Almost makes it hard to get excited for a basketball recruiting class; because the classes are so small it only takes a couple bad breaks to virtually eliminate the assumed impact.
Did something happen just now with RB recruiting? Heard Pryor might be in today but haven’t seen anything official.
Andy, thank you for the write up! What do you make of Cleary getting the nod over Kinner at 157?
I just heard about the news on the Bucknuts Morning 5 about a week ago; but they didn’t really have any info as to why he was being moved other than speculating that there may be a TE transferring. Have you heard anything behind the reasoning?
Is punter Michael O’Shaughnessy going to be on scholarship this year? I believe he grayshirted last year but I haven’t seen anything about if they intend to put him on scholarship. I haven’t seen any projections that have OSU taking a punter in the 2021 class so I’m curious what the plans are going forward.
I got an Ohio State football signed by A.J. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, and Nick Mangold for Christmas many years ago.
Thanks, Andy! Should be a lot of fun to watch these battles play out over the next few years.
Great point, I’m really interested to hear how Andy or other connected people believe this will play out with so much talent in the upper weights. Sure would be a great time for the NCAA to add in a weight class at 220lbs.
Huge pick up!
Andy, do you think Kerkvliet will be able to get and stay down at 197 for 3 years or do you think he will challenge Singletary?
Looking forward to it. If Micah moves down and wins I’ll be interested to see the updated ranking with each wrestler at their new weight.
I would like to read more about the Hayes/Jordan dynamic. I know the article said Hayes wrestled 154 over the summer but my understanding is he was already undersized at 149 last year. Was Micah really undersized at 157 or is this more about the field at 149 being easier than at 157?
Do you think he will be the number one backup; or are you saying if Haskins gets hurt then Chug will play in blowouts over Baldwin after Tate gets pulled?
I think you’re on the right track. Staff may be hedging their bet that either Haskins goes Pro after this year or Tate transfers if Haskins stays. Either way adding Chug gives them four quarterbacks next year. We have heard that they may have wanted to take 2 this year but couldn’t find the “right” two. Now this guy gives them the extra quarterback they want for just two years instead of carrying one they aren’t as interested in for up to 5 years.
I think Price is the safest pick to have a really good career.
Ward and Baker are the most likely to turn out to be megastar game breaker types.
Jamarco Jones could be the steal of the entire draft.
Holmes has the best chance to have a pro career that outshines his college career.
Yes, Penn St’s class is probably higher ranked than OSU’s; but it is false to say they only recruit the top 5 wrestlers. Also, Hoffman beat Beard earlier in the year so they are pretty evenly matched I believe.
Penn St is going to be hard to take down but OSU is giving them a run for their money. A lot is going to be determined by development over the next few years.
6 of them are top 5 in their weight class.
Something has looked a little bit off at times with Moore all season. I’m not seeing that relentlessness he showed last season when he seemed to dominate the third period of every match. I know getting more rest heading into the tournament season is the easy answer, but he looked this way to start the season in my opinion. I wonder if he is suffering from some sort of undisclosed injury or ailment.
You’re absolutely right about this being less of an unknown; however, there is still quite a bit of unknown here with regard to how Taver has grown as a coach and what he is like coaching such a loaded depth chart at CB.
Only time will tell; but it seems many were uninspired by the hirings of Coombs, Herman, Ash, and so on.
I am wondering if he was upset that Fickell didn’t get the head coaching position.
I was thinking about the lack of a weight class in between as well. I am guessing it has to do with scholarship numbers.
Sadulaev is even lighter than Snyder. I do not believe Sadulaev would beat Coon in a 285 pound folkstyle match.
but if you are the best wrestler on the planet, which he is not...
are you saying Snyder isn’t the best wrestler on the planet, or that Coon isn’t? If Snyder isn’t the best, in your opinion, then who is?
Dan, how dare you try to project growth instead of just looking at last year’s snap count!
Congratulations to Kyle!
Does anyone know why the Yarygin is considered tougher than the World Championships or Olympics? Is it because you could have multiple wrestlers from one country at a single weight class; or is there more to it than that?