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tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Smudger, Jan 28, 2017.

  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. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  3. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  4. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    The spring evaluation period allows coaches to travel all over the country in search of talent, which is why we've seen a significant increase in offers being handed out over the last few weeks. In fact, Ohio State has handed out more than a dozen in the last three days.

    One prospect who could soon join that constantly growing list is Mineral, Virginia, Louisa County four-star defensive end Brandon Smith. Linebackers coach Bill Davis recently stopped by to watch him practice, and the two have maintained contact since.

    “[Coach Davis] just talked about how freak of an athlete I was,” Smith told Eleven Warriors. “He was impressed at how many positions I can play, linebacker or defensive end.”

    The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Smith is considered the seventh-best weak-side defensive end and No. 107 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he recorded 40 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and two sacks to garner first-team all-conference honors. He holds double-digit offers from programs such as Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech, but hopes Ohio State comes through sooner rather than later.

    “That would be great news for me and my family,” Smith said. “Ohio State has been a school I have followed for a while. My head basketball coach [Robert Shelton] played basketball for Ohio State [under Randy Ayers], plus my dad played football with [former running back] Eddie George at Fork Union Military Academy.”

    The Seminoles, no surprise, are considered the early favorite in his recruitment. Is another battle between the two programs brewing? We'll see.

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  6. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    5 or 6 OL this year? I am guessing:
    Devontae Dobbs
    Quinn Carroll
    Doug Nester
    Zeke Correll
    Darnell Wright
    Ryan Jacoby
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Love it
  8. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I watched Wright play a couple basketball games. He has great feet and is very athletic. He could carry another 20 lbs easily if Mic worked on him.
  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    So, just me or does 2019 seem a little behind where we'd expect?
  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    In verbals? Maybe. In interest? It's pretty similar. That said:

    1) 9-12 months before signing day, the 2017 & 2018 classes both had a credible shot at being the greatest class ever at any school. It's hard to surmount that.

    2) After all of the drama of the past class, it's easier to stomach a later timetable.

    3) This class seems destined to return to its roots in Ohio after two very thin hauls in 17 & 18, so impending super powers and all that.
  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    That's my take as well. Especially your #2 comment.

    That said, given what we're seeing in terms of Ohio boys this year, I'd love to see them starting to get on board.
  12. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    On to 2019!!!

    2019 Thread Prefixes are now primary & 2018 info has been unpinned from the top of the forum.
  13. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    First and Ten! Let's Do It Again!
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  14. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Ok, so it is Friday and since the stellar '18 class is in the books and we know what the needs are for '19, I am ready to give my annual "Way to Early Guess at Our [insert year here] Recruiting Class":

    QB: Grant Tisdale (looks like he is at the top of our board and he is all Buckeye if we want him imo)
    RB: Noah Cain (will be a battle but I like where we are here...if not Cain, Hickman would be excellent here)
    WR: Garrett Wilson
    WR: Trey Knox
    WR: Milton Wright
    TE: Brayden Liebrock? (no idea here yet, imagine we take 1 TE though)
    OL: Doug Nester
    OL: Darnell Wright (matter of time imo)
    OL: Zeke Correll (also a matter of time imo)
    OL: Michael Tarquin (looking good here if he is a take)
    OL: Harry Miller (UGA might pass us here with the momentum but we had a large lead at one point)
    OL: Ryan Jacoby (not sure if this is an OFFER yet but if it is, he is in)
    DE: Zach Harrison (the sooner, the better, this is a guy you build your class around)
    DE: Cade Stover (listed as LB but I see him as a DE)
    DE: Stephon Herron (one more bad year up north and I think you see the flip here)
    DE: Noah Potter (I would take this kid in a heartbeat and I think he is an OFFER)
    DT: Jowon Briggs/Tyler Davis (this is trending hard for ND but hopefully we can keep him in Ohio...Davis might be a Buckeye lean but it is early)
    LB: Own Pappoe (looks like a reach right now, see my comments below...nobody else to put here yet)
    LB: Keith McGuire (do not know our odds but again, nobody else to put here yet)
    DB: Daxton Hill (will be a battle to get him out of Oklahoma but we are in good shape early)
    DB: Josh Sanguinetti (nobody else to really put here but we are definitely in the thick of it)
    DB: ? (we'll at least take 3 in this class imo...not sure who else yet)
    ATH: Jaylin Simpson (we are right near the top, tough pull from Georgia though)
    ATH: Ronnie Hickman (could be another DB, although he could be an explosive utility guy on offense...either way, he's a Buckeye)

    - Good news is that the biggest position of need is definitely OL and we have a ton of top-notch talent where we are in the lead, or right there. I would not be shocked to see us get back into the mix for Dobbs, Harry Miller will be a battle for sure, and guys like Carroll, Putnam, Hudson, Truss, etc. are all in play. If we can lock down Nester, Wright and Correll, I think we can start getting selective and turn up the heat on the remaining 2-3 OL spots...that gives us two legit tackles and a great guy inside as a base. I think we are going to have at least 5 stud commitments on the OL and we need that.

    - At WR, we are making up serious ground on Wease, who is one of the best in '19. I would love to see us somehow pull him and Wilson off. I think 4 WR's is not out of the question with how many we will be losing next year.

    - At DE, I would love to see us make a run at Ani Izuchukwu, I think he is an elite talent. I see him staying south at this point but know we are in the thick of it. Brandon Smith from VA is another I would love to get in on. But if we just stay in Ohio for DE this year, a trio of Harrison, Stover and Potter would be just fine, although I know the staff will try to bring in one elite OOS DE.

    - At DT, I would not be shocked to see us only take 1 DT and potentiall add another OL or DE. Not only did we get Vincent, Togiai and Jackson in '18, but I could either any of Tyreke Smith or Friday sliding down as well, both have that Dre'Mont Jones build coming out of HS. I think the staff has not really started to recruit this position in '19 other than Briggs so they could lock down the '18 haul first. I expect we see a lot of new names surface here soon.

    - At LB, I would love to see us get one point he said he will "100% commit to OSU" if he could...seems like all the SEC teams passed us though. It is going to be tough pulling any kid from Georgia in the near future. Much like DT, we have pulled in a ton of top notch talent in years past, so I do not see us needing more than 2 in '19 unless it is the right guys. Unless you count Stover, there is not really a single LB we have offered that seems to be in serious consideration. Again, expect a ton of names to pop up soon.

    -At DB, there are a lot of offers but this needs sorted out quite a bit. No idea who we end up with here but I think we take at least 3, probably 4.

    - Overall: I expect another good class but given the minimal movement on the '19 class, it is tough to tell. After tons of top 5 classes in a row, we might see a little slow down and I think it will be tough to match the '17/'18 classes in '19. Those classes were much more advanced at this is super early but given how early everything starts now, it is a little surprising that the only positions that seem like we have some clarity on is OL and DE. However, those are definitely the positions we need to load up on in '19 and really every other position falls way down the list of priority, so I am not worried in the slightest if we take care of OL and DE. Anyways, there is my VERY early guess at '19, which will inevitably be 75% wrong by the time we hit the end of April.

  15. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Pacific Northwest Correspondent

    Thanks for the above. It helps me to get to know who the targets are and start watching the individual threads.
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