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DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by starBUCKS, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

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  2. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Looks like some late recruiting mutual interest. 4*, top 150 on 247 composite. OLB/TE, turned DE. 6'5", 215. Worthy of his own thread/Bump?
  3. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Very interesting. Similar to Oweh in the sense that his frame looks like it could really fill out. A long, lean 6’5” guy with some agility/speed. Like it.
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  4. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Agreed. Very fast off the edge. Could easily drop back into coverage as a DE similar to Hubs. But probably has better speed. Would need to add some weight but spend a couple of years in our strength and conditioning program and this guy could be special.
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Reminded me instantly of Oweh. Definitely a year or 2 project. But would be worth it in the end, IMO.
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  6. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Will take an official visit to Columbus next weekend, per Adam Friedman.
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Reminds me of Holmes personally
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


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    Following the Ohio State offer on Tuesday, Javontae Jean-Baptiste wasted no time getting an official visit set up. He's listed as a linebacker, but at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, the four-star is being looked at as a defensive end. This weekend he's in Lincoln checking out the Frost-led Huskers. Next week will be the Buckeyes' turn.
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    The last 6'5" defensive kid who was only around 210 pounds and was sort of a "project" just declared for the draft as one of the best DEs in the country.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Though he’s set to take an official visit this weekend, Ohio State defensive coordinator and area recruiter Greg Schiano conducted an in-home visit with New Jersey four-star defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste on Tuesday night.

    The news was first reported by Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly and since confirmed by Eleven Warriors.

    The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Jean-Baptiste is considered the 21st-best outside linebacker and No. 313 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, but most schools are recruiting him as a hybrid end. He recorded 88 tackles, 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery at state power Bergen Catholic and holds nearly two dozen offers from programs such as Boston College, Connecticut, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

    The Hokies were considered the favorite in Jean-Baptiste’s recruitment until an offer from the Buckeyes altered his recruitment entirely. He doesn’t have any visits scheduled beyond this weekend, and there’s a feeling within the program that a single trip to Columbus will seal the deal.

    Texas A&M and Wisconsin continue to lobby for Jean-Baptiste to take an official visit over the final two weekends of the recruiting cycle, while Nebraska is now perceived to be the biggest threat to Ohio State following his official visit to Lincoln last weekend. Defensive line coach Mike Dawson was also at Bergen yesterday, while new head coach Scott Frost hopes an in-home visit next week would swing the tide back in favor of the Cornhuskers.

    Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is also set to conduct an in-home visit sometime next week, but if all goes well this weekend, it may not be needed.

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  11. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  12. wadc45

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

    Like Walker, visit went very well but still a battle with Nebraska. Work to be done.
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  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    All the CBs going Nebraska's way now - Huskers are up to 78% with Ohio State insiders Andrew Lind, Andrew Ellis, and Alex Gleitman all picking Nebraska in the past few days. The Ohio State official visit must not have gone well for some reason.
  14. wadc45

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

    There's a lot of attraction to Nebraska for JBB. Family is very comfortable with Coach Frost and staff and they are offering a clearer path to immediate playing time.
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  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Have to imagine Frost does awfully well with visits right now. His players at UCF would run through a brick wall for him. And coming off that season they just had...... I’m sure he’s got some juice.

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