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Recent Activity

Comment 35 minutes ago

General consensus among insiders is that the likely candidate to earn an a camp offer aka Darron Lee award is Westerville DB Rickey Hyatt Jr (6-2 195)

Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9569309/5bcba497f56aed064cb208d2

Comment 3 hours ago

Fast Houston, the 7 on 7 team of offered TX DB's Dwight McGlothern and Bryson Washington are visiting Columbus this spring. 


2021 top WR target Latrell Neville is also on the team.

Comment 5 hours ago

Per his Twitter we just offered MI ATH Cameron Martinez (5-11 175). I think I recall from a couple of previous Birm articles that this was THE offer he was wanting. 

Will say this though, not sure about the rest of you but I get some Middletown Jalin Marshall vibes from his film:


Comment 7 hours ago

Saw this and it's Loy so you never really know lol. But Marcus is prob the least talked about WR on here among the elite Jarrett, Fleming, and Wilson group. For good reason too since there's just not a ton of updates on him anywhere really. But I believe we will land 2 out of Rosemy, Jarrett, Wilson, and Fleming and call it a day at WR. 

Comment 8 hours ago

It's due to the fact that if you're from that area and you get a PSU offer you go to PSU no questions asked. Would be like a Columbus kid going to TTUN. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Well he did move from TE to OL so that could be a reason. Maybe we wanted to see if he could add the weight and how he would perform with the new position I guess? 

But yeah I would have offered him earlier than this. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Would be in the 6-10 range. Lejond needs to show he can play a full healthy season and he's a safety not a corner. Gray I was not as impressed with his tape as guys like Davis, Ringo, and Phillips but hed still be a great get. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Not sure of the connection yet but appears Carmody and Tyreke Smith are boys. He's currently ranked as #2 in PA for 2020 behind Fleming so it would be a nice get and obviously we need tackles. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Of the film I have watched + actual production I would rank Elias Ricks as the best DB in the country even last year. However how realistic he is would be another question. Of the guys I feel we have a legit shot to land regardless of position are: 

1. Fred Davis
2. Kelee Ringo
3. Clark Phillips III
4. RJ Mickens
5. Miles Brooks

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Some new offers out yesterday and today:

- TX OL Akinola Ogunbiyi (6-4 310) A&M commit said on Twitter we are his dream offer

- CA WR Jalen McMillan (6-2 180)

- PA OL Michael Carmody (6-6 285)

- FL OL Marlon Martinez (6-5 305). Great looking T/G. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8185755/5c112ebbc124fb07406a6267

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Just pointing out his Florida guys are never wrong on Florida kids. Reminder they called Henry Gray's Miami decommitment almost a year before it happened. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Per BG, the Fred Davis to tOSU has legs with him. He's still checking with his sources in Florida (who are very good btw). Not ready yet to issue a CB of Davis ending up in Cbus but it has his attention. So that's good news despite a recent CB. 


Comment 14 Feb 2019

Yeah I saw that he also said it happened yesterday. Volnation has a thread on this from 5 days ago so that's a lie from him. Again I find it hard to believe insiders on both sides waited this long to correct the error considering Bama/UGA/Tex offers were coming in to an alleged prospect in SEC territory.

I get that they're trying to be unique with the composite even though taking rankings from ESPN is beyond dumb (they don't have resources to cover recruiting properly let alone watch film and rank kids). However, that new policy should have been their main policy from that start tbh. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Makes sense too from an experience perspective. Most signs point to Josh Myers being the starter at center right now and LG as open. While I believe Josh can be a beast at center or even LG, he still has little to no experience with meaningful snaps. We're already breaking in a new QB with no career starts so more experience on the OL to help with that the better.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Per some posters apparently they tweeted out multiple offers over time. Bama was just one but there was Texas, UF, and Georgia as far as I can tell. You'd think after one was tweeted out it would've sent red flags but according to some posters doesn't look like that happened. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

OL grad transfer Parker Braun's dad says Parker has talked with Day a couple of times and that a visit in March could be probable. 


Comment 14 Feb 2019

Im not arguing that there are automated processes for all companies involved in recruiting. The part Im saying they're wrong on is that insiders on both sides that cover Tenneseee were not able to pick up on the fact that kids were tweeting this kids offers and did not think to look into it. If a kid in Tenneseee is getting a Bama offer on social media that's not going to be some secret. Not like reporters on both sides don't talk to each other either. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

His fake picture was on his 247 profile. In the past there's been a bunch of profiles that Rivals has pics on but 247 didnt. Which means they likely have to manually add a photo. 

Also skeptical that both competing companies are sharing a data tunnel of some kind and connectng their db's. No competing companies do that and are more likely to use a 3rd party hosted central db, likely cloud based, to pull data from. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

None of this is understandable from any side is the point I'm trying to make. How do you not know a kid doesn't exist in prime SEC territory. Rivals Tenn guy couldn't call the high school coach I'm pretty sure he knows or the director for 247 Barton, who knows every recruit and high school coach in that state, couldn't do the same? 

I agree with the Reddit poster in that it discredits both their ranking systems. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

So you're telling me 247 doesn't have a person who covers the area (Tennessee SEC territory) of the kid who popped up out of now where with offers from blue blood top 25 programs. So you're saying they have no blame bc they relied on another network to do "research" on a kid Barton Simmons (247 director and Tennesee region expert) has never heard of, were okay with ranking him based on offers and no film into their composite, and ranked him above other kids that are known to exist both regionally and nationally. So in your opinion the fact they did not do any research on a kid from SEC territory is not a bad look to you on their part??? 

If you own your own company I would like to formally request an interview :)

Comment 14 Feb 2019

They had this kid ranked above others who actually exist. That's being crazy bad at your job and shows they follow a narrative more than they actually watch film. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Not technically tOSU recruiting related but a very interesting story nonetheless. Apparently some students completely made up a recruit, his offer list, his Twitter account tweeting out offers, without posting ANY film on the made up kid. 

247 and Rivals then both proceed to rank the kid 3*'s based on offers. The people behind it tweeted out he had an offer from Bama and immediately was ranked as a 3* kid afterward with no film. Rivals even had an article with his evaluation without any film or seeing him play. 247 then found that info and put it in their database. 

Link to Reddit Article: https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/aqh50l/hs_students_create_fake_recruit_247_and_rivals/?st=JS4OCGYM&sh=70a70279

IMO this is a very bad look for both services and shows a lot about their business models that neither can do at least a few minutes of research. 

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Per Givler, UVA OL grad transfer RJ Proctor is visiting March 1-3.