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Triv

Columbus, OH

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Comment 08 Apr 2020

which means we should have a strong chance to continue to take Pennsylvania players (hence Harrison and McCord). 

The current #2 player in PA and 60th ranked overall player (CB Keenan Nelson Jr) goes to St Joseph's with Harrison and McCord as well, which can't hurt. Doesn't appear OSU has offered yet though

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Lol I was just poking some fun at you being a stickler over the definition of the word "nearly"

Although, the .0078 difference actually hurts your point imo. That "thin variance" kinda proves he objectively was nearly a 3 star recruit. He was also nearly a top 250 recruit. Both can be true.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

I would probably definitely pick Cinci to win

FTFY. I know MSU played OSU better than UC, but I'd take UC by at least a TD.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Eh, bottom 15% of 4 stars (Lewis was in the 13th percentile of all 4 stars) you can safely say "nearly" a 3 star. Just as you safely said "nearly" 50 spots behind Lewis despite him being a full 10% away from 50.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

There's a segment of the fan base that rips into players

And those get downvoted into oblivion. The vast, vast majority of them wish them luck at wherever they end up. Sure, some question why they're leaving, but that's not ripping them. Don't focus on the vocal 0.1%.

Comment 01 Apr 2020

Devonta Smith is the lowest rated Buckeye commit.

I have an inkling this won't be the case for long. I expect Smith to end up around a .92 or so, kid is a stud

Comment 31 Mar 2020

I fully expect Matthew Jones to be in contention for one of the two starting guard jobs in 2021 (assuming Davis and Myers leave for the NFL and Harry Miller kicks to center after starting at guard in 2020). Can't really blame the guy for not beating out an All American in Davis, a 5th year senior and likely day 2 draft pick in Jonah Jackson, and a guy I think will be an All American in Harry Miller, but I see where you're coming from. Only 5 OL can start though, so guys like Jones and NPF not starting as RS FR isn't exactly a negative for them (particularly when you could argue we had a top 5 OL in the NCAA last year).

Comment 31 Mar 2020

Depends when things go back to business as usual. If the quarantine is lifted around the time non-early enrollees report (June), there's no reason to delay the start of the season. Just allow fall camp to start a week early or something along those lines.

Now if we're not back to normal activities by say August, then yes the start of the season will need pushed.

Comment 31 Mar 2020

but in practical terms, if Ohio State needed a QB to step in for a half or start a game, it would be one of the two and not Hoak

I actually disagree. I think at least early on, the only time Stroud or Miller will see the field is in blowouts. If (god forbid) Fields has to miss any time, I think Hoak would be the guy just due to knowledge of the playbook and understanding of the speed of the college game.

Comment 31 Mar 2020

We currently have 8 players on the roster with freshman or sophomore eligibility that were top 300 recruits, ranging from low 4 stars to #1 overall at their position:

RS SO Max Wray (#9 OT, 121 overall in 2018)
RS SO Matthew Jones (#1 OC, 68 overall in 2018)
RS SO Nicholas Petit-Frere (#1 OT, 7 overall in 2018)
SO Harry Miller (#2 OC, 30 overall in 2019)
RS FR Enokk Vimahi (#7 OG, 124 overall in 2019)
RS FR Ryan Jacoby (#23 OT, 283 overall in 2019)
FR Paris Johnson (#1 OT, #9 overall in 2020)
FR Luke Wypler (#2 OC, #107 overall in 2020)

Obviously it's always important to bring in top end OL talent, but OSU has that in spades in our last 3 classes so I don't think it's accurate to say "we just took a class full of projects so know we need a star studded OL class"

Comment 23 Mar 2020

On the contrary, I think if we're back to status quo by football season this year will set attendance records at many schools.

People are realizing how boring life can be without sports, and will cling to them when they return

Comment 20 Mar 2020

What the hell, I'll bite. And in typical OSU style I'll include a few ORs for positions that will rotate:

QB - Stroud
RB - Treyveon Henderson OR Evan Pryor
X - Jaxon Smith-Njigba OR Gee Scott Jr
Z - Julian Fleming OR Emeka Ebuka 
H - Mookie Cooper
TE - Cade Stover OR Joe Royer
LT - Paris Johnson
LG - Enokk Vimahi
C - Matthew Jones (Harry Miller is too good to stay for 4 years)
RG - Luke Wypler (also the #2 center)
RT - JC Latham

DE - Jack Sawyer
DE - Noah Potter OR Mitchell Melton (I still think this is where he ends up)
DT - JT Tuimoloau
DT - Mike Hall OR Jaden Mckenzie
LB/Bullet - Kourt Williams
MIKE - Craig Young
SAM - Cory Simon
CB - Ryan Watts
CB - JK Johnson OR Devonta Smith
Slot - Lejond Cavazos OR Cam Martinez
Safety - Lathan Ransom
 

Comment 18 Mar 2020

Some advice:

Don't give out private info on a public forum if you want it to stay private. I don't care to spread things without a verified source, but it's a near certainty someone will

Comment 18 Mar 2020

After taking 4 last year, I think the only way we'd take 4 again is if both of those two want in. If we only get one, we'll likely stand pat at 3 and use the extra spot in the secondary or at DT I imagine

Comment 18 Mar 2020

Don't get me wrong, I trust the staff and if they take Wilcoxson I will celebrate the boom same as I would for any other commit.

But we have 2 pure corners already, and one hybrid CB/S. I would much prefer to chase Derrick Davis as a pure safety and then spend the rest of the time chasing another pure corner like Grimes or trying to flip Hancock. Turn your attention to Wilcoxson if one of those no longer becomes realistic, but I'd prefer not to add another athlete without a set position when we just took one yesterday.

But I trust Coombs to develop whoever we take, so if he's all in on Wilcoxson, well then come on aboard kid.

Comment 18 Mar 2020

This post reminds me a lot of something everyone's least favorite SEC homer Clay Travis said during the season this year...

I can't remember his exact wording, but he wrote an article on his Outkick The Coverage website that essentially said "Is Ohio State harder to hate now with Ryan Day at the helm rather than Urban Meyer?"

So your sentiment seems to have already infiltrated the SEC as well, which is pretty impressive for Day to do in such a short time.

Comment 17 Mar 2020

If he had to play immediately, he's absolutely a safety. 

From what I gathered reading about him and seeing his highlight tape, I see the allure to sliding him down to a slot corner. He has really, really good foot speed/quickness for a guy his size which is a top trait for inside corners covering those quick slot receivers. If Coombs feels like he can develop his hips well enough, there's a lot of potential there.

Comment 17 Mar 2020

His best traits are his quickness, foot speed, and tackling ability. He might not have elite long speed or be an explosive athlete, but he posses all of the major traits of elite slot corners.

I think a decent NFL comp from a play style perspective is Minkah Fitzpatrick, who moved to safety with the Steelers but was one of the best slot corners in the NFL when he played there in Miami.