If this is true, Bucknuts will implode.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
If this is true, Bucknuts will implode.
For those of you keeping score at home, that gives Urban as many decommits in a week (Neal, Anzalone) as Hoke has had in a year and a half (Standifer, Pharaoh Brown)
You forgot Caleb Stacy
as it stands right now, ohio has NO linebackers committed and all of their offers are earmarked elsewhere. looks like we will be recruiting Gedeon to the end.
Kimbrough will get an offer after Nike camp tomorrow. And he'll accept it. Just call me the PARTY ROOM.
Fickell and Vrabel were in Fort Wayne this weekend working out Jalen Smith and a couple other Luers players. Smith is a ND lean so I expect that Ohio will really turn up the heat and try to get him since his brother plays there. Interesting to see if they can flip him. While it is a catholic school the coaching staff is very pro Ohio.
Wouldn't "working out" a potential recruit be a NCAA violation?
Standifer wasn't really a decommit, he apparently didn't have the required Language credits to qualify, this was also the reason ND stopped recruiting him as well.
And also, didn't Hoke pull Pharoh's offer because of the Oregon subterfuge?
Hoke just told him that he was not considered a commit if he chose to visit other schools and that his position would not be held.
ND supposedly offered.
He's had a ND offer for a long time. Some of the tweets about his decommitment are from ND fans who are including "#Notre Dame offer" to indicate that he is a recruit who holds a ND offer, not that he received a ND today. Nothing to do with his decommitement, it would seem.
Edit: ND offered Anzalone on 2/17/12.
There is confirmation from Bill Kurelic.
It may be a coincidence but I wonder if this had anything to do with the twitter thing that was revealed. Obviously OSU isn't really at fault there, but you never know.
A registered sex offender was tweeting at tons of OSU players and recruits with inspirational quotes and asking for them to follow them.
EDIT LATE; Unfortunate story. It's been mentioned in a couple posts on the site. I think Brian and Ace have mentioned it, worth checking out.
And creepy recruiting headline
Ohio is now in a world of hurt at LB.
Smith's scholly offer now comes with adoption papers to Urban Myer's family. It really is Smith or bust now...
Smith is going to end up at ND. Most OSU fans are coming to that realization at this point. I wouldn't be surprised to see Urbie try to make a run at Gedeon. We will have to recruit him all the way to signing day (as we should all of our current commits).
He's had an offer from OSU all along and they didn't see to get much interest from him. As I recall, he took a trip Stanford before committing and is truly focused on academics.
what a shame. I would say that I feel bad, but that would be a lie. Dantonio better be on high alert... his LB recruits are now in play.
This is so sad...
Yeah, confirmed by multiple sources at this point. There's no way around it: the timing is bizarre.
now given Levenberry to FSU?
I doubt it. We're pretty set on LBs for this class, and with the exception of a blue chip player showing interest, I think we're done recruiting that position.
You are probably right, but in my very amatuer opinion, Anzalone looked better on film than Levenberry.
muahhahhahahahahaha ( that is the best evil laugh I could come up with)
Especially the fact that he is no longer even considering Ohio. Not really sure what to make of it especially coupled with the other decommit earlier this week. Seemed like Ohio really wanted him. Could Ohio have less room than they originally planned or other needs to fill? Or did Ohio do something shady that made him reconsider? Because it is really strange to all of sudden completely eliminate a school you just committed to with almost a year left to decide.
So does this mean Urban no longer wanted him?
or Anzalone gave Urban a non-commitable commitment
Another tweet, this one, if true, says Anzalone has completely ruled out OSU.
Anzalone RT @AthletesInSpace Sean Fitz of PSU's 247 sports confirmed his decommitment and said he's no longer considering OSU.
I found this one from 11 Warriors so I don't have the actual tweet, but if true, not good for OSU.
Some on 11 Warriors seem to think this has to do with an ND offer, but I'm fairly sure he's had an ND offer for a while. More seem to think it has to do with the Waugh story.
Some are also worried Bosa will be the next one to decommitt. If this happens, this would be great as Michigan fans, but more importantly hopefully the kids are okay, and have some peace to deal with whatever may be happening.
Also, hopefully they don't go to ND after this, but if they do, better ND than OSU. I still trust ND to implode with Kelly at the head regardles of who they recruit.
It makes sense that a PA kid would be sensitive to the Waugh story.
I see what you did there.
"Bosa will be next most likely. We are in trouble here."
Let the panic commence..
Good Lord. The speculation there is that Anzalone decommitted partly because he was being chatted up and took pictures with a pedophile Buckeye fan and was creeped out. You can't make this stuff up.
That doesn't make any sense as a reason to de-commit from a school.... It's not like the guy was an employee, or a booster, or even associated with the program on any official level at all... That could happen at literally any school.
I don't think that's part of the reasoning considering he's still considering Penn State.
Unless it was that Bengals cheerleader chick.
i know penn st. has new leadership, but if that's the case, i wouldn't want to be around PSU either.
To be clear, that is just a comment from some poster.
To be clear about something else, damn, I hope that happens.
The schadenfreude is pretty thick over there. In one thread you have posters...
-Declaring Bosa to be gone.
-Declaring they're done following recruiting.
-Demanding that Urban not let him back in once he tries to recommitt.
-Making a bizarre historical analogy of the extremes that Urban will go to shore up this class to what Harry Truman would do to end a war... (Hopefully this is accurate because, um, Korea?)
-The same guy declaring OSU's "lowest common denominator" fans "the worst in the country," (the scales fall from your eyes)
-Declaring this to be the result of other Big Ten programs being so scared of Urban.
Pretty please? I am a junkie, a schade junkie, and i need some bad real bad. i just need l litte schade and i'll be done with the stuff i swear.
The elevenwarriors.com link above, with the Homer Simpson pic.
You have to go to the post on the front page, however, to see the poster calling Anzalone "mentally weak" for being scared away from OSU by its creepy fanbase.
EDIT: Also this...
I miss humble quiet hard working kids who want to play for Ohio State because they want to be a Buckeye. Social media is defiling the values of these kids. If you need strangers to tell you how great you are, go elsewhere.
...but if you need creepy strangers to scare you and your loved ones then come to Ohio State
I like Anzalone's game a lot, and I was pretty disappointed when he committed to Ohio. It's unfortunate that the circumstances around it are...disturbing. I wish the kid the best.
Time to get your popcorn back out.