Like the rest of Ohio, we’ve got Stanley Cup fever here… we’re on a series of shots and medications, but to be honest, we hope it sticks around for a while. So, in preparation for tonight’s game, here’s a little something to help you get ready to #BeatPittsburgh.
There was a relatively serious altercation involving McKinley quarterback Eric Glover-Williams and another McKinley player during the school day last week at the high school. New McKinley football coach Thom McDaniels declined to comment on the situation, other than to confirm there was an altercation between Glover-Williams and a player who is a senior.
There had been speculation that Glover-Williams had a previous incident in the fall as well, so it’s possible that this could be the issue that costs him his shot at an OSU opportunity. Eleven Warriors has video of the end of the altercation in question, even though it’s in “crappy cell phone quality” it does serve as an interesting Rorschach test for folks to judge what might be the consequences/outcomes for EGW, both from the school and from Ohio State. Stay tuned…
It’s still too early to know the exact numbers in the class, especially the numbers they would take at specific positions (and that is variable anyway) but I feel compelled to put together a list.
QB is pretty easy. They’d like to take two (in line with not taking any in ’16 to clear the way for Danny Clark in ’17) and their top targets are Wimbush and Torrance.
Wimbush is down to Penn State and Ohio State with the whole head/heart thing but it seems likely that Ohio State will win that battle- especially the longer it drags out.
Torrance is going to go down to signing day but Meyer has already worked his magic and is amongst the top schools without a visit. Getting him on campus is going to be huge and then we will go from there.
RB is also fairly easy. It looks like they are going to take two with the top target being Damien Harris. I personally would give the nod for the second spot to LJ Scott given the whole in-state thing, but there are plenty of offers and alternatives floating around.
WR: 5. Van Jefferson
Unlike QB and RB, WR is hard to get a handle on. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell Van Jefferson is just about the only guy with positive OSU buzz surrounding him right now.
With Johnnie Dixon, Noah Brown, Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, James Clark, Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson all coming in over the past two recruiting classes, it seems likely they won’t be targeting too many receivers in ’15, but will they only take one?
Plus you have the ATHs like Eric Glover-Williams and Christian Kirk factoring in.
I have no idea, so I’ll go with the safe pick for now. Read More
And now, we turn to the 2015 recruiting class.
You read that right- students who will be entering their junior year in high school are now the focus of the Ohio State coaching staff.
Thad Matta stated this whole party with two top touted verbals for ’15 in the past week or so, and today Urban’s team answered in a big way. Canton McKinley’s Eric Glover-Williams, “EGW”/”Superman” has become the first member of the next great class of Buckeyes.
The 5’10″, 165 pound running back is currently rated as one of the top ten at that position in the country for his class, and is a “four star” athlete on most scouting sites. He held offers from Michigan State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, and had interest from Michigan, LSU, and Oregon.
With two years of prep ball yet to play, it’s unknown where he’ll end up at once he arrives at Columbus. 247 has him as a top 10 nationally both as a cornerback and as an offensive weapon. It’ll be fun to see if he’s given a chance to fill the “pivot” role (Jordan Hall/Jalin Marshall/Dontre Wilson).
After the jump, you can see why he was such a high priority for the Buckeyes… remember, this is from his sophomore year: Read More