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2020 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    On a side note... Day is just taking Hermans lunch money right now and I would be absolutely shocked if we don't land Robinson too.
  2. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Robinson, Ringo, and Ransom are his top targets. I believe we get two and UGA gets the other.
  3. MililaniBuckeye

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

    The Cooper commitment moves to within less than a point of LSU for #3 in the 247 rankings with 20 commits each:


    I believe Gee Scott will eventually get his 5th star which would push us ahead. And a Ricks flip to us would put us significantly ahead of LSU.
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  4. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    I am projecting Ohio State to finish 4th in the final team rankings (at least based on the current individual rankings, which will change over time).

    Clemson is currently #1, and they should finish in that position. They already have five 5-star commitments and are the favorite for #1 overall prospect Jordan Burch. They are also favorites for the #40 overall prospect (LB Phillip Webb), the #98 overall prospect (WR Xzavier Henderson), and the #105 overall prospect (WR E.J. Williams). I project Clemson to finish with a team score of approximately 321.

    Alabama is currently #2, and they should remain there. They are the only team that has a legitimate chance of catching Clemson, but for that to happen the Tide need to hit a trifecta of 5-star recruits, namely LB Sav'ell Smalls, RB Zachary Evans, and TE Darnell Washington. The Tide leads for all three, but they are far from "locks". Bama being Bama, they will find a way to flip some blue chip prospect near Signing Day. I project Alabama to finish with approximately 317 points (although it could be much higher because the Tide are epic "closers").

    Georgia is currently #6 and trailing Ohio State by over 30 points. However, the Bulldogs have only 14 commitments (compared to 20 for Ohio State), and they are heavy favorites to land three more 5-star prospects: CB Kelee Ringo; RB Kendall Milton; and TE Arik Gilbert. If their class fills up as expected, the Bulldogs should finish #3, with a projected score of approximately 306.

    Ohio State is currently #4. The Buckeyes have eight top-100 commitments, but also nine 3-star commitments (as someone said, the class is half Meyer, half Tressel). The good news is that most of Ohio State's remaining targets are blue chip prospects, including RB Bijan Robinson (#22); DB Lathan Ransom (#76); APB Jaylan Knighton (#108); and LB Kourt Williams II (#169). Those four would put Ohio State at 303 points, and adding DL Jacolbe Cowan would bump them up over 305 points. Flipping Elias Ricks from LSU would probably secure the #3 spot for Ohio State.

    If Ohio State lands their top targets (Robinson, Ransom, Knighton, Williams), then LSU (currently #3) probably finishes behind Ohio State with or without Elias Ricks. I project LSU to finish with approximately 300 points with Ricks, and approximately 294 points without him.

    Michigan is currently #7 with 22 verbal commitments. If the Wolverines land their four remaining top prospects (RJ Moten, Van Fillinger, Brenden Rice, Kenny Mestidor), then their class score will jump from 247.69 points all the way up to ... 251.90 points. That should be good enough to MOB Move them right down to the middle teens of the final rankings.
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  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    The Elite Five are Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.

  6. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Jeebus Clemson is hammering it. I wonder how many classes have ever featured that many high end recruits? Seems like an all-timer.
  7. BTSBuckeye

    BTSBuckeye Sophmore

    Most of Bama's recruiting classes looked like that. Georgia's 2018 class comes to mind ... they had dang near double digit 5* guys in that class.
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    First comments are from a Texas fan. Predictable.

    They are so much like tsun and ND fans it's ridiculous.
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  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  10. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Don’t you even think about throwing the ball. '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Ummm, hate to break it to you, fancy director. But your team still hasn’t won poop (oops) despite the accolades you’ve mindlessly listed off. :lol:
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    On a side note, it's interesting that the author name checked Desmond Evans - I wasn't aware that he had any interest in Ohio State.
  12. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    The real important news
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  13. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    can't help but think that Day/OSU winning a lot of these head to head battles with Herman has a lot to do with the stink on Herman and his old lady in regards to Z. Smith.
    if I am a parent I am probably steering my kid away from Herman and his strip club visits and whatever illicit activity he and his old lady partake in.
    just my opinion.
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  14. LovelandBuckeye

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

    That may be the case, but I would not turn down the opportunity to get hired on as his Assistant Part...err...Recruiting Coordinator if he recruits my kid.
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  15. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Currently, Julian Fleming is the #4 all time highest rated recruit that Ohio State has ever landed and Paris Johnson ranks 6th. Bijan Robinson would come in at #25 and if Ohio State flips Ricks, which I personally believe they will, he would tie for 13th all time. So that would give Ohio State its 4th, 6th, 13th, and 25th all time recruits in one class! Pretty incredible.

    To add to it, Zach Harrison (15) and Garrett Wilson (23) both rank in the top 25, as well. So Ohio State could potentially land 6 of its top 25 recruits of all time in back to back classes. Amazing when you consider just how many great players have come through the program.

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