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2018 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by ant80, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    So 11 already for 2017. Any chance of a 2018 commitment anytime soon? If so, who will it be? I know it's still early, but UFM has raised my expectations tremendously. In any case, I think it's about time we started this thread for 2018.

    Go Bucks!
  2. buckeye4ever21

    buckeye4ever21 Sophmore

    My guess would be Gill.
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  3. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Any idea how many schollies we're dealing with this class?
  4. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    @ant80 The absolute most I've heard is 20, but we really won't know for months. That seems to be the max most of the sites are assuming at this point.
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  5. RB07OSU

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

    Much too early to tell. The safe bet is usually around 20 per year but you could also see a banner year with lots of early entries, attrition, etc. Until about 6 months from NLOID for that class is usually when I see a hard number start developing. Even after then you have number changes.
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  6. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    The O-Zone article on the 2018 Recruiting Class.
  7. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Something interesting I noticed when going through our DT offers for 2018... we've offered each of the top 7 DTs in the country, according to 247

    #1 DT Taron Vincent
    #2 DT Matthew Jones
    #3 DT Leonard Taylor
    #4 DT PJ Mustipher
    #5 DT Josh Belk
    #6 DT Austin Fontaine
    #7 DT Tyler Friday

    Me thinks that position is going to be a point of emphasis next year...
  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I think it'll be that way moving forward. OSU already has 2 4 stars for 2017 and being choosey if they get a 3rd. I don't think the staff wants to worry about depth in the middle
  9. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

  10. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    All this talk about 2017 5*s, let's not forget we are the favorites at this point for at least 5 more 5* players in the 2018 class...

    QB Emory Jones (GA)
    RB Lorenzo Lingard (FL)
    RB Jaelen Gill (OH)
    OL Jackson Carman (OH)
    DT Taron Vincent (MD/FL)

    Plus LB Palaie Gaoteote (NV) is on the doorstep of being a 5* on 247 composite

    It's a good time to be a Buckeye
  11. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    More than an hour since Wade reaffirming his commitment. I am bored. So I started to look ahead a little.

    Projecting what this class will end up as. We have a number of offers to Ohio kids next year. Unless an Ohio kid with an Ohio State offer goes elsewhere under Urban Meyer, I am counting them in. So here's my projection.

    Emory Jones

    Brian Snead

    Lorenzo Lingard/Ricky Slade/Zamir White

    L'Christian "Blue" Smith (OH)
    (I expect 1 more)

    Jeremy Ruckert
    Mustapha Muhammad

    Jackson Carman (OH)
    (Given that we've only taken two (so far) in 2017, I expect 4 more)

    Leonard Taylor (OH)
    Tyler Friday
    (1 more)

    Taron Vincent
    Aeneas Hawkins (OH)
    P.J. Mustipher

    Chris Oats (OH)
    Dallas Gant (OH)
    Palaie Gaoteote
    Teradja Mitchell

    Jaiden Woodbey
    Houston Griffith
    (1 more)

    Jaelen Gill (OH)

    That gives us 26 total. Probably too much though. What do you guys think?

    Edit: Kraemer and Eichenberg went to NoD. I was wrong about Ohio kids with Ohio State offers going elsewhere under Urban. I am still bullish though.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  12. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ

    Not trying to look too far ahead at the moment, but just updating some of the junior film on a few of the top '18 guys.
  13. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    ESPN reporting that 2018 OL CJ Thorpe's father, a former PSU player, told Urban to stop recruiting his son a year ago.
  14. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover

    Recruit's dad to Urban Meyer: Don't recruit my son

    It doesn't even reference the reason why Mr. Thorpe didn't want Urban to recruit his son. It just says that his dad holds onto negative feelings. Anyone have any info?
  15. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    What I find even more interesting is that he eliminated the most desirably program in the country (based on current recruiting trends) without notifying or consulting his son.

    Thanks Dad. Your future, not mine.
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