He could have been such a high miler.
Nick Bosa, Jonathon Cooper and Malik Barrow round out the other names that are slated to return to Ohio State in 2018.
Two 5 stars and one 4 star... not a bad returning group. But, LJ needs some depth, and like said above this DL class has the potential to be similar to the talent and depth that the DB class of 17 was. Love coach LJ, can't wait to see what kind of magic he can pull when he starts having 5 star recruits all the way across the line!
In case you forgot how it felt last year.
I think this year Urban gives them the hammering they rightfully deserve.
That is for sure. Also, having The Ohio Regional Training Center right down the road will only help him to keep recruiting, by drawing in top talent from across the country, at a very high level.
Does that mean we can take more than 25 in this class (not sure how anything greater than 25 would work out though) if we have another slew of early enrollees?
So, the biggest question mark going into this game is who will start at QB for tOSU in the second half (Burrows or Haskins)? /s
Hell, maybe through Martell out there in the 4th just for fun.
All assistant coaches will also receive a stipend worth $600 per month for a car
That alone makes me jealous.
Schrage was the director of operations and recruiting coordinator at Duke
That is a new fact to me. With his experience and with the addition of Pedon, we should start getting respectable recruiting classes again in no time, ie, fill the depleted roster.
Auburn's got that bum juice flowing.
He definitely could. But, what a shitty option that is and places a whole lot of risk on him (ie, what if he gets hurt, tOSU decides they dont have room next year, etc)
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That was written less than a month ago, its interesting how things have already changed. The recruiting game is a wild/fun ride, and it should be interesting to see where this class finishes up at.
Sevyn Banks is already a commit at DB
Yep, good eye and too late for me to edit, but you are right, I meant to add Campbell to the DB/S list instead of Banks.
Also, maybe Brown or Moore as a third option at WR. And as Hove noted, Sheffer at TE also. Wow, this class is going to be good, but the numbers are really going to be tight. There is no way they take anything less than 25 in this class.
From my count, this class is going to be really tight and I think we will have to hit the 25 max scholarships for this class. With 13 (currently) commits, here is one possible scenario for the rest of the class, not counting LBs:
- 3-4 OL: Carman, Brown, Jones (DL?)
- 1-2 DL: Parsons, Smith, other(s)?
- 2-3 DB/S: Cook, Banks, Surtain, other?
- 1 TE: Ruckert
- 2-3 WR: Babb, Blue, other?
By my count, that is 9-13 (currently we only have room for 12 more) right there that are likely absolute takes if they should commit... and that is not counting 1-2 more LBs. Also, who am I missing?
Thanks for contributing to the forum. I think you are about right in the numbers, but see my post above about the breakdown of individuals that I think (what the hell do I know though) could round out the OSU class.
I like everything he's said today. Think Gene Smith hired a winner, someone who will be very successful here and bring a tough, workman-like attitude back to the hardcourt.
More importantly, has Ben Van Ooyen gave him a crystal ball to tOSU? /s
Wow, good point Jackson. Imagine having to pick only 13 guys from the list of uncommitted prospects... theres going to be some tough decisions to made in the future for this class.
Considering the change in coaching staff, I think it should be possible for him to be let out of his letter of intent, choose another school (hint hint, osu), sign and play in 2017. I think that is possible (though, I could be wrong). For what its worth, hes not on Butler's campus yet also.
I meant we should temper our expectations, slightly. We aren't going to land someone on the level of Gregg Popovich, etc., but we should be able to land someone that has better success than Thad. So yes, be a diehard fan, but also be realistic about the possible options for the basketball team coach.
Great pic, RBloodworth... someone with some pshop skills better than mine need to edit the color/logo of those balls <hint hint>.
I honestly don't know much about the coaches that are potential hires. If McDermott is the guy, then fine, I just am hoping Gene doesnt 'hire someone just to hire someone' (I can't imagine that would be the case though). I know a lot of people want a home run hire (analogous to the Meyer, Urban Frank, hire), and we should aim to improve upon what Thad produced the last few years, but maybe we need to temper our expectations just a bit.
Make the right hire, Gene, not the quick hire. Please.