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2008 '08 OH WR Cordale Scott (Illinois Signee; Transfer to Toledo)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by OSUBucks22, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. BengalsAndBucks

    BengalsAndBucks Senior Former Premier League Champ

    I think what hurts the most is that our aura of invincibility with Glenville recruits is gone. People have been chalking up Cordale for 6+ months now simply because he went to Glenville, so there was no realistic chance he didn't end up at tOSU. And then he chose Illinois.

    What worries me is that he opened the door for other Glenville recruits to spurn tOSU and follow him to a place like Illinois. While TG Sr. is there this is unlikely to happen, but I still rather Cordale ended up here.

    Oh yeah, and he is a pretty good football player too.
  2. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    Well shoot. Good luck Cordale.

    On a separate note, sometimes we are just too confident and we wear scarlet colored glasses. I wish I wasn't like that so much.
  3. GrizzlyBuck

    GrizzlyBuck Junior

    Good luck Cordale (except for 1 week a year) alas, we hardly knew ye :(
  4. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    It's just a shame to see us miss on a Glenville prospect really but if we were going to miss on any we offered, it may as well have been Cordale. He is a good player that I would have liked to see us get but there are few spots open and many others interested at positions of need. I would much rather close with Wells or McCray if possible. As the Soup Nazi says...NEXT!

    Edit: Also, I think it's really not all that crazy now that it's happened, with the Rowell verbal and other offers going out there. It also seemed, as someone else mentioned, that we never seemed to send the house on Cordale and I'm sure Zook did.
  5. jazzman

    jazzman Junior

    I did not expect us to lose a top recruit from Glenville. Also given that Shawntel just verballed here.

    I guess from Cordale's point of view, maybe the decision was driven by him being promised playing time earlier at Illinois as compared to here.

    However, I don't think that this may be last of Cordale's recruiting journey. It is possible to expect the Buckeyes to come at him hard even now.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 20, 2007
  6. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    Scott last summer listed OSU as high interest on Rivals with Illinois not listed at all, just came on strong at the end. My request is not intended to be negative or sour grapes. The position depth and early PT at Ill vs. OSU sure explains why the family would believe that this was the best opportunity for CS.
    I also read, however that he was taking his act on Dec. 8 prior to his OSU official visit. Rivals lists his core GPA at 3.1 with an sat taken in May. So does anyone know what score on the act would be required to meet admission standards with a Glenville HS 3.1 gpa? Are Illinois' admission standards looser than OSU? Recalling the struggle that Freddie Lenix had with admissions and then the Ray Small hold your breath summer 2006 admission issues, I wonder how strongly ambiguous admission standards factored into CS reluctance to issue an OSU verbal.
    RB07OSU likes this.
  7. bigtenuofIfb

    bigtenuofIfb Newbie

    just amazing

    Wow!!!! Zook does it again!!!! That dude and their staff (Locksley) sp?? is simply amazing.....Not only Scott, but they just got A.J Jenkins from Florida and Corey Liuget from Florida...With their Frosh and soph class this year and what they're getting now....they are going to be loaded....freakin Zook man.....crazyness

    well whatever....good luck to Scott wherever he matter where....he will have a great career.....
  8. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    It's just refreshing to know that tOSU has been loaded and will continue to be so. Thus, I'm not too worried about this decision by Cordale.
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Glenville's Scott commits to Illini

    Friday, December 21, 2007 Bob Fortuna

    Plain Dealer Reporter
    Glenville senior wide receiver/safety/kickoff returner Cordale Scott shocked the world late Wednesday with an oral commitment to the University of Illinois.
    Scott, The Plain Dealer's Defensive Player of the Year, chose the Fighting Illini over Ohio State. He made just two visits, to OSU two weekends ago and to Illinois last weekend.
    "It was a very tough decision," said Scott, rated the third-best senior in the November issue of Ohio High Magazine. "I liked both campuses and the coaching staff at both schools, but my mom and I sat down and decided Illinois is the best place for me."

  10. OWUBuckeye51

    OWUBuckeye51 is not receiving a bail out

    I am not in the know, but one would assume UofI has lax admissions standards with respect to tOSU's. Jeff Cumberland, Brian Gamble, and Joe Morgan are three players from the state of Ohio where it was rumored that the Ohio State staff wanted...some more than others. None received offers from tOSU (non-contingent offers that is) and all three headed to Urbana-Zima.

    Alas, tOSU couldn't offer them due to Ohio State's ever-evolving academic entrance requirements.
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Joe Morgan was a top student, so academics wasn't the issue with him. The other two would not have made it through Ohio State's admissions office.
    Best Buckeye likes this.
  12. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $


    From the Illini site. Scott says it was close, but in the end he just felt like he was a better fit at Illinois. He would like to play WR.
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Can't fault a kid for of luck in Champaign...
  14. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Good luck Cordale.
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Are you thinking of Morgan Williams? He had the grade issues.

    Joe was a good student...3.6 GPA and 20+ on the ACT

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