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2020 2020 BRPT Class Review - Early Signing Edition

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by RB07OSU, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

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  2. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    I have no problem with Alford as a recruiter. I think that Ohio State had some bad luck with Robinson and Knighton, and some negative recruiting ("air raid offense") based on all the stud WRs that the Buckeyes signed (a real good news/bad news scenario). Things are looking better for 2021, in part thanks to J.K. Dobbins running for 2,000+ yards.
  3. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    I completely forgot about Roschon Johnson. I was actually referring to Jordan Whittington.
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  4. rampageripster

    rampageripster Sophmore

    I want to highlight the recruiting job Stud is doing in 2020 and into 2021.... especially following the (earned) grief thrown his way early in his tenure in Columbus.

    IMO, the yearly recruiting policy in regards to the OL should include the following:

    - 1 Stud OT (someone who you know could play day 1 if needed)
    - 1 Nasty OG (Just a downright road grader)
    - 1 Quality OT (Who could be moved down or projects to RT)
    - 1 Developmental OT (Has the athleticism/measurables but needs molding
    - 1-2 Interior Versatile (Stick them anywhere in the interior after some developing)

    That's a consistent 4-5 player class that keeps your 2-deep stacked with both stud talent and projects for the future. Of course, 3 stud OT and 2 Nasty OG every year (or vice versa) would be IDEAL, but certainly not realistic, and considering how difficult OL talent is to evaluate in general, it leaves you in positions where you miss on the Elfein of the class.

    Let's look to see how Stud has done in 2020:

    - 1 Stud OT... CHECK. Jackson could step in at RT in September if we needed him to.
    - 1 Nasty OG... CHECK. Wypler is going to be a monster in the interior of the line.
    - 1 Quality OT...CHECK. Toutant was a master-class of a flip and will get playing time at RT.
    - 1 Developmental OT... CHECK. Leroux is a project, but man could he be a beast at OT if he makes the jump like Dawand has made.
    - 1-2 Interior Versatile... CHECK. James can play anywhere in the interior including C. Fryar is the same but could even bump out to RT if he develops well.

    Just a FANTASTIC class that has so much depth and versatility to it. And with Jackson and Christman in already for 2021, you can check off the first two from the list again (and he's just getting started!!!)

    Edit: Here is a projected 2021 and how it could fill the spots..

    - 1 Stud OT... CHECK. Christman is great to have completely locked down from the beginning
    - 1 Nasty OG... CHECK. Jackson continues our run of snapping up one of the best interior lineman in the nation
    - 1 Quality OT... Loading. Latham would provide high quality here. Not much of a difference between him and Christman
    - 1 Developmental OT... Missing. There's a chance we only take 4 next year. But I think we should look to bring in one more either here or a second interior versatile. Look for an in-state camp offer.
    - 1-2 Interior Versatile... Loading. Burton is super versatile and could slide anywhere on the line. I would love to add Leigh here as well, who might need a bit more developing, but could be a beast.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
  5. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior

    - 1-2 Interior Versatile... Loading. Burton is super versatile and could slide anywhere on the line. I would love to add Leigh here as well, who might need a bit more developing, but could be a beast.[/QUOTE]

    After watching then highlight tape of Leigh's season and reading some of the 'experts' remarks on his strengths I think he should probably be in the quality category. Either way he is a must take.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Al Washington, Ohio State still recruiting Qian Magwood

    Last Saturday, Ohio State assistant coach Al Washington was spotted at Walnut Ridge High School outside of Columbus — where Qian Magwood, one of Ohio’s top two-sport athletes, was playing basketball.

    We’ve written about Magwood here on Lettermen Row in the past. He’s a really good athlete, but on the football field, he’s sort of a man between positions. He wants to play receiver in college, but Ohio State and other schools believe his best future could be on defense.

    After the decision to cancel the official visit of Jahmyr Gibbs last week as a result of scholarship numbers being too tight, many wondered why Ohio State would then immediately head out and visit another 2020 athlete.

    That’s a fair question, but it shouldn’t be expected that an offer is imminent for Magwood at this point. It’s more likely that the Buckeyes are working to maintain a relationship with the 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete in the event that Cameron Martinez decides against signing with the program next month. Magwood is not expected to make any of his own recruiting decisions until Feb. 5 as well.

    That plan could change, though, if Magwood is offered by Michigan State in the near future, as some speculate will happen. Either way, the Buckeyes do not intend to add another 2020 prospect to the school unless Martinez decides to go a different direction. That’s not a guarantee that Magwood would be the guy to fill that spot if Martinez were to do that, but the 3-star local prospect would certainly be on the short list.

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