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2013 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. stowfan

    stowfan Senior


    Green is a great player, but we already have 3 young big backs on the roster, Dunn, Ball, and Rod Smith.
  2. buckeyescott11

    buckeyescott11 Sophmore

    I'm just of the opinion you can never have too many backs, especially power ones like Green, but I see your points.
  3. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    Smith committed to Miss St. recently...
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    Urban has always shown great trepidation for such situations :wink:
  5. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    Ohio State recruiting: '13 OH DL Billy Price talks about his official visit

  6. stowfan

    stowfan Senior


    Maybe it's just my own personel impression, but it seems Meyer and his staff are spending a lot more time in North and South Carolina than JT's staff did?
  7. fanaticbuckeye

    fanaticbuckeye Rule number one, I'm number one. NCAA14 PS3 Champ

    So you're saying osugrad21 has more pull with the current regime?
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  8. FlyerBuck

    FlyerBuck Semper Fidelis

  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    Lets please not do this debate again...a) For each 3 star wonder listed, it can be countered with a 3 star bust/4 or 5 star player that panned out well b) By this notion, we should all be bummed out when our class is full of 4-5 stars and wish to swap out with a class of 3 stars. Everytime the debate goes in a circle and end up proving nothing, yet wasting tons of precious internets. Anyways, my final guess:

    QB: J.T. Barrett
    RB: Ezekiel Elliot
    WR: Taivon Jacobs
    WR: Shelton Gibson (book it if grades are good)
    ATH: Jalin Marshall
    ATH: Cornelius Elder (go for Timmons if Elder says no)
    TE: Marcus Baugh
    OL: Evan Lisle
    OL: Tim Gardner
    OL: Donovan Munger
    DE: Joey Bosa
    DE: Tyquan Lewis
    DE/DT: Tracy Sprinkle
    DT: Billy Price
    DT: Michael Hill
    LB: Trey Johnson (book it)
    LB: Mike Mitchell (book it)
    LB: Darron Lee
    LB/S: Chris Worley (book it)
    CB: Eli Woodard
    CB: Gareon Conley
    S: Cam Burrows
    S: Jayme Thompson
    P: Johnny Townsend

    - Almost positive Quick to Louisville and Bell to Bama. I think we see one surprise for sure, possibly Lacey or Redfield, or another name not in play right now. But I am very confident on Gibson, T. Johnson, Mitchell, and Worley.
  10. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    That would be an unreal class by any measure. Do you think we're completely out of it for Dawson?
  11. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    I thought there was an outside shot if Urban pulled a miracle on his visit but after he cancelled, no chance. Plus we just landed Munger, who I'm pretty sure was contingent to the staff's read on Dawson and after the visit was cancelled, Munger was in and I think Dawson's spot is gone. There is a valid argument that you take him regardless, but I think he is an extreme longshot and the staff won't waste their time...Sparty or scUM, hopefully Sparty.

    And yes, that would be a fantastic class and more than realistic imo by discounting Bell and Quick. While either would be a great surprise (it isn't inconceivable, just highly improbable we get either), I think that class fills every need. Trey Johnson and Mike Mitchell are top-notch talents at a desparate position of need (though I tend to think 1-2 of Perry, Perkins, or Camren Williams step it up next year from the '12 class), especially Mitchell. In my eyes, Mitchell is a 5 star talent all the way. Ungodly combine numbers (legit 4.37 and fastest time over elite skill players with his size is ridiculous), physically gifted at 6'4 215, mean as possible, proven bloodlines, and extremely competitive. I can't imagine a much better LB prospect, especially once Urban pushes him. Plus I see one of Lee or Worley playing LB in the end, more likely Lee (I think his ability to grow into a LB is what got him his offer).

    Plus Gibson and one of Elder/Timmons would make an amazing class for offensive skill players when adding in Elliott, Marshall, and Jacobs. Really hoping Gibson gets in, as I see him as the only real pure WR in this class, maybe Jacobs. Either way, pretty immaterial to our offense...this would get us 5 electric guys to get the ball to and Urban has a great track record in utilizing such talents to the maximum level.

    Of course the only real issue would remain at offensive tackle. I only see this as an issue if injuries hit (which unfortunately is common on the OL). We should clean up at OT in '14 and Decker seems like a future star. Plus Dodson will be healthy and Lisle is an unsung talent coming in at tackle. Further, I don't think playing O'Connor, Baldwin, or Farris at tackle is much of a stretch with their skill sets. Adding an OT is certainly ideal, but I don't think we are stuck with so many square pegs to fit into round holes as in the Bollman era. All that being said, it sure would be nice to get Lacey or pull a surprise and flip someone like Pocic.
  12. OneBuckeye

    OneBuckeye Junior

    Darron Lee is projected at LB? Good to know.
  13. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    Possibly safety but at 6-3 210, he has a ton of room on his frame to get up to around 230-240 and we need LBs. Plus we have Burrows, Thompson, and Worley as safetys.
  14. BGriffBuckeye

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

    I beliebe Worley is more LB than Lee. Also think your measureables on Lee are a little overexaggerated. I have never seen him listed over 6'2" at generally at 195lbs or so (obviously he could have grown though). Worley and Lee are pretty much the same size, but Lee seems to have the skillset to stay at Safety.
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  15. BearBuck27

    BearBuck27 Game Day!!!

    This is how I feel as well, griff. I think they are similar in size currently, but I definitely think Worley has the bigger frame and Lee's skillset better projects him to safety, imo.

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