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2018 GA DE Brenton Cox Jr. (OSU decommit)

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

  1. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Knew it was over when he said he had some friends going to Georgia and hadn't really bonded with anyone going to OSU. It says something when a kid is committed for that long and doesn't bond with the other recruits in his class.
     
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  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    No problem with decommiting but this late is just a bad look. There's a reason he was committed for what 9 months? Now he's going committ and sign somewhere else in the next 2 weeks? Screwing over our staff in the along the way.

    The timing is my issue but whatever. Could've been a big part of our run next year.
     
  3. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    This is not 'this late' - late Jan, early Feb. is late. During coaching change time, this is normal.

    Staff wasn't screwed over; they knew it'd be hard to hold him and that's why they have had their backup options identified and recruited for many, many months.
     
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  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Early signing period is December which is when he will sign... we were screwed.
     
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Bamas ability to make it into the playoffs as a non-division winner over a B1G champ can also be used to it advantage. All they have to do is play in the SEC, wear Bama jersey's, and not totally screw up and they get to play for all the marbles.
     
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  6. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    It is what it is. Hes a kid though, I find it worse when a coach leaves and doesn't finish out a season and leaves not only recruits but their own team high and dry.

    This is Brenton's decision, and we should've seen this in the back of our minds for a while.
     
  7. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    Dude....we're not screwed. There is still the traditional NSD which is when the majority of players will sign. They have been in on numerous DE's for over a year in expectation of something like this happening. I repeat....not.a.big.deal.they.aren't.surprised.by.this.

    If you think OSU was blind sided by this and did not have plans in place for this, you think OSU lives in a cave. This happens every single year, and it may happen again to us soon. This is normal.
     
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  8. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    He's a glass almost empty kind of guy.
     
  9. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Saw this coming for a while. On to the next one.
     
  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Oh we will be fine but I'm saying yeah he kinda did us dirty and screwed us. I never said we were screwed as far as doomed on the field. I get it guys he's a teenager and a kid but geez it's so late in the process to be changing your mind.

    My thing is there was a reason why he was committed for so long and it's amazing to me that that can be thrown away essentially in 1 night because he wants to be with friends at Georgia.

    Again I never said we were screwed now when it comes to performing on the field. Just don't commit if you aren't sure that's my point.
     
  11. itownbuckeye

    itownbuckeye Freshman

    Late is Stanley McClover dropping the bombshell on signing day
     
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  12. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Let's not act as if Cox screwed over the staff. The staff are smart, and I am sure they suspected for a while. I am sure they anticipated this.
     
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  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Only that he did screw them over but it's just the name of the beast and I'm sure the staff is very callus to these types of things by now. I'm not mad at the kid but I must admit I don't like the "oh well kids will be kids" approach either.

    I knew what I was doing at 17-18 and so do these recruits. As I said Oh well I'm sure the staff has had a backup plan as you said ant.
     
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    That's the Ironic part of me complaining lol
     
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  15. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Every school has backup plans for every single player. Some schools tell you that you are a "second" choice, some don't. I know personally how you can feel like you were "screwed", Cooper did it to me. I am not worried at all about tOSU finding a backup, since I am 100% sure they have had more than one the whole time like they do every player every year.

    Recruiting is a dirty business on both sides. You have to watch out for yourself. Things happen. Circumstances change on both sides of the fence. Cox could have been shown the door at the last minute just as easily as he decommitted. See Bama a couple of years ago, 3 stars were doomed even though they had committed months earlier.
     
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