Man, didn’t mean any harm by that. Just feels like there has a been a lot of smoke before about it, a couple insiders saying it will be a fight to keep him, he’s close to guys not committed here, and relying on a Florida kid to stay committed without being able to visit. Just feels like there is a good amount working against us to keep him in the fold, that’s all.
I’d love to be wrong but It almost feels inevitable at this point.
I certainly hope Day is listing him as an OT because we need more of those than guards.
I can’t imagine the staff would be happy to have him lose a year of development. Very interesting if it has legs.
Winning the B1G Championship by 59 points with a 3rd string quarterback while being the underdog. I mean... wow.
Was at the B1G Championship and when the team ran out of the tunnel, I remember thinking "who tf is that?" Turns it out is was Johnson and he looked like Tarzan. Hope he can play the part at some point too.
JC Latham changing his mind is very unlikely.
Momma must have got PAID!!!
Well back to actual recruiting updates, BK posted one. In typical BK fashion, doesn't tell us much of what we already don't know.
Likely: Egbuka, Tuimoloua
50/50: Burton (slight UK edge), Derrick Davis (slight OSU edge), Malone (who knows, long process),
Not Likely: Spindler (ND or TSUN, likely ND), Hancock (still taking our calls), Raesjon Davis (will official visit but likely won't change anything), Rucci (not OSU), Wolfe (Tennessee)
Some awkward conversations may happen after Bama lands 2+ more offensive tackles this class, one of them being a 5-star.
In no place is this more true than in recruiting lol
Birm ended with Burton, Hancock, Latham, and Wolfe would all be Buckeyes if they would have made their scheduled visits
Despite how well we've done during the virus, this is really hard to stomach.
If anyone is curious to the average score- 2019: 1.8; 2020: 2.1; 2021: 1.8
Despite the lowest ranking I am the most optimistic about 2020- I'll take our chances with Justin Fields in year two behind that o-line.
Poetry in motion. Beautiful.
Can only see 12 personnel increasing with the experience at TE and the lack-thereof at WR, especially early on.
In non-Latham news, Derrick Davis was just on Birmology. That in itself is good, but a brief summary:
Prioritizing life after school and alumni base and early playing time. Was worried about a communication drop-off after Grinch but that wasn't the case- Coach Day and him text a lot as does Barnes, doesn't sound like Hafley did much with him. Recruitment still going on because he wants to see people stick to their word and no in-person visits. No pressure from Ohio State to commit and have a spot at any time. Pantoni "is his guy." Ohio State is recruiting him as safety. Davis thinks he needs the high-energy guys like Coombs to develop him like his current DC. Re-emphasized wanting to see people stick with him to the end as something big in his recruitment.
Losing Latham would suck, but put quite frankly if I were an elite OT prospect I’d choose Bama over Ohio State & Coach Stud. It’s hard to blame someone for doing the same.
I’m fair point, but having a 100 5* receivers on board could change that in the near future.
How they are going to use all those linebackers is very intriguing situation. Surprised no one has redshirted the create some class separation at any point as well.
It would suck quite a bit if they didn’t play. Michigan week is the most exciting element of the year. The Rivalry being taken away would certainly lose some of the season’s luster.
Fortunately, it’s unlikely it comes to that.
Indiana- they’ve been a thorn one too many times for being largely irrelevant on the national front. Plus they don’t offer much of an away game experience.
Good summary. Davis, to me, is a “take no matter what” recruit, so encouraging to hear the numbers at DB/Bullet don’t impact his situation.
Anyone have actual insight if Burke is gonna be a pure corner or another versatile piece? It sounds like the former but only have seen speculation.
I presume Fleming not being on the 2022 depth chart was just minor oversight?
Also, will be interested to see if Wilson mans the slot in 2021 with JSN & Cooper being more natural there.
This is a fantastic post. Gamble lead the way as an underrated cog in that machine of a defense- fantastic player.
Great write up- RB is definitely one of the most unanswered positions groups but oozing with potential. Makes for fun & unpredictable outcomes.
I am in the opinion too much gets made out of Teague's performance against superior competition. The wide zone running scheme was fit to JK's forte. Calling plays that deviate from that mid-game is not the easiest adjustment for Day or the O-line.
Also, I would be shocked if Henderson is only a 3rd string RB by 2022. He is probably the most naturally gifted runner when he steps on campus in 2021, let alone giving him a year to develop and learn the position.
Was speaking more broadly, not specific to his case. But yes, agreed.