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LB James Laurinaitis (2x B1G DPOY, 2006 Nagurski, 2007 Butkus, 2008 Lott, 3x All-American, OSU HOF)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by BuckNutty, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie


    James Laurinaitis
    Inside linebacker
    Plymouth (MN)
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 230 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.7 seconds
    GPA: 3.3

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    Laurinaitis verbaled to the Gophers early in the process. He now wants to take some visits. He has an offer from Ohio State and will make an official visit on the weekend of December 3rd.
  2. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    Any leads on how interested he is in Ohio Stated or is he just trying to solidify his decisions before LOI? He sure seems like a good Linebacker with a good nose for the ball. It would be nice to see him playing in the Shoe all the time instead of the MetroDome.
  3. smitty03

    smitty03 Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox...

    Alot of new LB prospects are coming out right now. Is it because Ohio State has lost interest in Alex Daniels and Freddie Lenix? Or possibly they have lost interest in Ohio State. I hope not, top notch Ohio kids need to stay in Ohio. I would much rather have Ohio kids playing football for Ohio State then any other state. Everyone talked about Florida "speed", well that was bullshit because tOSU beat Miami. Its nice to pick up blue chip prospects, but we need to keep all the crop in Ohio at Ohio State.
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Minny newspaper

  5. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    you saw it too... that was like the last line of the whole article.
  6. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    Wasn't his father a wwf wrestler? Not joking. Ifs its the same kid, he has alot of positives. Good eye for the ball and can shed blocks very well to get to the RB's.
  7. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    Well, you're referring to John Laurinaitis (don't know if the spelling is the same, just copied it from this thread), known when he wrestled as Johnny Ace. He actually still works for WWE behind the scenes I believe. Don't know one way or another if there is any legit relation though.
  8. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    I thought he was that guy from way back called the road warriors and he was Animal ... showing my age haha

    James is a good LB from what I hear. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
  9. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    It is spelled the same, and he does still work behind the scenes for WWE. Haven't found any profiles on him though.
  10. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    Not to hijack the thread, but you might actually be on the right track, because Johnny Ace and Road Warrior Animal are brothers. Man I know too much about wrestling from my past days as a fan :! .
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  12. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Laurinaitis & Wayzata lose the MN state title

  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Bnuts premium

    Laurinaitis will visit tOSU next weekend. He will visit Minny after tOSU (Minny requested this- they wanted his visit after tOSU). ND looks like they are out now that TY has been fired.

    He likes the idea of learning from the experienced Buckeye LB's. He is also excited to see the stadium. James feels the most comfortable at the MIKE.

    He says he may make his decision before the Minny visit. Obviously he has been to Minny before so the tOSU visit could determine where he goes.
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Son of RoadWarrior Animal...What a Rush

    Sounds like a player...
  15. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    I would like to extend a big thank you to ND for firing Ty Willingham. It has eliminated them from the competition of a couple of linebacker recruits we are recruiting. Mr. Laurinaitis and Mr. Felder need to commit themselves to OSU.

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