Columbus continues to burn.......
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Columbus continues to burn.......
Another Ohio DE that isn't OSU bound. Not a surprise that he committed, he's favoured them for a while. Just fun to see these big time Ohio kids going out of state.
Is he a DE? I thought he was supposed to be a 3 tech in college.
Looks like only Super left is Washington. OSU doesn't grab him and they just got shut out of arguably the greatest DL class in Ohio high school football history.
And I just spelled that without looking, which means I spend too much time on this stuff.
I thought he was mainly looking at good academic schools, like Stanford. Ohio State isn't on that level and the fact that OSU will get leveled by the NCAA makes them seem like a long shot.
It has been said that he values academics and both of his parents are doctors. He goes to Centerville which is said to be more pro-osu than Glenville. His teammate Benny McGowan is committed to msu so they have that going for them.
IIRC, though, he didn't really grow up an OSU fan or a football fan at all. I don't have any inside information but I have a hunch that he's one of those kids who says that he values academics above all else and really means it.
I was wondering is he has even lived in Ohio for a long time. If he hasn't I don't think the whole Centerville thing will really make that big of a difference.
It doesn't give much of a biography but it does say that he wasn't allowed to play football by his parents until his sophomore year...FWIW, I wouldn't be surpised if the son of two foreign-born doctors went somewhere other than OSU. Centerville is very pro-OSU but the family likely wouldn' t have any real problems if he went somewhere else. I walk around Centerville all the time in Michigan stuff and it draws only the occasional un-friendly comment - usually from a drunk person at a sports bar. There are far more hostile parts of Buckeye country.
seems to be putting together a pretty olid class. Especially considering they have a good shot with Peat
I was hoping he would go someplace far away and not Nebraska. Like a California school...or Hawaii...or Tokyo Tech...
Sweet baby Jesus...
...Wish I knew of some free buckeye boards where I could watch it burn... (hint anyone hint :)
comments on bucknuts are blocked. There are a ton of posts that are viewable by anyone. Quite entertaining over there they are beginning to turn on each other.
My first response was...WHAT!??????????
Clear case of brain reading faster than the letters...
Did they misspell Braylon Edwards' name on that card?
Ouch, this is getting better and better.
Ohio State has offered 7 'big time' DEs from the state of Ohio this year...How's that going?
Tom Strobel-Committed to Michigan
Se'Von Pittman-Committed to MSU
Greg McMullen-Committed to Nebraska
Chris Wormley-Rumored Michigan lean
Adolphus Washington-Rumored Michigan lean, at the very least he doesn't hold OSU in the same place he used to.
Ifeadi Odenigbo-Not as affected as the others, but recently visited Northwestern and loved it....Fitzgerald and staff could pull off a real surprise there.
LaTroy Lewis- By far, the lowest ranked of all of these kids, but likely still headed to OSU. Teammate of McMullen, though, so we'll see how that affects him. Exploring other options, although options are a little more limited for him. Did at one time held a UM offer, not sure if that's still commitable.
So now, perhaps you understand why Duane Long is tearing his hair out and bemoaning the loss of the 'best D-Line' class ever to come out of the state of Ohio.
No inside info, but I've never thought he was OSU. Always has sounded like a truly academically focused kid. Stanford is my guess; I believe he has already visited.
The other interesting thing is that they're all staying in the Big Ten, so not only does OSU not get them, but they have to play against them now. Suckers.
Either way, the Big Ten is going to be a stronge conference as a whole because of all this.
The Rivals Nebraska site quoted Lewis as saying his leaders are Tennessee and Notre Dame in their McMullen commitment article. It also says that Lewis and McMullen will head out to Nebraska for a visit this week.
I thought Tennessee was rumored to be number 1 for Lewis? Maybe things have changed with him since the Tennessee/NCAA hearings. Didn't Lewis' dad go to Michigan? I thought I watched a youtube clip of his dad and Fickel wrestle one another during their senior years in high school?
My apologies, I don't have a Rivals account, and have admittedly been less-than-adamant in following Lewis since he and Michigan seemed to go their separate ways.
Dont forget to add Michigan Commit Pharoah Brown to that list of OH DEs.; GO BLUE!!!
That list is of DEs that OSU has offered.
Plus, Pharoah is more of a project. He is a great athlete who plays QB and DE I believe. He has a ton of potential and could be better than many of those guys on the list down the road, but I believe he is still a little rough at the DE position. Will need some time to fill out his frame and learn the technique. But what better coaches to teach him than Hoke and Mattison. As such, I think most people don't think of him as an elite DE. Yet.
They go anywhere but TSIO.
Buckey Planet at the McMullen thread, there is a comment from 2-25-11 that is gold:
"There is no way we take all of the great potential DE`s this year in Ohio. I wish these guys were spread out a few years....goodness. Go Bucks"
Yeah, you're not only not taking them all, you're not taking....any....
Brady Hoke's fault that he didn't go to Ohio State.
I am at least glad that nobody in the Big Ten is getting a real glut of these players. So far they are going one here, one there. As long as nobody else gets a "super class" as a result of the OSU stuff, we can feel pretty good. And we are still in the running for a couple more of the DEs ourselves . . .
FWIW, Duane Long says McMullen is the best DE in Ohio right now, though Wormely and Washington have more potential in his eyes.
could be pretty equitable for a few years.
/Also, here's an OSU board on the commit: