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2006 '06 IN RB James Aldridge (Notre Dame signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    very nice............it seems coach Tressel wants to fill the RB stable early:biggrin: If he commits to OSU we will have 2 of the top 15 backs in the country.
  2. Highstreet

    Highstreet Newbie

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    Aldridge holds offers from Ohio State, Okie State, Duke, Purdue, Iowa State, Kansas State, Iowa and Missouri. He will visit OK.St. for a spring practice, and will probably stop and see N. Dame. He will decide this summer as he will graduate early.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2005
  3. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

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    Says Nick Patterson, former teamate, is recruiting him hard core to tOSU.
    He is aware of the commitment of Chris Wells, but says you will see competition everywhere.
    He was here for Junior day and loved Ohio Stadium.

    Really positive sounding article for Ohio State.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 8, 2005
  4. ol104

    ol104 RIP Neutron Man

    It would be great to have our RB recruiting wrapped up before April...would let us focus on our other needs in this class such as more OL and LB's
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    Aldridge has good size at 6-1, 215. He definelty has some skills at the position and it would be nice to add him to go along with Chris Wells. I think we have a pretty good shot with Aldridge.
  6. FritoBandito

    FritoBandito Lover of salty snacks

    This one looks very do-able.

    1. He has a good friend and mentor in Nick Patterson, who loves life at tOSU and is urging him to join the team. 2. We've been in on him since he was a Freshman on Nick's old team. 3. His other favorite is Okie State, who we absolutely crushed on national TV not three months ago. 4. He's seen and loves the Horseshoe. 5. He wants to commit early so he can enroll and play early, which gives competing programs less time to turn his head. And 6. (the clincher) -- Columbus is near home. That's nearly always a huge difference-maker for kids and their families.

    Come on, James. Join the fun. Get a great education and play on a very special football team.
  7. Highstreet

    Highstreet Newbie

    It is just not right for a post to be that positive or make that much sense....Oh wait this BP.:biggrin:
  8. bigBUXfan

    bigBUXfan Newbie

    If we land James Aldridge, does Bennie mover to LB???
  9. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    no...both are being recruited at RB, and that's where they will start out. If anyone is better suited to be the 3rd LB in this class, it's Aldridge.
  10. bigBUXfan

    bigBUXfan Newbie

    Thanks
    It's a good time the be a Busckeye fan.
  11. Man can you imagine, hitting teams with the power and speed of Beanie and then bringing the power and speed of Aldridge. It would be unstoppable.
  12. unionfutura

    unionfutura Moderator Moderator

  13. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    another good find by unionfutura...

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    3/8/05

    From the ND site...James lists his top schools as Purdue, Ohio State, Iowa, USC, Tennessee, Michigan and Notre Dame. James likes playing safety as much as he likes running the football. His dad was a fan of Michigan and Florida State, so he kind of liked them growing up.

    The ommission of Oklahoma State is a little surprising.
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

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    3/16/05

    Aldridge's head coach talked about the rumor James would be moved to linebacker in college, he stated he would be suprised if he was moved to linebacker but added he was definitely athletic enough. He called him the completed package, 2067 yards and 20 touchdowns...7.36ypc.

    Purdue, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State are recruiting James the hardest at this point.
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    3/22

    James lists Oklahoma St, Notre Dame, and tOSU as his favorites in that order. Oklahoma State is offering an opportunity for immediate playing time while Notre Dame offers a great tradition and solid education. James does like tOSU's program. He plans on graduating early.

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