Smart move. He’ll get to play, and whether he decides to stay in football in some capacity outside of playing, join the media, pursue a career in his field of study, or pursues another line- coming back home and wearing the Scarlet and Gray will help his future more than most other places.
I fell into the trap as a fan of kind of assuming that a big time prospect, in this case a RB was headed towards committing to OSU. I know that should never be the case. Even if the Bucks got Milton or Robinson, it was going to be work keeping them committed until the early LOI day. No reason the opposite can't apply, and keep recruiting them for a flip. Regardless, OSU is in good hands and feet this year with Dobbins, and if Day leads the team to a playoff appearance, a lot can change.
It would be wise to have Mr. Brady as the guest speaker at a future Real Life Wednesday.
First of all, while everyone thinks they know more about recruiting than you, none of us really know more about recruiting than anyone, unless they have recruited or have personally spoken with those who are recruiting. Otherwise, it’s all a fan’s opinion, included my own.
Now in my opinion, as fans, we should be concerned at this point. Great classes of perennially championship caliber teams, have a balance of top rated recruits, across multiple positions, every year. It’s not surprising that Day’s reputation is more alluring to offensive recruits, but that is not an excuse for the missing defensive recruits.
The current defensive staff has experience, a track record, and relationships with high school recruits and coaches., if not as a staff- at least individuals. There’s reason to be concerned, though no reason to panic yet. Things can change in a short order, and I’m still expecting or at least hoping that it will.
If we’re talking defense, maybe he means Jack Sawyer
Remember when the Wide Receiver group at OSU used to be a “Clown Show”? Now it’s a 5 Star recruit/NFL Draft pick revolving door.
OSU is in on some big time RB recruits. Seeing JK have a special year will not only be great for the team this year, but may be the final close in getting these prospects to really believe there is an opportunity to shine in Day’s offense.
It really comes down to how well OSU is doing this season. If they are winning games, leading the conference, and in the playoff hunt they’ll have a good shot at these recruits. Stumble early and look disfunctional, and concerns over Day not being able to continue what Meyer had run the past 7 years, will make easy plucking by Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia.
Regardless of who comes in for this year, if Fields goes down the Buckeyes are likely a 3 loss or more team. For all we know they could be a 2-3 loss team this season, though I’m hoping for no more than 1. Andadre coming in this season and having him with one year under the belt and freshman Jack Miller, would give better depth to manage a short-term loss of Fields next season
On the bright side, 4 Star QB Jack Miller is less likely to decommit.
Fans would agree with you, right up until OSU recruits another 3 Star Kenny G type of QB.
Haskins falling could be part of the posturing and bluffing by teams that go on this time of year, which is understandable. It could also be a classic case in negative over analyzing, which is almost always the kiss of death when it comes to making a decision.
There’s enough offensive talent that if the OSU coaches don’t want to make the TE a focal point, but a blocker who occasionally catches the ball- that’s fine. If you’re going to do that however, don’t waste the recruiting effort and scholarship on a player like Ruckert.
I think the TCU and Purdue flip might get OSU into the playoffs. The blame would have been put on Day, so there would be an argument for letting the Buckeyes into the dance. The irony, is if Day lost to TCU, he probably isn’t the head coach now.
Happy for Simon who played during some tough times at OSU, and didn’t get to play in his final Michigan Game. As far as Ebner, talk about having a fortunate (that he earned) career as a professional.
Lol. There is a Texas, NY.
I don’t think there is too much of a question as to whether OSU should be a really good team next year based on talent. The question as always, is whether the Buckeyes are 14 (plus)-1 or 13-1, with a playoff spot, or really good 13-1,12-2, or 11-13 and not in the layoffs?
I have faith that the OSU coaching staff will be able to get another walk-on QB.
While I like Baldwin’s potential and hoped that he would push Martell, to think Martell left more becasue of him than Fields, is well..... ridiculous.
A lot of fans are very confident in Baldwin. If Fields is forced to sit out a season, I am very confident Baldwin will have the full support of Buckeye Nation.... until he has his first mediocre game, or God forbid, the Buckeyes lose.
I just like the fact that when recruiting a prospect looking at both Michigan and OSU, Mattison can look him in the eye and say, “Trust me, it’s not that difficult a choice. Given the opportunity, I picked the Buckeyes.”
What a surprise. Who saw this coming? Yes, I’m kidding. Good-luck Dwayne and hopefully you end the long standing drought of successful Buckeye QBs in the NFL. Haskins, Fields, Baldwin, Miller.... a new era in Buckeye QBs at the next level. (Not discounting the potential success of Martell as a Buckeye, but even if he ends up starting next year, it’s unlikely that his physical limitations allows him to be a NFL QB)
Day so far- Keeps the 3rd highest recruiting class in the nation and 1st in the B10 based on average recruit rating. Recruits the highest ranked prospect in Ohio, keeping him away from PSU and Michigan. Hires the offensive Coordinator from Oklahoma State. Brings in a transferQB who was the second highest ranked prospect in the 2018 class. Not bad.
The safety position goes from a concern/weakness this season to a strength next year. Hopefully the cornerbacks and linebacking does the same.
Then I’ll be the first person to say, “Yurcich sucks as a head coach. Fire him!”