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2014 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by MuckFichigain, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. osubucks13

    osubucks13 Freshman

    You see Cambell as a corner? I hadn't heard that about him yet. Everything I've heard is a slot-back like Wilson and he certainly looks it based on his film.

    Ideally I'd like 3 true WRs (Lattimore, Harris, then Kitt/Thompson/Scott), two slot-backs (Autry and Cambell) and then Jalen Hurd as the RB.

    Regarding the DBs, we've stacked up the past two years (Powell, Reeves, Bogard and Murray in 2012 and Apple, Burrows, Thompson, Conley and Bell in 2013) so I think we can take Webb and then an elite OOS CB like Peppers to go with one safety (Nicholson or Laurence Jones; I think we have a better shot at Nicholson). There might also be room for a player like Darius West to hop on board as well.
  2. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    I want the best players at Ohio State and am glad Urban will continue to recruit nationally. But there is something nice in getting 2 Ohio players and 1 Michigan player in a 3 commit weekend.
  3. BuckeyefromPitt

    BuckeyefromPitt Freshman

    Hold off on that final number. Weekend isn't over yet.
  4. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    2014 Verbal Commits:

    Parris Campbell Jr. - Akron (OH), St Vincent - St Mary HS; 6'1" 185 lbs
    Rivals #15 Ohio
    247 ****

    Offensive Line:
    Marcelys Jones - Cleveland (OH) Glenville; 6'4", 325 lbs
    Rivals #34 OH
    247 **** #7 OG, #3 OH, #92 National

    Kyle Trout - Lancaster (OH) HS; 6'6" 294 lbs
    Rivals **** #7 OH, #217 National
    Scout **** #16 OT
    247 **** #12 OT, #6 OH, #130 National

    Defensive Back:
    Damon Webb - Detroit (MI) Cass HS; 6'0" 175lbs
    Rivals **** #32 National
    Scout **** #7 CB
    247 **** #11 CB, #3 MI, #146 National

    Edit:11 February - Added Rivals 100 & State rankings
    13 February - Removed Lawrence Marshall
    25 February - Added 247 star rating for Parris Campbell
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
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  5. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. '14 Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    I feel like we're Tejas from a few years ago... Our class might be finished before the end of March... However I trust our coaches more than Tejas's
  6. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Which is why I'm considering not looking at this thread until November. Call me crazy but I've been so thrilled with the 2013 class that I kinda forgot just how special the 2012 class was. Seriously, if you go from the UFM hire to his first NLOID it's like this..

    [ame=""]Evan Turner Game Winning Buzzerbeater Vs Michigan - YouTube[/ame]

    Now give UFM an entire year and a 12-0 season...

    [ame=""]Duke vs Ohio State- Men's Basketball Highlights - YouTube[/ame]

    Now Muck has already got a list that might very well be 18-20% complete on Feb 10th?

    Kinda just makes me want to go back and watch the development of that Evan Turner shot.
  7. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

    ESPN $ - Several big 2014 names enjoy OSU visit


    - Jamarco Jones says Ohio State is definitely high on his list & had a great visit.
    - Demarre Kitt says again that tOSU is his top 2.
    - 2015 RB Damien Harris says it's the best visit he's been on.
  8. y0yoyoin

    y0yoyoin That is a serious injury for Willis McGahee

    i would be fine if we took 3-4 more recruits nationally and then finish out the rest with recruits from Georgia
  9. OH10

    OH10 *

    Numbers are going to be tight. We are in on a bunch of highly regarded players, but even if they all wanted to commit, they couldn't.

    Right now, we have to be looking at Lattimore, Booker, and McMillan as a part of this class. Plus at least 2 more OLinemen. Who knows what is going to happen with Berger and Garrett, but guessing we get at least one.

    That would put us at 11 already. For a small class. It's a little difficult to see how the numbers are going to work out, but the staff has to be selective.
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I was just thinking about this myself. Bank projected 18-20 in his signing day live chat.

    1 Marcelys Jones (OL)
    2 Damon Webb (DB)
    3 Kyle Trout (OL)
    4 Lawrence Marshall (DE)
    5 Parris Campbell Jr. (ATH)

    Ohio locks
    6 Marshon Lattimore (ATH)
    7 Erick Smith (DB)
    8 Kyle Berger (LB/DE)
    9 Dante Booker (LB/DE)

    Michigan quasi-locks (thank you coach Coombs)
    10 Malik McDowell (DL/OL)
    11. Drake Harris (WR)

    OOS looking real good
    12. Jarmarco Jones (OL)
    13. Raekwon McMillan (LB)
    14. Clifton Garrett (LB)
    15. Jeb Blazevich (TE)
    16. Myles Autry (ATH)
    17. Demarre Kitt (WR)

    Position we're almost certainly going to fill but with who?
    18. QB (DeShaun Watson?/best available)
    19. OL (Orlando Brown Jr.?/best available)
    20. OL (Damien Prince?/Roderick Johnson?/best available)
    21. RB (Jalen Hurd?/best available)

    Attrition #s? and/or too good to say no?
    22. DB (over a dozen to choose from)
    23. ATH/WR (Lonnie Johnson?/Thaddeus Snodgrass?/best available)
    24. DL (Lorenzo Carter?/best available)
    25. best available?
    26. best available?

    Going up to 21, that would put the class at

    QB: 1
    RB: 1
    WR/ATH: 5
    TE: 1
    OL: 5
    DL: 2
    LB: 4
    DB: 2

    The numbers are going to be especially tight at the WR/ATH spot.

    Way too early to know for sure, but it is really hard seeing this class not being crazy good (again).
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
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  11. OH10

    OH10 *

    I'm concerned about that as well. Right now, Thad Snodgrass and Lonnie Johnson would commit if we wanted. But you have to save spots for someone like Marshon Lattimore, Drake Harris, Jalen Hurd, or Braxton Berrios. They're in on a ton of guys here, but can realistically only take 2-3 at the most.

    We loaded up this last class on DBs. But you can't turn down guys like Peppers, Blanding, or Tabor if you can get them. And if you want to compete with the SEC, you have to chase these guys.

    I'm all in with this national strategy we had last class. I'd like to see it continue. I just don't see how it's feasible with the numbers.
  12. tlinc

    tlinc Sophmore

    I'm thinking it gets to 10 pretty quick. Then a few more over the summer. We could be just about finished with Ohio recruiting by then.

    But with the amount of national and southern kids we are after, I think there will be a lot of kids who wait until the All Star games or signing day.

    I think that is a pretty ideal scenario actually. Build a really solid foundation with a lot of Midwestern kids, with an emphasis on locking down Ohio. Fill most of your biggest needs, like OL and LB. Then you can go swing for the fences on some longer shot guys without being too worried if you miss.

    Plus, leave a few spots for late bloomers, like James Clark, and kids impacted by coaching changes, like Dontre Wilson.
  13. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    I doubt they are locks, but we are in solid position for sure.
  14. y0yoyoin

    y0yoyoin That is a serious injury for Willis McGahee

    AKA, a quasi-lock
  15. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Just the thought that the Buckeyes are a serious threat to steal (arguably) the top four kids from up north makes me giggle like a fat kid in a bathtub full of cupcakes.

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