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2013 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member Bookie

    I am still having trouble adjusting to recruiting under Urban.

    With JT you knew who the targets were ten months before signing day. Then you watched to see them commit or fall by the wayside. As the day got closer the only new names were the "plan B" kids who signaled one of the prime targets was not to be. Pleasant surprises late in the game were unheard or.

    With Urban I don't have a clue. "Plan B" is as likely to be a long time committed 5 star as anyone else. The staff may be hot on the trail of some kid whose name only hits the boards when they show up for a visit. Coaching changes are chum in the water. And after only one year of this that late stud is already an expectation.
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  2. tlinc

    tlinc Freshman

    I agree with all of this, but especially the bolded portion. I really like how wide of a net has been cast. Seems like the alleged Plan-Bs this year are Plan A guys in most other years and for almost every other program. I think this is especially true at the WR position.

    I think part of what makes things so tough to predict is that we don't really know from the outside exactly what order the staff has guys ranked and who they are really going to push for. We've seen that offers aren't always fully commit-able. I think it is also pretty clear that there are going to be plenty of new names that pop up, especially with the coaching carousel likely to make a few more turns before signing day.

    From my position on the outside looking in, it looks like there are a small handful of elite guys that the staff would make room for no matter what: Quick, Conley, Bell, Mitchell and Johnson. If they can get at least 3 out of those 5, this class would be a huge success and really address the need areas. Especially with to many other attractive candidates to fill however many spots are left.
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  3. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    2013 Verbal Commits:

    Ubermensch/Athlete
    :
    Jalin Marshall - Middletown (OH), Middletown HS; 6' 0", 190 lbs
    Rivals: **** #2 Ath, #2 Ohio, #53 National
    Scout ***** #4 WR, #30 National
    247: **** #3 Ath, #2 Ohio, #63 National
    ESPN **** #8 Ath, #3 Ohio, #78 National


    Quarterback:
    J.T. Barrett - Wichita Falls (TX) Rider HS; 6' 2", 205 lbs
    Rivals: **** #7 Dual QB, #14 TX, #124 National
    Scout: **** #11 QB, #133 National
    247: **** #1 Dual QB, #8 TX, #56 National
    ESPN: **** #11 Dual QB, #32 TX, #244 National


    Running Backs:
    Ezekiel Elliott - St. Louis (MO) John Burroughs HS; 6' 0", 195 lbs
    Rivals **** #9 RB, #1 Missouri, #120 National
    Scout **** #9 RB, #51 National
    247 **** #5 APB, #1 Missouri, #82 National
    ESPN **** #14 RB, #1 Missouri, #139 National


    Wide Receivers &
    Tight Ends:
    Marcus Baugh - Riverside (CA) J.W. North; 6' 4", 215 lbs
    Rivals **** #6 TE, #146 National
    Scout **** #4 TE, #99 National
    247 **** #3 TE, #7 CA, #91 National
    ESPN **** #3 TE, #11 CA, #129 National

    Taivon Jacobs - District Heights (MD) Suitland; 5'10" 165 lbs
    Rivals *** #45 WR, #11 MD
    Scout *** #69 WR
    247 *** #33 CB, #11 MD
    ESPN **** #53 WR, #10 MD


    Offensive Linemen:

    Evan Lisle - Centerville (OH); 6' 5", 255 lbs
    Rivals **** #8 OT, #6 Ohio, #104 National
    Scout **** #5 OT, #73 National
    247 **** #13 OT, #6 Ohio, #150 National
    ESPN **** #11 OT, #7 Ohio, #145 National

    Timothy Gardner - Lawrence Central HS, Indianapolis (IN); 6'5" 315lbs
    Rivals *** #20 IN
    Scout *** #31 OG
    ESPN *** #59 OT, #11 Indiana
    247 **** #26 OT, #5 Indiana


    Defensive Linemen:

    Billy Price - Austintown (OH) Fitch HS; 6' 4", 305 lbs
    Rivals: **** #14 DT, #9 Ohio, #160 National
    Scout: **** #19 DT, #157 National
    247: **** #14 DT, #9 Ohio, #195 National
    ESPN **** #19 DT, #16 Ohio, #242 National

    Tracy Sprinkle - Elyria (OH) Elyria HS; 6' 5", 259 lbs
    Rivals *** #27 SDE, #37 Ohio
    Scout *** #48 DE
    247 *** #27 SDE, #28 Ohio
    ESPN *** #34 DE, #26 Ohio

    Joey Bosa - Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas HS; 6' 5", 262 lbs
    Rivals: **** #4 SDE, #4 FL, #20 National
    Scout: ***** #2 DE, #21 National
    247: **** #4 SDE, #10 FL, #39 National
    ESPN: **** #7 DT, #14 FL, #46 National

