Of course he isn’t alone, but given his family’s recent circumstances, I would expect our fanbase to be a little more empathetic.
Denzel Ward’s dad died about 18 months ago unexpectedly due to cardiac arrest at a spinning class, even though he was in tremendous shape and only 46 years old. Imagine that shock, grief, and then being given a financial opportunity so soon afterward.
By sitting out this game he made sure he will be able to take care of his mom now that his dad isn’t able to anymore. I hope no one who ever puts on an OSU jersey would put a football game and his teammates before his own mom, and anyone on here ripping him apart should be disgusted with themselves.
I coached him when we first came out for wrestling in 8th grade (6' 3" - 225?). He's an awesome young man and extremely athletic for a kid of that size, relative to is age (middle schoolers are awkward already). He had much more success than the average first year wrestler. You'd all be glad to know he once played hockey, and then dumped that to wrestle during the winter instead once he became a freshman. That should undoubtedly help him become a better lineman and improve his stance. He has a lot of potential! Best of luck to him!
I think you mean 400/400...running game is slippin'...
From a source I know close to the program, so take it FWIW, scUM pretty much told him he'd get this and that, guaranteed playing time, etc.
When he spoke to OSU we told him he'd have to earn his playing time. Believe me or not, but this is what I've heard.
Glad we've got someone like Antonio Williams who buys into our program.
Best take away from this article IMO...it seems like the most impactful coaching changes involved other schools' HEAD coaches.
I think the "2 year commitment" from the assistants Urban asks for is well known by recruits too, so they know they the assistants will probably end up leaving if (and when) given the opportunity. So, while they love our assistants, their hearts belong to Urban. We still have Urban...everything will be fine.
Cardale hasn't looked great, but we are desperately missing Devin Smith. What makes Cardale so great is his ability to throw the deep ball, and we need a WR to step up and allow him to do what he does best. We need to find our deep threat, and soon. Stretching the field is what helped Zeke run all over everyone at the end of last year. I think if we can find that threat, our entire offense will explode.
"Kareem committing doesn't do much of anything to me, to be honest," Hill said. "He's really good and you can see he's fast. He's competition and that's all good. I'm looking forward to being teammates. I've got a lot of respect for him."
At 180 or 202...Hill's attitude is WAY more impressive than anything else I read or saw; he has a bright future ahead of him.
We can never have too many good QBs...they were ALL much needed this year. Hope we can get back in front with him.
Awesome to hear about his work ethic setting him apart...stars mean nothing without that! Welcome aboard!
Well then...thought 247 Composite had him at 3?
...but he's only ranked as a 3 star QB!
He's covers Ohio State football news in Columbus. He could be wrong, but it's what I've been told and he has usually been right about recruiting forecasts.
From what I've heard he was told to look around too...and while I'd hate to learn that was true, it's probably related to Baker coming this way. While getting Baker would be awesome, I'd be extremely disappointed in our staff if this was true.
You're right the teams' experience is comparable, but at least on offense they've got experience (starting or competing) where it's needed most in my opinion, at QB and on the OL.
By young I mean in terms of college football experience, but I thought that was clear. And you're right, USC has a young OL too, but Banner came out of HS at 6-9 330 and enrolled in 2012 and Mama was the #1 OG coming out of HS and is 6-4 370 (monsters compared to our guys). I'll give you Toa though; he's just stepped up.
Yes...and has "almost" always been correct...key word almost.
Was told by a source within the program that Harris is a silent commit along with Gibson...fantastic if true!
Spurning Saban and Bama for the B1G sounds good to me!
I hope he becomes a stud! He came back to Bedford near the end of this past school year and spoke to my students, as well as the rest of the students at the intermediate schools in Bedford. The best part...he stressed the importance of being a diligent student and model citizen (very little concerning athletics). No matter how he plays we should be proud of this young man.
So is this kid being recruited as a QB by tOSU? I know Danny Clark is committed as a QB in '17, and if he is rated as highly as it appears Judson may be, we "could" land two absolute stud QBs? That'd be nice, but signing day for the '17 recruits is beyond far away...but we can cross our fingers.
Shaking up his top 5 doesn't mean anything if it doesn't dislodge his top 1...hopefully on his potential visit Urban can do...well...what he does
My fiancé baby sat Liam when he was younger and I met him and his family down in Columbus last summer...a very kind and humble young man...bring him in!