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2018 GA DE Brenton Cox Jr. (OSU decommit)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Krenzelicious, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

  2. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I don't mind people decommitting but when you've been committed for so long and you decommit so late that really puts the team you decommitted from in a bad spot.

    I just don't understand that kind of move because now you just sent that team scrambling. Like you had to see if Georgia was for real? If it was going to be Georgia just picked Georgia to begin with
     
  4. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Social Media is just a SOCIAL DISEASE

    Why commit in the first place? Just wait until you are sure.
     
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  5. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    That's what I mean... I'm sorry but it just feels like some of these kids commit so that they can lock a place in before they look around.

    Especially to be this late in the process it just sucks
     
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  6. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Magister Equitum

    you ever met a teenager?
     
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  7. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Social Media is just a SOCIAL DISEASE

    I'm sure that is part of it right, but I also think that what @bukIpower said is a good part of it as well.....
     
  8. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo has been ejected for Targeting

    Not really sure I understand the decommit in the first place. Ohio State will be loaded, yet he should still see some time early in his career similar to Nick Bosa. The only thing I can come up with is the Georgia/Alabama staff convinced him staying closer to home was best for him. Either way, losing him certainly sucks, but it’s not a devastating loss.
     
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  9. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    And what's wrong with that, locking in a place? If the coaches offer you are doing a non-binding acceptance. Everyone in the game understands this is a possibility, and if you are at OSU you know that every single Southern commit you get is going to be a 'hang on until NSD' commit.

    A lot can change in a short amount of time - for many, distance becomes more and more of an issue as decision day looms. They're high school kids, let's accept that. Coaches push kids out all the time....I'm fine with this, I hope Brenton finds the best fit for him and best of luck to the kid, all signs point to him being an excellent person and he deserves this opportunity.
     
  10. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    A huge part of those multi-million dollar coaching contracts is based on a grown man's ability to manipulate the mind of a teenager.

    Not sure any team in CFB has flipped more kids the past 6 years than THE Ohio State University.
     
  11. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

    Bama losing to Auburn hurt OSU. If Bama wins, Brenton likely never visits, as the Tide would've been in the SEC Championship Game & unable to host him for an official visit. OSU was also holding out to host Brenton for his last official visit. Did that hurt the Bucks as well? Probably... kid from the south with plenty in his ear tempting him to stay close to home. If the Buckeyes brought him up for an official earlier, could this end up differently? Who knows....
     
  12. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Social Media is just a SOCIAL DISEASE

    Wasn't the visit supposed to be this weekend? Curious that he wouldn't wait a couple of days and take the visit before deciding.
     
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  13. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Oh it's a big loss! We now have no DEs(right now) in this class. The fsct that Cox could see the field in year 1 shows that we don't have as much depth as this year.

    Idk if one visit did it. Bama and UGA have been in his ear all year. And what also adds to the fact is that he has friends committed to both teams who've been in his ear even more than the coaches. This was always an uphill battle
     
  14. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo has been ejected for Targeting

    I still have full confidence in the staff finding a completely suitable replacement for his spot.
     
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  15. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Oh I certainly agree with you on that one!
     
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