Have been around lurking enjoying these threads. Great job Spooner and the rest of the people on this site do, still the best community on the interwebs.
In for the Ricks flip ;)
I haven't watched his film in a long time, but I do recall reading from some people who have seen him in person, that he's very underwhelming for a #1 WR. Looks better on defense and Georgia was thinking about playing him on defense but he wants to be a WR all the way.
This and with the amount of top 2020 corners we are in on, you can show them that we only took 1 in the 2019 class and have Okudah and Wade going off to the NFL when they come in. There will be a huge opportunity for early playing time for 2020 corners.
Uphill battle for right now. From what I could find out, he wants to go to a high powered offense that throws the ball a lot, which we have turned into with Haskins, but his dad is an Oklahoma alum and they do the same. Many people believe Oklahoma is the favorite but if he drags out his recruitment until the very end and visits, can't rule out Urban.
We were the favorites to land him early in his recruitment due to his family having ties with Urban. Kurelic was so confident we were going to land him, that he put in a way early crystal ball for the kid to Ohio State. Have to believe that the coaches will be all over this one, need to get him up for an official visit against Michigan.
I do believe that they get a lot of calls right throughout games, but I've also witnessed bad calls having a direct impact on the outcome of games and wanted to pitch an idea that would erase that. Allowing one penalty challenge per game wouldn't be all that bad or maybe it could be reduced to just the 4th quarter.
I know some will say, "don't put the game in the refs hands," but that's just unrealistic. No team blows out every team on their schedule and if its a close game and lets say 3rd and long and a team has a legit sack on the QB, a ref shouldn't be able to call a phantom face mask or unnecessary roughness penalty that would erase that and give the opposing team a free first down with more chances to win. The other team should be able to challenge the call if they feel its wrong. As Allinosu said, the booth should be able to overturn a bad call from above quickly without much delay.
I do remember this but it seems to have changed over the years. I'm not sure how that was targeting on Pryor, but not on the TCU defender who clocked Haskins in the head going to the ground.\
Not only was the targeting call on TCU reversed, but there was no 15 yard penalty which there should have been.
Wiltfong feels Ohio State lands both Robinson and Williams, Alabama also wants them so that will be two big wins for Ohio State. Both of those guys have blazing speed, sub 4.4. David Bell is also in the process of setting up his official visit. He's a kid who I've wanted in this class for awhile, has size and speed.
Yeah that's true, but some commitments just mean more than others. Out of state kids with no ties to Ohio State always have a chance to flip, but Lejond is about as solid as one can be. Kid loves Ohio State and his family has been close with a couple Ohio State coaches for a very long time, even before Lejond became a big time recruit.
I dont recall anyone ever claiming Woodbey, Jones or Cox to be locks to end up as Buckeyes, there was always smoke around all three of those recruits with in state schools. The only shock was Woodbey flipping to a terrible FSU team with a new head coach that has a losing record throughout his coaching career.
From what I have saw, Bresee had a good time hanging with LJ, other recruits and their parents and will be back during the Summer to work out with LJ. Plans to take two officials next Spring and his last 3 during the Fall before making a decision. Naming his top 5 or 7 later this year.
Howell talked his top teams and relationships with Wiltfong and Wiltfong said he got the sense that Ohio State is not one of his top choices. Clemson, FSU, NC, NC State and Tennessee were some schools included. Wiltfong said his money is on Clemson unless his visit to FSU soon changes his mind. I also wouldn't rule out one of the instate schools.