USC will benefit greatly from this new NCAA rule about athletes likeness. Like it or not, kids these days still love the thought of LA.
Yeah Darnay, was set to come to Ohio State but got pushed to UCLA. I remember the day before or the week of his announcement it was said we got him, but the day of his announcement pressure won it for UCLA.
I feel bad for Holmes and DPJ, both could have came to Ohio State and made millions. They have all the talent in the world, just weren't developed properly. At some point kids have to pay attention and make the best business decisions for themselves. Hope Bijan Robinson didn't make the same mistake.
He was asked who does he think Ohio State will land between the two and he said Henderson. One could assume that means we'd turn down Edwards but could also mean he believes Henderson will commit first or maybe already has.
Both of the kids they lost shows why Day goes after kids who he feels can contribute, but also have high character just look at Paris Johnson and Gee Scott Jr. Both Burton and Jarrett have been playing the recruitment game the entire year but I don't fault either of them for choosing to stay closer to home in the end. Burton is from Georgia but moved to California his 9th grade year and from what I've read, he's switched high schools multiple times.
Both kids have red flags and the same goes for Zachary Evans. Some schools like LSU, Georgia, Michigan State, Ole Miss, etc., take chances on these kids hoping they can change them. If you do, you get an elite talent who will help you reach your goals. If it doesn't work out, you end up with multiple kids either being suspended or getting kicked off the team/transferring out every year.
Meyer took chances during his time at Florida but he dialed that back when he came to Ohio State. Looks like Day also doesn't want to take chances.
I can see this as a reason for why we're reportedly going after Coombs hard. Ash, Johnson and even Schiano and Hafley, while both good, are no Coombs when it comes to recruiting. We can't continue to play 3 corners, one deep Safety if our cornerback recruiting keeps missing. These past two classes have been such an anomaly that I hope we rebound big time in the 2021 class. But Coombs has some catching up to do in the relationship building department with these kids.
They were also trending for 5 star DL Jordan Burch before he decided to stay home at South Carolina. All of their insiders had Burch to LSU.
When a kid is processed, the coach cuts down contact with them. They don't show them love anymore making them decommit and look at other schools. Its the same way when assistant coaches suck and the head coach helps them find a new place of employment.
Urban was talking about guys you take late fliers on, you want big, fast, athletic guys who you can coach up. Gardiner is a good example because he fits that build, just couldn't put it all together. Dawand Jones is another name that comes to mind. McMillan and Bell were top targets their entire recruitment. Hill was also a recruit we knew of and was top 100 at one point iirc, didn't come completely out of left field.
Yeah Wiltfong just posted an article on it, Gibbs has an official visit for January 17th, then he will visit Florida the 24th and back to Georgia Tech on the 31st.
I don't think either goes, I think both will stay an extra year with Fields and all three will be first rounders next season. Davis and Myers will also get their degree by staying next season.
They have Terrell Lewis as a first rounder, the kid who flipped from Ohio State to Alabama. Diggs is early 2nd round. Xavier Mckinney is also listed as a first rounder on some sites but not by Miller. It's crazy to think Alabama has this much first round talent coming out in one year and their past two years have been meh. Yeah they went 14-1 last season, but they got rolled in the National Championship and they were well on their way to losing to Georgia had Hurts not saved the day.
I think the dynasty is over and that's not a knock on Bama. With Clemson finally seeing the results from their championships by landing #1 classes and multiple 5 stars a year now, to Georgia's emergence, to LSU getting back to their norm, all of these schools are taking kids who Bama would have landed in the past while running away with the #1 class. Bama will no longer be able to say their talent is on another level than everyone elses.
Redshirt sophomore, he was class of 2017 like Chase and Okudah.
10.3 100m track time, their fans were really excited about him because they don't have speed at WR.
I'm not sure teams will care that he doesn't have much film at boundary and field corner. He has elite athleticism and hips and they will judge him based on that. He also plays the ball in the air very well and is a very good tackler, especially in the open field. A lot of scouts have said that teams will like his ability to play Safety, slot or outside corner. Similar to Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Chase was also playing injured last season, that hurt as well.
No buzz, kid seems to be really looking to stay in the South. Alabama is in a numbers crunch so depending on how they finish at other positions, they may not take him since he would be their 3rd rb commit. His visit to them next weekend will offer some clarity. He visited Florida recently for an unofficial and will be taking an official later on. He isn't signing early so his recruitment will last for a while, more than enough time for Georgia or some other Southern school to flip him. I don't see him at Ohio State as of now.
Probably has more to do with them trying to flip Jermaine Burton from LSU. Burton is originally from Atlanta but has played high school ball in Cali his entire high school career. From what I've seen, their insiders don't believe they will get either Evans or Gibbs. Evans has been trending away from UGA for a while but the kid is a game player so we will see. And supposedly their staff isn't offering Gibbs because they feel he's too small, but there's an "insider" on their board who's adamant that Gibbs will be in their class.
Someone called him a more athletic Davon Hamilton and I can see that. Camp season will be big for him.
That's wild. He himself said in a recent interview, that Ohio State and Michigan were tied with UNC and South Carolina being two other schools he was high on. Wiltfong stated he had him to Ohio State right now but we will see how he feels when it's closer to New Year's Day.