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2011 '11 JUCO DE Cornelius "Tank" Carradine (Florida State Signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by OSUBuckeye4Life, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    '09 OH DE Cornelius Carradine


    Defensive End

    Cincinnati (OH) Taft
    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 220 lbs
    Forty: 4.65 secs
    Bench Max: 315

    Impressive film (linked above). Starting to generate some buzz.

    Bucknuts $


    Will be moving to Columbus soon. Favors Ohio State and holds an offer from Cincy.
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  2. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Any idea what HS he's going to play at if he moves to Columbus?
  3. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    No official word yet.
  4. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    great first step off the snap. The 6'4" part I believe, but looking at some of those other players on the field at the same time, I question the 230 lbs. Looks 210 soaking wet. Thanks for the update. Keep us informed when he announces where he'll be playing his HS football in C-Bus.

  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    My Take:

    Frame is the game and Cornelius has a prototype. Long arms and wide shoulders with plenty of room for growth in the legs. Solid first step, but its that change of direction and lateral agility that separates him. He has another gear when he in pursuit. Impressive prospect.
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  6. Agree with everything here...

    Top 3 players in the state are Dlineman IMO...Simon, Fellows, and Carradine...

    Also props to Hodgepodge for being on this one for awhile...
  7. MONTbigBuck

    MONTbigBuck Sophmore

    So GRAD, would you expect OSU to be offering in the near future? Will he have to wait to see how things play out with Fellows and Newsome before he gets considered?
  8. Not Grad, but too good not to offer...I think we have a great shot with Fellows still, but no reason to wait on this one...

    From the bn article he will be moving to Columbus soon, so I am sure he has has things to sort out there...Just a matter of time IMO...

    I would also take all of Fellows, Carradine, and Fellows...Redshirt one or two of them to create a little separation...Fellows could outgrow the DE position possibly and I think that Newsome could possibly play OLB...
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    No idea about grades, test scores, etc. I can see the staff taking multiple DE types next year.
  10. MONTbigBuck

    MONTbigBuck Sophmore

    Thanks CBF40 and Grad(post #9). I have been following OSU football and basketball on BP for several years. You two individuals certainly have my respect when it comes to recruiting and the Bucks. Your efforts are appreciated.
  11. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Amazing to think that if Fellows sticks to his commitment in the end, we still have players instate like Carridine looking for offers. Great looking prospect. One thing I noticed was that every now and then it seemed he was the last one to react to the snap, but he was still the first one to blow up the ball carrier. Looks like a nightmare for opposing QBs on the pass rush.
  12. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    In addition to being a great year for talent, 2009 may be the greatest year for players' names in the history of Ohio.
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  13. RB07OSU

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

    Wow...what a prospect. If this guy hits the combine circuit, he could earn 5 star status (going to throw out that prediction ala Posey in '08). I like his potential and if he gains some weight and strength to help him in run support, "Tank" is going to be unstoppable. Grad already mentioned his frame but he looks every bit of 6'4, if not' 6'5 or 6'6. Carridine is the most explosive DE prospect I've seen in Ohio since Rose but I would compare him more to Ben Martin. Hopefully his grades are in order.
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  14. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    OK, so obviously Carridine is a great prospect with loads of potential. However, this is where this whole recruiting game gets tricky. The staff needs to evaluate a few things here first:

    Do we still have a great shot at Fellows? (I'll answer this one: Yes, very much so)
    Does Willie Mobley play inside or outside?
    How good is Carridine's competition?
    Does Carridine have the body to gain weight and keep his speed?
    Is he a coachable kid... how is his attitude?
    Is he so good you can't pass him up, a can't miss kid?
    Is he a better prospect than Jamel Turner, William Gholston or any other 2010 DE already on the radar?
    Where do Rose and Gibson end up? (Rose DE/DT and Gibson LB/DE)

    Depth next year;
    DE: Heyward, Rose, Gibson, Wells, Thomas, Williams, Mobley... Wilson could stay... Fellows may jump on board

    With tha haul of DLmen we got in 2008, we have 3 potential DEs in Wells, Williams and Mobley. I agree that a rotation of DLmen throughout the game is the way to go, to keep fresh legs on the field. But we also do not want to overload the position, possibly scare off a kid like Turner, Gholston or the '10s, or create holes at other positions of need. Unless Carridine is a must get type of kid, he will probably have to wait and see until the staff comes up with some answers for the question above.
  15. tlinc

    tlinc Sophmore

    Good post and I agree with the majority of it. However, I would say that you can never have too many pass rushing D linemen. It's just such an important position and is one where we haven't had all that much success finding double digit sack guys at. I think only Gholston in the last 5 years. Also, the fact that we should have very close to the full 25 scholarships to give means that some of the concerns about leaving holes at other positions seem unfounded. We are just so deep and so young just about everywhere that I don't think we should pass on any guys who have a very high upside, like Carradine seems to have.

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