The Hurry Up: Defensive End Commit Tyler Friday Discusses Decision While Christopher Oats Re-Emerges As Possible Late-Cycle Addition

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Seattle Linga's picture

Love Friday - I think we will be hearing that a lot over the next few years. 

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

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

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

I think you’re right. I really want to see Oats in this class too. 

Go BUCKEYES!

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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CowCat's picture

The question is: Do you enjoy Oats and Friday together?

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

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HeartbreakRidge's picture

I'm feeling my Friday Oats, definitely.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Great day for the Bucks!! Andrew I was wondering if Christopher Oats and Javontae Jean-Baptiste are both takes at this point or is it first to commit?  Seems like they could both be rush ends or big OLB’s. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Andrew Lind's picture

JJB is a take regardless, but I don't think he makes a decision until next week. If Oats have everything settled academically, they'll find the room. JJB is certain to be a defensive end, but I think Oats would end up at linebacker.

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Woodshed's picture

I hope JJB commits this weekend.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Thanks for the info Andrew. You do an outstanding job keeping us all up to date. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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LB U's picture

Have to give it up to Urban, he missed out on Brenton Cox and Oweh and still pulled a top 100 player out of his ass, a player that was a heavy lean to Michigan of all places. It's almost better this way if you ask me.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Almost better.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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Tyvis'sGrandpa's picture

I was esp doubting Urb's forward planning/continued drive for the future when early signing day came and we were short on OL and DL, but you're exactly right. Idk how he keeps doing this, but UFM is proving me wrong and still is going 100%

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InJTweMust's picture

Now to steal Walker from Penn State..

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Leonhard's picture

You can say that again!

Leonhard

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Cruiser79's picture

Hope we can get one of the remaining offensive lineman. Happy with the news about Friday. Go Bucks!!

Cruiser79

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brutus0717's picture

I hope we can too, but if not, I'm guessing we'll see about 6 OL in next year's class.

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

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KBonay's picture

Reminder, the Polynesian Bowl is Saturday.

Aloha Stadium • Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 6:00PM

Broadcast on ESPN3

Buckeye commits:
Ruckert
Blue Smith
Snead
Tommy Togiai

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Andrew Lind's picture

Thanks KB. I'll have a full recap of both on Sunday!

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KBonay's picture

I know you will.  They should have sent ya, IMO.

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LuckyBuckE's picture

162 tackles, 41 tfl, 12 pb, 5 sacks, 3 ff, 2 ints, 2 blocked field goals and a touchdown!?!?!

Is Virginia football subpar competition, or did 247 get this ranking wrong?

My word is bond.

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Andrew Lind's picture

They played an international schedule that included competition anywhere from lower-tier schools from Canada to IMG Academy.

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buckslan's picture

As Andrew said, Teradja and his team played a national schedule(American Heritage, IMG, St. Frances Academy), and those are some very eye opening numbers. I think the middle of our defense is going to be just fine for years to come...

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wyatt's picture

That's 11 PM Ohio time. 

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UD_Buckeye's picture

Boom! Andrew telling me what I want to hear! 

What a good day. 

THE University of Dayton

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McGrind's picture

Until I see some changes I will question Urb’s play calling...but never do I question his recruiting and ability to build a program. Year after year simply fabulous. Seems always to have a plan b for plan b. 

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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WestDesMoinesBuckeye's picture

Any updates on our visitors this weekend?  

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KBonay's picture

Andrew won't speak to them until their visit is all wrapped up. 

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Andrew Lind's picture

I know they’ve both arrived. I’ll have more on Monday, though. 

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mtrotb's picture

With a full class and all the 4th year juniors returning, there has got to be some more transfers coming, but I can't really guess who they may be.

mtrotb

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

We are two scholarships over 85 now, right? And we are looking at taking 3-5 more guys?

Thats a lot of work to “make room” coming up this offseason.

Staff obviously has to have a good idea who else is leaving the program. 

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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JacksonOhio5's picture

It looks to me like this scholarship grid is up to date.  Ohio State currently has 86 scholarship players.  If they end up anywhere from 88-90, I don't think it'll be too hard to get down to 85 by the Fall.  There will definitely be medical hardships and transfers, and the staff is aware of that.  They're not gonna let someone commit without knowing they will have room.

