Just saw on twitter that Sam Mustipher committed to ND today. Guess Urb didnt want him too.
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Urbs doin work!
Apparently he was unmoved by the potential to join a school that would offer its players a fake championship ring and the possibility to win some gold pants that they would just pawn in Vegas in a couple years for $400.
So where will he transfer to in 18 months ?
Well he must not have had a commitable offer.
OSU must not have actually wanted him because Urban Meyer is literally perfect in every way.
They're only taking the top OL this year. /s
That's the same philosophy they employed last year, also.
should be fun.
One thing that is really bugging me:
How come it seems like the sanctions haven't effected ohio recruiting numbers what so ever?
They seem to be recruiting high numbers of classes with no problem, very annoying, NCAA sanctions suck
Reform Lamar, reform.
How is OSU's OL depth at this point? I know they got some guys in 2011 and 2012, but I have not followed them closely enough to know if any have transferred or switched positions or anything.
It seems like their depth is hurting because they are looking at JUCO players to provide immediate depth.
That is the thing nobody can forget. Unlike us, schools like osu can grab JUCO kids like so many 7*'s. (by that I mean at will)
By my count they have taken 11 players in the last 4 classes, where as we took 10 in the last two. I don't know how they could not be concerned by this...
and we're still awfully close to playing some walk-ons (Glasgow), I would be extremely concerned if I was an Ohio fan. They do know they play 5 of those guys at the same time, right? Having a depth chart of just barely a two-deep including freshmen and not including any transfers and busts is asking for a complete disaster
*All recruit data according to rivals, current numbers based on OSU's roster on their official website.
OSU currently has 15 OL on their roster, which doesn't include the two incoming true freshman, so it's really 17. Of those 17, 5 are seniors, with one being a walkon. There are an additional 3 walkons of the remaining 12 players.
So next year, OSU will have 9 scholarship OL returning, and only one of those will have starting experience.
Since 2009, OSU has signed 17 OL. Of those 17, 5 are no longer listed on the roster as OL, meaning they have either switched positions or left the program.
In the same time, Michigan has signed 16 (technically 17 but one is the LS Sypniewski) OL. Of those, 3 have left the program or are no longer OL.
So in the big picture both teams picture looks bleak-ish, but Michigan has taken significantly more OL in the past 2 years and also at a higher quality.
I fear for our tackles! Four critically important knees are a lot of targets!
They will probably just line up 11 "Percy Harvin types." Speed kills.
I was hoping he would Go Blue. I am glad we are loaded at O-Line from the last 2 years because I do not see us landing studs across the line again this year. Maybe the coaches are focusing on other areas. I can't blame them. They are killing it at every other position this cycle. Early results being early and all.
Mason Cole is pretty Good
Cole disagrees with you.
Cole is a stud.
If they can land Bars to go with Cole that would be a great haul.
Already have Mason Cole, and we're in a good spot with Roderick Johnson and Alex Bars (both are rated around the same range as Mustipher). JBB is also a good prospect that we're out front for.
I'm clearly out of the loop, I thought he really liked us
original poster just playing one of the old standbys when a recruit commits somewhere else (nd)...laugh about how he didnt go to a third school (osu) as a coping mechanism for him not committing to michigan. of course, with the usual tired jokes about not being a commitable offer, etc.....the same thing osu boards do when michigan doesnt get a recruit.
Thought we had a good shot with the Countess connection but I'm far from heartbroken. We're not gonna get an OL class like last year's every year and I'm loving Ohio's depth issues on the Oline moving forward. It not only hurts the offense, but as we've seen during our own OL woes, it's hard for the Dline to reach its full potential when playing against a subpar OL in practice.
...that we can call all recruits, committed and uncommitted alike, "Ohio locks." They'd all be Buckeyes if Urbz didn't cool on them.
/just kidding, there's no such thing as Buckeye logic.
Meyer didn't want him anyway. He's not good enough for them. Overrated.
And whatever other bullshit Ohio fans will tell themselves.
bro, his offer wasn't even commitable.
They are all locks according to OSU fans.
Yes, Ohio fans are delusional...but after what I read the past couple days on RCMB after Drake committed to the good guys, MSU will always be the more delusional fanbase.
Understatement of the year!
What are you talking about??? He is clearly no man of character or morals!!1! That's why Dantonio told him to hit the road for flirting with O$U and scUM!! Those who stay!1!! ...wait...
Also Dallis Todd, the reciever who OSU was going to get which is why they decided to cool on Drake Harris and hand him over, just committed to Oklahoma. I'm sure whoever fills that spot for them was actually ahead of Todd and Harris so this was no big deal.
Why would a kid from Maryland be an Ohio lock? Nothing on their board about him either. Was he a "lock" according to some random poster or an actual recruiting analyst?
I don't know where the OP is getting the "OSU lock" info.
I don't know about a "lock" but Mustipher visited OSU and was seriously interested. I think this is just an attempt to rub their noses in it, but they could do the same to us. Kind of lame, but oh well.
Would a walk on at SVSU be considered a sparty lock?
It must have been a non committable offer. No way Meyer misses on any recruits ever
Good luck to him at ND, except if he ever faces off against the Maize and Blue, then I hope he has his worst day ever on the field.
OSU only gets 5 stars. MOAR STARZ!
So many creative and original jokes in this thread.
Urbz never wanted this observation anyway.
My laugh at this observation was noncommittable.
This observation was overrated.
EDIT: Something something mocking this observation's religiosity something something.
It's a meme that's been around since Urban came to Columbus where when someone who is interested in them commits elsewhere which happens a lot on the OL side we make fun of them because they consider everyone a lock to Ohio.
God must not have spoken to Meyer when he prayed on Mustipher's decision. Must have been busy that day I guess.
Almost like kids commit to schools they want to play for, not what the coaches want.
....over at ESPN (HERE). It mentions the 2014 Notre Dame class to date which, including Mustipher, does include two more OL recuits.
Of course, this has not stopped people on various boards from being excited at the prospect of Notre Dame being a force in 2015 or 2016 by one person's figuring, just in time for the now guaranteed annual drubbing of Duke, I assume.
Cats was interested in him early on. He visited Cats but did not commit. So the offer must have been non committable.
If he doesn't stick with ND, I heard he'll probably go to Phantom.
recruiting now because we won't be playing them in 2 years. So most likely the recruits in this class will not see the field against Michigan. So I guess it's good he goes to ND vice Ohio