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Could your Sons play for OSU someday?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by kippy1040, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    A thought ran throught my mind as I read "BUCKIPROF'S take in the bright future thread #10. My question is This. How many of you out there in "BUCKEYE PLANET" have sons that are maybe good enough prospects in football, to maybe someday play for Ohio State? Well maybe not your sons but lets say a friend or even a neighbor around the corner or next door, that you know. I am sure we all have been through this scenario before, but I thought it would be a good topic of discussion or enlightenment to add here.
     
  2. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    God in his infinite wisdom has blessed me with two daughters. The oldest is a ballet dancer. The youngest is on the fast track in gymnastics. The trouble there I'm 6'4" and her mother is 5' 8". If she gets our genes her career may be in hoops or volleyball.

    I have mentioned I played college ball. Many here know there is a huge difference between a MAC type player and a big ten player. Genes, nutrition, the right coaching all go into success. It would be great to say my kid played for OSU.
     
  3. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    My goal is to have boys that are good enough to play for tOSU. I would have been good enough to at least get a look from the Bucks if I had worked hard in high school. As it was I never considered myself a good football player until after my JR year of HS so I didn't start working hard until then. At least there are a lot of MAC schools in Ohio if tOSU doesn't work out. I am a 6'5" O-Lineman and my girlfriend is a 6' basketball player so hopefully our kids will have a chance.
     
  4. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but I have an 18 month old grand son who is absolutely huge. Not fat - just big. He runs everywhere he goes and does so on his tip toes (ala Archie). You can not hurt this kid. His dad was an all OCC LB in HS so he has the genes.

    I will keep you posted.

    (Oh yeah, and when I holler 'O-H' he throws his hands in the air - so he is already being grounded in the traditions.)
     
  5. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I have two boys, 3 and 1. The 3 year old is probably safest in a pool, as he has his mother's coordination (falls down and runs into things all the time). I think he has the better chance of being big as he looks like my wife's side of the family and his uncle and great-grandfather are/were big guys.

    My 1 year old is built more like me, which is just average size (5'10", 180#), but the kid is as strong as an ox. He is stubborn as well.

    They both have long torsos and shorter legs. I have told my wife that will give them a lower center of gravity, which will help on the field.

    Based on the athletic genes in our two families their best bet is for an incredibly recessive gene to appear. Fortunately, they should not have a problem getting accepted to OSU based on academics. I mean, if I am smart enough to be an OSU grad that has to mean they are smart, right?
     
  6. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I think that's a problem with a lot of kids. I'm not just talking about the athlete of tOSU quality but there are a lot of scholarships out there to be earned. Beyond working hard physically, if a kid can market himself correctly there's a good chance he can earn a scholarhip over someone possibly more skilled but didn't get his name out there. Fortunately, these days with the internet and recruiting gurus a good athlete will get more exposure than when most of us played our high school ball. I had the opportunity to play at some smaller schools but passed because to me I didn't have the desire to go to a school I really didn't care for just to play football. I wanted to work my way through college and graduate in four years.
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    It's almost never too young to start athletic conditioning for a kid. A toddler who would otherwise grow up to have normal athletic abilities can be conditioned to be a top-notch athlete with proper training throughout his childhood. The good thing about that is that the strength gains he gets while growing up stays with him forever, as it is a part of the growing process. Much like those rural kids who are "farm strong".
     
  8. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Keeping the Playstation, X-Box, and Gamecube out of the house will also help. I know these games are the popular thing but at such a young age I feel kids should be outside playing and not sitting on their ass blistering up their thumbs. It seems that the kids who have these game systems at a younger age are much less likely to be active and participate in sports.
     
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  9. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak

    "LuckyJosh" just turned 7 last tuesday and is weighing in at 88 pounds with very little of it being fat. If he takes after my side of the family he'll grow to be a towering 5'8". Hopefully he'll have the height of my father in law and brother in law at 6'2" From there , who knows? He loves The Buckeyes and at the least would not create a "recruiting frenzy." He'd be a early commit.
     
  10. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    no kids, but 4 little brothers, all of which are good enough to dominate their respective teams but realistically i would say one is good enough end up playing basketball for mac school (15 yr old) and the 11 yr old is an absolute freak, i mentioned him before.. if he doesnt end up playing big ten ball in either baseball, basketball, or football it will have more to do with him having a bit of a mean streak than the talent.. i was always good growing up and played on traveling baseball teams and the like and prolly coulda played college baseball as a pitcher if id been willing to work.. but ive honestly never known a kid as athletically gifted as colten, and i DID grow up as next door neighbors to bobby and rob carpenter...
     
  11. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    I do not have any children at the present time, but anticipate one or two in the next few years. If I am blessed with a son I am confident that he will grow up athletically gifted. Myself and my fiance are both good athletes, she lettered all 4 years in track in high school, with myself lettering 4 years in football. When you combine those two together along with the genes of my fiances father ( had over 20 division 1 offers for tailback), and my family I am feeling pretty good......... :crazy:

    I'll have to send in some ultra sound tape footage when it becomes available down the road..........
     
  12. The KSB

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


    What's his 40 looking like? How's his shuttle? Does he have good vision? Where do you see him camping? Does he have a top five?
     
  13. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    "I'll have to send in some ultra sound tape footage when it becomes available down the road.........."

    Make sure you include his fetus 40 time...
     
  14. I am almost certain that my son is not going to turn out the be the 6'3" 245 star middle linebacker that is mean as all get out but that does not deture me. At the ripe age of 5 he was no longer hitting off of a tee ever. I am certain that Baseball is the sport of his future. So hopefully he will keep it up and start fielding and turning the double play.
     
  15. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I don't know about my 7 yr old (he seems a little soft in attitude) like Diehard's boy his thing seems to be baseball.

    Although, I have a 4 yr old that, if he get's my size (looks like he will) and his mothers speed (qualified for states sprinting in HS). He DEFFINITELY has the attitude (he's is the meanest 4 yr old I have ever seen). We have actually devoted large portions of time trying to either deter or focus this "energy" to something positive (I have been looking for an affordable heavy bag so that he can wear his little butt out). :biggrin:
     

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