marshall were redshirting. His highlight tape looked like Ted Ginn 2.0.
Also, I thought Kyle Berger was going to be a star.
No team could manage Bosa,Washington, Bennet and Miller. I can't fathom Spence in that line up. It boggles the mind
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Kyle Berger, he became the Mike D'Andrea of this era of tOSU Football!!
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely to one's knowledge of the facts, the less you know the hotter you get!!
I don't know that you can make that claiim. I believe most of the recruiting services had D'andrea as the #1 LB in the country and top 10 overall. Kyle Berger was a 4 star not at that level.
Go back and reread the prognostications for Berger as a HS Senior and immediately following his commitment.
Berger was not in the same category regarding hype out of high school. Mike was a top 30 nationally ranked recruit. Berger was a top 20 linebacker.
Noah Spence and Jeremy Cash. Would have had absolutely dominating duos at both DE and safety.
This is all Noah Spence. Trey Johnson and Mike Mitchell are disappointments, each in their own way. But, Spence? Bruh...
Spence without question.
Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.
For me it's James Clark. Braxton Miller only just passed Tedd Ginn as my all time favorite Buckeye. But back in 2012, James Clark was the man to me. He reminded me of Ginn. Thankfully, Clark was my 2nd favorite prospect. My first favorite was Joey Bosa. These days, I'm excited to see what KeAndre Jones can do. I'm just convinced he'll be the best outside LB of the Urban era. I can't help it, I get excited.
I saw a few people mentioned him already but I will go with jamal Marcus, he played just enough to show everyone how bright his future could be.....damn shame
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tim beck ...
" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss
I have to disagree, Tim Beck is recruiting his ass off this year.
"Because we couldn't go for three."
Yeah I mean Noah Spence has to take the cake, but Jamal Marcus is a guy that really flashed in his moments here too.
Disappointment: Noah Spence
Biggest recruiting miss: Jaylon Smith
Harbaugh puts ketchup on his steak.
For me, a tie between Spence and Mitchell...
What about Gibson?
I don't know who else hurt themselves more by going pro early.
Well played...debby, right?
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I hear she goes by Deborah now.
I know Dontre Wilson still has one more year left, has battled injuries, and has still been productive.. But, I still have to go with him as my pick to this point. I was full on board his hype train when he came here. I thought he was going to be something special with Urban's offense.
The offseason is the longest season.
Jamel Dean... I really thought that guy had Shawn Springs potential.
I know this is just an opinion thread, but I don't think it's constructive. The players who didn't work out as student athletes are in the past. We're moving forward.
It's impossible to hit nothing but home runs with 85 scholarships and a bunch of 18-23 year olds.
I think Urban has done the best job possible to guide young men and identify the ones that are in trouble of going off track. But he can't be everywhere at all times.
The players that fell from grace know it already. TOSU football is one of the largest stages to make your name in the world of sports. We don't need to rub salt in anyone's wounds.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
Let the church say "Amen".
You think this thread is something, you ought to take a gander at the ones regarding attrition and who is cut bait for the next valted class of players.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying basically.
We're not doing the program any favors by posting "biggest disappointment" or "these guys will be shown the door" threads. Urban is very direct about a player's performance and chances, but we switched to four year scholarships and the 2014 team set a record academically.
Some kids can't handle the pressure of a top 5 football program plus a college education at a top-20 public university. That's OK. I probably couldn't have done it myself, even if I had athletic talent.