Weekend Shots from the Schott

Written December 13th, 2011 by Joe Laing

Usually, we reserve “Shots” for game experience recaps.  However, given Meyer Mayhem, here’s some whispers and stuff that Joe’s been hearing:

After three straight days of being at the Schott I overheard and saw quite a few things.

Football

  • Football recruiting is turning up and in full force. Positive news coming out about Tommy Schutt, Jordan Diamond, Kyle Dodson, SeVon Pittman. Sounds like all should be Buckeyes!!! Look for updates as the week goes on (ed- Joe wrote this on Sunday… two down, two to go). As of know next weekend should include Cyrus Jones and Noah Spence.
  • Talked to an ex-player who said it has been ratcheted up a few notches in terms of intensity. Meyer has them working like they’ve never seen before. Expect a different looking bunch in the Gator Bowl.

Use The Bench, Thad!

Basketball

  • The chatter wasn’t about being upset about the loss- it went back to what we have heard about in the past in terms of Matta’s struggle with his in-game rotation. It was easy to see that Thomas and Craft were struggling to catch their breath at times and everyone was wondering why no Weatherspoon. I heard that he was in to speak to Thad about it today. I feel that he could have provided a spark off the bench.
  • Players were upbeat and back to work. Early season losses don’t hurt nearly as bad in basketball as they do in football.
  • The other comments were that with Sully it is a 10 pt victory for the good guys.
  • Michael Redd was in to work out driving his Ferrari. Doesn’t sound like he wants to come back to Ohio to play ball. So Cavs fans don’t get your hopes up. Read More

Ohio State’s Top Long Shot Targets in 2012

Written May 2nd, 2011 by Jim

Cyrus Jones is one of the best offensive weapons in the country. The Buckeyes are in the running for his services- along with just about every other major program.

It’s time to look at the early offers in 2012 that can be jointly descried as a “wish list”.

All of these prospects are some of the best in the country, but due to various reasons (mostly location and competition), the chances of them heading to Columbus aren’t particularly high.

Many of these players are defensive backs from Florida. The good news is that it seems like the the staff feels confident in landing at least a few of them.

My theory is that the Florida DBs are why almost all of the best Ohio DBs are currently lacking offers.

So we have that little bit of hope to hang on to.

If the Buckeyes receive a commitment from any one of these players it would be fantastic; more than one would really push the 2012 class into the stratosphere.

So without further ado, here are some of the best players in the country that might wear scarlet and gray in the future.

(Note: I’ve tried to only list players that have expressed interest in visiting Ohio State, have visited Ohio State, or have listed the Buckeyes as one of their favorites at some point.) Read More