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DT Dexter Larimore (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by wadc45, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. wadc45

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

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    Merrillville (IN)
    Merrillville

    Height: 6-foot-3 (Nike)
    Weight: 265 pounds (Nike)
    40-yard dash: 4.8 seconds
    Bench reps: 31 (Nike)
    Bench max: 380 pounds
    Squat max: 550 pounds
    Vertical leap: 27 inches
    SPARQ: 70.54
    GPA: 3.3


    Interested in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, Purdue, Ball State and Northern Illinois.

    2004 Defense: 8 sacks

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    4/1/05

    By Bill Kurelic...Dexter has earned 11 varsity letters already, in football, wrestling and track. His top 3 are Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State. He has unofficially visited Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Ball State.
     
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  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Dexter has an offer from Ball State, but is hearing from tOSU and a number of other schools in the Big Ten and MAC. He has been impressed with Indiana's recruiting efforts thus far. The potential hold up in offers is due to the fact that Larimore is a standout wrestler and may choose that route in college.
     
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    5/12/05

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    Dexter has an offer from Ball State and is getting letters from Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Illinois. His favorite teams are Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana. He will be camping at Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana this summer.​
     
  4. wadc45

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

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    6/15/05

    From Rivals.com...Dexter is rated the #14 player in Indiana.
     
  5. wadc45

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

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    From Scout.com...Dexter has an offer from Western Michigan and picked up an offer from Indiana. He headed to Michigan's camp. His favorites are Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois and Notre Dame.
     
  6. One of the best wrestlers in Indiana as well.....
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    6/23/05

    Larimore camped at Illinois, Michigan and Indiana in the past few weeks. He will camp at OSU on 6/25. Ball State, Western Michigan and Indiana have offered.
     
  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Dexter at tOSU's camp


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  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    NWTimes

    STRESS TEST

    Merrillville's Dexter Larimore has three D-1 scholarship offers, but that hasn't eased his anxiety about the recruiting process.

    BY BRIAN WADDLE
    bwaddle@nwitimes.com
    219.933.4191

    This story ran on nwitimes.com on Friday, July 15, 2005 12:57 AM CDT

    COLLEGE RECRUITING | A TIMES SPECIAL REPORT

    It's been the ride of his life.

    Dexter Larimore is riding shotgun for most of it, alongside his father and chauffeur, Jeff, on their whirlwind tour of Big Ten football camps. Even though they're in a car, it's been like a roller-coaster ride for Dexter, a highly-regarded defensive tackle from Merrillville.

    "Every camp is a showcase for me. I'm showcasing what I've got and from what I've been seeing I'm beating pretty much everybody," the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Larimore said. "That's why it's so stressful. I'm eating up guy after guy, but coaches except IU (and Ball State and Western Michigan) haven't offered (a scholarship). It's so stressful. I don't know what else I can do.

    "If you put a guy out there, I'm going to beat him. But why don't they offer me a scholarship?"

    Larimore is one of many football players traveling to high profile camps all over the Midwest, and sometimes beyond, trying to make a final push for a scholarship and a safety net for the next five years of their lives. Their goal is to play big-time college football and give mom and dad some checkbook relief from the rising costs of a college education.

    Larimore is the third recruit from Merrillville's Class of 2006 expected to receive a major-college football scholarship. Running back James Aldridge didn't even attend a camp, yet had 30-some offers on the table. He committed to Notre Dame in early May. Offensive tackle Brandon Jordan committed to Illinois the same month.

    Larimore went to a camp at Illinois this summer and thought he did enough to impress the coaches.

    "I was killing everybody at Illinois, but it got real quiet," Larimore said. "I don't know what (the knock on me) is. My 40-time isn't the greatest, but one-on-one there's very few kids I've went against at these major camps that can beat me. That's what I don't understand. If I was going to camp and beating only a few, I'd see why. But the stress of not knowing why is killing me."

    Most of Larimore's summer has been spent on the road. He's attended camps at Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia and Michigan State.

