He's having doubts because he has no clue who his position coach will be. I'm not sure if it's so much about Stud or if it's just the fact that they can't tell him who it will be if it's going to be someone else. And Stud leaving wouldn't cost them Paris Johnson. Johnson has been on campus about 50 times so of course there's a relationship there, but he was Meyer's guy.
Think there may have been some miscommunication with that. I'm of the understanding that OSU isn't able to guarantee who his OL coach will be. I have no idea if PSU is feeding off of that, but I definitely don't think it's another one of Franklin's bogus "LJ is leaving" stuff.
FWIW I don't think PSU is the one telling him that Stud will be gone.
I do think he'll take some more visits but from what I gather it will be tough to get him to sign elsewhere. He's actually somewhat close with Stud so we'll have to see how further coaching changes could shake things up.
Not related to OSU, but yesterday Kayvon Thibodeaux followed a bunch of Bama outlets leading up to his commitment just to troll people into thinking he was picking the Tide.
Just now catching up on this.
I think blaming Day for any of this is borderline asinine. He's got some major damage control to do and that's going to happen any time your school loses someone like Urban Meyer. The same is going to happen at some point in his career when Larry Johnson leaves and he has to handle all of the guys that committed because of LJ.
Jordan Battle grew up in Florida while Meyer was dominating at UF. He committed to Ohio State because of Urban Meyer. The minute there were talks about Meyer's future being up in the air was pretty much the moment I thought that kid was gone (Nov 5 to be exact). Seems like there was a bit of optimism lately but I believe that was because his family was telling media outlets and coaches what they wanted to hear.
The biggest issues right now – as far as the coaching staff goes – are Stud and obviously Bill Davis. How many times have we seen a kid commit to Ohio State BECAUSE of Stud? Sure seems like he's the least active recruiter but overall the OL play hasn't been near as poor as linebacker. I honestly think the secondary will be fine. This season Arnette and Sheffield have mostly been meh or even bad, and while there are talented guys behind them, they just weren't ready yet.
Also the coaches being on recruiting visits with Day is absolutely zero indicator of whether or not they'll be back in 2019. That's been a hot topic on some sites and it really doesn't tell us anything one way or the other.
I don't get the feeling that this is one to worry about.
Dang I had not seen that. That sucks. Hate watching Iowa's offense but love watching that dude play.
No more visits left.
Sounds about right, unfortunately. Dad has been telling people what they want to hear for a while.
Personally I love the way he's handled things.
I am probably just going to leave my crystal ball on "foggy" since that's exactly how I feel. I know OSU has no idea and it sure seems like Michigan feels the same way. If you held a gun to my head and told me I had to pick one or the other then I would tell you Ohio State but it wouldn't be based on anything other than LJ and his family being closer.
Peyton Powell just decommitted from Texas. No clue if it’s worth watching. Haven’t heard his name in months.
I think there are two possible transfers that will be watched closely in the coming months with Bolden being one. Though I have not heard anything of late on OSU being in pursuit. That's probably to be expected though given the UM game, conference championship, early signing period, bowl prep, etc etc
Posted this above but that would have been my first guess as well.
Correct. It's still not a hard cap. Still loopholes.
I don't think that matters one way or another. If someone would have asked me six weeks ago how I predicted Harrison would announce I would have said either a) he wouldn't or b) he'd do something simple on Twitter or Instagram.
I think everyone is still waiting to hear more on what his duties will entail. I know he told Garrett Wilson he will have an office at the WHAC, but I can't foresee him being involved in in-home visits at all.