The Olympics isn’t the only thing generating sports news this week, at least as far as Ohio State fans are concerned. The Buckeyes received a commitment from Floridian Ben Edwards, per ESPN’s Jared Shanker. Edwards measures up at 5’11″, 192 (think Donte Whitner-esque) and will probably play safety. His 40-time (4.7) isn’t blazing, but for a safety, that’s fast enough. And, he hits like a truck… a 4.7 truck, so he’ll leave plenty of marks.
Edwards, from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, FL has been rated as a 3-star recruit by various services, but to be honest, it doesn’t matter what he’s “rated” at. If he’s a quality person that can play football well, and Urban & Staff have offered him, then that’s good enough for me. Other notable offers include from Auburn, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Stanford and UCLA, among others. This is an impressive list of universities; athletically and academically.
This is good news; I can’t wait until next year. Mr. Edwards, welcome to the Buckeye Family!
Well, here we are, a spanking new Monday morning and I’m sure that everyone is eager to kick off their work week. We’re coming off a busy week, so let’s get right to it.
Evidently last Wednesday was Signing Day, where high school players pledged their fealty to a mutually attractive college football program. In case you happened to miss the events, you can get caught up here, here, or here. You can rummage around those links for a refresher.
This is a highly regarded incoming class, and in fans’ euphoria the questions arose. “Is this the best recruiting class (insert time-frame ?”. A couple things here; first, we need to define ‘best’. Most signees? Highest average ‘star’ rating? By which recruiting service? What about on-field achievements while they played? No doubt, this is a highly regarded class, but we need to define our terms first. OK, I’m off the soapbox for now.
You readers will get to find out soon enough. Spring Practice begins on March 5th and the Spring Game is scheduled for April 13th. Tickets to the Spring Game go on sale March 1st. Due to stadium renovations, the Spring Game will be held at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
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