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QB Matthew Baldwin (transfer to TCU)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    He’ll be ready when needed 2021
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  2. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    Then you are missing out the joy of seeing them answered.
  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    I did not know prayer and well wishes were a rare and precious commodity to be meted out only for the terminally ill, and not wasted on the regular ole 18 year olds who might have had his dreams shattered on a football field.
  4. MD Buckeye

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

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Although Matthew Baldwin is still less than two months away from suffering a knee injury in the final game of his high school career, the Ohio State early enrollee quarterback doesn’t plan to let that keep him from competing this spring.

    Baldwin, who injured his knee while playing in the Texas state semifinals and aggravated that injury in the state championship game while playing for Lake Travis High School this past December, has continued to rehabilitate that injured knee since arrived at Ohio State in January. Nonetheless, the Buckeyes’ newest signal-caller expects to be on the field and throwing when Ohio State begins spring practices on March 6.

    "I’m just working to get it back to 100 percent," Baldwin said of his recovery. "I anticipate being able to play spring football. Just working hard every day.

    "I’ll be on the field," Baldwin added. "I don’t know about full-go live stuff. But I’ll throw."

    While Baldwin did not want to go into specifics about his injury or recovery process while meeting with the media last Wednesday on National Signing Day, Baldwin’s mother previously told Eleven Warriors’ Andrew Lind that Baldwin sprained his meniscus. Baldwin feels confident that he’ll be ready to return to the field in short order, though, because he saw how former Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett – who, like Baldwin, also came to Columbus from Texas (Wichita Falls) – was able to return in just six days to play in last year’s Big Ten Championship Game after having arthroscopic knee surgery for a meniscus injury of his own.

    "They do a great job of getting the guys ready to go," Baldwin said of Ohio State’s medical and athletic training staff, "so I’m not worried about it at all. They're going to work with me and I’m working hard to get it back healed."

    With Barrett’s career at Ohio State now complete and the quarterback position open for competition entering the spring, Baldwin has no shortage of incentive to get on the field with the Buckeyes and show what he can do as quickly as he can. He says he is looking forward to the opportunity to compete with Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell next month.

    "It’s super exciting," Baldwin said. "It’s wide open, but at the same time, the quarterback room is full of talent. So it’s a room that’s going to make me better, I’m going to try and make them better, and there’s a lot of development that’s going to go on."

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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Will Freshman QB Matthew Baldwin be Healthy Enough for Spring Football?


    Matthew Baldwin started just one season at Lake Travis High School, but what a season it was. He threw for 3,842 yards with 44 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in leading his team to the state title game in 2017.

    Unfortunately, in the semifinals against Katy, he injured his knee late in the game. He was checked out by medical staff, rehabbed during the week, and things seemed to be going okay, so he started in the state championship game against Allen High School. On his first dropback, however, his knee buckled and he collapsed to the turf. His season was done.

    It’s not the way that any player wants to arrive at Ohio State. It’s a new environment with new requirements, and much higher expectations.

    Fortunately for Baldwin, he has some time — and he still has his arm.

    “Right now I’m able to throw,” he said. “Not a lot of running right now because you don’t want to rush it. There’s no real need to rush anything right now, which is good that I’m not coming in right before the season in June because then you kind of have to get things going faster. But now we have time to develop and get better.”

    As to the specifics of his injury and the surgery that was performed, Baldwin doesn’t want to get into specifics, but it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.

    “It was kind of just a general thing that happened to the knee. So nothing real specific,” he said. “I’m not going to go into specifics, but like I said, they do a great job of getting the guys ready to go. Like J.T. [Barrett] hurt his meniscus; I think he came back in a week. So I’m not worried about it at all. They’re going to work with me and I’m working hard to get it back healed.”

    Baldwin called the surgery a “general type of deal” and right now he is rehabbing with the same staff that not only got Barrett back on the field in a week, but also helped receiver Johnnie Dixon and cornerback Marshon Lattimore get healthy after years of trouble.

    In others words, Baldwin is in very good hands right now. But that doesn’t mean he’s just taking it easy.

    “Just constant rehab. That’s what it’s about right now,” he said. “Coach Day’s made it really clear that when you come to Ohio State, you’re going to have to work hard anyway, even if you’re not hurt. But now that I’m hurt, you have to work even harder to get back.”

