...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|19 weeks 3 days ago||I think Bama (and their||
I think Bama (and their media) would be crowing a bit more if Hand was "blown away" by his visit to Tuscaloosa. I think, as noted earlier, that he's just a kid who is a bit more confident about the whole process and doesn't need to send out the obligatory "best visit" tweets just because some school was showing him love.
I actually thought his Columbus visit was kind of funny; the rivalry needs some kids like Hand, Pipkins, and Bosa who like to stir it up. Not too many, though.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||As a Buckeye fan and 11W||
As a Buckeye fan and 11W frequenter, it would be worse than Webb (who is a stud, but not in-state, though the pipeline connection is there). My question about this would be that Smith and Lattimore are a long-rumored package deal. I don't know UM's space or needs at safety. Do you take Smith to get Lattimore? This is a question, I guess, that both coaching staffs are asking themselves.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Rankings vary, obviously, but||
Rankings vary, obviously, but so far only Sam Hubbard and Dylan Thompson are 3*s on more than one site if I'm not mistaken. I'm guessing Meyer and staff feel like they'll be 4*s when all is said and done. Again, depends on which site you're using.
EDIT: just noticed the Rivals rankings. As with above, I'm guessing they're hoping they move up through camps and next fall.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting that this seemed||
Interesting that this seemed a clear case of Meyer going after a kid who seemed all Blue at various points. Wonder if the fact that he's from St. Ignatius is as important as his skill. He seemed like the odd man out for Buckeyes with the other guys we were eyeballing. As previous posts have noted, though, has to be hard to focus on this with a natty in the mix.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||He will rise rapidly after||
He will rise rapidly after camps. Special player. Woodson comparison is always daunting, but maybe Jalen Ramsey in this year's class. Just more athletic than anybody he locks down on. That would be a big get.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Flavor of the Month?||
Flavor of the Month? Seriously? Florida's Sugar Bowl team was represented by that "fall off" this year.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hand's recruitment may make||
Hand's recruitment may make Nkemdiche's look pedestrian. He's clearly the Dude in this class (all apologies to Jeff Bridges).
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Pretty good analysis of||
Pretty good analysis of Meyer's strategy and, yes, Ohio kids are noticing and being passed over or slow-played has hurt some feelings of players at traditionally pipeline programs (e.g. Cardinal-Mooney, Trotwood, Glenville). It's a gamble for sure. That said, this will not be a top year for Ohio talent, so look for both Meyer and Hoke to zero in on the top talent (Ferns, Dante Booker) and move on. In this sense, MSU and other B1G schools should do well, though talent will probably be more of 3*-level (for those that swear by stars). As has been said here and elsewhere, it's very early and UM will get theirs.