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bucks15


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MEMBER SINCE   July 02, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 Sugar Bowl and watching Zeke run 85 yards through the heart of the south.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Michael Thomas
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

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. 

Comment 25 Jun 2020

I can’t imagine the staff would be happy to have him lose a year of development.  Very interesting if it has legs.  

Comment 13 Jun 2020

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) 

https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/LongFormArticle/Who-commits-to-Ohio-State-football-according-to-the-Crystal-Ball--148116933/#148116933_1

Comment 10 Jun 2020

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.  

Comment 08 Jun 2020

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.  

https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/derrick-davis-ohio-state-birminology-2021-defensive-back-recruit/

Comment 08 Jun 2020

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.

Comment 25 May 2020

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. 

Comment 24 May 2020

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. 

Comment 24 May 2020

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. 

Comment 17 May 2020

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.