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'05 CA S/RB Shawn Oatis (UCLA signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, May 10, 2004.

  1. Airspace

    Airspace Newbie

    I think you are right about Mike Stoops. Nobody plays defense on the west coast. If he bring a defense like what he had at Oklahoma, watch out. They will give USC fits. Look at what they did to FSU. A great defense will keep you any game, "defense wins championships" not offense.
  2. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Been Smooth Since Days Of Underoos - rivals premium

    Oatis still plans on making an official visit to South Bend and Columbus in October. Arizona will likely get an official as well and he really enjoyed the unofficial visit he took there. Oatis likes the tradition at Ohio State, the fact we won the NC a couple years ago and the fact Mike Doss was a 3 time AA at the position Oatis will likely play in college.
  3. wstripes

    wstripes Newbie

    I was told that it will come down to OSU and ND.....with OSU leading now.Also, Biggins said he was very high on him
  4. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Thanks for the update, stripes.
  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Rivals Premium

    Oatis recently made unofficial visits to Oregon and Oregon St. His current top 5, in no particular order is Ohio State, Notre Dame, Arizona, Oregon and Oregon St.
  6. Brutus654

    Brutus654 Reality continues to ruin my life.

    I get the feeling that if it wasn't for OSU depth chart Oatis would already be commited.
  7. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    oregon rivals premium

    Arizona and tOSU are recruiting him the hardest.

    The factors in his final decision include:
    - education
    - team record the last few years
    - stability of program- not alot of coaches leaving
    - early playing time (IMO-this is the only one that could hurt us)

    Distance will not be a problem

    JT, Stoops (AZ) and the Oregon St. coach stand out for him.

    He is still going to tOSU on Oct. 22nd.
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Oatis blurb from Irish Today

  9. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Smart kid. Looks like more and more like we're going to go head to head with Arizona for Oatis. If Stoops wasn't there I would expect this to be a slam dunk for us. It will be interesting to see where we are on his list after he visits. I believe he's already been to Arizona this summer.
  10. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

  11. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Position Ranking: 9 Safeties 2005 (9)
  12. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    Lemming has him on his Top 25 fullbacks list, even though he only weighs 205. He had Haw on the same list last year before he broke 3000 yards.
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Well, the kid seems like he has a good head on his shoulders, it looks like we have a pretty good chance with him.
  14. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    He still has his ND and tOSU visits planned for October and is working on adding official vists to Arizona and Oregon. Shawn may also add a fifth vist to either OU, UCLA or Oregon St.. He claims not to have a favorite.

    He watched part of the NCST game on TV and said "it was a solid performance" and "Ohio State looked prepared".
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    duane on Oatis- premium

    Doc Tressel was at Oatis' HS game this past weekend. He has seen one of tOSU's games this season on TV. He still plans on visiting Oct 22nd and hopes to make a decision soon after all his visits.

    He and his dad continue to stay in touch with Ryan Williams and his dad.

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