11W Community Interview: Three-Star Quarterback Signee Matthew Baldwin

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brutus0717's picture

Seems like a solid dude. Best of luck, Matthew, and continue to trust in the process.

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

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brutus360's picture

Another special Kid. Impressive to hear Tate and Dwayne reached out. Let's get that Lake Travis pipeline started. Garrett Wilson, come on down!

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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SoulPatrol32's picture

The advice he gave me is just not let any other person dictate what you think of yourself. 

That is some solid advice and words to live by. Welcome to Buckeye Nation Matthew. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Loved your question about intereaction with Mayfield.  I was wondering about that too.  Glad it got chosen for him to answer.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Certainly would be cool to see them get a chance to have another throwing session before the draft.

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

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

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NHBuckeye's picture

Most definitely!  I'd like to see Mayfield take this kid under his wing.  For as much hate as Baker (rightfully sometimes) gets, he's crazy talented.  Especially in the RPO.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

If MB and BM can both learn from BM's past mistakes than it's a win-win situation.

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

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

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

I wonder if their throwing practices include lessons on flag planting?

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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Yoda888's picture

Is this what psychologists termed as "cognitive dissonance", where we all agree as an individual, you need to believe in yourself and not let others dictate how you see yourself but at the same time we are on a site whose sole purposes is for us to discuss, comment, and "dictate" individuals (football players) on their self-worth based on how we perceive them?  

It's a bit of a mental mind bender, no?

Yoda888

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Desymond's picture

The fact that he has multiple favorite BBQ places is all I needed to hear. I'm on board and buckled in on the #BaldwinBus.

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A Texan Buckeye's picture

It's Texas baby

......BBQ is everywhere: BBQ, sweet tea, Shiner, and Football 

Salt lick is decent though. Ive had it a few times. Though im more of a hole in the wall BBQ enthusiast. They only make so much per day, when its gone, its gone. Those are the best places to eat in my opinion.

My favorite BBQ is probably FainMous...If you're in Houston sometime, check it out. Its DAMN good

A Perfect Circle

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Major H's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation and get that knee healed up!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Jnowie's picture

Welcome to the Baldwin family! You are now Buckeye family for life and we are excited to support and watch you reach your goals. The sky is the limit and now you have all our support and the tools to reach those goals. Good luck and heal up!

jNowie

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DCDDC's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation.Matthew. Best of luck to you.

m GO BLOW!!!

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NHBuckeye's picture

This kid has 'leader' written all over him.  No one should doubt him becoming The Man in Columbus.  

The future is bright.

Fields of Dreams

 

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UD_Buckeye's picture

Me and his mom have the same hoodie!

THE University of Dayton

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SilverHaven's picture

Me hope she speak better English.

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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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

44 touchdowns and 6 ints against elite competition. Not sure how the people ranking these guys justified the "3 star" evaluation.

Noon games suck

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analyticalguy's picture

The number of stars a recruit receives seems to move gradually. Since he only started his senior year, he was basically beginning at zero 6 months ago.

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CC's picture

Totally agree.  Most, not all, of the names in the top 50 we've known for years.  Usually for a reason, but QB's at big time schools who only start one year would be tough to grade early.

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

A smart player with something to prove. Excellentl!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Comes across very humble and determined - right now he understands his role. 

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

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

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KevinJ's picture

I think he's going to add a lot to the QB room, like his attitude. 

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Oh.a.Shoe's picture

Thanks for the interview Matthew!

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

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Teague better watch out

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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buckeyedude's picture

I wouldn't read too much into the fact he only has three stars.

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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Cruiser79's picture

Wonderful questions and the answers were very well illuminating. So happy for these young people pursuing their dreams! Good wishes to him.

Cruiser79

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I really like the kids we're bringing in this year.  They all seem like quality guys, good attitudes, and well spoken for the most part. 

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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countrybuckeye's picture

agree

bright, talented, and hungry yutes who want to be Buckeyes 

he will learn as he heals

and roommates with Master Teague III may prove to a great match

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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KBonay's picture

Spread offense with a power run game? Yes and please. 

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countrybuckeye's picture

delivered by a stable of quick-thinking RBs and mucho grande arm talent at QB

me likey 

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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SilverHaven's picture

Oye, amigo, no se dice mucho grande, se dice muy grande.

It's like English, where we say very big, not much big.

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

Wow, Haven, you're correcting both English and Spanish today. Fala Portugues tambem?

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SilverHaven's picture

No bra', no can do da kine.

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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allbucksallthetime's picture

I am excited about the potential of Matthew Baldwin and am glad he is a Buckeye.  Baldwin is exactly the kind of young man any great program ought to want in their QB room...smart, tough, and a winner from a good family.  He'll work hard to re-hab that knee and be a great addition to the QB unit..

Speaking of the QB unit, it was very cool to read that Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell reached out to Baldwin after he committed.  That speaks to the brotherhood we all hear so much about.  Go Bucks!  

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allinosu's picture

It has to be a heart warming experience for parents to watch their child sign a scholarship no matter the reason. 

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Turfgrad's picture

Follow-up question to:  "What's your favorite animal?" 

What is your least favorite animal?  A: wolverine!

"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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DuckBuck's picture

This kid sounds like a competitor and gave some solid answers. Welcome aboard, Matty B. 

 
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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Great responses and welcome aboard!

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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CowCat's picture

Baldwin seems like the real deal for what we want.

He's a winner. He's humble. He's smart. He's a fierce competitor. He's already recruiting for us. And he's keeping the pipeline from Texas wide open.

Welcome to the family, Mr. Baldwin. Being a Buckeye will last a lifetime.

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

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Buctor's picture

Another promising one, with all the qualities needed.   Welcome and great luck at ttOSU and beyond!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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bonebuck's picture

Looks like Urban found a diamond in the rough. Awesome responses. He is very mature for such a young age. I hope he gets to lead this team his Junior or Senior year.

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stxbuck's picture

Why didn't the staff ask him his thoughts about potentially running the read-option 18 times a game? Real journos ask tough ????s.

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Dstacify's picture

Matthew Baldwin and Master Teague. Future superstar one-two punch at QB-RB? Although from what I hear Teague has some competition for PT at RB in the 2018 class with guys like Brian Snead and Jaelen Gill also included. Seriously if Baldwin turns out to be anything like Mayfield in terms of play-making ability (doesn't seem to be much like him in personality thankfully) then I'm greatly looking forward to his tenure as the starting QB at OSU.

11 Strong.

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dublinbuckeye's picture

Hey Baldwin....when you hit Columbus you will need to travel a bit for the best BBQ.   Rt62 BBQ in Johnstown is by far the best though Ray Rays is good if you need to stay in town. If you can make it to Johnstown, Rt62 BBQ is the best I have had. 

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