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2022 VA OL Zach Rice (Verbal Offer)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Smudger, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Interesting picture choice. Is his family involved with any local churches?
  2. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    I can only imagine (not having experienced it myself), that the attention of all these adults paying them has to inflate their feeling of self-worth a tad. Some may even try to match wits with these journalists, dropping hints without committing to anything. Of course, these journalists will try to connect the dots, formulate a conclusion, all in the interest of writing a column that shows why/how this young man will be going to X college. Enough of the crying of wolf, and he ceases to be taken seriously. Take an official to Colorado to ski, Hawaii for the beaches, LSU for the gumbo, Maryland for the crab cakes, and then commit to tOSU. Easy peasy.
  3. HotMic

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

    Sounds like the Buckeyes will, at the very least, get an OV
    Jaxbuck likes this.
  4. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Hopefully the upcoming NFL draft will feature two first/high second round OL choices. That might help his decision making somewhat. Seems the pervasive viewpoint is that he's staying south, but these days who knows. All tOSU can do is take it's best shot, present itself in it's best light, and let the chips fall where they may. The OL has some good talent waiting in the wings, and hopefully Stud can coax some greatness from these young men. tOSU is flying high right now, and hopefully the already commits can build some bridges with Rice. Felling 'part of the family' has become more and more important these days, with the NFL history and degree-worth being important as well. Go Bucks!
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    And hopefully the 2 VA frosh can help recruit as well.
    You also make a good point about the draft, because I can see NPF and Munford being Day 1 or 2 picks. I can also see OSU having a top 5 OL for the next 2yrs as well.
    calibuck likes this.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The five Rice posted are Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Virginia.

    Rice and his mother Mary are both impressed with Ohio State.

    “They have an amazing football program,” Mary told Bucknuts when asked about Ohio State. “They have top notch academics as well. They are the top tier. When my son got that offer, I knew he had arrived. We truly respect and honor the offer, no doubt.”

    Rice is being recruited by Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and Buckeye offensive line grad assistant Kennedy Cook.

    “I think he has a good relationship with the coaches,” Mary said.

  7. HotMic

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

    -Top 5 (and official visits) are Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio State, Bama and Notre Dame. He says he has a good relationship with Stud and they’ve always been in a good position with him.

    You can’t always read into these things, but the Ohio State portion was about as generic as you can get. Definitely feels like we’re running closer to the bottom of those five.
  8. HotMic

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

    -Ohio State June 4th, followed by Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama and Notre Dame.

    Not expecting this to amount to much more than a visit, but at least we’re getting one.
    RB07OSU likes this.
  9. RB07OSU

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

    I'm in the same boat, I expect Rice to stay south but just get him on campus and hope for the best, his talent justifies the effort.

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