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2022 NV DB Zion Branch (Verbal Offer)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Smudger, May 1, 2020.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    And with 2022 recruits, those recruiting pitches have already been made, with one of the most recent examples coming when Las Vegas safety Zion Branch got on the phone with Matt Barnes on Friday and then had a conference call with several other coaches, including Ryan Day and Kerry Coombs, later that day.

    “(My dad and I) spoke to the head of social media and personal branding,” Branch told Eleven Warriors. “We spoke about Chase Young and The Predator, on how they started branding him early.

    “We talked about what the school itself has to offer, so the academics and also the business and brand marketing side. Coach Coombs and Coach Barnes are really cool guys, for the first time meeting them I made a great connection with them.”

    Those aspects of the conversation left an impression on Branch, a top-75 overall player and the nation’s No. 3-ranked safety in the 2022 cycle, who says the Buckeyes are now firmly on his radar.

    “I know how big of a school Ohio State is athletically, but more importantly how big of a school they are academically,” Branch said. “They offer some important things that a lot of schools don’t offer, which is talking about life after football. They really impressed my family and I. Ohio State will definitely be a school that I consider when it comes down to making my final decision.”
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  3. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    -Branch discusses his offer with Birm. He’s impressed with what Ohio State offers for life outside of football.
  4. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Wiltfong said this morning that Ohio State is in a really, really good spot for Branch.
  5. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    -Branch singles out Ohio State, USC, Oregon and Clemson as schools standing out. Zion says he has a strong connection with Coombs and Cavazos, and he and his family will be visiting Columbus to check out the campus/city soon. He’s looking to make a summer decision.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    That bond with the Ohio State staff began last summer and has been built virtually to this point. That hasn’t stopped the Buckeyes from being able to showcase what their program offers that makes them unique: The Ohio State brand.

    “In the summer my family and I did a virtual tour with them before I was offered, we did a Zoom meeting together,” Branch said. “They really showed us everything, including the academic part. That was really important to my family, the academic meeting they set up for us. Between the academic stuff and how Ohio State and its platform can help me and my development off the field, it was big to see that stuff.

    “Ohio State is a really high priority for me. They are one of the top schools on my list and they will stay there throughout this process.”

    Just sayin': "Zoom recruiting" in lieu of just phone calls and/or text messages is here to stay and will be the wave of the future.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
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