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2022 tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by HotMic, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. BossBuck

    BossBuck Muck Fichigan

    lol. Makes sense. Didn't even occur to me.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    A ? Will out of state recruiting be hurt for a period of time?Will families want their young men to stay closer to home for a year or two?
  5. wolves2002

    wolves2002 Junior

    I think we may see an impact on 2022 recruiting. The staff would have started building relationships with prospects when they visited spring practice or attended camps. Since it appears neither will happen it may delay the entire process for that class. I would project a dip in the number of recruits who sign in the early period. They just will not be ready yet.
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  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I look for this to be a big factor for the remainder of this class and next.
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Prediction: the class will be really good.

    Carry on.
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  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Mark Pantoni mentioned last week how Ohio State's coaching staff has been getting out ahead of evaluations on players in the 2022 class, as the coronavirus-induced lockdown nationwide has allowed them to focus on watching sophomore players' film much more than they have in the past.

    “If anything, it gives you that initial preview of who they are, what their upside’s gonna be over the next few years,” Pantoni said.

    One of the players Ohio State has been monitoring is Fond Du Lac (Wisc.) defensive back Braelon Allen, the No. 6-ranked sophomore safety, No. 116-ranked overall player and fourth-ranked player in Wisconsin.

    Allen is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound safety who holds just three total offers, though those are three quality offers (Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame) whose coaches have taken a strong liking to him.

    “The recruiting process is going a little slow at the moment, but more schools are beginning to show more interest,” Allen told Eleven Warriors. ”I’d say the schools I’ve started building the best relationships with are Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame, and Clemson right now.

    “I honestly have no idea why offers haven’t started piling up, but it doesn’t bug me too much because you only need one, and the only three that I have are great ones and I can see myself at all three of those schools.”

    Ohio State has offered 30 players in the 2022 class thus far and has extended only five offers to defensive back prospects (that includes bullet target C.J. Hicks and athlete Kamari Ramsey), while Clemson has not yet extended any offers in the sophomore class at all.

    “I haven’t talked to any OSU coaches lately but I’m trying to get on the phone with a few while this lockdown is going on,” Allen said. “Clemson hasn’t offered any 2022 (players) yet because they wait until you finish your sophomore year so they can see four semesters of transcript, but they’ll start offering this summer and they made it sound like I won’t have to wait very long.”

    One of the reasons Allen may not be getting offers is because he still needs to improve on his straight-line speed, which he will have plenty of time to do. At the January All-American Bowl National Combine, which features only underclassmen, the sophomore ran a 5.1-second 40-yard dash and a 5.0-second shuttle, flashed a 30-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump and measured in with a 76-inch wingspan.

    Those are decent numbers for Allen, but those 40 and shuttle times will need to improve to the 4.6-4.7 range and 4.3-4.5 range, respectively, if he hopes to become one of the Buckeyes' top targets in the 2022 class at safety. For comparison, Lathan Ransom ran a 4.67 in the 40 and 4.20 in the shuttle in the summer prior to his senior season.

    For someone like Allen, who is known for his work ethic in the weight room, don't be surprised if those numbers look very different by the time he's signing his letter of intent down the road – even if getting in those workouts is a lot tougher these days – as he knows he will need to improve those times. In fact, he says he already has improved that time down to 4.62 after having run that time in San Antonio while unhealthy.

    “Workout-wise I’ve just been doing what I can with equipment that I have and finding grass to keep up with my agility and speed work,” Allen said. “I was actually hurt (with a groin injury) when I was tested at the All-American Combine and shaved off 0.5 (seconds) during track when I was healthy, but nobody really knows that.”

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  14. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    That offer list looks considerably better now. At the time he tweeted it, it was one or two legitimate national programs, and a bunch of middling regional programs, like Troy and Michigan.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Updates on three guys: WI OL Greg Schrauth, Fl TE Tony Livingston, and TX CB Denver Harris
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2020

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