Three-Star Cornerback Marcus Hooker Commits to Ohio State

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TGBuckeye's picture

I recognize the last name from somewhere.. /s

*Message disapproved by Mark May*

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Your call log? You and Hugh Freeze must have the same contacts. 

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Holy shit! That was fast. Young man who knew what he wanted. 

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BornAndBredABuck's picture

Yes-- that escalated quickly....

"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes

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Buckloving's picture

No shit he wasn't offered by any other big time programs. You thought we'd lose him to Bowling Green

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wilson.2117's picture

Pitt is a big time program, especially to a kid in western PA.

Wilson.2117

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Buckloving's picture

I doubt it. Certainly bigger than Bowling Green but they're not top tier.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

For a class that was said to be tight on spots, things are opening up some. Hooker is a take as well as Pope next week. 

Might be some guys leaving to open up these spots. Anyway... welcome to the fold Hooker part 2

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Conspiracy theorists will say forced out. 

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't schools limited to 25 scholly's this year, regardless of space?  

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Early enrollees can be counted back to the previous class, which can stretch that 25 number a bit. I'm personally excited to see another legacy come through the program, but wonder if this offer and commitment isn't at least somewhat indicative of the staff's confidence in their chances with Cook and Campbell.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I hope not, but there is usually a method to their madness, so could be.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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BornAndBredABuck's picture

Just a guess, but this seems to indicate it will be an "or" instead of an "and" with Cook/Campbell.

"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes

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KevinJ's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Marcus, hope you do B1G things like your brother did.

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Seattle Linga's picture

That's still my favorite-suck it harbaugh

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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polarbuck's picture

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

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mcbuckeye2's picture

Welcome to the class, Marcus! 

Wondering how this'll effect the pursuit on Cook and Campbell down the road

Go Bucks

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Saying he will most likely play safety at OSU. should not impact them

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Things seemed to have cooled with Campbell.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Love the shake weight

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SoulPatrol32's picture
You just ruined the shake weight. Thanks a lot CLEbuckNUT. 

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

The shakeweight ruined the shakeweight.

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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SoulPatrol32's picture

This is true however not all shakeweight gifs are created equal. 

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BuckInChicago's picture

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Boren family
Boss family

Ohio State has had a lot of success recruiting legacies. Lets hope the apple didn't fall far from the tree with younger Hooker!

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wyatt's picture

Griffin family? Ray and a guy named Archie.

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

There are a lot worse recruiting strategies than "take a guy with the same genetics as a top-10 draft pick" haha!

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BuckInChicago's picture

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

That's awesome!

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

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BuckInChicago's picture

Not entirely what I expected to find when I googled "Hooker boom" but that makes it even better.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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shawn kemps kids's picture

Kind of surprised by them taking 3 safeties especially after both Proctor and Woodbey said they were shutting down their recruitments and taking 2 safeties (counting Okudah as one) last year. They should only be losing 2 safeties to graduation this year.

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

I believe Okudah has been playing corner, no?

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shawn kemps kids's picture

Couldn't tell you. I just remember reading during his recruitment he would likely move to safety.

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

I think that has yet to happen, and he was an early enrollee.

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cdub4's picture

I think Okudah stays at corner. They have a need at corner and they say he has performed well so far. He played corner in the Spring Game and haven't heard anything from the staff about him being a possible safety, although Damon Webb was originally a corner.

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Brandon26841's picture

I always felt he'd end up moving to safety like Jordan Fuller, Damon Webb, Wayne Davis, etc... but it looks like he's definitely getting a shot year one at CB. Seems to be a little behind Wade though at the moment, but seems to be CB #5 behind Ward, Arnette, Sheffield, and Wade.

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Facemeat2's picture

Okudah is most definitely a corner. I refer you to his HS tape. Moving him to S would be a mistake, IMO. Sure, he'd still be a good player but he's a future superstar cb. And there certainly isn't anything wrong with having a physical cb that can make plays in the run game. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

As expected BOOOOOOOOOM!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Buckeye BadDog's picture
This is an illustration of the difference between Ohio State and any SEC team: our Hooker's ARE the recruits, not FOR the recruits!

“But admit there was no splendor in all the bright array
Like the glory of the going when Chic Harley got away.” -James Thurber

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn!" -Woody Hayes

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buckguyfan1's picture

Simplify...

7-0 and a chance to go 8-0...

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Seattle Linga's picture

Auto upvote 24/7

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I don't think Hooker's 3 star rating is indicative of his huge upside potential. Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

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analyticalguy's picture

Wasn't his brother a 3-star? I forget how that turned out.

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ScarletAndGame's picture

Malik was a 3 star, you are correct.

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Schizo's picture

 He picked Ohio State over 11 other offers from programs such as Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple, Toledo and West Virginia.

