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'05 OSU Recruiting: The experts speak out

Discussion in 'College Football' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


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  2. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Well, we again see that Tressel can't recruit. :roll1:

    Seriously, great post by bucknuts44820. Note that we have seven OOS recruits, one each from seven different states across the country (California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York), including getting a state player-of-the-year (Laurinaitis from Minnesota) and two 5-star players. That's almost 40% of our class being from OOS. We got the country's #2 OL, #3 DE, and #3 CB, along with an Elite 11 QB. We ended up snatching Wilson away from Notre Dame. I'd say we did pretty well this class.
  3. i found this interesting
  4. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    I find it funny that all the so-called "experts" say that Freddie Lenix is under rated. If he is so "under-rated" then why don't they just move him up in the rankings.
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  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Dude, that is so simple, it's brilliant. Have a Great Post Award.
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I'm quit surprised that the article did not include the fact that this was the year of Clarett's biggest headlines (despite no actual news). While we all hate focusing on it, it truly is remarkable how well Tressel and Co. did calming the fears of many recruits. Bemoll (probably more of an excuse than an all-encompassing reason that he left), McCoy, and perhaps Sledge were the only casulties.

    I hadn't looked at the numbers to realize that Tressel landed SEVEN OOS guys. And despite getting burned by waiting for JG & McCoy, and losing Bemoll, they didn't panic and pick up any fallback recruits. Robiskie and DWIII would seem like that to some over on BN but they are studs in their own right.
  7. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    A couple of notes:

    Some of the star players in the groups ahead of us (or close) were not players that our staff "lost out" on. Harrison to the Weasels, Stross to Iowa, Myers-White to Tennessee are three examples of players that made other classes "strong" on whom the Buckeyes simply took a pass.

    Max Emfinger rates Miami at #8 and Ohio State out of the top 10. This despite the fact that Miami received zero Quarterbacks, zero Running Backs, and zero Wide Receivers. Miami's class is not a good "class." They did not hit their targets AT ALL. We did. Yet Max has them well ahead of us?

    I like Wallace's comment about Maurice Wells being "qualified." As we have learned from the past, that is one attribute about a recruiting class that these rankings often overlook.
  8. EasyBuck

    EasyBuck Go Bucks!

    Did we pass on Trey Stross?
    He's a player that committed early, before his senior year. I thought he committed before the Bucks had a chance to put an offer on the table. Not really sure though.

    Both of our classes from the past two years have over 35+% OOS players.
  9. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    That was the first thing that popped into my mind as well. Then you also have Chris Pool mentioning Lenix as a possible RB as well.

    While I think both of these guys are going to end up on the defensive side of the ball...having them as possible back up plans does take away a lot of the pressure of only having three tailbacks on scholarship.
  10. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    IMO you can add Brian Robiskie to the underated player category.
  11. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    He committed early, and he is the type of player who might have gotten an offer later on in the process, but at the time of his committment, the Bucks' cross-hairs were focused on Selwyn Lymon, Brian Hartline, and Andre Amos.

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