Lovasea Carroll Final 5: Georgia, Auburn, Ohio State, Florida, South Carolina
I know some don't like discussion of other teams recruiting but I thought there was some value in comparing some of the common targets in 2021 recruiting between Michigan and Ohio State. Some of Michigan's targets from a 247 article by Steve Lorenz compared to some of the top targets we've heard and discussed for Ohio State....
SAF - Derrick Davis Jr
DE - Aaron Armitage (their 'Top Target' at DE)
DE - Demeioun Robinson
OL - Rocco Spindler (their 'Top Target' at OL)
RB - Donovan Edwards (their 'Top Target' at RB)
RB - Corey Kiner
RB - Camar Wheaton
RB - LJ Johnson
DT - Tywone Malone (their 'Top Target' at DT)
Duke, NC State, and Clemson are his January visits I believe
From what I've seen Simon's been awesome all week. Bunch of PBU's. Super smooth dropping into zone.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba the 247 Alpha Dog of the day for the West practice. They noted he moved at a different speed than the other WR's and " if Tuesday is any indication, he may be the most polished and ready to play wideout in the 2020 cycle." Definitely looks to have locked up that 5* status by their rankings
If I remember correctly, the grass grows outside of the stadium and then they roll the entire field in below the stadium. Pretty cool, but I'm a huge natural grass advocate
Found some verified track times (sorry idk if I can run with a 4.27 handheld 40). His last year at FL State he ran 14.02 in the 110 Hurdles and 36.63 in the 300 Hurdles. Should also be noted he was a Jr that year.
Some hurdles comparisons: Ted Ginn 13.4 in the 110, Sr year. Ezekiel Elliott 13.87 in the 110 and 39.01 in the 300, Sr. year
Edit. Cont'd: Jr. year results: Ginn 13.84 in 110, 36.73 in the 300. Zeke 14.1 110, 37.6 300
Dobbins returning wouldnt help his draft stock at all. If anything another ~300 carries would hurt his stock. Evaluators have seen more than enough of him with the usage he's gotten these three years. Any RB that has a draftable grade would almost always be advised to leave as early as possible.
Lorenzo Lingard was brought up by Mr. Ellis on an earlier thread. Here's a note from last night's post-game column after their debacle in Shreveport....
"That aforementioned UM person said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Lorenzo Lingard transfer. The five-star running back inexplicably didn’t get a carry Thursday."
To be fair, he was the first one to break Addazio to CSU
Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe tweets that Colorado State is hiring Addazio
Regarding Addazzio, didnt realize BC wanted to move on last year and was targeting Day as his replacement. BC writers still indicate Hafley is their top choice, along with Washington, Fickell and Bret Bielema who have been mentioned.
Every fan base has assholes but I was surprised at the amount of assholes on there. I read a post from an Ohio State fan that broke down position groups and he ended it by predicting a Clemson win and half the people were straight dicks to the guy. You would have thought this was an annual rivalry.
Full disclosure, I went to the Clemson-Louisville game this year and tailgated next to a Clemson family from SC and they were wonderful people.
Per Bruce Feldman, Utah and Morgan Scalley agreed on an amendment to his current contract that will secure his position long-term.
Reporter for the Boston Globe, Mark Blaudschun, tweeted this morning that he still believes Hafley will be named HC in the next few days. But I agree, I thought him out recruiting was a good sign for us.
Adding Stroud is absolutely huge and would be a tremendous cap on a great class for Coach Day. I decided to compile some QB stats from the last two years to see how big of a discrepancy there's been between Ohio State, Michigan, and Georgia in QB production. While stats alone don't mean everything it's clearly translating to draft position as Haskins went 15th overall and if Fields were eligible this year he would be a top 5 pick.
Ohio State QB's, 2018 & 2019:
-- 69% Completion %, 8464 Pass Yards, 98 Pass TD's, 9 INT's, 54 Sacks, 16 Rush TD's
Michigan QB's, 2018 & 2019:
-- 60% Completion %, 5832 Pass Yards, 48 Pass TD's, 16 INT's, 45 Sacks, 11 Rush TD's
Georgia QB's, 2018 & 2019:
-- 64% Completion %, 6037 Pass Yards, 58 Pass TD's, 12 INT's, 32 Sacks, 5 Rush TD's (4 were by Fields)
I knew it'd be a wide margin, but those are pretty staggering differences.
Good breakdown. Last night was the first time this year I've watched Oregon. Man Thibodeaux looks tremendous, guys like NPF and Paris Johnson (and Munford if he returns) are gonna have their hands full with him the next two years
It's so funny all the Michigan fans who somehow think Stroud should choose Michigan over Ohio State. He's in Ann Arbor this weekend because they're not in the B1G title and Ohio State is. And next weekend when he's on his Official in Columbus, Coach Day will have to leave at some point and say "sorry CJ, I gotta leave to go to New York and be with my QB at the Heisman ceremony"
He's there. He posted a quick video on IG Story an hour or two ago inside the practice facility there. Would be funny to hear what the staff tries to have him doing tomorrow night. They have a few other Officials as well going on this weekend
Colorado State officially part ways with HC Mike Bobo.
Yes, he does
Stroud definitely was digging the game yesterday, or at least the QB performance. Posted on IG a video of Fields with him tagged in it and wrote "You the goat big bro". I believe that was immediately after the TD pass to Wilson.
Do you know is Donovan willing to move inside to Guard or Center? You don't see too many OT's anymore at 6'3.5", however he does have a very long wingspan at 82". Full disclosure, I also really want Latham as a future LT
Rusty Mansell was on Greg Biggins and Charles Power's podcast recently and discussed CJ Stroud, among other recruits. Sounds like Georgia's QB depth chart is even more open than Ohio State's, Stroud could definitely compete for the job as a true freshman if Fromm leaves for the NFL. But, Mansell very assertively noted multiple times that Fromm hasn't had any thoughts and hasnt had any discussion on whether he'll declare or return. He won't think about that until after the season. This is good for us. If it was widely known that Fromm was leaving, that'd be very attractive for Stroud, even if it's much less QB friendly than Coach Day's system. But with Stroud likely signing before Fromm's intentions are known that should help Ohio State, as I think Georgia is the next biggest threat
Love the personnel in that 4-2-5 defense. Hoping that gets deployed even more this week.
More Baron Browning, and more Chris Olave please.