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OL Connor Smith (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Highstreet, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Highstreet

    Highstreet Freshman

    Height: 6'5
    Weight: 280
    Forty: NA
    School: Colerain HS, Cincinnati OH
    List: tOSU, Cincy

    Has been offered by tOSU.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2005
  2. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    As a Colerain grad/fan this is really great news! Conner's dad is former Buckeye, Joe Smith.

    I hope some of you guys got to see Conner in the state title game against McKinley this year because he put on a show.
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Good point H&G...Connor's dad played for Coach Bruce.

    Bill Greene calls Connor the best OL he saw in Ohio this year not named Alex Boone.
  4. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    So, I am guessing he is projected at OL then? With the solid OL class in Ohio next year, if he can play DT I would liek to see him there.
  5. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    I think he should commit and get the suspense over with:biggrin:
  6. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    Now is he offered as an OT or an OG?
  7. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    msj, usually they just recruit at an area, then once they come in they'll see what position on the line. Tressel seems to like guys who are interchangeable.
  8. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    I understand this... maybe I didn't phrase my question correctly... ok no I didn't. Does the kid play OG or OT right now? What does he want to play? To people who have seen him do you think he projects as an OT or an OG?

    I'm having a hard time figuring it out, myself as I'm just basing it off of his measurables. He's either a decent sized OT or a large OG...
  9. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    I have watched Connor for the last two years. Colerain runs a true tripple option (freeze option) and Connor moves around on the line a lot. He plays both OG and OT...I see him as a Tackle. He is extremley quick and has very good feet...Again, if you saw the D1 state title game you would have seen Connor 20 yards down field destroying LB's and Safties in that game. Connor also plays basketball at Colerain...He has plenty of room to put on another 25-30 and still maintain his natural athletic ability.
    My sources inside the Colerain say Connor is currently leaning towards scUM at the moment but that it is too early to call.

    Hope some of this helps.
  10. n8butch

    n8butch Sophmore

    speaking as a father, if i played for Bruce and my son was leaning toward scum, i think a good back hand up side the old gourd would be in order. can not even imagine that, i would be devastated if i ever heard those words come out of my son's mouth. by the way i was at the title game, i'm not sure i was watching conner in particular, but the entire offensive front dominated mckinley.
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I am sure his dad will be a big influence in his decision...I hope :)

    He is a dominating force on that line, could be a good one for next years class
  12. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    I like Conner alot. I've seen him a few times and he's never been overmatched. Very quick feet and is used to a system of pulling and secondary blocks. Colerain is a school that needs alot of attention from Tressel and it has to happen now. My only concern is his pass block skills but he's an RT or RG all the way.
  13. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    on another note, connor smith absolutely manhandled antwan hight in the playoffs this year. you all know how highly so many people thought of hight as a player (definately not as a student).
  14. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    he looked awesome in the state title game

    one ? ABOUT HIS DAD JOE SMITH , is he the joe smith that played pf next to herb williams on the basketball team coached by eldon miller which, was the most talented team that osu had ever. my thoughts only

    williams, smith, kellogg, ransey,,,,,,,
  15. andyj

    andyj Newbie

    I watched Conner in the State title game and I was very impressed. He never got beat by a denfender and had a nasty streak that good linemen have.

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