Four-Star Defensive Tackle Tommy Togiai Commits to Ohio State

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SilverHaven's picture

Fa'a Samoa.
Like Bowen the Mormon Samoan, Togiai the Tongan-sounding Samoan is Smart.  Instead of just brute force forward, he comes off the blocks to run laterally and make the tackles.
Aloha!

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Is Togiai also Mormon like Bowen? I recall Johnson going to an LDS church with a Pacific Islander recruit and his family out west but I can't recall if that was Togiai or someone else.

Welcome Tommy!! We are very happy to have you!!

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David Wertheim's picture

That would be Jay Tufele, who had OSU in his final group but signed with USC instead. 

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That's right! Thank you, David.

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berch's picture

Well this is turning into a wonderful evening!

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mcbuckeye2's picture

HOLY SMOKES WHAT A DAY!!!!! BOOOOOOM BABY WELCOME TOMMY!!!

Go Bucks

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Happened so fast they didn't get the template updated in time

21?

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JCam061588's picture

What’s the most impressive about these is the thought. I mean who thinks to use this clip? Perfection! 

"Because I couldn't go for three"

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Always raising the Bar(f)!

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

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BuckeyeDox45's picture

Is there a way to see what post in the history of 11W received the most HS? I've got to assume it was a Barfolomew gif. Well done, Sir.

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SilverHaven's picture

ALOHA.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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GIBS_STI's picture

Busy day at the office go Bucks! 

Fortune favors the bold.

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BuckeyeLefty's picture

OH ... SNAP!!! Two big ones in one BIG night! 

Go Bucks!!!

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Natiboy's picture

Back to Back BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Buckeye born

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Bum juice's picture

Holy shit! What a time to be a buckeye fan!!!

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BucksLover0214's picture

My heart can’t handle all these #BOOMS

They hate us cuz they aint us!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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denner's picture

Awesome!  It will be entertaining listening to Keels pronouncing his name different every time.  

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KBonay's picture

Beth Mowin would like a word with you. 

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ForrestGump's picture

I'll never forget a Texas board using that GIF after we (finally) took the lead over Alabama.

#speedkills

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Seattle Linga's picture

BOOMTASTIC

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

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

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EMoThaGr8's picture

How does he do it?!?!?

Barf, you’re my hero

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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Oh.a.Shoe's picture

"Ohio fullbacks should stay in Ohio and play at Ohio State." - Earle Bruce

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WildBear Buckeye's picture

I'm not in the habit of upvoting GIFs, but Robot Jox gets an automatic upvote!

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Oh.a.Shoe's picture

Achilles!

"Ohio fullbacks should stay in Ohio and play at Ohio State." - Earle Bruce

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CowCat's picture

Who would downvote Barf????

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

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Jsstull's picture

Nooooiiiiccceeee! 

O-H-I-O

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johnblairgobucks's picture

This shit has blown up, lol.  May need to switch back to grey boxes, before the website explodes.

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EMoThaGr8's picture

Now we talkin!

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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Seattle Linga's picture

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

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

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Whoops, that was meant to reply to the one ahead of yours lol.  The excitement got me all flustered.  EDIT -- maybe I did reply to the right one.  I don't know.  A lot is happening and I can't focus.  

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

This defensive line is going to be nasty for years to come.

And Toledo still sucks.

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ZachAttack45's picture

Did you see how fast he recognizes a screen (:41 secs in video), it's a thing of beautyyyyy.

"Because we couldn't go for three."

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Seattle Linga's picture

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

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

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BuckeyePat's picture

DT is becoming a position of power. Wow!

47-3

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Oh.a.Shoe's picture

You like me now?

"Ohio fullbacks should stay in Ohio and play at Ohio State." - Earle Bruce

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thedewman10's picture

WOOOOOOO-FREAKIN-HOOOOO

Uh...yes....that is all

TheDewMan10

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thedewman10's picture

I forgot the...

BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM

TheDewMan10

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SilverState's picture

"Year for what?"

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Under the old server 11W would be down right now lol! Welcome Tommy!

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

^^^True story.

Thank a 12th Warrior. 

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SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

Thank Become a 12th Warrior. 

FIFY 

TeamGB

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Twofer Tuesday? 

Hell yes! 

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

This is my new favorite gif

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Absolute glorious news.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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VaBuck1's picture

Things happen in threes .... so who's next?!   :)

Welcome aboard Tommy and Kamryn.  Go Bucks!

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NewPhilaFan's picture

I would vote for Anthony Cook.

