I understand that some people are concerned with the lack of commitments in 2015 class. So instead, why not look to the upcoming 2014 season and the potential for The Ohio State Offense. If Braxton Miller can stay healthy and improve just that little bit, opposing defenses on our schedule better look out! I mean we are loaded with talent, talent and then a little more talent! Not to mention Mr. Miller is a Heisman candidate with a very good chance of taking home the trophy.
It’s great to watch the highlights of these kids on this roster and then seeing them doing their thing in Scarlet and Gray. It is going to be a great year for Buckeye fans and me for one, am very proud to be a member of this brotherhood/sisterhood.
QB: Braxton Miller. We all know what he can do, NOW can you throw to the TE? I think this is a key component to our chance at a National Championship.
RB: Ezekiel Elliot, Brionte Dunn and Curtis Samuel. I know there is a name or two left off, but this is going to be a strength for the Buckeyes. Eze is the most complete back who obviously will be the starter but the other two young men are going to be very active in this offense. I believe Dunn will be that short yardage/goal line back for us and Samuel will be a rotational player with the ability to let Eze catch a breather. Our RB situation is a great reason to be excited for this upcoming season!
What is it about Memorial Day that brings out the “best” in Buckeye news?
Eleven Warrior’s Kyle Rowland is reporting this afternoon that Ohio State has dismissed defensive end Jamal Marcus and wide receiver Brandon Ojikutu from the team for “violations of team rules”.
Ojikutu, a Cleveland native, was in his second season as a walk-on receiver with the scarlet and gray, while North Carolina’s Marcus was preparing for a junior campaign to build on his excellent work against Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Marcus was also expected to see extensive work early in this coming year as Noah Spence completed his suspension, but was not active throughout spring practice and prep.
There have been whispers of “legal issues” for Marcus on several Ohio State message boards, but no official statement from the University or the players and their families as of yet. The Dispatch’s Bil Rabinowitz confirms reports about Marcus’ departure, but states that it was due to academic struggles (not dismissal), and that he will transfer.
Those who follow recruiting more closely than I do point out that these dismissals, if accurate, would put Ohio State at 82 scholarships for the coming season.
We’ll try to keep you informed as information becomes available.
The incredible infusion of talent into the Silver Bullet defense continues today with the verbal commitment of NC LB Jamal Marcus.
Within days of each other, linebackers David Perkins, Camren Williams and now Jamal Marcus have chosen to be Buckeyes. It can’t by emphasized enough how exciting that is for the future of the defense.
The pitch to the recent 2012 recruits is a chance for early playing time after a very down year in 2011. That message has hit home with Jamal Marcus and the other LBs, who are poised to make a major impact right out of the gate (similar to what Ryan Shazier did as a true freshman in 2011).
It wouldn’t be surprising to see all three get on the field next season- although a redshirt year for at least one of them is likely.
The competition will be intense to see who gets on the field, and that will lead to improved play from the group. Read More