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DE Vernon Gholston (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by bukIpower, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Couple of points

    1-Given his performance in the All-Star games, I think Barrow would be more likely than Gholston not to RS. I think one RS's, the other does not.

    2-As far as speed #'s go-there is another post on here that shows the official OSU records for 40 times. At LB, Courtland Bullard ran a 4.44-the "Big Speed" category. At the "Power" category, Marcel Frost ran a 4.7 something. I doubt Gholston is faster than either of those guys. If a kid runs under 4.5 in HS, he has some amazing wheels-whether he is a WR,DB, RB, or LB. Personally, if it wasn't timed at a school camp, I would not believe the #.
     
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    to Stx

    Well you know its not like I'm making his 40 time up to impress, but going based on his number in Rivals or Insiders it says he's ran a 4.5? So actually he's indeed faster than Frost but not faster than bullard. However With him being a Defensive End and not a linebacker his competition is not Bullard. However he's only 1 tenth of a second behing him as well. Which IMO is very very impressive. I'm just going by the numbers man but in all honestly I expect him to Redshirt like you said, but for only two reasons. He's raw, and doesn't have the technique nor the experience. Maybe Frost is faster but you know just going on the number on the internet Gholston's a bit faster than frost. I just went and checked he's up to 250 pounds now, and he was timed at the OSU camp 4.5 .
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2004
  3. Unizan

    Unizan Newbie

    I hope they both can RS this year.

    I also agree that Barrow will be the first to hit the field he is farther along as a football player but Gholston may end up the better player.
     
  4. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    And running a 4.7 at that position will get you drafted really high.

    I tend to think the 4.5 for Gholston is a fabrication. But if not, good for us! The kid looks like a beast.
     
  5. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    A la the 'Nawlins Times-Picayune, which most of you fanatics have probably already linked to via BN.

    "Smith clocked a time of 4.58 in the 40-yard dash during his workout for scouts this spring. The time was the best of any defensive end in the draft and one of the fastest ever recorded for a defensive lineman."



    If Gholston's listed # of 4.5 is close to reality, there could be trouble.
     
  6. At the combine big willy went for all six 40s between 4.58 and 4.63
     
  7. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    I think that his 40 time was slightly fabricated, regardless we have landed one hell of an athlete. I anticipate him to slow down a touch as he beefs up, but look for him to really become a force. He reminds me alot of Kudla.
     
  8. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST

    I was listening to herbie and fitz on 1460 the fan today and they were talking AJ Hawk and Anthony Shlegal. They asked the ? who they thought could see the feild most as a freshman and AJ quickly answered Vernon Gholston. He said something along the lines of when he forst saw him he thought he was a 30 something year old coach. Did anyone else hear this interview? It was pretty entertaining.
     
  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    BigSlick

    I also heard the interview- They said they thought Gholsten looked like Steve Tovar. Besides Gholsten they singled Donte Whitner and Quinn Pitcock as guys that were going to have big years.
     
  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    According to Coach Heacock, Gholston is running with the ones now. Out of all the news guys out on the field, I'm the most excited about seeing what he can do.

    Guns And Roses
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  11. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    Interesting.

    I wonder if he took Wilsons or Richardsons spot?
     
  12. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Wilson's. According to Heacock Wilson is backing up Richardson at one spot while Barrow is backing up Gholston at the other. That's a pretty badass rotation at end.

    Edit: actually on second look, it's not exactly clear who is starting and who is backing up between Wilson and Richardson, obviously nothing is in cement yet and there will be continuing competition for the starting spot.
     
  13. OhioState49

    OhioState49 Junior

    good luck gholdston
     
  14. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    Taken from Heacock article on BN front page:

    “He [Lawrence Wilson] and Jay (Richardson) are playing the same spot and they are pushing each other." Then, we have Vernon Gholston and Alex Barrow at the other end spot.”

    It looks as if Wilson/Richardson are battling for one starting spot and Gholston/Barrow for the other.
     
  15. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Wilson was apparently injured, so that's why Gholston was "running with the ones".
     

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