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Andrew Lind

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Comment 12 hours ago

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.

Comment 14 Jul 2018

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.