Those are actually from Monroeville. He transferred this summer.
Jared Harrison-Hunte out of New York. Also a three-star who they offered after FNL last month. Loves Larry Johnson. Penn State is a big-time challenger, though.
Tuitele has always been viewed as a long-shot. The fact that he visited once and is lined up to take an official visit in the fall is a win in and of itself. Still think he goes to Alabama or USC.
Davis, as I’ve expressed previously, showed up for his visit last month much heavier than they expected. He’s listed at 293, but was well over 300 pounds. That’s a concern, given he already doesn’t move exceptionally well.
Briggs is interesting because he is talented and both sides had a lot of interest early, but Ohio State struggled in connecting with him on a personal level and moved on. That’s not to say they did a bad job recruiting him, but rather that he’s a high-academic kid who has interests that don’t necessarily mesh with the culture of the program. He landed in a great spot, regardless.
As mentioned, Johnson should probably be a guard at the next level. The only player on that team last year who was possibly worthy of coming to Ohio State was Asamoah, and even that didn’t happen. Johnson is nowhere near his talent level, IMO.
Faucheux was never happening. They had no interest whatsoever, and even Penn State has backed off considerably. They’re not just going to offer or take a kid because he’s from Ohio.
Ellies has a great relationship with Larry Johnson and they think he can develop into a really good prospect. He’ll end up being a four-star prospect when he’s not overshadowed by PJ Mustipher next season, too.
Well, yes lol.
As things stand right now with their composite scores, my class would make 296.70 points. Andrew’s is 295.25. Both would have finished fourth in the country in last year’s class behind Georgia, Ohio State and Texas.
The former. He’s listed at 293, but I’ve been told he’s well over 300 now.
They’re concerned about his weight, so that’s why other schools have now creeped back into the picture.
It’s actually Dawkins vs Harrison-Hunte with Robinson being my additional pick. I just think Dawkins is a better player who has more versatility to play end or tackle. Longer relationship, too.
There just isn’t any one player they’ve fallen in love with at those positions. Looking for the best fit at this point (on and off the field) rather than just the best athlete. I think Ellies is a bit underrated (overshadowed on his team last season by a Penn State signee). Strange plays weak competition.
I'm less confident in Elam, though I've been saying for months I think it's 100 percent down to Florida and Ohio State. He's choosing his favorite school or his favorite coach.
He said 130 centimeters, which is actually a little over 51 inches.
FWIW, he nearly ran out of notches on the measuring device.
They alone take credit in the story (and rightful criticism) though.
Thanks. Trying to pull double duty today (work and birthday haha).
No, the first number is their composite ranking while the second is their 247Sports ranking (which is separate and one-third of the composite score).
There are concerns about Davis' weight, while Briggs is a high-IQ kid who they were never really able to connect with on a personal level.
I was referring to Notre Dame's handling of things.
He’s damn good (should be a four-star imo), has a good relationship with Johnson and they’re not enamored with any higher-rated defensive tackles.
Yes. He has the green light from the staff.