Let's Go Bucks

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brutus0717's picture

#DoubleBoomTuesday!!! Welcome, Tommy!

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

So Cameron Brown, Smith or Oweh, Carmen seem to be three more spots 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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tajikey's picture

#TwoferTuesday!

The rich keep getting richer!

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Defiance's picture

Boom #2!! Big night for tOSU!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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SlickityDarza's picture

Holy shit! BOOM! Welcome to Buckeye Nation! Good tidings of great joy!!!

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NoFancyUserName's picture

Wow!!!!! Just came from a bible study to see this!! Look at God

You're either at the table, or on the menu!!

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TMac's picture

Who knew today was BOOMDay?!?!

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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FootstepsFalco's picture

Man, how times change... what a fantastic DT class this turned out to be.  Time for Eyabi Anoma to be this year's Baron Browning.

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.

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SFlaBuckeye13's picture

8* Tuesday

The world is yours

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bclautz's picture

Boom! Big guy that can move and Athletic.

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dokocha0216's picture

Big 10 quarterbacks are gonna be scared shitless once they see all the talent on the line

:)

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?!  BOOOOOOOOOM

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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kareemabduljacobb's picture
Urban off the top rope... again!!  
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buckeyeinWI's picture

cat fight!

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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BrownBuckeye's picture

BOOOOOOOOM

Lead, follow, or get out of my way!

 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Best start to Hanukkah ever! Two Buckeye commits in one night?

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

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NoFancyUserName's picture

My fat thumb gave that d.v. by mistake trying to give a u.v. Thought you'd like to know that.

You're either at the table, or on the menu!!

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FatChaddie's picture

Just fyi, you can change it by hitting the upvote arrow.

"The magic word's rock n' roll, Man!"

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polarbuck's picture

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

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King Simba's picture

Had to hop on for this. Two booms in one day? 

Haskins Era

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jakejake's picture

I haven't watched his highlights yet but I love him already! 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Jake - watch the tape.  He is pretty quick for a 300-pounder and he looks like he's got the football mind.  Read and blew up a screen for a loss.  Man, this young buck is going to be pretty damn good!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Buckster's picture

Fantastic Ohio State Commit in Tommy Toglai. 

Welcome to The Buckeye Family !!!!!!!!!!

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bonebuck's picture

Awesome get. Did not even know of this fine gentleman. BOOM!!!!

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KnuckIfYouBuck's picture

"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Def tackle going to be deep. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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NHBuckeye's picture

So he was set to announce on the 20th, but can't contain his excitement after the LJ and Urban visit.  Love it!!!!

Fields of Dreams

 

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bucknut1994's picture

#94Ways

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BradentonBuck's picture

Holy shit... Let that sink in.  Dude is #126 and there are 13 higher rated players already committed. 

What a great time to be a Buckeye.

Buckeye til I die

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VaBuck1's picture

Yeah, but Patterson, Patteson, Patterson ...... :)

Go Bucks!

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EMoThaGr8's picture

I know right?

Clowns.

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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bonebuck's picture

That is a slap of reality. And Michigan wonders why they can not compete or lost 15/17 meetings going back to 2000. LOL.

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Holy crap I step away for a couple hours ... Boom!

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Crimson's picture

BOOM!  Welcome to the Buckeye family!

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FatChaddie's picture

This gif is hilarious! What is it from?

"The magic word's rock n' roll, Man!"

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NoFancyUserName's picture

I swear, this is exactly how I met my wife, lol!!

You're either at the table, or on the menu!!

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Togiai and his parents returned to campus for Ohio State's loss to Oklahoma in September, and many thought he might pull the trigger that weekend. He held off, though, in order to take a few more official visits.

Momentum started to shift toward the Huskies following Togiai's trip to Seattle in October, but he set a December announcement date in order to not the let the emotional high of the visit influence his decision and allow him to weigh the pros and cons of both programs.

This guy may be my favorite recruit so far.

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0H-10's picture

And it looks like he may have a younger brother...

o||||||o

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BlockO's picture

The next version of bosas?

"faith seeking understanding” (fides quaerens intellectum)

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buckeyeinWI's picture

BOOM! Welcome aboard Tommy!

GO BUCKEYES!

beat SC!

16-2 is SWEET!

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UniotoTank55's picture

Eight star Tuesday!

"I kind of pulled back, and I think I pulled something." Orlando Pace

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RBurgundy4's picture

Larry Gosh-Darn Johnson. Congrats, and welcome, TT. Today is pretty awesome.

