Skull Session: Another Buckeye Commitment is Imminent, Dylan Raiola is Recruiting For Ohio State, and The Alliance is Still Alive

By Kevin Harrish on June 22, 2022 at 5:45 am
Ryan Day and Brian Hartline are thinking about touchdowns in today's skull session.

Joe Gemma is learning a lesson us Ohio State posters have known for years.

Aaron Craft is a sentient #click.

Word of the Day: Abeyance.

 THREE-PEAT? Apparently, landing five-star receivers on back-to-back days isn't quite good enough for the Buckeyes. It looks like they're going back for more.

We'll have to find out together who the prized #teen of the day is, but my money's on Noah Rogers, whose commitment will give the Buckeyes 1/3rd of the top-9 receivers in the 2023 recruiting class.

This is getting unrealistic at this point.

 LEADING ALREADY. These days, most of your recruiting legwork is really done by the players, not the coaches. It makes sense – kids want to feel comfortable with their future teammates as much or even more than they do their coaches.

Well, Dylan Raiola is already doing his part.

I agree with Raiola's judgment here! It's always fun and good to land 15 five-star receivers, but eventually, you're gonna have to run the ball. And when you do, it's cool to be able to hand it to the No. 2 running back in the country.

 STILL A THING! It has been several months since the Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 announced a seemingly loose and vague "Alliance" that was supposed to include some sort of crossover scheduling of football games between the three conferences.

According to Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, that's still going to happen – it's just taking a while.

What is the current state of the Alliance with the Big Ten and the ACC? Do you think you will schedule football games at some point?

Well, we have scheduled football games. The state of the Alliance is extremely strong. I mean, we think about the three objectives of the Alliance, I can give you specific progress that has been made on each of them. Scheduling is the one that gets all the press, but that’s the third of our three priorities and it’s the one that takes the longest to achieve. There’s good stuff happening there, but it’s not happening at the pace that the press and, candidly, I would like it to happen. But when it comes to our other priorities — student-athlete health and safety and collaborating on the big issues we face in college athletics — we have great achievements.

Personally, I'm very much in "I'll believe it when I see it" mode on this front, but I'd be glad to see it!

 THROWING SHADE? Well well well, it looks like Brian Hartline is getting a little spicey Online these days.

For those of you needing a little translating, that emoji means "cap," which loosely translates to "that is a hyperbolic lie."

I don't exactly know why he's throwing shade here. Maybe he's stumping for guys like Michael Thomas or Terry McLaurin, or maybe he just wants to add a little more spice to Ohio State's showdown with Notre Dame (as if that's necessary at this point).

Regardless, I'm here for it. And it's not like he's wrong.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Wishful Thinking" by BENEE.

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