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2013 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    Captain Obvious here with tonight's thought; the landscape of our linebacker recruiting changed dramatically over the course of the last two days:biggrin:
  2. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    The other obvious thing, that I don' think Urb gets credit for, is that he is doing all this with 3 less scholarships. He is only 1 or 2 players short of having the number one class.
  3. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a dang about the comparative recruiting rankings. If we get a top 5 class, all well and good. What all coaches do is to plug the holes that show up during the year, or what happens during graduation/running out of eligibility.

    All tOSU coaches have done a good job, but I'm of the opinion that Urban has plugged most of the holes with a superior style of athlete. Tress 'missed' on many of the superlative athletes, Coop found some, but covered the weaknesses, but Meyer is plugging and thensome.

    Last year he went out and pulled in some great athletes (as shown on the field, not as *'s), and it impacted the on-the-field-performance. He gained us depth, that will become prime-time-players this next football season. It takes four years to see how a kid develops, but Urban has found some kids that impact quickly. We needed LBers. Voila, we have two of the best and brightest to go along with the stable we have. The only criticism is WR, but there's enough in the stable to continue to improve the vertical passing game. OL will be a need, but has been whittled away at, and will be solidified next year.

    All in all, Urban and his recruiting corps have laid out a pretty decent plan to plug those holes, and then have executed in getting the studs to fill those holes. Some of the kids seem (to outsiders) to be reaches, but with the coaching up and sculpting bodies, I think we'll be OK.

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  4. It sure has, although the emphasize on recruiting defense under Urban has been steadfast. 20 out of 31 recruits to commit under Urb are on defensive side of the ball (65%). If we assume that we close out this class with Worley, Bell and Gibson, that would make 28 defensive players out of 48 players from the last two classes (58%, not including Townsend).
  5. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    "Defense wins championships" ___________ (insert any good coach)
  6. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    I think the vertical passing game is going to be fine. Safeties will be creeping up all year with Hyde running roughshod. As long as Heuerman and Braxton develop, we'll be fine. Devin needs to amp his game up a notch and become more consistent. He makes the spectacular play, now just make all the plays and become elite.

    Taivon Jacobs in the slot, Jalin Marshall-everywhere and possibly Shelton Gibson adding depth will make us more than ok. It's all about Braxton and Guiton. Oline should be top 5 in the country.

    Bring on the football season!!!!!
  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    As far as I'm concerned after Johnson & Mitchell everything else is gravy.

    A WR would be great (and I'm sure one will be added), so would an OL & you don't turn away a monster like Bell but otherwise I'm more than happy with the class.
  8. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Purveyor of the big fella

    Taivon Jacobs + OLB = 6

    Plus I still do believe there will be 1 maybe 2 suprise committments in this class which would take us contending for the #1 class (which doesnt really matter)
  9. Considering some of our struggles this past year against the spread, I actually think Worley is an important piece of the puzzle. All this kid does is blow up bubble screens at the Star position, and has size (6-3 200) and speed to cover the slot. And the history of Glenville sending top safety/star prospects to OSU (Whitner, Hines, Bryant, Bogard) just makes me look forward to seeing this kid in S&G even more.
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  10. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    We all love gravy.
    Muck likes this.
  11. SEREbuckeye

    SEREbuckeye "The bag or the bat, Bob?"

    Im not really up on all the recruiting news other than catching the big named guys and their commitments. Im trying to get better though.

    So, how many spots left do we have for 2013? Also, what guys do we have a legit shot at?
  12. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    3-4 spots left.

    Looking at Shelton Gibson, Vonn Bell, Chris Worley, Corn Elder, Ryan Timmons, Dontre Wilson, and Cameron Hunt. I expect we may hear more names as we go along.
  13. buckeyeinfla

    buckeyeinfla Bittersweet Symphony

    I think Wilson is off the list now with Kelly staying at Oregon...seems to be 4 spots left with Worley, Gibson and Bell taking 3 if they want to...leaves one...timmons or elder
  14. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    ...or Hunt. Or Skipper.
    stowfan likes this.
  15. NINJA BUCK13

    NINJA BUCK13 Freshman

    This seems to be exactly what most people are projecting..

    Except for a few throwing this Hunt boy out there...

    Don't see that happening...

    Final Four -

    Vonn Bell
    Shelton Gibson
    Corn Elder
    Chris Worley

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