The Silver Bullets have added another to the cartridge.
Akron St. Vincent- St. Mary’s linebacker Dante Booker announced today that he had given his verbal commitment to Ohio State, becoming the ninth member of the 2014 class.
A 6′ 4″ rising senior, the 220 pound Booker is ranked as a top 100 player and four star prospect by many recruiting services. He held offers from Tennessee, Penn State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Michigan, among others. Dante’s father was a stellar defensive tackle at Auburn University.
Booker’s commitment leaves two major linebacker prospects “on the table”- Pennsylvania’s Chase Winovich and Georgia’s Raekwon McMillen; both of whom have indicated that Ohio State leads. He’s already made relationships with members of the 2014 class, including Parris Campbell.
As a sophomore, Booker amassed 157 tackles, 11 sacks, and 3 fumbles recovered; those numbers dipped slightly as a junior to 72, 6, and 2 respectively.
While currently an outside linebacker, his size and speed could see him develop into a rush end/linebacker hybrid by the end of his time at Ohio State. After the jump, check out why many people say that he could play just about anywhere on the defensive side of the ball. Read More
Continued thoughts and prayers to our friends in Cowboy and Sooner land… soundtrack should be obvious for today.
Simon’s contract has a total value of $2.545 million, including a $385,652 signing bonus. The deal includes base salaries of $405,000, $495,000, $585,000 and $675,000.
Ohio State will open the 2014 B1G season by traveling to College Park on October 4th for the n00bs first home conference game. Ohio State will then host Rutgers two weeks later as a part of the Conference Welcome Wagon.
Rutgers seems to have gotten the “Nebraska” treatment; wherein a new conference team has a bloodbath of a schedule. The Knights will play Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State (all East Division foes) as well as Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Maryland swaps one set of “Children of the Corn” for another, and will see Wisconsin and Iowa as a part of their cross-divisional experience.
The B1G 9 game schedule isn’t set to start until 2015, so OSU will still have four non-conference games this season. The full schedule is as follows.
You’ll note that Ohio State “misses” Wisconsin in 2014… Eric will just have to find another outlet for his loathing (or save it for basketball season). In fact, the Badgers don’t play Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, either… and you thought their 2013 basketball schedule was easy.
It’s not summer yet, no matter how many days of 90+ degree weather that we have in Los Angeles… but the summer blockbuster season is upon us. With that in mind, let’s revisit an SBP favorite for this week’s soundtrack.
The beauty of it is, kids are kids and people are people, and if they first and foremost feel that you care about them and that you really are there to serve them, it’s easy. I’ve had the chance to hone those skills for many, many, many years, and to me it’s second nature to want to see what I can do for someone.
This also sounds familiar,
That marketing and television and all of the funds that are involved in major college athletics have certainly taken a little bit of control, not just for the institution, but I think it’s affected the experience for the youngsters. It’s not necessarily what I believe in, and I worry a little bit that there’s so much time invested into that singular passion, that — are we giving them the experiences that they are going to need through the rest of their lives?
Akron students… I hope you know how fortunate you are.
You know what would make a great Mother’s Day present? Flowers. Oh, and a new member of the Class of 2014.
Well, you’re on your own for all things floral, but today’s announcement from Gary Indiana playmaker Lonnie Johnson certainly helps make the day festive…
Johnson, a Buckeye lean for quite some time now, initially visited for The Game in November, and had been rumored to have been on the verge of a commitment for several months. His announcement today was moved up from the June 2 date that he said was his target earlier this week.
There was speculation that he was planning on making an official commitment on an official visit with his parents in January, but that visit never manifested leaving some to posit that there were some outstanding concerns on the part of the OSU staff. If true, his commitment today would indicate that those have been addressed.
Johnson is a member of the Core 6 training program that also includes Clifton Garret, Jamarco Jones, and Dylan Thompson as well as current OSU verbal Marcelys Jones.
A 6’2″ wide receiver, Johnson’s list of finalists included Purdue, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Cincinnati, and Nebraska, and said that OSU was a finalist with Mizzou and Kentucky.
After the jump, check out the speed that this young man brings to the Buckeyes: Read More
While the details are still coming out, I can’t stop thinking about how amazing the situation in Cleveland was yesterday. We need more folks like Charles Ramsey who would be willing to get involved when it’s easier to just mind their own business. Only one soundtrack possibility today, then.
This is not too shabby:
(Unless it’s a prequel to a horrible uniform announcement, that is)
UPDATE: From the twitters-
@BCastOZone: Russ Hoeflich from OSU video dept made this for Nike, it is his production, not something Nike made!
Welcome to Wednesday, the first of May… it’s officially grilling season (unless you live in California, where it’s always that time). Here’s today’s soundtrack; if you don’t know why, then… well… keep reading.