Old Country Blue

March 4th, 2012 at 1:01 PM ^

For someone who can evaluate these players better than me who is better out of McCray and Gedeon? I ask this because Sam Webb seems to think that we will take Levenberry and one other linebacker(most likely whoever commits first of O'Daniel, McCray, Gedeon). I personally think we should take 3 if not 4, which seems to be the popular opinion on this baord.


March 4th, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

Well if you look across the rankings, McCray is ranked 4-stars on rivals, and 247, and ranked higher numerically then Gedeon.  However, Gedeon is also ranked 4-stars on scout (as well as rivals and 247), which indicates he was in their early top-100, where McCray was not ranked by Scout yet.  So, at this point, I'd just like to take either.


March 4th, 2012 at 1:19 PM ^

My opinion is that Gedeon is actually the best prototype for a LB out of all of them from a physicality, mentality, and athleticism standpoint. He has the highest ceiling of any of them yet some of the others are more ready right now. I think Gedeon is my first choice at this point, he is this years Joe Bolden i.e. the guy who had potential, people didn't really see him coming and by the time high school was over nobody understood how he flew under the radar for so long.


March 4th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

I don't think Ben commits.  That said, if his brothers attend the Ivy League I don't think he is going to give up rank at the dinner table by attending O$U.  His brothers should know the difference between a Michigan degree and one from OSU or BGSU.

Cville Blue

March 4th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

The only way I see him committing is if he is worried about McCray taking his spot next week. Perhaps the coaches tell him it's one or the other and that gets him to commit. Otherwise I see him waiting at least a bit.


March 4th, 2012 at 10:40 PM ^

But how is that high pressure?  We have more guys visiting right now than we have spots for.  It's not like they're tricking him, they're just telling him that there are other guys at his position also interested, and if he waits too long we won't have room for him.

I get it that this is unfamiliar to Sparty, where they never have the problem of more talent than they have room for.


March 4th, 2012 at 2:16 PM ^

That being said .....no reason not to take all 4. Dorian can play his own hybrid safety backer position and McCray might eventually have bus hand in the dirt. All of them are super talents and shouldn't be passed on.