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2020 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by ScriptOhio, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Very realistic list.
    brodybuck21 and HotMic like this.
  2. I have thought this as well. But when most of the visit is with a current player(s), you're always going to get 100% of their attention. And then when you factor that a single position coach probably only has a 2-3 guys to keep tabs on, it's only Day who is spread thin. Which isn't nothing, but it's not as crazy as you'd think for 95% of the aspect of a visit.
  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I hear what you're saying but if you look at the OV list its not as overwhelming as one might think.
    14 kids on OV
    1 committed(Johnson)
    5 OSU favored(Henry, Martinez, KBJ, Williams, Phillips, and Ransom)
    The rest the staff has to actually put in work on
  4. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    After seeing some of the DE’s we’re in on in 2021, and with Sawyer already on board, I’d definitely be ok with the staff going light on the position this class.
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  5. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Also, it sounds like June 21st weekend will NOT be Friday Night Lights. It’s going to be more of a recruiting event than a camp.
    LitlBuck, MD Buckeye, pnuts34 and 2 others like this.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    A bit concerned.

    As we've seen from Kendall Milton's recruitment, a one-on-one visit with the staff can sometimes be a very good thing. Of course, the staff can't give every recruit the one-on-one treatment due to time constraints, but that extra attention probably works well for a lot of recruits.

    Other recruits probably like the large recruiting weekends when they can bond with their potential future teammates. The June 21st weekend is a particularly large extravaganza, so there is a chance that some kids will feel like they didn't get enough time with the coaches. As long as none of the recruits ends up at the Wendy's on High Street for his official visit meal, we should be alright.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Some information on 2021 & 2022 recruits too.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Urban Meyer always said he wanted more Ohio kids in his recruiting classes, but in reality he signed fewer and fewer Ohio prospects every year.

    I honestly believe he meant what he said, but the results were never going to change with the way he recruited. But it sounds like Ryan Day is already taking a new approach.

    From my good pal Marcus Hartman of the Dayton Daily News:

    “My take on that whole thing is coach Day realizes they need to move a little faster,” Fairfield coach Jason Krause said. “I think Ohio State traditionally had the feeling we’re in Ohio, No. 1, if we offer an Ohio kid early they’re probably going to want to commit to us because we’re Ohio State.

    “No. 2, I feel like they felt like they could come in late and flip a kid, but I think times have changed a little bit.”


    (Northmont coach Tony) Broering appreciated the approach Meyer took, though he acknowledged an adult high school football coach might understand all aspects of the situation a little more clearly than teenage players.

    “The one thing I liked was he didn’t B.S. them,” Broering said of Meyer. “He told them the truth, and the truth was right at that moment in time he could’t do it. So you couldn’t be too mad about it. I know some people got all upset that they both left and both went somewhere else.


    Day will have the same dilemma Meyer did when it comes trying to maximize each class with highly-touted national prospects while saving room for the best in the Buckeye State.

    And what happens will largely result from how Day decides to approach it, how many he decides are too good to risk losing rather than hoping to hit a December Hail Mary.

    It's extremely telling that Day's first two commitments in the 2020 class after he became head coach were from two three-star prospects that probably wouldn't have gotten an offer from Meyer until a few weeks before the February signing day, if ever.

    That's not really a knock on Meyer, because he averaged a top-five class in the country every year, but it seems – at least for now – Day's committed to hopping on Ohio prospects much earlier than Meyer was ever comfortable with.

    How it plays out for him will probably determine his recruiting strategy going forward. So, no pressure, Jakob James and Trey Leroux, but the future of many under-recruited Ohio prospects rests on your shoulders.

    Entire article:
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. RB07OSU

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

    Having a huge recruiting weekend with a bunch of big names under the lights is a good thing imo. It is just one night and it sets up that next visit that will be more of a one-on-one. Get them all in to have a good time and make sure that is not the last time they are in Columbus. We know Ohio State isn't going anywhere but with UFM out the door and Day on his first year, it will be a positive thing to see FNL popping like this. I don't expect a flurry of commitments coming from FNL, but I sure think it puts us in a better position with a number of recruits when its all said and done.
    calibuck likes this.
  12. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Word is this isn’t going to be the FNL we’ve become accustomed to, if at all. It’s going to be geared much more towards a recruiting event than a camp.
  13. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I think I read that it’s not even FNL at all. Anyone?
  14. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Nothing definitive yet, but it’s sounding that way.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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