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2018 OH DL Tyreke Smith (Verbal Offer)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    His mom was on the radio here this morning. I will say it's not only a police thing and leave it at that. It is what it is, I don't see an issue with it myself.
     
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  2. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    It's pretty sad that the idea of a pulled scholarship over that is even a thing.
     
  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    What's even sadder is that if he was a 3* and not a 4* I can almost guarantee at least one would have been
     
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  5. OH10

    OH10 *

    In the order of character issues that should affect a player's scholarship:

    1) Violence against women.
    2) Substance abuse.
    3) Grades.
    4) Attitude/Laziness/Entitlement

    ....

    1,267) T-Shirt.
     
  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    What if the t-shirt says "go blue!" ?

    I gotta draw the line somewhere
     
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Fully disagree! No coach wants that PR nightmare. And I highly doubt a coach would be against his kid speaking up against a social cause he believes in. Most of these kids post similar things on twitter and coaches say nothing since its not negative and is relevant to them. The fact that someone has even considered that Tyreke would have his scholarship pulled is asinine.
     
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    FWIW....

    Re: “The shirt was created to bring light into the every day problems that blacks face between police and black-on-black crimes,” Tyreke's older brother, Malik, said. “The shirt exemplifies a voice that we have, but may not be heard. So why not have people see it?”

    Saturday's camp, with hundreds of prospects, parents and reporters in attendance, was the perfect time for that to happen. Smith knew he would be photographed and that it would create instant conversation on social media.

    “He asked me if he should wear it, [and] I said, 'Absolutely, Tyreke,'” Malik said, explaining how he was the one who made the shirt. “I told him to be ready for people to want to voice their own opinion about the shirt — good or bad. I also told him to be ready to have an answer and be able to fully explain the shirt in great detail. He did just that.”

    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2017/06/83056/tyreke-smith-shirt-ohio-state-camp-i-hope-i-dont-get-killed-for-being-black-today
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?


    Yup. Bang on.

    Agree with the kid or not... it would be recruiting suicide for a coach or anyone in the program to screw with a kid's first amendment rights.

    Poli forum stuff deleted below....

    For the record, I am glad to see a multidimensional kid showing up to a camp. If Urb has done anything, he's emphasized the importance of life off the field with these kids. Sadly, that's real life for some.
     
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  10. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Good. We've established that some people (me included) like the shirt and some people don't. And we can all still be friends. With that, the discussion of the shirt in this forum has now come to an end. Feel free to start a thread about Tyreke's shirt in another forum. Further discussion of the topic seems like an absolute necessity for those who care about other humans and the health of our society. But that discussion will not happen here. Thanks for understanding.
     
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    so, any updates?
     
  12. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    tOSU, PSU, Bama, USC, Oregon. Landof10 astutely pointed out the absence of ttun and ND...


     
  13. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Taggart at Oregon has been killing it on the recruiting trail. He's a breath of fresh air after Helfrich. Obviously not going to land Tyreke, but I'm impressed he even made his top 5
     
  14. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. MD Buckeye

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

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