I think Mookie is now #2. More of a need than Wilson & Rosemy given who we already have committed/committing
"We are told Mookie Cooper has ascended to the fourth spot on ‘Brian Hartline’s’ Ohio State recruiting board. Cooper has now moved past LV Bunkley-Shelton for Hartline and he is one to watch going forward. There is a distinct possibility of Cooper being in the class. Cooper, a 5-foot-8 1/2, 193-pounder from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic, is the nation’s No. 12 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite."
Further reinforces what we've heard from Givler and AE on this. Great news IMO--love Mookie as the H or slot.
Boarding House info, so don't take as gospel, but great news regarding Paris (if unsurprising):
"We will have some more details on how we got here in tomorrow’s House. But for today, we’d like to share the following: Johnson is giving out signs he is 100-percent to Ohio State. Our sources tell us that was on display this past weekend at The Opening in Nashville. Johnson was subtly recruiting for the Buckeyes and tried to get other uncommitted players to at least visit Ohio State. "
Loy CB'd Martinez to....the good guys
You guys crack me up. All insiders (Birm, Giver, BG, etc) have talked and hinted at length about the ineptitude of Stud on the trail, but God forbid we ever speak poorly about anything Ohio State...oy vey
Good lord...do we really have to do this over and over?
Miller-Urban then Day
wypler-Schiano, then Day
This is totally fair, and agree with you that we have actually landed good classes. We're just a bit under in terms of depth/numbers so relying big time on a great class this year.
Rivals also confirmed with Kelee Ringo that we will almost assuredly get an official from him:
As an aside--Rivals offering free access to their premium content until Kickoff. Marc & Kev do a nice job over there so worth checking out for those who do not.
Forget if we all already knew this or not, but Bijan Robinson visiting June 14th.
"I'm excited to start the officials and really get to a closer look at everything the schools have to offer. Ohio State is up first and I've never been there but they have been pushing hard. Coach Tony Alford is about more than just football and he's always talking about grades and family, and that's all very important for me. Everyone I've talked to has loved it there so I'm really looking forward to that experience. I'll get out to Texas after that and I was on campus back in March so I'm excited to get back and meet up with the staff and players again."
A certain coach is struggling (has been struggling) to get good lineman. It's very evident from all insiders that this is the case, and should be talked about unless it is no longer an issue. Day is primary recruiter on Paris, Schiano landed NPF, etc etc. It goes on and on.
BG in his chat "I don't have enough to put a Crystal Ball pick on Milton to OSU, but I just feel that they are [going to get him] from what I am gathering."
Or, it’s just a great edit. Wonder who at LR worked that up?
I read it as public opinion/pressure around him (given his geography, etc) pushing PSU and him picking the Buckeyes
That take is warm, not hot.
He was absolutely not higher on the board than Sherman, but higher on their board than he is on the services' rankings.
BK backing off the ledge a little bit on Ricks
"I am not flipping my pick at this point, but I was just told something that I will be able to expand more on later that does not help the Buckeyes' cause."
BG update this morning, won't share it all due to premium but a couple nuggets:
Thinks Alford gets one of Milton or Robinson and that he still thinks Trayanum joins as second back but Wisconsin in particular is not out of the mix there at all yet.
-Hartline is best or 2nd best recruiter on staff to LJ. In addition to Gee, JSN, Fleming, he thinks LV Bunkley Shelton is 4th guy and wouldn't count against Hartline possibly pulling one of Demas, Jarret, Rosemy, or Wilson. The way he worded it wasn't that it was likely, just that Hartline is really on fire on the trail.
Thinks we get Atteberry but not Carmody.
-Close to CBing the following to the good guys:
Kedrick Bingley-Jones (but could see him at DT)
Overall, very optimistic view and I'm loving it. Love the recruiting rollercoaster :)
He's been Mr. 50-50 in almost all cases for as long as I can remember--heck this board pokes at him for it (and sometimes rightfully so). He has been going out on a limb much more recently and in my view it's a welcomed change.
I love new, bolder BK. I think he understood he had to start going out there a bit more with a bunch of other great OSU recruiting sources.
Bravo, good sir.
Exactly my thought haha. BK going on a ledge by himself is noteworthy
I'm still feeling good about Fleming based on what we've heard from the OSU related experts.
Anyone with Rivals access want to give the latest scoop (if there is anything meaty) on Darrion Henry?
Also said Hafley was his best coaching relationship
Birminology with Clark Phillips was awesome. Another kid with a great head on his shoulders. Top 3 sound like OSU, ND, & Cal, and next 2 are Oregon and UCLA.