Not exactly the schools that I want OSU to be competing against but here's hoping he's got the talent. 

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BuckeyeJay's picture

He got a camp offer, so it's a bit different than just comparing offer sheets. 

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Facemeat2's picture

"Not exactly the schools that I want OSU to be competing against but here's hoping he's got the talent."

why don't you watch his tape? The internet is a large and mysterious place, I know, but I had no problem finding it. Oh that's right, offer sheets tell you everything you need to know about a recruit. Silly me. 

People, watch the damn tape. On all our recruits. I implore you. Stop relying on people with journalism degrees to tell you whether or not a player is any good. 

Hookers tape is a bit odd. Doesn't look like anything special on offense but looks like a completely different animal on defense. Aggressive, fast enough, knows where the ball is going and how to get there. 

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CC's picture

Watch the tape?  What a highlight tape online?  Every kid OSU recruits has a ridiculous highlight tape, lots of kids have ridiculous highlight tapes that shouldn't be offered.  Highlight tapes mean very little.  Entire game or season tapes plus a camp visit mean much more much more.

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stxbuck's picture

He agrees w/ you-he is just saying that people should look beyond the starhanderouters/starswallowers in the evaluation process. You are correct that highlight tapes mean little in the overall process-a former Buckeye told me that his position coach had a giant stack of VHS highlight tapes in his office that were sent to him by parents and coaches across the country, and gave them to players to use for class projects or whatever.

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BayCountyBuck's picture

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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sivaDavis's picture

Very interesting. But trust the coaches.

Someone ask Shawn L Martin if the coaches are still "picking off a list" or "star chasing".

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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actionstanleyjackson's picture
Someone say Hookers?

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Yep.

Simplify...

7-0 and a chance to go 8-0...

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BayCountyBuck's picture

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Wonder what Hugh's "The Hooker File" looks like?

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

Definitely a boom. Looking forward to having this young man on campus. His brother was special. Go Bucks!

And Toledo still sucks.

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Hovenaut's picture
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Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here.

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BucksLaw2013's picture

Well that escalated quickly. .gif .boom

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BTBuckeye's picture

BOOM. Welcome to the family. Again. 

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brunstar's picture

When has a 3 star with the last name Hooker ever done anything noteworthy for the Buckeyes. /s

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King Simba's picture

It was only right.

Haskins Era

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

BOOM!

Welcome to the Buckeyes family, Marcus. If this is a legacy recruitment, then continue with The Tradition.

Now complete the deal with some Dreads.

Go Bucks.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Last12C's picture

Exactly!  I was just going to ask when he was going to start growing his hair out.  Looks just like his brother :-)

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Marcus with Dreads would be like the Phantom revivifying himself to the horror of his enemies. (Also the Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride.)

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Seattle Linga's picture

I climbed on board to witness this ------------ Boom

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

Nope never !!!!!!!

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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wyatt's picture

Waited for the Anna Kendrick boom.....along with Denzel's.

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BuckeyeSki's picture

BOOM....that didn't take long

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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BuckeyePat's picture

Says a lot about how Ohio State feels about this family and how this family feels about Ohio State

47-3

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Hovenaut's picture

Back in - his highlight reel is excellent. Love the first clip - punt return, he lays a great block to spring the return for a TD.

Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here.

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RBurgundy4's picture

BOOM! Congratulations, and welcome, MH.

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NHBuckeye's picture

But I thought Urban only recruited off of a list?  

Fields of Dreams

 

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stxbuck's picture

He does-but Schiano and Coombs told him what is up!!!!!!!!!

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allbucksallthetime's picture

BOOM!  If Marcus is a take for the staff that's plenty good enough for me.  Go Bucks!

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LW O-H's picture

 And Borens too.

 GO BUCKS!!

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

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Defiance's picture

Did I read that right, another Hooker coming to tOSU...

Oh hell yes!! 

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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BeatTTUN's picture

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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ScarletAndGrayInTheVeins's picture

I know he's not highly rated but I wanted him in the class!!! BOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

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blocko330's picture

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

When did Marshon Lattimore change his surname to McMillan? 

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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SWAGGERNAUTICAL's picture

I'm excited as hell for him and love a boom as much as the next guy, but after watching the tape...meh....

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Gobucks2204's picture

Sorry I'm late to the gif party. Was helping my friend with her car.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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Seattle Linga's picture

You mean you took time away from tweeting?? 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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Gobucks2204's picture

Just this one time Seattle. I can multitask though. LOL.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good to know you gotta keep us entertained 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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Shawnbuck927's picture

Why stop here?  Let's see if TJ Hooker still has any eligibility left!  :D 

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Phillips.449's picture

Took long enough! Just imagine what he can do if he plays for 2 years!