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    We continue the Better Know a Buckeye series with its 17th installment in 2018. Here, we profile Matthew Baldwin, a quarterback from Austin, Texas.

    • Size: 6-3/200
    • Position: QB
    • Hometown: Austin, TX
    • School: Lake Travis
    • 247 Composite: ★★★★
    • National Ranking: 331
    • Position Ranking: 12 (PRO QB)
    • State Ranking: 43 (TX)
    Ohio State coaches identified Baldwin for inclusion into its class late into the 2018 recruiting cycle. It came when it became clear that Emory Jones, one of its first commits in the 2018 class, was not going to sign with the Buckeyes. The coaches found Baldwin, a first-year starter at a prep factory in Austin, as a QB prospect flying under the radar and started recruiting him hard. He visited for the Michigan State game, left with an offer, and committed to Ohio State a month later. He enrolled in January.

    I tell an abbreviated version of this recruitment below. Thereafter, I provide a scouting report for a pro-style quarterback who is suited well for how the position is going to evolve with Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson as coordinators. I offer a projection of a redshirt in 2018 along with some senior-year highlight film for the reader to watch at the end of the feature.

    Matthew Baldwin's recruitment is going to be forever linked to Emory Jones. If not for Emory Jones, Matthew Baldwin is likely on Colorado State's roster right now.

    The dedicated recruitniks will remember Emory Jones odyssey in detail but it's worth relaying to the fan base that only casually follows recruiting. Jones, a quarterback prospect from Georgia, was one of Ohio State's longest-running commits in the 2018 class, first committing to the Buckeyes on July 29, 2016.

    That commitment was solid for over a year until Jones started to get cold feet. He fielded strong interest from Alabama among others before making the decision to decommit from Ohio State. He ultimately chose to sign with Florida because its new coach, Dan Mullen, was the first FBS offer he received (from Mississippi State) and Florida no doubt has a need for a talented dual-threat quarterback.

    Ohio State could read between the lines as this was happening and started looking for a quarterback late into the recruiting cycle that fit the offense Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson had installed. It found a prospect in Matthew Baldwin.

    Baldwin's recruitment had been quiet to this point. A three-star prospect at the time, Baldwin was a first-year starter at otherwise a well-known high school prep program in Texas. High on potential, but light on game film, Baldwin fielded a few offers from the likes of Abilene Christian, Texas-San Antonio, and Texas State before jumping on the most prestigious FBS offer he had at the time: Colorado State.

    Ohio State offered Baldwin on Nov. 12 of last year, almost four months after Baldwin committed to Colorado State. It came after Baldwin took an unofficial visit to Ohio State for the Michigan State game. This was as much a signal boost for Baldwin as his game film in his first year as a varsity starter. Offers from Minnesota, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Carolina followed.

    However, the Ohio State opportunity was too good to forgo.

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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Matthew Baldwin on the Task Ahead


    After Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State to LSU leaving redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins as the Buckeyes’ default starting quarterback, talk of OSU’s quarterback competition died down.

    Buckeye Nation finally knew who their new starting quarterback was going to be after four years of seeing J.T. Barrett behind center.

    But that quarterback battle was only settled for one player, the starter. For the players behind Haskins on the depth chart, there is still an every-day quarterback competition.

    Burrow’s transfer still leaves redshirt freshman Tate Martell, true freshman Matthew Baldwin, and redshirt freshman walk-on Kory Curtis behind Haskins at quarterback on the roster.

    Martell competed with Burrow and Haskins in the spring and will continue to compete in the fall. Baldwin, however, was recovering from an ACL tear this spring, so his competition will have to wait.

    Despite his early challenges, Baldwin is ready to compete for a role when the time comes.

    “It’s a little intimidating – in a good way. It gets you going,” Baldwin said on signing day. “You don’t want to come into a place where it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m better than all these guys.’”

    Even though he understands the challenge ahead, the quarterback competition is part of the reason that he came to play for the Buckeyes. Baldwin is excited to, once again, be around guys who are going to push him to be better.

    After experiencing the same thing at his high school – where he didn’t start until his senior season, constant competition is nothing new to him. Baldwin comes from Lake Travis High School in the heart of Texas. Lake Travis has a rich history of quarterbacks, having produced some very talented college QBs over the years.

