The Matthew Jones/Harry Miller battle for center is going to be one hell of a fight.
If they are both great, move one to guard. That's an o-line coaches dream.
Gonna be real interesting to see how the Interior line plays out with Jones, Miller, Davis, and Myers. And possibly add Nestor into that mix as well. Just absolutely crazy talent there.
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Yeah that might be our deepest and most talent position group. Probably our highest rated. All top 100 guys you listed right there.
The staffs motto is to play the 5 best players on the OL, so if one of those guys doesn't win the starting center job in the future, they'll probably be kicked out to guard and given a chance to compete there. It's a great selling point to those linemen that just because they lose a starting spot at one position, their opportunity to start isn't over.
Don’t forget Jones was once ranked as a top 3 DT for his class before they switched him over to OC recruit.
Hope Miller can handle Togiai in practice better than Jones!
I think that matchup just had more to do with how special and rare of an athlete Togiai is. He's got a unique blend of foot work, strength, and 300lbs size. I seen somewhere that Togiai could bench 225lbs 32 times in high school which is just insane. For comparison sake Billy Price the iron man benched the same weight 36 times last season and he was entering his 5th season in a college weight room.
That is absolutely insane to think that an 18 year old could pull that off. 32 reps at 225 is something most COLLEGE seniors dream to be able to do.
As a sidebar - maybe my framing for power numbers is off, but at 310 lbs, shouldn't a healthy 17/18 year old be able to power clean more than 385?
"Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."
385 lbs for a power clean is a solid number. It’s just a tough movement, especially for long guys.
His 375 bench press isn’t as impressive for his body weight.
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385 is a lot.
to give you an example, I think Barkley (psu) cleaned 390 last year and it was a psu record.
That video was crazy to see. He is a FREAK!
South like a heck of a person. Glad he will be a part of The Ohio State University.
Not just a man, but a mountain as well. Great to have him as a Buckeye! #GoBucks
earned a composite score of 34 on the ACT, is on track to be the valedictorian of his graduating class of more than 325 students.
As if the football skill and mission work weren't impressive enough... Wow
Fantastic, I'm heartened to see brains as well as brawn. Smarts is why the tackle Bowen became the starting guard.
And... "Sunday afternoon"? It's still lunch time in the east, and breakfast time here!
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.
Keep up the great work young Buckeye, what a resume and he hasn't graduated yet.
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
Fantastic.... he may be listed as a center but between him and Jones I bet they fill 2 separate starting spots in a few years.
I couldn't be happier with his commitment. It sends a shining light as to what The Ohio State University has to offer. Hopefully he'll make the Dean's List for Mechanical Engineering while pummeling General Studies majors from TTUN.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
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What a great kid ... he’s got a bright future
I can see a tree planted for this one
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I am excited to see what the 2017-2019 OL classes will be able to accomplish. OL recruiting has really picked up the past 3 years. So many top 2 recruits at their respective positions (Petit-Frere, Jones, Davis, Myers, and now Miller) and Munford has already emerged as a road grader. I cannot wait to see these guys blowing up opposing DLs.
Very excited to see this young fella join the class.
Urban has been hitting it out of the park lately with recruiting. Football talent is important but the character and quality of the individual even more so!
AWESOME 'GET'! AWESOME!
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This makes me so happy that Urban keep restocking the pantry. Filling it up with unbelievable talent.
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
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Does this close the door for Correll? I think it will.
Yes it does. It seemed like it was always Harry Miller 1st option and Zeke Correll 2nd option for center recruiting, and we got our guy.
This situation can be shown to the fans that get irritated with the state of Ohio recruiting. As good as a prospect Zeke Correll is, the staff was able to go out of state and get someone they felt was even better. Best available over instate.
It's my opinion that until OHSAA (or whatever the governing body's name is now) fully embraces the idea of spring football for all divisions, there are continue to be a a fair number of Ohio kids who aren't going to get Ohio State offers because they haven't developed to the point that their out of state peers have. The best available kids nationally are the ones our coaching staff has, and will continue to focus on.
The 10k hour rule holds water.
Agree, but after coaching at all levels in Ohio and having lived in the South for 25 years...the fact is that football is just a little bit more important down there than it is in the Midwest.
They take the game more seriously. Even if we forced kids to play Spring football, their "want to" level isn't there, save for the Billy Prices and Harry Miller's of the world. The demographics and large "County" schools, allow HS teams in the South to do Spring ball. In Ohio, kids play 3 sports and participate in AAU versions of those 3 sports out of season. Ohio kids are literally playing for 2-3 different teams at the same time. Their school team in season and their AAU team off season. They are playing 2-3 sports constantly..
They never take time off to get bigger/faster/stronger...they just always play, play, play. Play Play Play.
Therein lies the difference between HS Football in the South and the Midwest..
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Harry Miller seems to have his priorities right which is such a rare thing for teens these days. Heck most in their 20s and 30s still don't. Great addition to the Buckeye family!
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
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High character, high talent level, high expectations!
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composite score of 34 on the ACT,
Suck it Stanford!
Well rounded young man. What a surprise and now we are back in the top 5 in team recruiting. Looks like the second best class just a hair less than Alabama's.
Jawja also has a higher average rating.
osu is 3rd by a touch.
High character, high talent.
High marks for UFM and staff.
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Wow. really impressive in all respects
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Most IMPRESSIVE RESUME I've ever seen........
Seems he has a good perspective on life, which is not the norm for someone his age.
OL recruiting has been much better in the 2017-2019 classes than in previous years. Guys like Harry Miller, Wyatt Davis, Josh Myers, Thayer Munford, NPF, Matthew Jones, Max Wray, Doug Nester and others are going to create a very dominant OL in the near future, probably starting 2019.
This is one impressive young man on and off the field!
This sounds like a fantastic kid. I did a 12-day service trip to Nicaragua a few years ago. It was a life changing and truly remarkable experience. For him to be doing this at his age says a lot. It has me thinking of doing it again.
Oh great, Urban recruits another dim witted thug...
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I know you said that as a joke - and I got that, but..........
In all seriousness, the kind of player you referred to were more the norm than the exception in the Cooper years (anyone remember Ken Yon-Rambo?). Not only is Urban recruiting a better type of person, he is being an excellent steward of the brand. Nice to see we have grown so much
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Being a man of faith myself it makes my heart soar reading how such a young man who is so talented and has a huge future ahead of him is humbled by serving others in a very poor Country like Nicarauga. If anyone has been on a mission trip you know it is not fun and games. You are working from sun up to sun down trying to make life easier for a few hundred people in very remote regions of the world.
I pray Harry can touch a few other Buckeye players hearts and get them to go with him in the future.
For some reason, If he grew out his hair he might be a Nick Mangold look alike.
I know it's early, but sounds like he has the potential to be another Joe Thomas.
Has his priorities in the proper perspective.
No doubt there is character built in that mission field.
Happy to have this young man as a player and as a person.
Oh, yeah, almost forgot...football games are won and lost in the trenches.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
Think about how much the O-line and D-line learn from practicing aganst each other.
You won't see many 6'4" 300 lb'ers in Nicaragua. I'd bet the kids down there love playing with a big guy like that and he seems to enjoy it as well.