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2004 The most important recruit left?

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by BuckNutty, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Been going back and forth this one. Fred Davis would be a nice additon and you never like to lose top Ohio kids to oos schools. Kyle Mitchum should be a great OL down the road but he looks like he may need a redshirt year to bulk up a little. Xavier Lee is unfortunately looking like more of a longshot every day. Dwayne Jarrett would be a fantastic get and looked very impressive in the AA Game. Ray Williams also looked great in San Antonio.

    In the end our biggest need is on the O-line, IMO. Although it's very difficult to project O-lineman Leon Hart looked like a kid who could come to Ohio State and compete for early PT and would almost certainly be in the two deep next year. My vote is Hart.
     
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Oline is our greatest need so I would also have to choose either Hart or Mitchum. It seems like Hart might be ready to step right into the two deep while Mitchum might need a little more development time. So I would also vote for Hart.

    After those two I would choose Bryant or a stud DE like Harvey/Anderson. It seems like we might have a better chance with Bryant. We need to keep adding impact front seven players on defense.

    X. Lee is a dream but he is going to be something special. If I thought he was realistic I would pick him no. 1 because I believe he is a difference maker.
     
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Looks like we are all in agreement with this one... of what we still need some OL guys are high on my list (not as high as computer bucks though :tongue2: )... Hart or KM would be great...

    Davis would be a nice pick up, as would the LB from Penn, a nice DE would be good for depth as well... All in all, I like the way this class is filling out...
     
  4. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Don’t Come Around Here No More....

    I definitely agree that the Oline players and DE players mentioned would be first priority pickups.

    I would like to see OSU go back after Hoyer and see if we can wrestle him away from MSU for a couple of reasons. I am not sure that Bauserman will ever don a Buckeye uniform, X. Lee is a long shot, and we could always use a QB who is well rated. In this case especially one from Ohio.

    John L. is starting to make some recruiting in roads to Ohio this year. Granted not all of the guys he is recruiting are top rated, but Hoyer is up there in many services. If John L. is successful in the long term, getting these Ohio kids will pay dividends. Mason gets to many for my taste to go to Minnesota.

    I just don't want Hoyer coming back and beating us like the kid from Toledo did in 98.
     
  5. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

    I think that hart is probably the most important because he could be an immeadiate impact player, but getting kyle mitchum would establish even more recruiting success in pennsylvania this year and I think that could be very useful in the future. I know they have some good rb's in next years class including Justin King, but their names of the others have slipped my mind.(maybe sutton or somthing) So long term i think mitchum is the most important long term, but hart for an instant impact. By the way, tough one to answer bucknutty.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2004
  6. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    Fred Davis. Without a doubt. Although the O-line
    could use a 4 Star, right now I believe out line will grade
    out as good as this year's line.
    Zwick-MoC-Davis-Holmes-Hamby- GO BUCKS! :oh: :io:
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

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

    The best OL we can get. We have tons of quality WRs and with the RBs we have in this class (and not to mention if Clarett comes back), so we're set there. QBs are also OK, with Boeckman and Bauserman backing up Zwick and Smith. TEs are ridiculously set, with Hamby, Irizarry, Nicol, and Hoobler. Although we have three OL in the National Top 101, we could definitely use another one or two.
     
  8. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    OK, so I didn't know Fred Davis was going somewhere
    else. Sue me. :biggrin:
    My 2nd choice is that QB out of Lake Catholic (can'
    believe that I can't remember his name!). This one I
    KNOW hasn't verbaled yet. 6'4" 215, shotgun arm, and
    VERY accurate up to 40 yards. This kid really is good. :osu:
     
  9. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

    ram dont be so sure about fred yet. BIll Kurilic has an artical on rivals saying that he hasnt dropped us out of the top three and that Fred confirmed it.
     
  10. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Hart slightly over Mitchum, as Mitchum would be a red shirt at most schools (but probably not at OSU, since the OL need is too great). However, with a little added weight, Mitchum will be a potentially awesome tackle.

    James Bryant would be my third choice, as a stud MLB can really solidify a defense.

    Give me all three and I'm on Cloud Nine! :atom:
     
  11. lakebuck

    lakebuck Newbie

    Buckeyebri, If I'm not confusing my years the QB was from Warren not Toledo and I believe his name was Burke? The biggest recruit of this class is not Fred Davis but it is any OL who can block for MO C next year. Hart or Mitchum will look great busting holes for #13
     
  12. coachvashole

    coachvashole Newbie

    OL&DL

    BEING FROM NWOHIO I HEAR OF FRED ALOT THE STUDENT STALK ABOUT PLAYING HIM AND THEY SAY HE WAS GOOD! BUT BEING 2 MIN. AWAY FROM CLYDE OHIO WHERE TIM ANDSERSON IS FROM, THE BIGGER PICTURE IS IN THE TRENCHES. THERE IS A HUGE GAP TO FILL IN THE DL AND IF YOU DID NOT NOTICE THE OL AND BLOCKING FLAWLESSLY DID NOT GO HAND AND HAND. MY VOTE IS TO FOCUS ON THE TRENCHES SO WE MIGHT HAVE TIME TO ACTUALLY PASS IF FRED COMES HERE. LETS ALSO GET SOME FREAKS FOR THE DL SO THE OFFENSE CAN BE ON THE FIELD BUNCHES.
    :moo:
     
  13. Basebuck

    Basebuck In Texas..

    I also feel that OL is the #1 need position but I have a feeling about Darius Walker. If we could pull him from the south and ND I think we could be set for the forseeable future at rb.
     
  14. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Walker had 31 carries for 115 yards against Michigan - not bad for a freshman.
     
  15. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    tressel and staff :) vs. recruiting experts

    tressel and staff must be able to see if a kid is going to be great one. Almost got him but, Pittman looks like another good pick by them. I wish he would have played yesterday with his true running speed but, he was injured.
     

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