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2008 08 Recruiting (CBF40's look at our prospects)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by crazybuckfan40, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. BearBuck27

    BearBuck27 Game Day!!!

    Maybe the safety spot could go to someone that they already offered like Scott. I know wad likes Scott on the defensive side, and I definitely see his potential there.

    Some also feel that Hale will evantually become a DE in college.
     
  2. wadc45

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

    Hale, Coples, Mobley, Ben Jones, David Dick, Chandler Burden...those are some DL names that come to mind.
     
  3. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    Good list Wade, A couple other potential DE targets that list interest are Anthony Mains FL, Dawawn Witner, and even Justin Staples, with some time in weight training.
     
  4. wadc45

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

    Look for Mains to end up at Indiana. Staples is long gone and I don't think Whitner has a chance at an offer. But there are a few other names still floating around...

    Here is my updated class (keep in mind some of this is based on info the BPRT has gathered and some of this is gut feelings):

    QB - Pryor
    RB - Torrence
    WR - Posey
    WR - Stoney
    WR - Thomas
    TE - DiLillo
    OT - Adams
    OT - Shugarts
    OC - Brewster
    OG - Jenkins
    DE - Williams
    DL - Mobley
    DT - Goebel
    LB - Sweat
    DB - Scott
    K - Buchanan

    Those are 16 I feel real good about...others that we are still in serious contention for:

    Shayne Hale
    Etienne Sabino
    Quinton Coples
    Orhian Johnson
    Justin Thompson

    I don't think we get any of these 5 WR targets:

    Josh Jarboe
    Jeff Fuller
    Kenny Tate
    Michael Floyd
    Martin Bayless

    Is it possible we get one or two? Of course it's possible. I just don't think it's probable. My gut says Jarboe - SEC, Fuller - Big XII, Tate - UF or Maryland, Floyd - ND, Bayless - Pac-10. If we were to get any of them, Bayless would be the most likely in my opinion.

    Nor do I think we get any of:

    Ben Jones
    Brendan Beal
    Darrell Simmons
    Charles Whitlock
    Brandon Harris
    Jack Crawford
    Xavier Avery

    I just don't see any of those happening. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it. Crawford is probably the most likely of that group, but until he gets an offer it is a moot point.

    And I don't think it is likely any more offers go out in-state. Having said that, this next group is probably the most likely to have something change...an offer out of nowhere or an offer to someone who just takes it to another level during the first few games of their season:

    Matt Mihalik
    Isaiah Pead
    Steve Gardiner
    Eric Magnaca
    Johnny Adams
    Jake Stoller
    Shawntel Rowell
    Dawawn Whitner
    Donnie Fletcher
    Mike Spooner
    David Dick
    Jerel Worthy
    Tim German
    Harold Coates
    Blaec Walker
    Chip Robinson
    Marc Stevens
    Christian Hanna
    Teddy Robb
    Sal Battles
    Fred Craig
    Nick Schneider
     
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  5. SweetBuckeye

    SweetBuckeye Rookie

    Great list!
    Can't say I disagree with any of it.

    Hope we take about 18 and would love to get Hale and Thompson. Can live without the rest especially knowing what is out there for next year.
     
  6. Young Bucknut

    Young Bucknut Newbie

    Great list wade.I think that is the most realistic class projection of seen on here so far. I'm still holding on to a little hope that we can get at least another one of those WR targets though...
     
  7. RB07OSU

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

    Good list Wad...I agree witht hose 16 as very likely to be in this class. If I was to add 2 more players that I think get in this class I would go with Fuller and Hale but anyones guess is good as the others at this point with Ohrian Johnson, Floyd, Sabino, Thompson, Coples, etc. out there.
     
  8. I havent been around much as most of you know, but I am back to being able to post regularly now so I figured I would give an update...

    QB - Pryor (from most places we lead for him and he is recruiting guys to come here with him. Maybe a AAA game announcement.)

    RB - Torrence

    WR - Stoney
    WR - Posey
    WR - Thomas (From most accounts we are in the lead, but this is one that I will worry about until he committs to us.)

