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OL Enokk Vimahi (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Was in on the last three drives yesterday, and I think he got a pancake block. Looked good from what I could see...
     
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  3. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  4. 808 Buck

    808 Buck Senior Upset Picks Winner

    Welcome to big time college football.
     
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    going to AA is sorta like a mission

    no?
     
  6. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    well that is good news. can't have enough 4 **** linemen
     
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Re: Vimahi has made a notable physical transformation since enrolling at the university in June, when he began working with Mickey Marotti and the rest of the strength and conditioning staff. Initially, he weighed just 258 pounds. By the beginning of August, the 6-foot-4 lineman was already up to 294 pounds.

    "It's huge," Vimahi said on Saturday. "I'm pretty sure all you guys have known about my gaining weight. Forty pounds. I came in at 257. Right now, I'm 295-297. That was a challenge for me but I definitely reaped the benefits from that, especially learning from veterans now and seeing what they had to go through to win a Big Ten title."

    Just sayin': Micky Marotti (and his staff) doing their magic.....:nod:
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2020
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  8. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Really think this kid is going to be an outstanding guard.
     
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  9. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Probably going to see some PT next year as a RS(?) Freshman. Lose two (for sure) from the OL, plus one or two backups. Move Henry Miller to C, (if Josh M wants), and put Josh and Wyatt at guards. Slide in NPF on right, with Thayer on left for one more year, and looks pretty stout to me. Go Bucks!
     
  10. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Wow. This is huge!!

    Kinda weird I was just thinking about this kid recently.

    A huge part of our success this year is our maulers.

    The future of the position is really really bright for this to continue.
     
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  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    2020 bump
     
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020 AND BEYOND FROM OHIO STATE'S 10 FRESHMEN WHO REDSHIRTED LAST SEASON

    OG ENOKK VIMAHI

    2019 in review: Vimahi packed on pounds after arriving on campus in June, going from 257 to 295 pounds. He didn’t play in the first eight games of the season. Then the Hawaiian played 62 snaps across three games against Maryland, Rutgers and Michigan.

    A look toward 2020: For a while, it seemed likely that Vimahi wouldn’t even be on the roster in 2020 due to a two-year mission trip originally planned to take place after his freshman season. He ultimately decided to postpone it, though. Therefore, he’ll be back as a redshirt freshman next season. Still, Vimahi has an uphill battle to earn immediate playing time. Jonah Jackson’s graduation opens up a competition at left guard, but Harry Miller, Gavin Cupp and Matthew Jones will be in the mix. Vimahi is a longshot to start in 2020 and will likely provide depth at guard.

    Long-term outlook: Though Vimahi was a late addition to Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class, he was highly sought after as a top-150 overall prospect. Greg Studrawa has pulled in some top-flight offensive linemen in recent years, so competition to earn a starting spot will be stiff, but Vimahi will eventually be expected to earn one. Now around 300 pounds, he can make progress technically rather than needing to focus on filling out his body.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2020/01/111882/what-to-expect-in-2020-and-beyond-from-ohio-states-10-freshmen-who-redshirted-last-season
     
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State 2019 Class Report — OG Enokk Vimahi

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    Enokk Vimahi came to Ohio State from Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii, which made him the first Hawaiian Buckeye since punter Scott Terna in 1994. Vimahi was a High School All-American who was ranked the No. 7 guard in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite. He was the No. 124 player overall and the No. 2 player in his state (Faatui Tuitele, Washington). He signed with Ohio State over offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC, Washington, Dartmouth, and others.

    There is a reason there have only been two players from Hawaii on an Ohio State roster in at least the last 25 years and that’s because the distance is usually too much for either party to overcome.

    For one, a player has to be interested in the Buckeyes, and for two, they have to be demonstrably interested, because Ohio State isn’t going to make that kind of time and financial investment simply because a kid from Hawaii wants to experience the beauty and wonder of Columbus, Ohio.

    Now, however, times are changing.

    “I also think that the world has gotten smaller,” Buckeye head coach Ryan Day said on signing day in December. “I think with the internet, with just the way the world is now, no matter where you go and they see that Block O, it’s unbelievable, it doesn’t matter. When we went out to see Enokk Vimahi, there were people in Hawaii that recognized me right away, and that was before I had coached a game.”

    2019 Season

    Vimahi got to Columbus in the summer and arrived weighing in the neighborhood of 270 pounds. Obviously, that was too light for major college football, but by the time the Buckeyes were midway through fall camp he was already at 295 pounds.

    Even after adding the weight, the staff still loved how well he moved and he never lost his quickness.

    Vimahi saw action in three games in 2019, which allowed him to redshirt. He earned snaps in the Buckeyes’ annual blowouts against Maryland, Rutgers, and Michigan.

    Now What For Enokk Vimahi

    Originally planning to take two years off following last season for a Church mission, Vimahi has instead decided to remain and move those mission plans further down the road. Day and Ohio State were going to be supportive of his decision either way, but with him sticking around for now, Vimahi will be able to continuously improve his game without having to relearn it following a two-year absence.

    Ohio State must replace starter Jonah Jackson this coming season, so Vimahi will find himself in that competition with a number of other interior offensive linemen. As a redshirt freshman, he is not expected to win the job, but a spot in the two-deep this coming season wouldn’t be a surprise.

    Come 2021, however, there may be an opening at right guard and Vimahi could very well be the favorite to win that job when the time comes.

    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2020/02/ohio-state-2019-class-enokk-vimahi/

    Re: He earned snaps in the Buckeyes’ annual blowouts against Maryland, Rutgers, and Michigan.

    :slappy:
     
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Official roster has him listed at 305 lbs already, a gain of 30 pounds from when he set foot on campus. He's a big Kahuku boy, so if he can get up to about 315-320 while maintaining his quickness, watch out.
     
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  15. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    So he's 0.42" shorter and 3.26 lbs lighter than Ohio State's average offensive lineman, according to the current roster. In other words, the size issue has been put to bed for good. Expect him to see a lot of minutes in clean up duty this year.
     
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