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2020 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. jakenick06

    jakenick06 Junior

  2. HotMic

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

    A little more on RB’s.

    Current NFL starters (or projected starters) and their 247 composite ranking. I’m including Hunt because he’s an NFL starter outside of off the field issue.

    L. Miller: 68 overall. #7 RB
    Elliot: 69 overall. #5 APB
    Gurley: 73 overall. #6 RB
    McCaffrey: 91 overall. #2 APB
    D. Freeman: 102 overall. #7 RB
    Ingram: 112 overall. #10 RB
    Barkley: 119 overall. #13 RB
    K. Drake: 128 overall. #5 APB
    Gordon: 251 overall. #18 RB
    J. Jacobs: 469 overall. #11 APB
    T. Coleman: 646 overall. #39 RB
    D. Williams: 697 overall. #58 RB
    M. Mack: 752 overall. #60 ATH
    J. Connor: 1057 overall. #88 OLB
    P. Lindsay: 1116 overall. #29 APB
    D. Montgomery: 1203 overall. #74 RB
    Carson: 1330 overall. #83 RB
    A. Jones: 1599 overall. #122 ATH
    Bell: 1714 overall. #124 RB
    Hunt: 1717 overall. #107 RB
    J. Howard: 2141 overall. #135 RB
    D Johnson: Not Ranked
  3. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Recruiting services really do suck at doing the ONE thing they’re supposed to be good at.
  4. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Are there any backs worth a crap that were above them?
  5. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    There were 6 5* rb's in the class of 2014 that are pretty good; Fournette, Cook, Mixon, Michel, Chubb, and Royce Freeman.
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    maybe those sites aren't all that bad
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Not exactly, recruiting, like drafting in professional sports is an utter crapshoot. You’re predicting what these kids will become, but so many factors off the field factor into them failing at times(first time being away from home, not going to class and suffering grades, relationship issues, work ethics or lack of, understanding of playbooks, poor time management, etc). All the sites do is go off of what these kids did on the field and in camps. And camps and most HSs don’t stress RB pass blocking, or even pass catching if the kid is dominant. I’m sure everyone on this site can name a kid from their hometown or town they currently reside who they thought looked amazing playing on fridays, and only got small school looks or got to a major program and flamed out. I remember I, like many who thought that Brandon Saine would be rewriting record books and a kid named Daniel Herron would be an afterthought. I thought Jamaal Berry would bring Florida speed to the B1G and destroy opposing defenses. And the list could go on. Recruiting is fun, and not one person, expert or not can predict what 18-22yo men will become
  8. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Foiled again by the darn scribbles on the page.
  9. NastyNatiBuck

    NastyNatiBuck Junior

    If they could predict which 17 year olds would develop into productive adults, they'd be working in another industry making a lot more money.
    LovelandBuckeye and pnuts34 like this.
  10. RB07OSU

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

    The more I have followed recruiting over the years, the more you realize the difference in a 5* and the lowest 4* can in many instances be minuscule and very dependent on player development of course. Lets not devolve completely to another topic in this thread, but I would say Zeke at #69 was totally justified at the time and its not surprising that he ended up being a top pick...the margin really is not all that different in the grand scheme of things.

    And I would be remiss to not mention that I am really saying this to myself...I complain about a guy being ranked 30-40 spots too low or high, and really there is almost no difference. But if we didn't get to moan about it, recruiting would not be so fun.
    pnuts34 and brodybuck21 like this.
  11. RB07OSU

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

    I don't like it either. I know a lot of the senior recruits did not work out at FNL, but plenty of the younger recruits did and the competitive atmosphere set the tone for the entire event. I don't expect Day to do everything the same as UFM, but not really thrilled to see FNL tossed aside when it was so successful in the past.
  12. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    How are you measuring the success of FNL? Entertainment value for fans in the stands? Did FNL actually cause any high ranked recruits to commit to OSU? Or did FNL actually create a scUM-ton of extra expense and work for staff and dilute the amount of time coaches could spend with the most desired recruits?
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I thought I read a summary of the new plan as a "best of both worlds" mix of FNL and BBQ event from an insider?
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I thought Chase Young committed at FNL. Hes the only one I can think of, off the top of my head
  15. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    Did FNL actually impact Chase Young’s decision? Or was it a convenient opportunity to announce his choice?

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