He was going to commit to OSU at the All-American game and then his parents pressured him to stay closer to home. His dad wanted him to go to USC and mom to UCLA. Mom won evidently and then within a year all if the coaches that recruited him were gone.
Part of the problem that year was they used single back sets and a statue of a qb. I love Haskins but he was no threat to any defense with his legs. So every defense just focused on the one rb. If they would've used more 2 back sets with both Weber and Dobbins it would've been more successful.
That's just insane to look at and analyze. That team has pro bowlers and all pros all over it. It would be an immediate super bowl contender. There's only maybe 3 colleges that could put a team together like this right now that could have that much talent on it.
That 2017 recruiting class was sick and I could only imagine what it would've been like if Darnay Holmes parents didn't pull one of the most selfish moves I've ever seen in recruiting. His raw talent alone got him drafted in the 4th round (he really wasn't "developed" at UCLA). We could've had 3 corners go 1st round from the same recruiting class. I bet his parents are kicking themselves right now, especially seeing the difference in the contract values between him and Arnette.
I don't see Campbell as a Dobbins. He reminds me of Antonio Pittman. He's not the biggest or the fastest but he's a beast to bring down. The 1st rarely brought him down. That was how Pittman was. He's too often forgotten by Buckeye faithful because of Beanie Wells being in the backfield with him late in his career but he's still a good back.
Forum Post 26 Nov 2019
Forum Post 07 Jul 2019
Will Ohio State ramp up their efforts with Zachary Evans now that we're in his top 5?
In photo #20 that Keon Abrose-Hylton looks a lot like Jaesean Tate
Both Marotti and Pantoni have trained guys under them how to do what they do. There's numerous assistants to both men. Someone would step right in.
I remember reading somewhere that these witnesses are facing years in prison if they're found to be lying.
I think most of them landed in good opportunities. Campbell has Luck at qb and will play 8 games in doors every year. Weber has a great opportunity to be Zeke's backup and get some reps behind possibly the best line in the league. Dremont gets to lineup on a d line where the focus is on Von Miller. McLaurin is going with Haskins and as referenced in the post no established #1 wr. Anywhere Bosa ended up was going to be good for him.
Forum Post 14 Apr 2019
Teague looks like a complete back. They used him all over the place. Inside, outside and on swing passes. He's going to contribute this year. I thought Crowley looked more like the power back. He just lowered the shoulders and drove the pile a few times. Potter impressed me too but I think he's buried on the depth chart. That's a deep position on this team. There's a few positions that look set for years to come.
This is BIG. Pun intended. This is a guy that knows his role too. We've needed a true rim protector for a couple years now. I'd love to see Giddens come in too. It would be awesome to have Giddens/Diallo at the 5 and then Wesson/Liddell/Young playing the 4. Wesson would be a matchup nightmare for most teams at the 4. Especially with another big to keep the double teams at bay for fear of an easy basket.
They looked more natural. They played looser and mor in rhythm. They weren't outstanding but you could see vast improvements in them. Harrison almost picked one off by reading the qb. They didn't give up big runs and for the most part kept their containment like the safeties. Teague bounced one outside for a td but that'll happen from time to time. The wr also did a good job of sealing the outside that let Teague bounce it.
They were using the te on a lot of crossing routes and outs. They made a few catches. They missed a big one right in front of us. Ruckert ran a seam route and I think it was Chuganov rushed the throw and threw it too high. It would've been 6 easy.
Forum Post 14 Apr 2019
My son and I were sitting right behind that endzone. We saw all of the recruits when they came out. I spotted Cavazos and Miller 1st. They were both recruiting hard. Miller just kept rotating who he was talking to every couple minutes. It was our 1st experience in Ohio Stadium and we loved it. The reaction when Zeke walked in was insane. At least 20,000 people started chanting "Zeeeeeeeeeke".
I really care about it because I'm getting to take my oldest son to see it this year. It also shows where the team is as far as chemistry and development goes.
It says a lot that Milton is coming to Columbus for a visit without making it a multi campus tour of the midwest. He must have strong interest in the program.
It's a great opportunity and it shows a lot of interest from him to make the trip from California to Columbus.
It would be nice to get some consistency. These guys need to hit the gym and shoot at least 100 3s a day if they want to make them in the game. I hope that CJ Walker and DJ Carton can run this team efficiently in a half court offense. That way we're not seeing so many desperation shots with the shot clock winding down.
I can't wait to see Tyreke, Tyler and Jonathan wreak havoc in opposing backfields this year. A lot of attention is going to be on Chase, so these guys have to step up and make an impact.
I'm glad to see him get his chance at a pro career but I would've preferred to see him signing with the Pens. But that's just my greedy preference.