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2020 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

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

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    responding here instead of the gibbs thread since the discussion appears to be moving that way.


    i think that's a separate point from the one i was making. i'm not arguing against osu's running back situation going forward. you might end up being right, and i hope so, too. we might end up being fine and we might end up being great, though i don't know if it's a foregone conclusion that any of the backs on our roster will prove themselves to be a feature back like dobbins, elliott, hyde, etc.

    instead, my point was more about the current lack of success from our recruiting staff when blue-chip recruits should be seeing a prime opportunity at a powerhouse. final grades aren't issued until signing day, but the current mark can be nothing else but an "f."
     
  2. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I see your point, and understand where you’re coming from, but that’s the crux of recruiting. We’re trying to figure out the minds of teenage boys. I can see Robinson wanting to be closer to family and committing with UT. I Can also understand Knighton wanting to be closer to home as the only factors in them not choosing OSU. But I think Alford and the staff put all of their eggs in those baskets(and for good reason) and didn’t have clear plan b plans. If the argument is solely that the staff has struck out on their top RB recruits, then yes, they have failed at that. And it is baffling that other teams can stockpile such talent at the RB position while OSU has not
     
  3. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    100% agree that the lack of success recruiting RB is baffling. With everything they have to offer---wins, stats, opportunity, arguably the most famous RB in America recently went there, etc---it doesn't make any sense that the room isn't more impressive than it is. When Dobbins leaves---and obviously not counting who if anyone comes in---they will have in the RB room, by recruiting ranking in their class, the 11th best RB, the 26th best RB & the 11th best ATH. Something doesn't add up.
     
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  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

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    It's just a weird year.

    Let's move on
     
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  5. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Eh, blue-chip, 5* RB commits are nice offseason victories for fans, but in my IMO, RB is a position that you can get by quite well without those ballyhooed recruits because, in any given year, there are 10-15 kids in that top-20 list that, given placement in the right system, can be stars. Who is the last 5* RB recruit tOSU landed? Bri'onte Dunn? He did nothing. Before that, it was Beanie. Antonio Pittman, Boom Herron, Carlos Hyde, Zeke, Weber, Dobbins, etc...not one 5* amongst them. I feel fine landing guys like Teague, Chambers and Crowley and have no concern about them being able to be very productive in the offense we run.

    Whiff this year, I don't see it as a dire situation. But they'll need to get a couple strong commits in '21. And there's always THE PORTAL.
     
  6. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Like calling up the AAA team.
     
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  7. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I’m sold on Teague which is a relief. Guy is Carlos Hyde with a half step better speed. Which is perfect for what we run, since he will see less stacked boxes because of the threat of Fields to run. Teague runs hard downhill and always falls forward.

    We definitely could use an elite back in this class though. I stand by my recent prediction an elite back sees our situation and jumps on board. JK has made a lot of money this year. Teague is setting up to do the same. Money talks.....BS walks. Lotta BS out there currently.....OSU does not land in BS category. A mom and dad are going to see the $$$ signs. Patience.....the flip is coming.
     
  8. HotMic

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

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  9. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    I’ve brought it before but if we whiff I’d take a hard look at Blacksheer from Rutgers.

    Would be a nice complement to Teague.
     
  10. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010



    2020 RB, hasn't been offered, but talking with Buckeyes. Brother of Josh Jacobs.
     
  11. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    RB recruiting is freaking bizarre this cycle.

    You’d think somebody would see the depth chart and the product on the field and would be chomping at the bit.

    That’s recruiting though.
     
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  12. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I’m with you on that. Either the staff has decided to take a pass this cycle due to what they have in the stable or we’ll see a late flip. I’m sure that there’s plenty of eyes on what’s going on in the Woody among prospects... and in a “I want in” kinda way.
     
  13. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Yeah, I'd think so. Who wouldn't want some of that action that's going on in C-bus? Should have a Heisman finalist at the position and could have a back-up RB with over 1000 yards to go with it.
     
  14. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

     
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  15. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    It's quite possible we have a silent verbal. That's been known to happen.
     
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