The Hurry Up: Commits Doug Nester, Sampson James Prepare for Senior Seasons While Off-Field Setbacks Shaped Receiver Wandale Robinson

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Go1Bucks's picture

Typical bs starts now from recruit services. Im sure if they commit to the Bucks, they will drop eventually.

Go Bucks!

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bucknut1994's picture

This is why I'm a big fan of the BRR (Buckeye Recruiting Rankings). No bias at all

#94Ways

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Bucks19's picture

Go1 - don’t be that guy. 

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Brandon26841's picture

If you pay attention, you'll notice a lot of times these under the radar guys get massive ratings bumps JUST because they committed to Ohio State. They didn't get better as players overnight. There is no bias against Ohio State in the rankings; if anything it's the opposite. 

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

Really cool to hear about Wandale Robinson's dad being able to learn from his mistakes and turn his life around.  Love that he's there for Wandale now, and that Wandale is able to learn from his father's good and bad experiences and choices.

Sure hope Wandale chooses the Bucks, but Blessings on him wherever he goes.  

 

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

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seyekcuB's picture

So our guys dont play a single game and go from being ranked top 300 to unranked?! Its laughable.

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Bukirob's picture

You need to reread it.  One is 247 composite the other is RIVALS

You WIN with people.

 

 

WW Hayes

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Bucks19's picture

Exactly Buk. Our fan base almost hopes our recruits rankings drop so they can scream bias and hatred. That’s why we finished #2. Those damn rankings! We should have been #1

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NHBuckeye's picture

Robinson needs to come here and be part of the Buckeye’s video game offense.   

Fields of Dreams

 

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Doug James's picture

Hoping Robinson comes to Ohio State.

DJ

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BucknutinNC's picture

Love to hear about our commits taking leadership roles on their HS teams like Nester and James!

Also the background on Wandale Robinson is interesting, thanks for the inside look. Seems like a really good kid who has learned good lessons from his parents. No matter where he winds up I wish him success!

A.E. Porter

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gobucks1966's picture

Rankings are impossible to have a true ranking. First injury and grades drop a player but aside from all that how can you rank a top 25 at just one position. There are hundreds of qb's out there and no service can cover them all. I bet if our coaching staff had the top 10 qb's work out in front of them for 3 days you would have 10 different top 10 list or close to  it. They might agree on the top 3 or 4 that fits our system but the rest would be different. 

Denny

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CowCat's picture

It may just be me, but isn't Sampson James a great name for a RB? It seems like history in the making.

I like that Wandale Robinson has his head on his shoulders. Come on up to the Good Guys!

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

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NewPhilaFan's picture

Just so he doesn't date someone named Delilah.

69 in 18

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Chicago Connection's picture

It's a good name, but I just hope they don't nickname him O.J. Sampson. 

chicagobuckeye

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Chicago Connection's picture

I know I'm biased, but sometimes it does seem like there's a trend that once a kid commits to the Buckeyes, he'll tend to drop in the rankings if he's a highly rated recruit, but if he's a lower-rated recruit, his stock will tend to rise.

But maybe some of that is justified.

For starts, I suppose someone could make an argument that Ohio State hasn't fully optimized its best talent while it has successfully developed lesser talent, although the NFL scouts sure seem to disagree with the former proposition. The other thing is that once a major program takes a player on board, the rankings services rightly re-think their ratings. 

After all, while the college services might rank a guy really low at first, if schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, and George not only offer the kid but take his commitment, you'd be foolish not to second-guess yourself.

Thing is, the raters are rated, too, and it's not a good look when you claim that a guy is only the 1,000 best player in the country but then he becomes a first team All American. The rankings are supposed to be predictors of future success, and the minute a kid goes to a top school, his chances of getting developed and noticed skyrocket.

chicagobuckeye

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Silver Sniper's picture

How the hell are the Buckeyes ranked 13th when they have the seventh most commits? The math seems off.

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tbuckeyew's picture

My internet says the Buckeyes at 14 and Xichigan at 9.  PSU at 13.  Something is off here, but most of the recruiting services have tOSU with multiple 3 star prospects and some recruiting services have tOSU with zero 5 star prospect.  Consider Bama with a plethora of 4 star prospects and the same as Georgia, and there is your answer. 

Go Bucks!

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Silver Sniper's picture

I didn’t realize our star power for the class was so low. 

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TraptnMI's picture

Like I have said forever, Robinson 2019, Tyree 2020. #interchangable

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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tbuckeyew's picture

Who cares about rankings.  The two nattys tOSU has boasted have come at the hands of a bunch of 3 and 4 star Tressel recruits*. 

I will asterisk that because the coaching staff did an amazing job in 2014 and Coombs was a Meyer hire that added Zeke to the backfield.

However, I'm ready for Urban's continuous monster classes to lead tOSU back to the promise land.  Let's not get overly excited about the 13th ranked class.  Let's get overly excited that our coaching staff is bringing in positional needs instead of counting the number of stars behind their name

Go Bucks!

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Triv's picture

The two nattys tOSU has boasted have come at the hands of a bunch of 3 and 4 star Tressel recruits*. 

I love Tress as much as the next day, but to say this about 2014 is just flat wrong. There were certainly contributors from Tressel's last class (2011, Devin Smith being the biggest name probably) but the vast majority of the production came from the 2012 and 2013 classes, which were Urban Meyer recruiting class. That c/o 2013 was dubbed the second coming of the super sophs

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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tbuckeyew's picture

Sorry but without Cardale, tOSU doesn't win that natty.  100% Tress. (to get Cardale to sign a letter of intent that is)

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Triv's picture

Cardale came to Ohio State as a member of the 2012 class, LOI or not, it was Urban's choice to sign Cardale.

Also, without Barrett, Zeke, Thomas, Decker, Bell, Bosa, Apple, Price, Lee, Elflein, Washington etc. I'm pretty sure we don't win a Natty either. Urban's recruits were without question the deciding factor in that title run. I love Tress, but to credit him with that Natty is disrespectful to Urban and every member of the 2012/2013 recruiting classes.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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tbuckeyew's picture

The LOI was signed in 2011.  Cardale opened up that game against Bama for tOSU.  Not disrespecting anyone from 2012 or 2013, but without Cardale gun slinging down the field, Zeke gets bottled up, and the last natty would have still been 2002. 

Cardale was a JUCO player that would have had to have his scholly pulled by Urban and Company in 2012.  Sorry man.  I hate to say this because I love the guy, but if JT was running the QB position against Bama, that early beatdown Bama was giving us would have held.  Tress had some extremely key juniors and seniors on that 2014 NC team. 

I will agree to disagree.  But until we see these "top ranked" recruiting classes, win a natty, we need to stop with the tears about a team ranked at or near the top 10 and not being in the top 5.  That was my point.

Our coaching staff should be able to do PLENTY with 3 and 4 star recruits if recruiting kids to fit the right mold. 

Go Bucks!

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Triv's picture

The Juniors on that 2014 team were class of 2012, i.e Urban Meyer recruits. Yes, there were some Tress recruits who contributed. But again, the vast majority of players who saw action that season were signed under Urban Meyer. You can't credit Tressel with that Natty without crediting 02 to Cooper. In fact, more players in that game were recruited by Cooper than players in 2014 recruited by Tressel.

Also, Fork Union is not a JUCO. It's a prep school for players who didn't qualify academically, and Urban absolutely had the final decision in honoring that scholarship offer.

You can give Cardale credit for opening up the field against Bama, but you can make an equally as strong (stronger, probably) argument that OSU doesn't even make that game without JT Barrett.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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