    Michael Hill - Pendleton (SC), Pendleton HS; 6'3" 315 lbs
    Rivals **** #8 DT, #1 SC, #103 National
    Scout **** #15 DT, #137 National
    247 **** #13 DT, #2 SC, #191 National
    ESPN **** #17 DT, #4 SC, #214 National

    Tyquan Lewis - Tarboro (NC), Tarboro HS; 6'4" 227 lbs
    Rivals **** #11 WDE, #8 NC
    Scout **** #30 DE
    247 **** #11 WDE, #9 NC
    ESPN *** #47 DE, #22 NC


    Linebackers:


    Defensive Backs:
    Cameron Burrows - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison HS; 6'2", 195 lbs
    Rivals: **** #4 CB, #1 Ohio, #27 National
    Scout: **** #10 CB, #101 National
    247: **** #6 CB, #1 Ohio, #41 National
    ESPN: **** #6 CB, #1 Ohio, #39 National

    Eli Woodward - Voorhees (NJ) Eastern HS; 6' 1", 185 lbs
    Rivals: **** #5 CB, #1 NJ, #29 National
    Scout: **** #9 CB, #92 National
    247: **** #7 CB, #1 NJ, #55 National
    ESPN: ***** #3 CB, #1 NJ, #6 National

    Jayme Thompson - Toledo (OH) Central Catholic; 6' 2", 180 lbs
    Rivals **** #19 S, #11 Ohio, #195 National
    Scout **** #20 S, #250 National
    247 **** #18 S, #12 Ohio, #223 National
    ESPN: **** #12 S, #12 Ohio, #217 National

    Darron Lee - New Albany (OH), New Albany HS; 6'3" 205 lbs
    Rivals *** #34 Ath, #30 Ohio
    Scout *** #59 S
    247 *** #106 Ath, #66 Ohio
    ESPN *** #22 S, #28 Ohio

    Gareon Conley - Massilon (OH) Washington HS; 6'2" 170lbs
    Rivals *** #56 CB, #40 Ohio
    Scout **** #17 CB #158 National
    247 **** #16 CB, #13 Ohio, #225 National
    ESPN **** #9 CB, #2 Ohio, #62 National


    Specialists:
    Johnny Townsend - Orlando (FL) Boone HS; 6'2" 200 lbs
    Rivals ** #12 Kicker
    Scout *** #2 Punter
    247 ** #4 Punter, #293 FL
    ESPN *** #9 Kicker, #128 KY


    Preferred Walk-Ons:
    William Houston Jr - Dublin (OH) Scioto HS; 6'0" 235 lbs
    Rivals *** #5 FB, #64 OH
    Scout ** #109 RB
    247 NR
    ESPN *** #2 FB, #61 OH

    Devlin McDaniel - Marion (OH) Pleasant HS; 6'1" 195 lbs
    Scouting Ohio - WR

    Luke Morgan - Lebanon (OH) HS; 6'2" `185lbs
    Scouting Ohio - QB
    Scout NR


    Added Gareon Conley & Luke Morgan
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  4. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Hardware not for sale or trade...earn it bitch.

    Muck, I hope by Sunday night/Monday morning you have to redo this list. Go Bucks!! :wink2:
  5. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    just for my own amusement im combining the rankings.
  6. jclvd_23

    jclvd_23 Buckeye Reppin in Gator Country

    Out of everyone on the list, I gotta believe Tracy Sprinkle is going to be making a move up the rankings.

    A couple other numbers that stuck out to me were 247 having Lee as the 66th best player in Ohio, and Rivals having Conley as the 40th best player in the state.
  7. Smudger

    Smudger You've got to stick to your principles. '13 BP FBB Champ

    Bill "Bank" Greene is live on 1480 WHBC talking recruiting right now for anyone interested. Link for stream below. Hit the play button at the top.

    http://streema.com/radios/WHBC

    Edit: Was only on for a few minutes. Nothing really new. Just talked about the Conley commitment, Mike Mitchell visit this weekend, Eric Glover-Williams offer & Antoine Miles offer & commitment to Nebraska
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
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  8. FYI, 247 now has Gardner as a ****, #26 OT, and #5 in the state.
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  9. OH10

    OH10 *

    Anybody that saw what Lee did to Marion-Franklin knows that 66th ranking is non-sense. Doesn't matter though. Lee is a baller and will show it on the field.
  10. tlinc

    tlinc Freshman

    Where you think he'll end up? Tyler Moeller type Star? More of a S? True LB?
  11. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

  12. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Go Buckeyes!

    Not one with an Auburn tattoo.
  13. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

  14. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    Funny thing is, he's listed as attending Auburn High School in Auburn AL.
  15. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    If he already has tattoos, he would be less likely to end up in Tattoo Gate II.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012

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