    TE - DiLillo

    Block O - Brewster, Adams, Shugarts, Jenkins (I still think it is a matter of him waiting to not upset the homestate fans)

    DL - Williams
    DL - Goebell
    DL - Mobley
    DL - Hale
    DL - ? (Not sure on the last dlineman, as I have not heard promising things on Thompson, or Couples lately, but I still think we could use another one. If not we wait till next year and there is Simon and Adams...Hopefully we can land both of them.

    LB - Sweat
    LB - Sabino (I fell that we have a very good shot here...Should tell us alot after his visit here)

    DB - Scott
    DB - I still think that Tressell and staff will find one if not 2 more dbs. They like their athletes back there and even tho they brought in a ton of them last year, Torrence has moved to offense and so has Schwartz so we might need one of two. I would love for them to be Woods and Johnson, but Woods seems set on attending NU and not sure on Johnson...

    K - Buchanon


    Player for Player I will take this class against any in the nation...There is no reason to think that we can't land Pryor, Thomas, Mobley, Hale, Sabino, Jenkins and then add anyone else that the staffs sees fit.

    We may not have the numbers of 22-25 like other teams pull in, but the way Tress does it we have great balance, and recruit good student athletes that stick with the program all the way thru and don't have those big classes every year...
     
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  9. wadc45

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

    Here is how I see things as of now:

    QB - Pryor
    RB - Torrence
    WR - Posey
    WR - Stoney
    WR - Thomas
    WR - Floyd
    TE - DiLillo
    OT - Adams
    OT - Shugarts
    OC - Brewster
    OG - Jenkins
    DE - Williams
    DL - Mobley
    DT - Goebel
    LB - Sweat
    LB - Sabino
    DB - Scott
    K - Buchanan

    That's 18 right there...which still leaves room for 1 (maybe 2 depending on guys leaving early). Could it be Howard? Could it be Hale? Could it be Rowell? Could it be someone off the radar like Gardiner or Greer? Who knows at this point...but here is the group of guys that it could come from, IMO:

    Orhian Johnson
    Shayne Hale
    Travis Howard
    Shawntel Rowell
    Steve Gardiner
    Brandon Thompson
    Brandon Harris
    Charles Whitlock
    D'Anton Lynn
    Ben Jones
    Isaiah Pead
    Steve Greer

    I still can't get a good read on Johnson and I think Hale ends up at WVU. Howard still needs an offer, but that could come with a visit. Rowell is still a wild card beceause of his weight but many people think he makes it into this class. I know most think the ship has sailed on Gardiner and Pead but I think the staff is constantly re-evaluating. Lynn, Jones, Whitlock, Thompson and Harris are all longshots at this point.
     
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  10. Napoleonbuck

    Napoleonbuck Sophmore

    I'm thinking Howard gets offered this weekend, and if the visit goes good, commits soon thereafter.
     
  11. That is just one sick class. Tressel can't recruit. When we gonna get some southern speed. Geez.
     
  12. RB07OSU

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

    I am with you on that list Wad...add Hale and I think we end up with 19 in this class and that imo is the top class in the country. Floyd and Sabino may not be easy but I think they end up at OSU as well.
     
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  13. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    If you add that list to the players already on the roster it may be the best talent we've ever had since the 85 scholarship limit went into effect.:)
     
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  14. I kinda think the ship on Hale has sailed a lil...

    I think Sabino is going to take him spot...

    I agree with Wade's list, and I would say that the staff is still looking for a DB to add to the class, With Howard visiting this weekend and Harris visiting the 9th of Nov...

    And I also think that there is a high possibility of Rowell being in this class...
     
  15. wadc45

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

    I think if Howard is offered this weekend then the probability of him and Sabino coming goes way up. Not sure if they would still take Harris if they get Howard.

    Lately, I have been saying I think Hale ends up at WVU (and Saddler ends up at UVA).

    Still can't get a good read on Johnson...and I know people are very confident about Mobley but I need to hear it from his mouth first.

    Rowell, Howard, Sabino, Pryor, Mobley, Floyd and Scott would be a heck of a finish to this class...and certainly very possible.
     

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