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RB Warren Ball (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by wadc45, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    I know there are a lot of great RBs in the 2012 class in Ohio like Jaylen Prater, Terrell Dorsey, Brionte Dunn, Alex Winters, SaeVon Fitzgerald, V'Angelo Bentley, Toneo Gulley and William Mahone (I know I'm missing a few)...but I LOVE what I am hearing about Ball...

    ScoutingOhio Film and Bio

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    Columbus (OH) St. Francis DeSales

    Height: 6-foot-1
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Forty: 4.4 seconds
    Vertical: 37 inches
    Bench Max: 265 lbs
    Squat Max: 415 lbs
    GPA: 4.0

    DeSales Sophomore Showing Early Strides | Bucknuts.com

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRN9VY68oko]YouTube - Warren Ball Jr- DeSales RB #34- 2009 Sophomore Highlights[/ame]
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
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  2. Buckeyecty4

    Buckeyecty4 Junior

    I haven't seen all the kids you mentioned above, but Ball is my favorite of the ones I have seen video of. I like him a lot better than Dunn.
  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way

    I'm sure this kid is very talented, but isn't the RB position the lowest of priorities for us for another year or 2
  4. BGriffBuckeye

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

    Warren Ball
    Brionte Dunn

    ...the reasons we aren't taking a RB this year...
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way

    Understandable, but what about Rushell Shell, isn't he just as good if not better than the both?
    And say we brought in 2 or 3 of these guys, what would our depth at RB look like these kids' incoming frosh year, assuming no one leaves for the draft or transfers?
  6. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    Yes sir, he is #1 on my wish list for RB's. If we take 2 there is a crop full of good to great backs in Ohio to select from.
  7. BGriffBuckeye

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

    Shell should, and will, definitely receive a long look... I was mainly pointing out the in-state talent we've got and the fact that we don't NEED to look out-of-state for somebody at the position.
  8. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    Shell will likely be a top 10 player in the country and a player that we are in great shape with. We will send the house at him. However, it will be interesting to see how Ball and Dunn shape up in state...I can't see us possibly passing on both. Ball has really good intangibles...he sees the holes and hits them at 100 mph. He is a load to bring down up top but will need to develop some lower body strength and balance. Overall, you can tell Ball has the right size and tools to develop into a great back.
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  9. If all 3 want to come you take them...

    They are all very very good...From film, they will all be special backs IMHO...all have size, speed, and good vision...

    I do think Ball is top in the state tho, and why he might not be ranked as high as Shell, he is right there in talent...
  10. Buckeyecty4

    Buckeyecty4 Junior

    Ball runs like Ingram, not saying he's going to be that good, but I like his downhill and physical style.

    The last tape I saw on Dunn scared me a little bit. He looked like he added weight (which is natural) and wasn't as explosive as I previous thought.
  11. twenty4hrsports

    twenty4hrsports All Sports-All Day

    I like the overall game of RB- Warren Ball based on the film I've seen and the game vs Cin. Anderson I saw in person. Good hands too, will help at the next level.
  12. twenty4hrsports

    twenty4hrsports All Sports-All Day

    If Shell is top 10 in the country, then Ball is right there too based on what I have seen of both backs.
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  13. Dunn is on a fast track to defense if he keeps gaining weight. I'm hoping the transition from Alliance to Glen Oak just allowed him to slack off in off-season training. That won't be an issue this year.
  14. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    I don't know. I have seen Shell a couple more times then Ball last year and if I was forced to only take one it would be Shell. I think Ball is fantastic but I really believe Shell is a special player.

    Good problem to have and a lot of development can take place in the next couple of years.
  15. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    ...and to top it all off, the kid has a 4.0 at a private school.

    Love to see Warren get his first written offer on Sept 1st from us.

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