Conley to Ohio [Ed: LOCKED!]

Submitted by BiSB on December 7th, 2012 at 1:28 PM


A little birdie saying Gareon Conley has committed to Ohio State. On official visit. Will look to confirm.


Commence reactions.

EDIT" His high school coach has apparently confirmed.

[LOCKED - PGB:  Well, I go out for a long lunch break to take my kid to get his haircut and I come back to this mess.  It took Ace, BiSB, and now me to weed out one f-ing bad apple.  Instead of trying to go through the entire thread and delete any reference to that poison fruit, I'm locking the thread and hiding the comments.  Sorry to all who wanted to comment.  The news is out there and I assume Brian will post it too so you all can comment in that thread.  And, yes, it was fun moderating a thread started by a former mod.]



December 7th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

Or maybe, just maybe, the kid wanted to play for OSU more than he wanted to play for Michigan. Take off the homer glasses for a second and realize that a kid from Ohio chose to play for an Ohio State program that just went undefeated and is being coached by a two-time national championship winning coach.

I wanted Conley to stick with Michigan too, but it's kind of ridiculous to assume that the only reason OSU would nab a recruit from Michigan is because of some shady reason.


December 7th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

I'm not criticizing you. There's just always a lot of "Meyer must be doing X" sentiment on the board when OSU recruiting comes up, and there's plenty in this thread. My response was a more general one to that line of thinking that I just happened to stick in a reply to someone who replied to you.


December 7th, 2012 at 2:24 PM ^

As I said, it's never a surprise when an Ohio kid wants to go to OSU.  The reality, as I'm sure you understand (but as others seem to want to refuse) is that Ohio kids generally grow up loving OSU, especially when OSU has been kicking Michigan's butt for the better part of a decade.  Meyer is also a great recruiter and a great coach, and they went 12-0 this year.  There doesn't have to be much to this. 


December 7th, 2012 at 1:32 PM ^

Reaction: Someone less suited for Michigan committed to a program he is more suited for, that more suits his needs/interests. Which only makes room for a kid more suited to Michigan to actually sign with Michigan. Its all good. 


December 7th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

Man, if only there were another team that he could have considered that had a glaringly wide open depth cart at WR.  Maybe a team with which he was familiar.  Of course, you would want  to make sure that said team had a well regarded incoming QB to throw you the ball and a well regarded crop of O linemen to protect that QB so that he had time to throw you the ball.  Oh well, it's a shame no such school exists.

/kidding around - I don't really begrudge the kid choosing any school that he wants, but if WR was his thing, we have to look good on paper.