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OL Malcolm Pridgeon (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Depth. Sorely need depth filled with guys who can actually step in. Would love to see this giant guy just come in and put the fear of God in the entire roster. Still wondering why he didnt transfer over for the Spring semester?
     
  2. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Lineman aficionado

    He may not graduate until May
     
  3. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    I see. I didnt know if he was trying to get the Associates or just core classes to transfer.
     
  4. TwinsBuck

    TwinsBuck Newbie

    Yep. He probably wants to complete the associates degree in culinary arts. That is important, as he could still go out into the industry and get a decent starting position with just the associates, if something would happen and he doesn't complete his bachelor's. But hopefully he steamrolls through his bachelor's like he steamrolls defenders at tOSU.
     
  5. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Just asking here: If he comes in and he's a beast you can't keep off the field, could he start at LT and slide Jamarco to Left Gaurd then Pat, Billy and Prince? With his length I'd think he would be a natural at LT bit admittedly he is going to have to be a total stud to be a starter of course.
     
  6. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  7. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Can JUCO Transfer Malcolm Pridgeon Become a Starter for the Buckeyes?

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    When a team signs a junior college transfer, there is generally no intention of redshirting that player or stashing him for a couple of years. That player is intended to play, or at the very least compete to play.

    When the Buckeyes signed 5-star junior college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon this year, it bolstered an offensive line that needed experience. However, it's still a big step up from Nassau Community College to Ohio State, and as Urban Meyer explained recently, it's a much different process to integrate a JUCO signee as opposed to one coming from high school.

    "He was a late take, and I had no intention of taking Malcolm," he said. "Ed Warinner recruited him for a long time and Stud fell in love with him. When you meet this big guy, he’s an awesome person. Very talented guy, and how could you not take him? He’s matriculated great. He was a little bit behind the eight ball because he wasn’t in great shape. He had a lot of academic stuff. He took like 23 hours and he made it. And he’s getting in shape fast. So we’ll find out more during training camp. It is much different."

    There was a lot of catch up that went on because a junior college transfer has to hit the ground running as a college student. There isn't the same amount acclimatization that can go on because JUCO players are being brought in to basically be a ready-made contributor.

    That hasn't worked out very well for the Buckeyes in the recent past, as junior college signees like Corey Smith and Larry Grant both needed a year to gather themselves and get ready for big time college football. Pridgeon has only been on campus since this summer. He didn't go through spring football, but has made an early impression on teammates.

    "Really athletic, big dude," said center Pat Elflein. "He’s learning the playbook, so we’ll see how he does. He’s training hard and we’ll see how he does when camp comes around."

    Entire article: http://theozone.net/Ohio-State/Football/2016/News/Can-JUCO-Transfer-Malcolm-Pridgeon-Become-a-Starter-for-the-Buckeyes
     
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Lots of intrigue this year. And Urbs bringing in a big, athletic JUCO player only adds to that. Pretty interesting that Coach Ed was following him for quite a while and Urb had a change of heart and decided to take him. Makes me think there must be something to this dude. Hope he comes in with a lot of confidence and is ready to shake things up.
     
  10. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    :sad2:
     
  12. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Well crap, that hurts. Even if he recovers quickly and is not injured mid-season, it would be highly unlikely that he gets in game ready shape this year. My guess is a redshirt. Get well soon Malcom!
     
  13. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    The good news is that it is still 3 months. I'd take that over a ACL tear any day.
     
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  14. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Did Pridgeon have one year of eligability left? That was my feeling, but I can't find any statements to back it up. If so it means the staff was hoping to 1 and done him, and get him a shot at the NFL next year. 3 months means he wouldn't be ready until MSU or ttun, so now it's a likely redshirt and our 2017 class just lost a space. Hopefully he has at least 2 years left and I'm wrong on this.
     
  15. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    He actually has three years to play two since he only played two years of JUCO.
     

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