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bonebuck's picture

Awesome get. Did not even know of this fine gentleman. BOOM!!!!

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Buckeye BadDog's picture

“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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Dasniksder's picture

I know Wiltfong is “rarely wrong” and not “never wrong” but when he CB’d Tommy to UW I gave up hope. What a great surprise!

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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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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Man...play with the kids, get them to bed, and try to get some work done...stumble back over to 11W to this?

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

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HOLYbucknut's picture

HOLY HELL FIRST BABB THEN TOMMY AND THEN 25% OFF OF 11W DRY GOODS? THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!

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JarheadBuck's picture

It ain't a boom party without John Lee

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buckeyenut74's picture

Man...really wish Cox stayed committed. That and adding one other stud d-end would’ve been a d-line recruiting haul for the ages 

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Silver Sniper's picture

Yeah, to me that hurt more than if Jones were to decommit. Cox was a huge loss

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NoFancyUserName's picture

So let me get this straight...Cox basically decommitted because he didn't want to be away from all of his friends and he didn't really connect with anyone at THE Ohio State....So here comes Tommy Togiai from damn Idaho!!!!!!!!!!!! With seemingly NO Ohio ties at all, and he does what he knows is the best move of his life!! Get it together Mr. Cox!! You may have just closed yourself off from the greatest network of friends, extended family and support group that there is to be had.

You're either at the table, or on the menu!!

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buckeyenut74's picture

Sorry about the double post. 

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allbucksallthetime's picture

This a a rather large BOOM!  The inside of the Buckeye defense will be stout.  Welcome to the Buckeye family Tommy T!  Go Bucks!

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Hovenaut's picture

Two Boom Tuesdays are indeed awesome.

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

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NewPhilaFan's picture

The Bucks are touching all corners of the country.  21 recruits from 12 states.  We have the Atlantic Coast, the Pacific Coast, the Gulf Coast, the mountains, the prairie, the mid-south, and points in between.

Let's Go Bucks

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FLBuckeyeRick's picture

That young man knows how to develop into a great NFL player. Smart move! BOOM!

GO BUCKS!

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Knarcisi's picture

Wow.  Tuning in late. Big night. 

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Seattleosufan's picture

As early as this morning Wiltfong still had him going to UW. Ha! 

Love it!

Deserves got nothin' to do with it

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MtWashBuckeye's picture

His highlight reel is so ridiculous it looks staged. Unstoppable.

MtWashBuckeye

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stxbuck's picture

Hell yeah-welcome to the family Mr. Togiai!!!! Who was it that said Urban didn't make a point of recruiting players from "untraditional" states!?!?

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huntinwabbits's picture

It's all coming together! Feeling good about the local team...

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Montana silver bullet's picture

Everything is going according to my master plan!  HA!

Montana Silver Bullet

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BuckeyeBLaub's picture

Army All-American game should be Ohio State commits vs. everyone else. 

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BuckNutsinIndiana's picture

if you watch the highlights at the 1:48 mark Togiai has a Sam Hubbard moment tackling 2 guys at once. Looks like a man amongst boys out there, hope his motor runs like that all the time. Big Time get there, nicely done coach Johnson and Meyer!

I dont often hate, but when I do...I hate _ichigan Wolverines. Stay victorious my friends.

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Beantown_Buckeye's picture

I go to a lengthy dinner event and all of this happens. Need to plan something for each of the next 8-10 nights now!

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O'Rourke's picture

Looks like that 1-tech/NT type that people have been clamoring for.

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Bigmarty's picture

NFL type DT...that's what we need to call him.  Quickness, strength, size(will get bigger..315-320).  You can tell he loves football.  Maybe the best of the three.  Hoping Coach J. stays.  Got some toys inside now.  No concerns for future at DT for me now, if everybody stays and stays healthy.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Simplify...

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

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Turfgrad's picture

B   O   O   M   !

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Welcome young Buckeye. You're home now. We are so honored to have you with us. Stay very strong and compete to win. Go Buckeyes !!!
3 exclamation marks like the 3 national championships you will win if we play to our strength (pass the fb and use RB far more).

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blocko330's picture

What a day.  Booms all around!

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

- TruthTeller

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

It's only a verbal people, when they sign on the dotted line, than it's official. Some people sure get excited about verbals, some people be like, my heart can't take it, BOOM,and it's butt whipping time. Who got their ass kicked in Iowa?

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chibucks's picture

looks like a load in his highlight videos.  neat to hear that LJSr already had him work on some drills and that there's even more he can do.  #DevelopedHere

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