McCall has the short area quickness/agility/elusiveness, not necessarily long speed.
If we're bieng honest, Ohio Stadium is not all that loud or intimidating compared to some other big time locations. Night games against ranked opponents are fairly loud, but not for long stretches of time.
You should check out Chad Peltier's recent post: https://www.landgrantholyland.com/2019/8/13/20800840/advanced-stats-ohio-state-recruiting-talent-level-2019?utm_campaign=cgpeltier&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
This point in his Twitter thread talks about 2020 too: https://twitter.com/CGPeltier/status/1159547190936780801
Dinged up or not, a guy two years in the program and guy 4 years in the program can't lock down the back-up running back spot
Lmao. He literally hasn't been practicing.
We don't have a QB1 either at this point. Chillax.
Him and Woodbey handled their recruitment poorly
Let kids make the most important decision of their lives how they see fit.
If he was good enough for Ohio State to offer a scholarship to 4 months ago, he's good enough to keep the scholarship offered now.
Danny Clark begs to differ.
It seems like both Gee Scott Jr., Lejond Cavazos, Jack Miller, and Darrion Henry are in a similar boat rankings-wise.
- Gee dominated the camp circuit and has improved a lot as a player. They want to see a corresponding uptick on the field before moving him up more.
- Lejond has an ideal build, athleticism, and has flashed at points in camps. They want to see him put it all together on the field.
- Jack and Darrion had disappointing camp circuits (probably) because of injury. Darrion probably needs to show a little more athleticism too. If either dominates their senior years, they'll rise too.
I would say it's probably a longer shot than landing, say, Desmond Evans:
But there are times in recruiting when no matter what a team does, no matter what it has to offer, it’s just not enough. There are top prospects and their families that will just never truly give their full attention because they either prefer another school or don’t want to go away from home. Still, there are not many programs in the country that can get a door opened faster or wider than the Buckeyes.
It me, a web detective.
Of course, I didn't mean to "out" him or steal his spotlight. Just thought with all of the rumors I'd check out the IMG roster and do some Googling.
Database generated time and datestamps are hard to fake.
Sorry, I wasn't entirely clear. I decided to look into whether there's another 6'2, 180ish lbs CB prospect named Eli Ricks out there that is now at IMG.
I stumbled upon this, which is a relatively low view Hudl, but has the transfer from Santa Ana/Mater Dei to IMG: https://wwe.hudl.com/profile/5675347/Eli-Ricks. Check the team history (left sidebar) and this video title he posted in 2017: http://wwe.hudl.com/v/29ksY0
Which is weird, because there's also this Hudl profile, which is 100x more popular but appears to be less detailed: https://www.hudl.com/profile/9408653/Ellas-Ricks
Lathan Ransom, Bijan Robinson, Jaylan Knighton, Kourt Williams, Elias Ricks. Then give a scholarship to a deserving walkon or PWO.
In some maybe actual recruiting news, it appears IMG's roster now includes an Eli Ricks from Santa Ana, CA as of July 2nd: https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/img-academy-ascenders-(bradenton,fl)/football/roster.htm
Unless there are two Eli(as) Ricks from Santa Ana, things are looking good for Lejond to be in his ear for the next four months.
I think the most likely usage is:
- They're going to feed Dobbins 20-30 carries a game.
- If he stays healthy, they'll use McCall out of the backfield and motioning out in the passgame to create mismatches.
- Teague/Crowley will split carries once games are out of hand. Teague could get also get meaningful snaps when JK needs a breather.
Hail, I remember a time when there were loud chants for Mack/Victor to replace Campbell/Dixon/McLaurin.
Huh? They play different positions. Mack/Victor were Xs, McLaurin/Dixon were Zs, Campbell was an H.
Any fan clamoring for one over the other was severely misinformed. Mack is only now starting to learn Z in addition to X.