    “I had a great history of quarterbacks at my high school,” Baldwin said. “Baker Mayfield, Heisman winner last year, Garrett Gilbert’s in the NFL, (Baylor quarterback) Charlie (Brewer) was the Big 12 co-offensive freshman of the year last year, so a huge history of quarterbacks there and I had to compete with Charlie until his senior year.”

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Even though he has only been at Ohio State since January and had knee surgery shortly after he arrived on campus, Matthew Baldwin has already made a big impression on his new head coach and teammates.

    An under-the-radar recruit who was committed to Colorado State when he got an offer from Ohio State less than two months before the early signing period in December, Baldwin appeared to be a consolation prize for the Buckeyes, who had a commitment from a more highly touted quarterback recruit in the class of 2018 – Emory Jones – for more than a year before he ultimately signed with Florida.

    With more highly touted quarterbacks in the recruiting classes ahead of Baldwin (Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell) and after him (Dwan Mathis, Jack Miller), it’s easy to assume Baldwin might not be among the frontrunners to start for Ohio State in the future.

    Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell, however, has now had the chance to work with and catch passes from Baldwin, and he says people shouldn’t be sleeping on the newest Ohio State quarterback’s talent.

    "First of all, he can absolutely sling it," Campbell said of Baldwin at last week’s Big Ten Media Days. "I don’t know if a lot of people know that or not, but I was actually just throwing routes with him last week, and he’s going to be elite. He’s not a ‘Plan B’ at all."

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says Campbell isn’t the only wide receiver who already holds a high opinion of Baldwin, and Meyer is also impressed with what he’s seen from Baldwin in his first seven months on campus, saying that the true freshman has already added about 20 pounds to his frame.

    "He’s doing great," Meyer said of Baldwin. "He’s up to 210 pounds. Receivers love him."

    One reason why Baldwin wasn’t a widely heralded recruit coming out of Lake Travis High School – the same Austin, Texas, high school that produced Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in this past April’s NFL draft, among eight consecutive quarterbacks who have gone on to play Division I football – was that he was the backup quarterback, stuck behind current Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer on the Cavaliers’ depth chart, until his senior year.

    In his one season as the starting quarterback for the Cavaliers, however, Baldwin threw for 3,842 yards and 44 touchdowns with six interceptions, all the while leading Lake Travis to the state championship game in Texas’ top division of high school football before suffering a knee injury in his team’s season-ending loss.

    That was enough to convince Meyer and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day that they should recruit Baldwin to Ohio State, and their excitement about the four-star prospect – who also received late offers from Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Carolina – has only grown since.

    "What he did at Texas, at Lake Travis, was phenomenal," Meyer said. "I’m very excited about him."

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State Quarterback Matthew Baldwin ‘Going To Be Elite’


    The Ohio State quarterback position has been the talk of the Buckeye State this summer.

    Much of the conversation has focused on Dwayne Haskins’ powerful arm or Tate Martell’s elusiveness, but there’s a third scholarship quarterback who’s starting to turn heads.

    True freshman Matthew Baldwin was a late addition to the Buckeyes’ 2018 recruiting class.

    OSU offered him a scholarship last November. At the time, the Buckeyes already held a commitment from four-star QB Emory Jones and Baldwin was committed to Colorado State. It seemed unlikely to go anywhere.

    But in December, with Jones still waffling on his commitment, the Ohio State coaching staff walked away and turned to Baldwin instead. He committed to the Buckeyes on December 7 and was on campus in Columbus as an OSU student a month later.

    The timing of the offer and the fact that he was a lower-ranked prospect than Jones had a lot of Buckeye fans wondering if Baldwin was just a warm body to help fill out the quarterback room until someone better came along.

    “Nah, nah, nah. He’s not a Plan B at all. I can tell you that for sure,” said senior wide receiver Parris Campbell. “You can just see the way he carries himself. You can tell he just looks like a natural leader, he looks like a natural winner. Obviously he has the talent. The way he throws the ball is just incredible.”

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  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    I was just telling a co-worker today that Baldwin might be the next OSU 'great' QB. Awesome.
  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  13. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Damn, that's amazing
  14. RB07OSU

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

    That is huge. Really need to have him ready in case we experience another 2014 at the QB position.
  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    He needs to see some action for Four games at least
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