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2013 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Alright, I am brushing off the cobwebs and actually starting to do the math. 20 spots, before Hankins, Roby, or Hyde?

    The dispatch says 21 or 22, which I guess means 21 if one declares early for the NFL, 22 if two do????

    Evidently, tOSU can take 1 for sure, and maybe 2 or 3????

    It seems there is a short squeeze? Mitchell gets in for sure. Then maybe Trey? Dawson would have to get in if he wants.

    Gibson, Quick, Corn, and Bell might be left high and dry if they want in?

    If I were these guys, I would flinch. I think the heat is very real.
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  2. It's 20 spots as things stand. I'm sure the coaches know which of the juniors are definitely going to leave early for the NFL and probably have a feel on which underclassmen might transfer because of playing time issues. 24 is definitely a strong possibility.
  3. NINJA BUCK13

    NINJA BUCK13 Freshman

    We might just hit 25 in this class, but 24 seems to be the number thrown out there by the "experts"


    Don't take recruiting info from the Dispatch....

    Urb will sign no less than 23 in this class, but I wouldn't be shocked to see 25...
  4. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Just for fun, my latest guess:

    QB: JT Barrett

    RB: Ezekiel Elliott

    ATH: Jalin Marshall

    WR: Taivon Jacobs


    WR: Shelton Gibson

    WR: Cornelius Elder/Ryan Timmons
    /James Quick

    TE: Marcus Baugh

    OT: Evan Lisle

    OT/OG: Tim Gardner

    OG: Billy Price/Donovan Munger

    DT: Donovan Munger/ Billy Price

    DT: Michael Hill

    DE/DT: Joey Bosa

    DE/DT: Tracy Sprinkle

    DE/LB: Tyquan Lewis


    LB: Mike Mitchell

    LB: Trey Johnson


    S/LB: Darron Lee

    S: Jayme Thompson


    S: Chris Worley/Vonn Bell/Korrin Wiggins

    CB/S: Cameron Burrows

    CB: Eli Woodard

    CB/WR: Gareon Conley

    P: Johnny Townsend


    That puts the class at 24 with maybe an OT (Kenny Lacy?) for 25... or swap out Elder/Timmons/Quick for the extra OT if the staff feels comfortable with Conley on that side of the ball and there is only room for 24.

    If the staff doesn't nab another OT maybe they feel comfortable with Gardner on the edge given how much progress he has made in the last year? That would open up a spot for an extra player at S or WR.

    With another OT in 2013 or not, I am looking for a monster hall of OTs in 2014.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
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  5. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil



    Nice list. I have my fingers crossed that you're wrong and Quick ends up a Buck. Seems like Worley will end up in the class too, and Elder seems like a strong possibility, so this should be interesting.

    I think we should be really satisfied regardless.
  6. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it


    I forgot about Worley and Elder.

    I would put Worley in as an alternate with Bell/Wiggins and probably the favorite of the three to be in the class.

    I would put Elder and Quick as alternates with Timmons with Elder being higher up on the wish list and Timmons being the backup plan. I think Quick is #1 on the wishlist but #3 on the likely list- anything could happen though.

    Any of them could be the 25th as well if no surprise tackle shows up... if there is room for 25 in the first place.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  7. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Insert clever tag line

    Agree, the class is VERY versatile and filled with studs and it's hard to complain but w/out at least one marquee WR, preferably 2 it will be hard not to be dissapointed a little bit. We need 2 stud LBs too but I have to think we land AT LEAST one. WR on the other hand is not as clear, and we need them almost as much. We have to land at least one elite talent at wide out.
  8. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    I don't really see ANY problems with any of the iterations above. All look like good kids and great players. Enough versatility in the players that several can switch sides of the ball and not miss a beat. Still need the two LB's to fit in the obvious holes, but there's enough in the current pipeline to fill the needs/holes.

    Is it my imagination, or is recruiting under Urb much more of a guessing game (for we faithful followers) than it ever was with Tress, Coop, and Earl? Haven't seen the BP recruiting page (plus updates), and kinda think that when we zig, Urb zags, and the OSU 'war room' is off limits to more folk than usual......dunno, but it certainly makes me log on more times per day, as there's always seems like something new has hit the wires.....

    :gobucks3::gobucks4::banger:
  9. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    I think Urban has the guys on a different type of recruiting philosophy than JT. But never discount the fact that all sites have 'friends' on the inside no matter the program. It could be that with the changeover in coaches and other personnel some sites don't have the 'in' yet. Of course, when they do they'll charge you for it... but I digress.
  10. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Junior

    I think it's just extremely aggressive recruiting and at times they are on a first come first served basis.

    JMHO.
  11. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    In the days of Earl recruiting news consisted of a list of new commitments in the paper at the end of the year. :lol:
  12. MONTbigBuck

    MONTbigBuck Sophmore

    Talk on some other sites(11w etc.) that Oregon committ Dontre Wilson is still being pursued hard and may actually be in play. Interesting. I find it hard to believe that we won't have at least one out of left field surprise over the next few months.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  13. buckeyescott11

    buckeyescott11 Sophmore

    It'd be nice if Derrick Green was back in play.
  14. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Junior

    That's tough to do when the staff let him know they were moving on and wouldn't be recruiting him any longer.
  15. Merih

    Merih GO BUCKS!

    I'd rather have Dontre Wilson than Derrick Green. JMO. He has a skill set that isn't currently on the roster at tailback with true breakaway speed. Derrick will be a fantastic player in his own right but I think he's comparable to some of the guys we have waiting in the wings (Dunn, Smith, Ball).

    The purported "dearth" of skill players that we have been bemoaning has been fixed and then some in this class. Jalin Marshall, Ezekiel Elliott, and Taivon Jacobs are all incredible athletes. If you can add in one or two out of Dontre Wilson, James Quick, Shelton Gibson, Corey Smith, and Cornelius Elder...

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