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Discussion in 'Misc Archives' started by bukIpower, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Hey I was wondering reading some articles on both Boone and O'neal how committed are they to OSU? I've read that both are still kinda look'n around even tho they say they're OSU all the way. Plus at one point O'neal had us as a soft verbal..... What are the chances that they leave. I still take it as they are both coming but can't help but be a little worried ya know?
  2. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    At one point Boone was lookin around to please his mother who wanted him to make certain he was making the correct decision. He has since stopped looking and said he's a buckeye period. I think O'Neil is taking visits but is firm in his comitment
  3. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    Boone reopened his recruitment at his mom's request. That lasted a few days. There's zero chance he's going elsewhere.

    I'm not too sure about O'Neal's actual recruitment but I'm very, very, very optimistic that he will be in Columbus come next fall.
  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior


    Well thats good news to hear. I personally think Boone not coming to us would hurt ALOT more than O'neal even tho O'neal will be a feared saftey/corner with his ability. Reason I say is we're the most talented/deepest Secondary in the nation IMO. I have heard that pretty much all Glenville players take a look around to get some other schools to take notice of their school and their players so I wasn't as much worried bout him as I was Boone. Thanks for the info and thats good to hear! I'd imagine though in about a year or so we could say we might have one of the best/deepest O-lines in the nation as well!
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Both locks...stone cold locks
  6. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    There haven't been too many recent updates done on O'Neal but you have to love this quote that came from an Insider's Update dated 2/16/04:

    "It's already been a great experience here so far, and I can't wait to see what the future holds. As far as Ohio State goes, just watch out, my brother is going to come down there and do what he has to do, and then when I come, it's going to be all hell."
  7. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    yeah...youve got to think that ginn and o'neal are pumped at the thought of shutting down everyone as bookend corners for the S&G........

    wonder if there is any hope that o'neal can get his studies done in time to enroll for the spring....but that would screw his track season....
  8. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    That seems to be Coach Ginn's philosophy. He wants his players who are big time recruits to wait and attract recruiters to their games and school so they can also showcase the talents of other players who also have considerable talent but maybe not the attention. It helps schools to notice players like Curtis Terry (He is one of my personal favorites, just because he has overcome so much.) who may have gone unnoticed without the extra visits.

    Is O'Neal projected as CB in college or a S? There is no doubt about his speed, but I figured with his size he would be a S. The thought of his size at CB is scary, but only for the opposition.
  9. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I think we may be able to move to an interchangeable type of defensive backfield soon. Especially as we're seeing so many multiple receiver sets so frequently, the distinction between corner and safety is less stark, for us anyway. I am sick of hearing about Oklahoma's and others' defenses and our D's being, relatively speaking, overlooked considering its performance the past two years. The next three or four years our D ought to be downright homicidal. Even the national press shouldn't be able to miss the talent wave coming into Columbus.
  10. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    O'neal could very well end up as a safety.....i was speaking more of what those two young men must love as an ideal situation......bookend corners that shut down the U. of Spoiled Children in the MNC tOSU the title....

    from all accounts though O'neal has the hips to play corner....21 would know much more about that than do I......i think he is part of the new breed of bigger corners that the sunday league has been looking for....
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Id say the girls at Glenville know better than I would...but IMO, you are correct, he could play either
  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I would like to think that we are only beginning to reap the benefits of JT's philosophy of great defense, solid, preferably mistake free, offense, and above-average special teams play. Yes, we have one NC and a helluva record in the past couple of seasons, but I think we are now starting to see another level of athlete coming to OSU and in greater numbers than in the past. I would love to see a defense that attacks on such a scale as to dictate the course of every game. The way we have played recently has us well on the way to that scenario with the addition of the talent coming this year and the next. I want to see the footballl analog of Nolan Richardson's 40-minutes of hell inside of Ohio Stadium.
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    go a conclusion

    You know with our new d-cordinator Snyder saying he doesn't want to go into prevent when we have a lead much like Dantonio did (his only flaw as a D-cordinator). Might lead to put O'neal at corner to shut down the back side while Ginn shuts down the other teams main weapon. With Sergio Welch coming in and watching him play and seeing him hit I'd Imagine as long as he picks up the system he'd be the man in 1-2 years. Also we have to look at yobouty, and EJ they'll be there as well when O'neal comes in. So I think O'neal will be playing in Nickle/Dime formations much like Ginn will be doing this year. I'm so excited that we won't play that give them a cushion bull crap tho and let teams back into the game (Bowling Green, Nc State, K-State). Instead just attacking and trusting our athletes against theirs (which I see as a big disadvantage for the opposition).

  14. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    With all the great db's we've gotten the last few years at what point do current recruits look at the depth and say ugh ?

    With all the spread offenses teams run nowadays, we can't ever have enough great db's.
  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior


    Well honestly as long as there's a corner out there that the recruiting/coaching staff feels is a must then we'll be after them. I just think our staff realizes how important it is to have a stout Defensive Backfield. Because if we can force them to go to the old school football of running the ball (our prefered style) then we get them outta our game plan thus winning the game IMO. You also gotta factor in kids leaving early and also kids possibly bee'n ineligable. Plus not all kids will be at corner you know you could see some of them at the saftey positions as well. You're right though that there will be a point in time where maybe our backfield will be too loaded?! haha but is that really a problem? lol I don't mind deal'n with that problem one bit....

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