Recruiting for the 2015 class is becoming another sequel in “The Fast and The Furious” chain. In my honest opinion, I could see Ohio State at 10-12 commits by the end of July and still be in on the other announcements later down the road.
Here is how I see it playing out:
There should never be a question that we’re big fans of longsnappers here at tBBC… heck, yours truly even stalked Bryce Haynes’ father at last year’s Cal game. Having spent a good portion of my college career looking upside down at teammates, I understand how important this role can be (especially when done as poorly as I was wont to do).
So the announcement today that Worthington Kilbourne’s premier specialist had become the latest member for the “Elite ’15″ is certainly doubly reason to celebrate. That’s three verbals in three days, for those of you playing at home… although this one is being identified by some as a “gray shirt”.
Liam McCullough chose the hometown Buckeyes over offers from Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Big Blue Nation; saying that being a member of the scarlet and gray has been a long time dream for him.
Again, according to Jeremy Birmingham, McCullough sees his role as being the “next man up”, having worked with Mr. Haynes and Cameron Johnston on occasion over the past few months; he attended both the Wisconsin and Penn State games this past season as he was weighing his offers.
He’s listed as the #2 player at his position in the country by the people who would know. While longsnappers don’t usually get the rating love that other positions do, you’ve got to believe that Coach Meyer and Coach Coombs won’t make an offer unless the young man has some serious star potential. And remember, preferred walk-on Sam York will be joining the team this fall; he also brings quite the repertoire of snap-ocity.
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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