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2021 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by ScriptOhio, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    How have Buckeyes recruited so well during quarantine?


    Despite being in a quarantine like much of the nation, Ohio State is in the midst of a spectacular recruiting run. Head coach Ryan Day spoke to the media via teleconference on Wednesday and Bucknuts asked him how he can explain how well the Buckeyes are doing on the recruiting front during this incredibly strange time in the United States.

    "Well, I think recruiting is sped up," Day said. "I thought we did a great job in a tough spot this winter. We lost that one week in December because of the championship game and then we're getting ready for the bowl game and we really only had one week. And then typically in January, you have more than just two weeks on the road. I thought we maximized our time really well, but also got ahead of this thing.

    "Even in the last year, Mark Pantoni, our staff has done a great job of staying in touch with this class. From this time last year, we're working so far ahead that those relationships are really, really strong.

    "And so we're just doing a great job of communicating right now. I think there's a lot of excitement around the program, what we're building on both sides of the ball. And again, I just think we've been doing this for a while now with this class. And so there's been a lot built up. It's not something we just started a few months ago. And so we know we're doing the best we can to communicate with the families, using FaceTime and different things to communicate and try to answer their questions the best we can even though, right now, they're not able to visit on campus."

    Day and his staff are being very creative in how they recruit during this time period. Since they obviously cannot take recruits and their families on tours of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and other facilities, they are taking them on "virtual tours" via the internet.

    "Yes, we're doing a lot of things like that," Day said. "We can't have somebody out on campus, really. So it's hard for us to kind of organize all that in a short period of time. Most of the guys we recruited have actually been on campus. They've seen it. Not all of them. And so we're trying to do the best we can. Whatever questions they might have, answering those questions. But so many of them have actually been on campus already because it just goes so far into their freshmen, sophomore year.

    "But yeah, FaceTime and sending them videos and things like that is something that can certainly help during this time."

    Ohio State has landed graduate transfer running back Trey Sermon from Oklahoma, and he will be eligible immediately and have one season remaining. However, Day can't speak to the media about Sermon because he technically has not signed his scholarship with the Buckeyes yet.

    "So, I actually can't comment on anything like that because he's a recruit," Day said. "So, unfortunately, I'm not able to comment on any of that stuff. The NCAA rule right now put a stop on even signing financial aid agreements right now. And so until that ceases and passes, I'm not able to comment on any of that stuff."

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  2. 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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  3. RB07OSU

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

    Probably get a thread started on Lewis, would love to see us become a player here. Big time LB and would love to see him paired with Carrico.
  4. HotMic

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

  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

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  6. HotMic

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

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior

    Bank's latest....OSU slight lead for Davis, stock down on Stellato,stock up on Egbuka,rumor of Latham to LSU (Bank don't believe it), Adeleye is favoring UFla by a slight margin, Terrence Lewis is another game player that is probably staying in the south.

    I will choose to believe the Davis and Egbuka intel only.
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Some quick thoughts on Tunmise Adeleye and Kamar Wilcoxson since I’ve been fairly negative about both being in the class.

    They are reportedly pretty good friends and are certainly peas in a pod when it comes to their social media antics, where they’re both all in on Ohio State recently.

    Birm has mentioned that he does think the staff wants Wilcoxson in the class but they are trying to slow him down on his timeline. I assume they are taking a similar approach with Adeleye (if he was ever considering an early commitment, which I’m not sure he ever was).

    Let them sow their wild recruiting oats as uncommitted prospects for the next few months while continuing to do their thing via social media. That way they don’t scare any other prospects off who the staff is trying to maintain relationships with.

    And, much closer to signing day after they’ve experienced everything there is to experience, if they’re still all in for Ohio State - great.

    And if not, they can commit to whoever else without leaving Ohio State without other options because they lost three months of recruiting other prospects with those two in the class.

    I like this approach a lot.
  11. HotMic

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

    I’m not saying he’s not right, but that Terrence Lewis take is a lot different than the “I have no clue about that guy” answer he gave when asked about him 2 days ago. I’m wondering if that’s his hunch, or something he was told?
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
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  12. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Hope that isn’t true about Latham. Really want that dude in this class.
  13. 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

    The Bank also said tOSU has offered Lewis but that remains to be seen. Fortunately he is at a position (LB) of luxury rather than necessity for the rest of this class.
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

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