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2023 GA DB Caleb Downs (Alabama Verbal)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by HotMic, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    No

    You aren’t missing anything

    His commitment ‘would’ make everyone forget the recent misses. Now will that happen? Outlook doesn’t look good
     
  2. osuvictory1

    osuvictory1 Junior

    Why must people do this to themselves? Lol.
     
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  3. jakenick06

    jakenick06 Senior

    Why do you care?
     
  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  5. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ohio against the world.

    Anyone else on Gleitman's mailing list? I'm still expecting Bama to be the pick, but cleaning up my email from the last week and came across this that I missed from 4 days ago:

    "CALEB DOWNS
    Despite what may be reported elsewhere, a final decision has NOT been made. I am told that the decision is expected to be finalized soon and made public by the end of the month---maybe I think you're looking at around 1 week from now to know where Caleb Downs will be playing his college football.

    Now, in talking with some people I know that cover and are tied in with Alabama, they have a good amount of confidence they are the pick. That said, I have someone that knows the family pretty well that thinks OSU checks all of the boxes and that the relationship with Tim Walton is a big difference maker.

    In talking with some sources inside the WHAC, there is more optimism this week than when I spoke to them last week. They have not been informed of a decision either way and admitted that Alabama could certainly be the pick, but I was personally a bit taken aback to hear someone tell me they would "honestly be surprised if Caleb picks Alabama". Take that FWIW.

    This one does still feel a bit Vonn Bell-ish to me, but I am not ready to make a pick just yet. Common sense says maybe go with Bama, but the source that knows Downs and some renewed optimism from the OSU side have me waiting and seeing before I make any call on this one."
     
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  6. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU Senior Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Thanks for posting this, good stuff. You just fight until the end on these types of recruits and see where the chips fall. Funny he used the phrase "Vonn Bell-ish" because I had the exact same feeling. Elite safety from GA, lean and athletic ballhawk...everyone thought he would land at Bama or some other SEC school. I remember when he picked the good guys and just being elated, and boy did Bell turn out to be a great one (and not only for my Buckeyes, but eventually for my Bengals).

    I digress. Hoping Downs is the next in line of a Bell-type safety, but having guarded optimism as it sounds like many are. Good news is our DB class is stacked right now, so getting Downs is not necessary but could be a critical player if he lands here much like Bell when he came in with Apple, Conley and Burrows.
     
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    WXIA TV Newbie

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  8. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Definitely NOT watching live

    No stomach for it

    My friends usually only text me positive recruiting news when we land someone big.

    I may wait a while and see if those texts come in….if not ill check the web with a quick trigger finger to log off if I see Downs to Bama.

    It is classic avoidance behavior
     
  9. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I didn't see it in the thread, but why no mention of Georgia?
     
  10. NCBuckeye86

    NCBuckeye86 The boss

    Everyone still feeling Bama?
     
  11. OH10

    OH10 *

    Yeah. Don’t think there’s really much doubt at this point
     
  12. cmstophe

    cmstophe Renewal

    Commits to Bama.
     
  13. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ohio against the world.

    Surprise.

    Meltdowns already starting on Twitter.
     
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  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Tressel can’t close!!
     
  15. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Well that's a kick to the huevos
     

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