Texas decommit who is the top guard in the country according to rivals. This is no where near the kind of news getting Campbell is, but great pickup for them. Maybe they won't have to have the towel boy play OL after all.
Demetrius Knox to Ohio
He's a gator for life
Dat Bull 4 Life.
Spelling is important, man.
Dude, we're all checking the board tonight in hopes of hearing of another commit for us at the BBQ. No need to bring us down with a thread on a commit to ohio from a fringe top-100 recruit that I had never even heard of.
Oddly quiet actually. Even with no commits I thought there might be some updates of some sort.
Lots of paywalled stuff at Scout, saying that Michigan made quite the impression on a number of visitors.
Over at eleven warriors they are saying their o line haul is better than our's last year...comical
It's not that much of a stretch, but they need one more top rated lineman before they compare
We had five 4 stars and one 5 star OL in our class last year. Currently they have three 4 stars and a 3 star.
Right. And Denard isn't fast, either.
Knox is the real deal. He easily handled some top DL's at recent camps. I was hoping he would go to UCLA.
they desperately need OLine help. But I don't think their Oline commits even compare to ours the last 2 years, especially guard.
Every time a rival's OL is supposed to be a tirefire it usually ends up being serviceable and possibly better than ours. See: MSU and OSU the last few years. Their higher than average recruiting doesn't make me any less worried.
I don't think last year's MSU line could be considered "serviceable."
Just another hopeful young man with dreams of playing in the league only to have those dreams stomped by our d-line.
Thanks for playing.
They get the #1 guard for 2014. Which means ours will be ready sooner.
I'm really not worried. The 11W site can bluster all they want about their OL haul - we've basically been getting that for the past 3 years.
Our skill positions are filling out incredibly well now. I remember when we became concerned because Laquon didn't commit. Now we have two elite receivers and tall, solid receivers, along with dynamite TE's and a power back. I'm worried we might be a little thin at tailback but I think someone will break out to help Green develop. When the dust settles, Borges and Mattinson will be cackling with glee, like a kid that set NCAA 14 to easy. It'll be an awesome sight.
That's a nice pickup for those Bobcats.
Whatever, we'll get our guys, they'll get their guys and the world will continue to turn. They're also looking good for a good JC tackle out of PA, so I think OL will be fine for them. It's a shame though as I was hoping UCLA would get him.
Well said. I am one of those fans who thinks that UM, ND and OSU (pretty much the only relevant teams in this region) can all make each other better by recruiting better. Eluemunor, the JC from PA that I think you are referring to, chose Arkansas this past weekend. Chad Mavety, a JC from NY, is predicted to join OSU by 247.
Ohio's going to get theirs too I suppose....
He's a good get for Ohio. The battle in the trenches for the Game in the next few years will be absolutely epic.
He had an offer from UM.. but it was non-commitable.
I know Knox is originally from Ohio, but they have had 4 top guys in the last 2 recruiting classes from Texas, Dontre Wilson (86), Mike Mitchell (84), JT Barrett (82), and Demedtius Knox (82). Is there a particular recruiter for OSU that is having success or is it just chance the past few years?
OC Tom Herman. He coached at Texas, Sam Houston State, and Rice. He was involved in recruiting all of the TX commits. Unfortunately, many think he will be a head coach somewhere next season.
Tom Herman, who pretty much everyone including Buckeye sites believe will be gone for a HC role next year.
My guess is he will decommitt and stay in Texas.