Day suddenly going in home with Nester tonight? Trying to block his visit to PSU this weekend. Wiltfong suggesting that if Nester gets to PSU, he's flipping.
Man, riding high after Fields... and this took the wind right out of my sails. Massive hire for OU/Riley, who are a good D scheme away from taking that next step.
Seems to be the case, which is a bummer.
Wiltfong on 247 saying Nester's recruitment is "even", or basically "open", now. Take it FWIW.
My man, thank you!
Oh lord, is there a link for that?
Mentioned in another post earlier, but Penn State's class snuck up on me this morning (it's actually very talented). I need to pay more attention.
Michigan, meanwhile, is going to wear this "Recruiting King" crown around like a 12-year-old who just won a game of H-O-R-S-E against their grandpa.
Just looked myself, #3 nationally in terms of blue chip/average recruit ranking. Pretty darn good!
Surprising: TTUN wouldn't even finish second in the B1G—Penn State would. PSU right behind us, class is all 4/5 stars, we just have more 5 stars to beat them out.
The problem with the QB position isn't the spotlight as much as it is that it's just one spot. These 4 and 5 star HS QB's aren't going to college to sit the bench, thus Fields decision himself to transfer. So, let's play the hypothetical game...
Fields comes to Ohio State; has to sit a year / Haskins declares: GREAT! Tate has 2019 to sew his spot. Maybe he's a one and done too? I think Tate will wait this out and stick by us.
Fields comes to Ohio State; has to sit a year / Haskins stays: Tate is gone. He's right back to competing for the spot again in 2020 and he has a year to mettle his NFL dreams.
Fields comes to Ohio State; doesn't have to sit a year / Haskins declares: Something will have to give. I'm 50/50 on what happens in the competition.
Fields doesn't come in: Dwan Mathis, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Goes without saying, but to have a chance to finish in the top 10 even with a small class, keeping Nester becomes priority numero uno!
Not anymore with the Battle and QB decommit weighing out. Not over till February however.
Fair. In terms of recruiting, however, they've had the best RB classes in the conference the past two years. I don't know why Cain would go there since they have Ford, but with two Top 5 RB's, it is what it is.
I was going to be snarky, but honestly? They have the 4th best class in terms of blue chip ratio, so... not bad?
Mentioned this before, but they have a "RBU" thing going right now. Too bad they can't get a QB of the same calibre.
Not great, Bob. And the Fields bit isn't a surefire happen either. A 247 post yesterday said that he's heard OU would be the early frontrunner, plus he's sitting a year (and, if not, Tate isn't going quietly into the night).
He cannot, no. It's up to the home team and within reason.
This is the new norm, and it stinks. It's a recruiting ploy, one, and it raises the stakes and generates hype via forced national television game that otherwise would be regulated to, say, BTN/ESPN regional... or FS1 at best.
I'd like to see the "big boys" try and stop this, but I dunno what they can do. Penn State's being forced into their second Friday game (@ Maryland) next year (played @ Illinois this season), and I'm guessing somebody will try and do the same with TTUN too. What's Hairball think? Franklin/PSU has been openly vocal about disliking it and keeping Fridays to high school.
What in the world is going on up there? That's, what, 15 departures already? I'm telling you: TTUN could be pretty bad next year.
Just looked him up, he's borderline 5-star. Kid is huge. Fingers crossed this DOES help us with Harrison.
Any particular website we should be observing for their reactions? I love to watch the world burn.
I mean, I get wanting to believe we're above it too... but he's right. Ohio State negative recruits the same as anybody else.
Which Ohio State 2020 kid is the first one with dad in pose?
I don't think people understand McSorely was such a middling recruit.
Ohio State repeats, but Michigan is taking a large step back with the departures and PSU only had something like 4 senior starters this year.