    Larimore's dream is to play in the Big Ten. His dad, Jeff, played college football at Indiana State. His older brother, Riley, a former Times Defensive Player of the Year, is a starting defensive lineman at Ball State. Even though the Cardinals have offered -- and Dexter was happy they did -- he's still waiting to hear from the bigger suitors.

    "Truthfully, I'd like to be committed before the season starts," Larimore said. "I don't want my senior season to be a showcase for colleges. I want it to be about the team, because we have a chance to be really successful. I want our team to excel this year. I don't want it to be about, 'Oh, Ohio State's watching me, I better get three sacks.' "

    Crown Point's Matt Jansen has been trying to enjoy the ride while it lasts. The 6-foot-4 quarterback showcased his skills at six different camps.

    "I knew I wasn't going to have much time this summer," Jansen said. "(Crown Point) Coach (Chip) Pettit told me it was going to be long and tiring, but I don't think I realized it would be this much."

    Jansen attended camps at Bowling Green, Michigan State, Purdue, IU, Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. He's been offered scholarships by Ball State, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.

    Jansen is also a standout pitcher. The All-Area lefty is getting plenty of attention for baseball, too.

    "It gets stressful, and it's a lot to deal with, but it has its high points, too," Jansen said. "It's a good position to be in."

    Jansen was so busy this summer he didn't have a chance to play summer baseball. It did, however, give him a chance to rest his arm.

    "It was fun to go and see all the schools," Jansen said. "It's only one-day camps, and that's a long drive for one day, but I'd definitely tell (younger athletes) to do it. It's good to let people see you instead of them coming to you. It also gives you a chance to see the school."

    Like Jansen, Larimore has the added pressure of picking a sport. A two-time state runner-up in the heavyweight class, Larimore is ranked No. 1 in the nation at his weight class in USA Wrestling Magazine and has already been offered a full ride to Iowa State. It's not common for wrestlers to get full scholarships.

    Larimore was in middle school when Riley was being recruited by colleges. He said his brother didn't go to many showcase camps back then. But he's noticed the big change over that short time in the recruiting process.

    "My brother didn't even get offered until the end of (the high school) season," Larimore said. "Nowadays, there's Web sites and tons of information on the Internet. You can see everybody's offers -- you can see everything. It's nuts how recruiting has changed so much."

    Theresia Larimore, Dexter's mother, stayed behind to run the family's financial planning business in Hobart while Jeff drove Dexter everywhere. It helped that the family had some experience with recruiting when Riley was being courted. Theresia said you have to do your homework early, like your child's junior season, to get their name out to colleges.

    "You have to take charge of promoting your kid," Theresia said. "You're selling your athlete and the reward is a five-year school to play for, getting an education and doing something they love.

    "But you have to educate yourself with the Web sites. Know how to get a hold of the coaches and stay in contact with them -- don't be afraid to call them. Let them know when you're coming, stay in contact with them, and make sure you're on top of it.

    "Don't wait for somebody else to step in and do it for you."
     
  10. Oneshot

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    Interesting... He's beating everyone he is matched up with?

    Wonder if he's exaggerating a litle. Why else would he not be getting the spotlight?
     
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Dexter still only has offers from Indiana, Ball State, and Western Michigan. He wants to play in the Big 10.
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    7/20

    Nothing major here. Dexter reiterates his desire to play in the Big 10. He will wait for offers.
     
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    7/26/05

    Larimore recently received an offer from Illinois. He now has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Western Michigan and Ball State. Larimore saysOhio State, Michigan, and Michigan State are still recruiting him.
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    8/7/05

    Michigan State, Iowa State, Indiana and Missouri have offered a scholarship for wrestling. He is ranked the #1 275-pound wrestler in the nation for next year. He will not play both sports in college. Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State are currently recruiting him for football. He has been told by several staffs, including OSU that they want to see film of the first few games and then they will make a decision.
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    8/10/05

    Ball State, Western Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois have offered. He attended camp at Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, and Michigan State. Larimore intends on coming back to OSU for a game this season.
     

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