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2020 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    From a live chat at YouTube for Letterman Row's stream of Day's presser today:

    Lettermen Row - "Friday night lights is usually at the end of June, but a date has not been announced. Our recruiting guru, Birm, said he doesn't think they will hold one this year."
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. HotMic

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

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    With the addition of Grant Toutant yesterday, Ohio State HAS to have one of the largest OLines ever! Just in the 2020 cycle alone you have Paris Johnson, Trey Leroux, and Grant, who are all over 6’7”. Add Dawand Jones from last year, at 6’8” 360, and sheeeesh!!!

    It’s pretty clear to see that this staff covets size up front. Hopefully it doesn’t turn into an ‘06 type of team where the OLine is huge but guys like Derrick Harvey and Jarvis Moss are blowing right by them.
  6. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    "Dancing bears'(Buckeyes)!
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    CHANGING HIS STARS. Recruiting rankings absolutely do matter and also I would take A.J. Hawk over any five-star linebacker the Buckeyes have ever signed, in hindsight. Both of those statements can be – and very much are – true.

    Hawk was a three star, but there was never really much doubt how good he was even as a freshman. Thankfully for the local team, there was never really much doubt where he was going to school, either.

    From Marcus Hartman of the Dayton Daily News:

    “When Ohio State offered it was a no-brainer for me,” Hawk said. “Coach (Jim) Tressel offered me and I tried to commit right on the spot. He wanted me to go home and talk to my parents and OK it, but I said trust me they know. They know it’s where I want to be.

    “For me it was no question — growing up in Centerville I knew if I had a chance to play at Ohio State I was not going to turn it down. I didn’t give it much thought however many stars you get in high school and what kind of recruit you may be. I was just happy to be there.”

    The lowest-rated of four linebackers Ohio State signed in 2002 (Note: D'Andrea - 5 stars, Carpenter - 4 stars, White - 4 stars, and Hawk - 3 stars), Hawk ended up with as many All-Big Ten seasons as recruiting stars (three).

    A lot of folks like to make Hawk the poster child of their "stars don't matter!" tirade, but let's not pretend like the top-10 outside linebacker the Buckeyes also signed in that class wasn't a first-round pick, as well. (note: that would have been Bobby Carpenter)

    What Hawk really shows is how important it is to identify can't-miss Ohio talent early. Under Urban Meyer, there's a solid chance Hawk would have ended up at Wisconsin, Iowa or Michigan State. The Buckeyes would have survived, for sure, but I like this version of history better.

    Entire article:

    Some of the other 3 star guys in the 2002 class became major contributors (and played in the NFL) too: Nick Mangold, Santonio Holmes, Rob Sims, and Jay Richardson.

    Just sayin': Check it out, that was one hell of a recruiting class.
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  8. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Great class! That was the first year I started following recruiting. Been an Ohio State fan since I was 11 (Eddie’s fault).

    Hawk, Santonio, Mangold, and Rob Sims were all 3 stars and played a lot of years in the NFL, at pro bowl levels and a couple of Super Bowl rings.

    Damn! If only MoC would have had his act together back then!
  9. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Big deal, so did I.
  10. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    They love their size and their Ohio boys - and the rest of us rejoiced.
  11. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I dont think it started with this staff, as Meyer also covered size(Jordan, Decker, Bowen, Pridgeon, Feder, NPF, Prince, to name a few).
    And I doubt it ends up like 06, as the difference here is the staff also covers big guys with athleticism and quick feet. The statue OL with lead feet is gone, if you cant move in this offense, good luck in the transfer portal
  12. HotMic

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

    I’d be mildly shocked if the following aren’t in by the end of the month or shortly after:

    Johnson shutting things down

    Martinez and Hamilton are both possibilities as well.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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