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'10 OH OL Matt James (Notre Dame Signee - RIP)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by X Buckeyes07 X, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. BigJim

    BigJim Senior

    The "that" that he was referring to is the thought that OSU may have backed off, not the fact that he may be favoring ND.
  2. amybuckeye

    amybuckeye amybuckeye

    Can you guys elaborate a little more about this situation? That is if you are able to. Thanks.
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    No clue on why they backed off...certainly not talent. Speculation of standing with other targets, but nothing concrete.

    We've been down that 'pass/slowplay on a legit prospect while waiting on a "bigger fish" road' before...hopefully this one works out better than the past few.
  4. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    You Guys is obviously a request for the BPRT elaboration but DL does respond to some questions on his blogsite:
    Matt James - Duane Long's OSU Buckeyes Football Report

  5. Cincinnatibuck

    Cincinnatibuck Freshman

    He has an OSU offer so if he really wanted to be a Buckeye he would of committed.
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Well, if you want to strip it to the bone, sure.
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Amen! We continually
    neglect local kids like
    Cadogan and James.
    This staff will never
    learn. :nerd: :nerd:
    Buckskin86, gracelhink and osugrad21 like this.
  8. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    I've had a feeling for a little while that this may be like that Pat Muldoon situation from St. X last year... Had an early offer, but once the staff started evaluating other players and offers they moved on... I think (not know) that that may have happened with Matt too...
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Classic flashback.
  10. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Whatever happened to Chauncey Incarnato? Those were the days.
  11. amybuckeye

    amybuckeye amybuckeye

    I think he may have transferred out of.....Notre Dame I think. Or somewhere.

    Anyways, other than Duane, has anybody else expressed some reservations on James after evaluating his film? I'm just trying to figure out what has the staff "backing off".

    I'm sure the staff knows what they are doing with James, but I do hope they bring in at least 4-5 lineman in with this next class regardless of the James situation. I haven't exactly been a big fan of the limited number of scholarship O-linemen over the years. It would really be nice to redshirt a bunch of linemen rather than waste the redshirt and play kids out of necessity. O-linemen just take longer to develope and an extra year can only help.
  12. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Duane retracted that statement. He was watching his soph highlights on scoutingohio. Once he watched his junior tape, he bumped him back up to being an elite prospect.
  13. amybuckeye

    amybuckeye amybuckeye

    I didn't state that correctly. I have been on Duanes Blog several times and did see his statement retraction.

    Let me try again.

    Are there any recruiting evaluators not named Duane that have expressed reservations about James that are perhaps shared by the coaching staff.
  14. DSelwyn

    DSelwyn Newbie

    I hate the idea of OSU backing off of Matt James. Who cares if he favors ND? Recruit him more intensely. And yet, we did not back off from Steve Rehring, Kyle Mitchum, and Connor Smith. Unbelievable. Sure, I'll trust the coaching staff's ability to judge O-Line talent, but then I keep thinking about the last three names I just mentioned.......
  15. wadc45

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

    Wonder why the staff entertained Matt at practice today if they are "backing off" him...:sneaky:

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