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WR Ricquan Southward (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by wadc45, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    Lakeland (FL) HS

    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 190 lbs

    Lakeland's Ricquan Southward Picks Up 2 Offers

    Not a whole lot of info at this point...confusing offer/timing to say the least but maybe the staff, and in particular Coach Drayton, felt this was the kind of kid OSU couldn't pass on...
     
  2. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Seems like an odd time to offer another WR.

    I can't imagine the Buckeyes would take Epitropoulos, Lewis, Thomas, Stanford and now Southward in the same class.

    Five WRs seems like a bit much to me, unless the staff isn't feeling so hot about Stanford or are expecting Epitropoulos to play on defense... or both.

    Or perhaps its the staff subtly putting some pressure on Stanford to lock his spot up in the class... who knows.
     
  3. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    This one seems highly unusual considering his offer list.
     
  4. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Considering the fact that we have a grand total of 1 kid committed to us from outside the state (which would have been zero until yesterday), I have a feeling this has more to do with getting Stanford on board.
     
  5. smithlabs

    smithlabs Sophmore

    First year at receiver, 238 yard game two weeks ago. This kid could be a diamond in the rough.
     
  6. I think Stanford is in the fold either way. Maybe the staff is thinking if they stay in place that they wanna move to a wide open spread offense. Also, Epo could play safety. He looked very good on film on D. IDK, it is a confusing offer nonetheless.

    Edit: found a few clips staring at 11:48.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6zA67nn-WI"]2011 Polk County Football First Team Preseason Offense - YouTube[/ame]

    Looks pretty good IMO. Quick feet, and runs angry for a WR.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  7. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    He gets up in the air nicely on the fade routes. Plays like a bigger receiver than his height. If we get both Southward and Stanford, it's possible that one (or both) would redshirt to spread out the WR classes a bit.
     
  8. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Maybe they realize Urban is going to bring the spread option next year :biggrin:
     
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  9. Roll Red Roll

    Roll Red Roll I HATE MICHIGAN

    I'll glady take any kid that comes from that school....PERIOD
     
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  10. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Lots of offers to receivers...
     
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $ - Southward a sleeper no more

    11/2

    By Nee...OSU was his first offer and says he was both excited and nervous talking to LF...also hearing from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Marshall, Maryland, Mississippi State, Temple and Texas Tech...will take an official to OSU after his season.
     
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $ - Southward talks Ohio State offer

    11/3

    By Givler...talks about how excited he was to get his first offer (OSU)...trying to work out a visit for the PSU game...also talks about UF, Miami and Ole Miss...decision likely before Christmas.
     
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $ - Southward set to visit

    11/14

    By Givler...committed to Miami last week but will still visit OSU this weekend...may visit Florida as well.
     
  14. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    Wow, the young man went from almost no offers to all the best recruiting him.
     
  15. blufftonbuck

    blufftonbuck Freshman

    Probably Urban secretly communicating with Drayton!
     

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