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tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Smudger, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    He said 20. He wasn't trying to say a different number, he said 20.

    Bringing up the contrast between Tressel and urban in recruiting is a good point but I think comparing their on field results is necessary to remember before people talk themselves into wanting to go backwards.

    All things being equal take the Ohio kid but get the best players. If that's less than 5 kids from Ohio in a particular year then so be it.
  2. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    paraphrasing: He said Day would be more apt to take A top 20 kid from Ohio, not 20 Ohio kids......meaning he is looking outside just the top 5-10 in-state prospects. That's how I understood it.

    Buklpower loves himself some Ohio special powers but I don't think anyone expects to have the class made up of 85-90% Ohio kids.
  3. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I totally agree if there are only 5 OSU offer-worthy kids then u offer those 5. But we've seen plenty of talented Ohio kids go elsewhere that OSU has not even offered in recent years.
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  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Look at what kind of player you are talking about once you get past the top 5-10 in state kids on any given year.

    20 kids or #18 is the same kind of foolishness.

    Keeping the 19th best Ohio kid from going to MSU isn't winning. You only have 85 total. you take 1 from Ohio that's 1 you can't take nationally. That is what zero sum meant.

    He said "not really" when I mentioned it which means he somehow must think that Day gets to take more than 85.

    Anyway. I'm done with it.

    The idiocy level on this board is at an all time high and I'm debating if it's worth enduring for the good posters or if it's finally time to call it a day.
    NorthCoastKid and buckeyeintn like this.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    When all is said and done, if we have 25 available schollies for a class, get the best 25 players from wherever, period. If we don't sign a single kid from Ohio, then so be it. Same as if by some magic the top 25 kids in the class for that year all happen to be from Ohio, sign 'em all. I'm pretty darn sure than no one gave a crap that Dwayne Haskins or Nick Bosa aren't from Ohio.
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  6. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Jax, you are not even trying to understand what Buklpower and I are trying to say. I don't think it is idiotic.

    We aren't saying load up half the class with 3*'s from Ohio. But there is plenty of talent 11-20 in Ohio to not offer a few of them, and let talented guys walk, @ OL especially, when we r so down on numbers. Coaches don't pay attention to rankings like we do as fans. They bring in good football players at positions of need.

    You do realize that Potter and Jacoby are both outside of the Ohio top 10 in this year's class (14th and 19th, according to Rivals rankings)? Are they not OSU caliber, offer-worthy players?

    Jestin Jacobs is a perfect example. 4* OLB, ranked #11 in the state. Ohio State got in on him too late and he stuck with Iowa. U offer him 1-2 months earlier and he's a Buckeye right now. We'll be wishing that kid was a Buckeye 2 yrs down the road.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
  7. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    C’mon, man. You can’t let the likes of me make you turn your back on fifteen years of quality time-wasting.
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  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  9. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    lol. I don't see how not bringing in a QB 2 years in a row is a good plan any way u care to look at it.
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  10. RB07OSU

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

    I am with you 100%. We need to put some focus on getting stronger in Ohio and frankly, Day is not going to having the national recruiting clout that Urban did (or at least at first)...that aspect of UFM was unprecedented. That being said, we have had enough success and name recognition lately (particularly with all the draft picks) that there is no doubt we can continue to get top prospects nationally. I think logically it makes sense to land somewhere in the middle of UFM and Tressel's recruiting styles.
    kujirakira likes this.
  11. sammyjenkis

    sammyjenkis Junior

    Maybe they have a transfer candidate in mind?
    AuTX Buckeye likes this.
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Maybe the plan is to run nothing but wildcat with Cam Akers.
    brodybuck21 and AuTX Buckeye like this.
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    No I don't mean to take 20 kids from Ohio. I mean he seems more open to taking more of the top 20 kids from Ohio.
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  14. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Glad someone thinks I'm not crazy. At least at 1st, Day needs to establish himself as a national recruiter by building some momemtum and mix in some in-state talent. Worst thing he can do is miss on all the big fish and have a recruiting class of entirely 3* reaches.

    I think Jax is still in denial that we just lost one of the best recruiters of all-time, thinks 5*'s grow on trees, and they're just going to flock to OSU in groves without Meyer.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  15. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I tried to explain that. Jax seems to think u want a roster full of "not worthy enough for OSU offer, Ohio 3*'s".
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
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