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/scholarship-grid

Go Bucks!

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brutus0717's picture

Unfortunately I feel like Malik Barrow might be a medical hardship candidate. I hope not, because I've felt he could be a really solid DT, but that's just the feeling I get.

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

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stxbuck's picture

I don't disagree with this-he has suffered serious knee injuries two years in a row-I hope he can bounce back, but this type of situation often doesn't end well, on field wise.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Staff obviously has to have a good idea who else is leaving the program

Of course they do. They just don't tell people about it until they're ready. All is well.

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

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BELLEFONTAINEBUCKEYE's picture

I'll just leave this down here for another read and chuckle......

 The Wolverines' highest-rated player, meanwhile, would be 15th in the Buckeyes' second-ranked recruiting haul.

Thursday night was tough for TSUN. FRIDAY was the cherry on top!!

IMADELOUSYPICKS

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Chargerbuck's picture

All this talk about Harbaugh being the savior of the Michigan program...  Well, they say "recruiting is the lifeline to great football programs"--- with Ohio State having 14 recruits rated higher than Michigan's top recruit, I'd say Michigan fans have to be very thankful for Rutgers, Indiana and Maryland...  and it won't be long until DJ Durkin's Terps surpass Michigan in the East.

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buckslan's picture

I see some think Rasheed Walker is trending to OSU. With Walker likely committing to his school of choice on NSD, does he have any visits with Penn State scheduled or in the works? What about in home visits?

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Andrew Lind's picture

I detailed it all here: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2018/01/90...

TL, DR: He took his official visits to Penn State and Virginia Tech in December. He still as in-home visits left with all three head coaches, though. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

The gap continues to widen.

As long as they perform according to their respective rankings. A lot of things can happen between recruitment and playing for the school that recruited them. Experience teaches that the ratings are sometimes indicative of success and sometimes not so much. FWIW, sometimes lower ranked recruits end up being better players than their rankings as well.

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

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weimerad's picture

So Andrew let’s talk final numbers for the 2018 class....with Friday’s commitment today that’s makes 23. Walker, JJB and now Oats are trending in OSU favor which would make 26.  Then there’s still NPF and Maurice Washington. Evidently the recent visit from Urban and Co. was a home run for Washington and there’s talk if NPF’s official visit goes well he could commit also. I can’t see this class ending with 28 commits. Someone has to be left out

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Dasniksder's picture

I would love to have that problem, but I highly doubt we get Walker and NPF. Better chance we get neither than both. I would love to be wrong.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

I guess if your not able to compete on the team, yoy can transfer to another program where you can get playing time. I mean the scholarship is only 1 year at a time.

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brutus0717's picture

All B1G schools offer 4 year schollies only. Doesn't mean a kid can't transfer at any time, but there are no 1 year scholarships. Now the SEC, that's a different story.

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

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Yoda888's picture

According to 247Sports/Scouts final rankings, The Buckeyes’ 2018 class consists of just one 5-star recruit, Ruckerts.  But I keep reading on this site that we’re getting anywhere between 4-6 5-star recruits. What gives? 

Yoda888

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JacksonOhio5's picture

People are probably referring to the 247Sports Composite, which takes into account the rankings from all the different scouting services.  Ohio State currently has three 5-stars.  Only other 5-star that they may have a legit shot at is Nicholas Petit-Frere, so the max is probably 4 but most likely gonna remain at 3.

https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Football/CompositeTeamRankings

Go Bucks!

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Andrew Lind's picture

Much better to take each recruiting site into consideration as opposed to just one, IMO. I always go with the composite rankings. Balances the bias that comes from some that wrongly give too much weight to attending their camps, etc.

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GlenBuck's picture

Seems like a lot of transfers are coming down the road. Not sure how to “make room” for so many additional players.

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HeartbreakRidge's picture

If you want a little salt with your Friday and Oats, then by all means, look here :)

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CTownBucknut's picture

Does anybody know how many players OSU can take this class? They are acting as if there’s room for 27 or so, Oates, Baptist, an OL or two, and others 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Can or will we exceed all expectations ? Watching - waiting and hopeful. Too many discussing this 3 star or that 3 star. In another thread I suggested Nicholas Petite-Frere and Walker as a priority on OL and lost a helmet stickers. Oh I see what I did wrong. Welcome to the nut house.

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