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2014 Rivals/Scout/etc. National & Regional Rankings

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by MD Buckeye, May 3, 2012.

  1. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Cue Chicken Little...again. :roll2:
  2. sflbuck

    sflbuck Sophmore

    Compare the top 10 players in Ohio last year to this year. If you do you will realize that Ohio is a little down this year.
  3. Buckeye737

    Buckeye737 Freshman

    It's definitely more of a down year in Ohio. I'm not worried at all. I don't think this class gets filled with anything but studs the rest of the way.

    Even if this year ended up being a slight down year (kind of like 2003 & 2007 were for Tressel), I still think this class be much more talented than any of Tressel's less impressive recruiting years.
  4. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Urban can't open.

    I went back & checked the closest ESPN rankings to this time last year to compare with the current crop.

    2014
    Damon Webb - **** #8 CB, #1 TSUN, #57 National
    Dante Booker - **** #8 OLB, #3 OH, #156 National
    Jalyn Holmes - **** #6 TE, #7 VA, #293 National
    Kyle Berger - **** #26 OLB, #11 OH, #299 National
    Kyle Trout - *** #22 OT, #13 OH
    Dylan Thompson - **** #28 DT, #10 IL
    Lonnie Johnson - **** #41 WR, #5 IN
    Parris Campbell Jr. - *** #38 RB, #15 OH
    Sam Hubbard - *** #28 OLB, #21 OH
    Marcelys Jones - *** #34 OG, #22 OH
    Sean Nuernberger -

    2013
    Eli Woodward - **** #3 CB, #1 NJ, #11 National
    Cameron Burrows - **** #4 CB, #1 Ohio, #19 National
    Joey Bosa - **** #6 DT, #14 FL, #44 National
    Jalin Marshall - **** #8 Ath, #3 Ohio, #74 National
    Marcus Baugh - **** #4 TE, #10 CA, #126 National
    Evan Lisle - **** #11 OT, #7 Ohio, #145 National
    J.T. Barrett - **** #6 Dual QB, #28 TX, #185 National
    Billy Price - **** #16 DT, #11 Ohio, #201 National
    Jayme Thompson - **** #11 S, #12 Ohio, #203 National
    Michael Hill - **** #17 DT, #4 SC, #229 National
    Ezekiel Elliott - **** #25 RB, #3 Missouri, #255 National
    Tracy Sprinkle - *** #43 DE, #29 Ohio
    Darron Lee -
    Johnny Townsend -

    Is there a significant difference between Evan Lisle & Kyle Trout? Billy Price & Dylan Thompson? Jayme Thompson & Parris Campbell?

    To be honest the biggest difference between the two classes that I see is that this time last year Cam, Jalin & Bosa had committed while Marshon, Erick & Kwon haven't so far this year. Add those three and the classes are very similar.

    As far as the class top 10 comparison goes (using the 247 composite):
    1. Marshon Lattimore <> Jalin Marshall
    2. Dante Booker <> Cam Burrows
    3. Michael Ferns <> Dymonte Thomas
    4. Kyle Berger <> Evan Lisle
    5. Parris Campbell <> Michael McCray
    6. Derek Kief <> Taco Charlton
    7. Erick Smith <> Shelton Gibson
    8. Kyle Trout <> Gareon Conley
    9. Darius West <> Malik Zaire
    10. DeShone Kizer <> Jake Butt

    I'm not seeing the massive difference that some people are claiming at the top.

    FWIW 2014 has one 5* in Ohio (Lattimore). 2013 had 0 (Jalin was rated a 4*). The first 3* in 2013 was #20 Jaron Dukes; in 2014 it was #17 Ethan Wolfe.

    Edit: Added Jalyn Holmes
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
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  5. Taosman

    Taosman Not Stealing Imitation Crab Legs From Krogers

    Some Buckeye fans just can never be happy![​IMG]


    Kyle Berger at #299 but Satan wanted him badly is all you really need to know. That rankings are crap a lot of the time.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
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  6. NastyNatiBuck

    NastyNatiBuck Sophmore

    Let's not forget that rankings are to make money, not be an accurate reflection of how good a player really is.
  7. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    Rivals - Expanding the Ohio rankings to 100

    7/9

    1. Lattimore
    2. Booker
    3. Ferns
    4. Berger
    5. Horton
    6. Byrne
    7. Trout
    8. West
    9. Smith
    10. Ballew
    11. Campbell
    15. Hubbard
  8. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    I realize they are just trying to be different but their state rankings are always just awful. Horton is WAY too high, as is Ballew. Then you have Marcelys Jones (who just blew up the camp circuit and has offers from everyone) at #24 behind Krok, Burns, and Richardson...only OL you could argue to be higher than Jones is MAYBE Trout and Byrne. I could go on for awhile but that is just a pathetic attempt. And my top 20 would be:

    1. Marshon Lattimore
    2. Dante Booker
    3. Kyle Berger
    4. Michael Ferns
    5. Marcelys Jones
    6. Jimmy Byrne
    7. Parris Campell
    8. Kyle Trout
    9. Erik Smith
    10. Deshone Kizer
    11. Derek Kief
    12. Sam Hubbard
    13. Darius West
    14. Dariean Watkins
    15. Joe Henderson
    16. Daniel Cage
    17. Josh Krok
    18. Chris Frey
    19. Nick Richardson
    20. Tegray Scales
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  9. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    Palm Beach Post - FOOTBALL RECRUITING: THE FIRST CLASS OF 2014 BIG BOARD RANKINGS

    7/9

  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way


    My first observation is that I hope this list can start to silence people who think that urban cant keep the top Ohio talent in state. Looking at the top 25, elite Ohio talent, OSU is cleaning up with the best, and I'm glad these same guys have been proving it at camps around the country as well showing Ohio kids are as good as any other.
    Also, what happened to Davonte James? I thought at one time he was a top 10 in the state kid, and now it seems like he's fallen off into the category of lower tier big 10 and MAC school lists.
  11. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! Staff Member Bookie '13 BPCFFB II Champ

  12. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    #16 Dante Booker +73
    #46 Jamarco Jones -3
    #68 Jalyn Holmes -27
    #80 Damon Webb +17
    #94 Kyle Berger +46
    #106 Marcelys Jones -10
    #119 Paris Campbell +11
    #212 Terry McLaurin +227
    #219 Sam Hubbard +6
    #245 Kyle Trout -44

    #12 Joe Mixon +25
    #14 Tony Brown +1
    #15 Raekwon McMillan -1
    #17 Damian Prince -1
    #25 Curtis Samuel +57
    #28 Thomas Holley +45
    #34 Marshon Lattimore <>
    #37 Solomon Thomas +5
    #71 Jamal Adams +8
    #99 Brandon Harris -1
    #133 Saed Blacknall -14
    #135 Demetrious Knox -25
    #146 Derek Barnett +102
    #155 Johnnie Dixon -56
    #180 Mike Gesicki +752
    #201 Poona Ford -4
    #207 Trevion Thompson -126
    #243 Myles Autry -60
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  13. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    Honestly, this is far and away the best list I have seen this year. The Holmes drop is puzzling and I think Webb is a tad low, but really no major objections. Really comprehensive and well put together.
  14. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    McLaurin and Gesicki opening eyes...geez.
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye Pork cue pine Staff Member

    :lol:
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