The Hurry Up: Quarterback Grant Gunnell Sets Unofficial Visit While Ohio State Remains in Hot Pursuit of Offensive Tackle Devontae Dobbs

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Knarcisi's picture

Weren’t we looking at a QB from that state up north at one time?

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iowabuckeyes's picture

You're probably thinking of 3-star dual-threat Dwan Mathis, who had been previously committed to Iowa State and is now committed to Michigan State. But he was never offered by OSU.

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

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Knarcisi's picture

Thanks. Must have been. Or I thought Dobbs was a QB. Either way, I was wrong. And probably a food thing. We should just take their top 1 or 2 every year and not dirty the roster with the rest. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I forgot about Walled Lake (MI) QB Sam Johnson. Ohio State's been flirting with him since he was a freshman but he doesn't have an offer.

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

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Beantown_Buckeye's picture

Interesting to hear Barnett was on campus. Dantonio has freaked out in the past about MSU commits visiting other schools but maybe he's figuring out thats a bit more difficult to do with a top 100 prospect.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Sounds like it's a team trip thing, ala what Ted Ginn Sr. used to do when he'd pile a bunch of Cleveland kids in a bus and take them to camps around the Midwest. Belleville had a bunch of kids in Cleveland.

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

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So aMaysn's picture

And with the Nassar stinch lingering around the university...

GO BUCKS!

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Hovenaut's picture

Safe to say Greg Schiano has earned his way.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Any idea why Gunnell didn’t just commit to Arkansas the first time around?  If the family pull is so strong there, I wouldn’t think having Bert as the coach would matter that much.  And Morris hasn’t proven a thing there yet.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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nm_buck's picture

That's why I feel like we at least have a shot. We'll lose the proximity battle, but there's a reason he chose ATM over ARK. Maybe Columbus, the Shoe, and the coaches will wow him.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Because Bert’s offense is poor one one for QB development and the program was a dumpster fire? New coach renews hope.

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

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stxbuck's picture

He obviously didn't want to play in Bielema's offense, Morris is a typical Texas spread-jockey. He also might have liked Sumlin +proximity more than Arky in and of itself.

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13THandSummit's picture

Texas A&M have had two QB’s drafted in the first round in the last five years. Arkansas have had a fourth round and a sixth round during that same time. Could be a factor. 

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WB Xrow's picture

Texas QB John Steven Jones, Jerry Jones' grandson, also a member of the 1964 Natl Champ just signed with AR.  TX high school coaches hated Bielema so not surprised with the renewed interest with the new coach who has deep TX roots.

WB pass it back!

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Rhetorical question but who liked Bielema? Besides maybe Jen...and she's been conveniently incognito lately.

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

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WB Xrow's picture

I live in Northwest Arkansas and good folks down here.  For some reason they really rallied behind Bert.  Probably because Petrino was a train wreck and Bert looks like the mascot.

WB pass it back!

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BuckeyeKing02's picture

Funny you mention it...I always thought he looked like the mascot as well, which was part of his charm.  Also bound him to the school for life because where else is he going to be able to coach now?  Can’t thibk of another school mascot that he resembles, but I’m open to suggestions.

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KBonay's picture

Surprised they want someone that old. And that he has any eligibility left. 

Texas QB John Steven Jones, Jerry Jones' grandson, also a member of the 1964 Natl Champ just signed with AR.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

He still has a cannon though! 

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Buck68's picture

DEPARTMENT OF CONVERTING WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH

OFFICE OF Like A FAMILY

Perhaps Gunnell's strong family... could use a brotherly leader to show them how and why to aim high, in order to go far, in order to set a example like millions of immigrant sons and daughters did... back in the day when parents sacrificed mightily their whole lives to provide their children with an 'education'.

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LB U's picture

There's no doubt in my mind Schianio is the 2nd best coach at Ohio State. He recruited the only top 25 class in Rutgers' history. Keeping him for one more year basically guarantees another top 3 class.

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

Yea, I like Zach Smith and Stud, but no way did they recruit better than LJ Sr. this year. Now if stud can bring home Nester, Dobbs and the big OT from WV, then he's worthy of top 5 next year.

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Gunnell and Martell on his visit

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

If the QB selects Arkansas, he deserves a career with disappointment.
The 5 star OL - Dobbs - looks amazing. Make him a top priority.
Barnett is said to run a 4.4 at the 40' dash. Nice speed for the combo CB / WR.

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buckslan's picture

If he chooses to go to a school he's familiar with, where his family has all gone, he deserves a disappointing career? Yeah okay.

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Bucks19's picture

Buck in Fl - “deserving a career with disappointment” is childish!!!

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Said because I believe Arkansas is probably equal to Indiana and while some years are better than others... The championship level will probably not be seen.

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Bucks19's picture

You said he deserves a disappointing career. 

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Tidus Powell's picture

Mr. Dobbs looks completely done with someone's bullshit.

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Knarcisi's picture

On his visit to East Lansing, Dantonio told him to smile more. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

That pics says a thousand words. 

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

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

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Dobbs may feel differently about MSU when the hammer smashes down on the coaches and school. If it's as bad as they say then there may be a "death penalty" for football and/or basketball. Sad situation all around

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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PapaBucks's picture

After the NCAA backtrack on Penn State? Nah. 

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brutus0717's picture

If LJ is the 25th ranked recruiter in the country, those rankings no longer mean anything to me.

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

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Can you see it coming up in his review? 

"LJ, you're only 25th in the country. You're going to have to step it up."

"Sure, Urban (chuckles), whatever you say."

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

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Sgt Al Matthews as GySgt Al Apone

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cw823's picture

Can we just move Smith to recruiter only, and hire someone who CAN coach wide receivers?

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allinosu's picture

Tell that to all the receivers he sent to the NFL. He coaches exactly like Urban wants him to. Run blocking first and foremost. Once timing routes are thrown on time and accurately on a consistent basis then the other will follow. We were a run heavy offense by design. Even our o-line was much better at run blocking than pass.

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CTownBucknut's picture

I'm a little shocked to see how low Larry Johnson was in the recruiting rankings, especially coming off such a big time haul on the DL.  Togai, Jackson, and Vincent alone should have had him ranked higher.  I'm even impressed with who he didn't get, though I realize that doesn't matter, but the mere fact they almost got Cox was impressive, considering they were the only school that wasn't from the South that he considered.  

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