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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buckeyeinWI's picture

SWEET!  Welcome aboard Marcus!

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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buckeye-bengal's picture

I like how the article earlier this week asked if the Wray's are going to be the next line of Buckeye brothers to OSU? Well BOOM it's the Hookers.

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Andrew Lind's picture

Things move rather quickly in the world of recruiting lol

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buckeye-bengal's picture

I noticed.  Could we have two young brothers commit within the same calendar year? What is your over/under on that? Thanks Andrew.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

You can never have too many Hookers...

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Grisle's picture

If he has half the production his brother had then tOSU got another steal. Only thing that concerns me is it took his brother 3 years to see the field, with the depth we have now seems like the same situation may arise for the younger Hooker.

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stxbuck's picture

As a RS Malik Hooker had to be talked out of transferring-he wasn't ready to come in and contribute at a high level. People need to stop thinking that every freshman signed is ready-physically or mentally-to immediately jump in and contribute at a high level-no matter their star level. Some players are, some players aren't-that's why they have 5 years of eligibility. 4 stars does not mean "ready to start as a freshman".

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DiasporaBuck's picture

It seems that Urban has followed Max Weinberg's advice:

OSU Class of 1999

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BrutusBuckeye00's picture

While Hugh Freeze is calling up hookers, Urban Meyer is signing them

BrutusBuckeye00

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old grizzled veteran's picture

WONDERFUL NEWS !!! GREAT !!!  HOLY BUCKEYE !!!  Welcome Marcus, we in Buckeye Nation are thrilled you will be playing for Ohio State !  Best of good luck in your college football experiences !!  Go Bucks !!

old griz veteran

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TJG32's picture

"Hooker to the house!!!"

I never tire hearing this.

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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Gobucks2204's picture

You just gave me a good gif idea, lol.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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KBonay's picture

Glad to help. My GIF game is not strong

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Gobucks2204's picture

Teamwork!

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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CowCat's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Marcus!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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CowCat's picture

Urban got a steal here.  

Watching his film, this kid should at least a 4 star player overall, if not a 5 star. He plays with relentless effort and toughness. He can play WR, RB, or CB. He's a great tackler in space.

Maybe his versatility went against him in the rankings, vs.other players that just played CB?

But I'm more than happy to have him on board and continue our family legacies.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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buckeyenut74's picture

Alright gang, help me out. This have any bearing on Cook?

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Polandbuck's picture

I live about 20 minutes outside of New Castle in Poland Ohio and am very familiar with the Red Hurricane staff and they believe he's got more upside (hate that vague term) then Malik did. He's def had a more prolific high school sporting career then that of Malik. Thrilled with this commitment!!! Obligatory boom gif

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stxbuck's picture

Is Marcus on the same level as his brother on the basketball court?

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teddyballgame's picture

Congrats

Offered yesterday and committed today.  Probably not a secret that he wanted to be a Buckeye all along.

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Didn't take long --  I think he just got offered?   That's awesome.

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Rocket Man's picture

Legacy Boom!

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Northern Nevada Buck's picture

Looks like a heat seeking missile. Reminds me of Winfield/Doss.combo.

Glad he's coming to Columbus.

"Give your dream an aspiration date."

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I hope he becomes as great as his AA / 1st round brother. Without his brother's contribution last season, this young man would have received somewhere between little and no attention. Hoping for the best. This was a bit of a surprise.The 52nd best at any position would rarely get a returned phone call.
Work hard young man. Best of luck.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

A list of top 3-star Ohio State Football players:

AJ Hawk

Santonio Holmes

Malcolm Jenkins

James Laurinaitis

Chris Gamble

Brian Hartline

Brian Robiske

Dane Sanzenbacher

Jay Richardson

Chimdi Chekwa

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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BuckShotGinn's picture

Ahh - this was just  Coach Tressel's recruits - Mangold should be on there at least.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Yes, this list is from an article I found from 2011.  

There have been others since then, including Malik Hooker as well as Mangold.

So I guess that means that the number of stars is not as important as how the player develops at the college level, or something.  I know that the names on the list and the ones that you mentioned as real good football players.  

I bet Nick Mangold has made lots of money playing football, I'm sure more than some of the 5-star players in his recruiting class, for example.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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stxbuck's picture

Gamble, Holmes,Hartline, Robiske, Sanzenbacher-that's a helluva lot better WR corp than anything Urban has recruited.........

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CowCat's picture

Thomas, D.Smith and Samuel are some of the best and Urban has been here half the time of Tressel. Just wait.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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stxbuck's picture

And WHO recruited/signed Devin Smith-hint-it wasn't Urban....take your recent fanboy glasses off and look at the history.

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