I imagine Xavier landing Colby Jones changed things.
Think you'll enjoy it. He was super open. A really smart kid who's unbelievably competitive. I'll paraphrase here, but he essentially said he told Holtmann he would rather play Michigan on the road than at home because he wants to beat them in front of their fans.
1. In a mix of a ton of teams for Furst - too early in his to say much else. 2. Wouldn't say likely, but certainly possible. 3. Dream 2021 class? Probably add Branham and Furst or another highly regarded big to Meechie and Etzler.
FYI spent a while talking with Meechie Johnson today. Will have a story in a few days (long interview, so it'll take a bit of time to turn it around).
He did mention he spoke to Malaki Branham on the phone yesterday. Also said he had talked to Jonathan Kuminga about considering the Buckeyes. And though I'd be absolutely shocked if Ohio State turned out to be a factor in his recruitment, that shows the kind of connections he has. Think he'll be nothing but a positive for the Buckeyes on the recruiting trail for that 2021 class.
Don't have any good answer on the Oregon CBs at the moment. Can never underestimate them on the recruiting trail, though. And I wouldn't rule out the other schools, either. Yes, I think Ohio State has done a solid job with him thus far, but he hasn't even taken a visit yet (he will visit on Aug. 30).
Talking to Meechie Johnson around 11 a.m. If anybody has any burning questions you want me to ask him, reply here and let me know. I'll come back and let you know what he says later in the day before writing the story.
Honestly, it's difficult to tell. Quarterbacks usually practice far away from the reporters, making it difficult to analyze. Plus, we only have 20-45 minutes to watch, and we're both trying to get as much info about other positions.
I can say that he clearly has the best arm. That, at least to me, is indisputable. Can't say much about his play-to-play accuracy, though.
He was running with the third-team defense in the middle.
He's 6-2. Confirmed that. The recruiting services online are out of date.
They also have him listed as the second-ranked Ohioan on his profile page. I think it's hard to know what to do with some of the guys who play for multiple high schools in multiple states.
He was averaging 23 points per game before his injury. Don't know the stats beyond that.
I agree. Pretty wild to see.
I think you'll see some progress made on 2020 in the next 1-2 months. A lot of visits scheduled for August/September, so names will either heat up or fall down the board soon.
It depends on how you look at it, and 247Sports has done it both ways.
Bediako is a Canadian, but he plays for a prep school in Ohio. So 247 ranks him as an Ohioan. Last year, Alonzo Gaffney attended a prep school in New Hampshire, and he was still ranked as an Ohioan.
I was actually just told he's about 6-foot-2. The 5-11 and 6-0 on the recruiting services are a bit out of date. Not sure about his weight and where that is at the moment FYI.
Nothing much to report at the moment. He's just in the mix with the others right now. Behind the older guys on the depth chart at the moment.
He's out here breaking news to us all.
He hasn't practiced yet this fall in any of the three windows we've been allowed to watch the team. Undisclosed injury. Has spent the time rehabbing/running/stretching on an adjacent field with the other injured players.
Whenever he's back, I expect him to be in the mix with Sevyn Banks and Marcus Williamson as a backup cornerback. Then, in 2020, he'll have a chance to compete for a starting spot.