Sweet Home Silver Bullet Points

Written June 18th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

Greetings from the Windy City… the family vacation continues, and we’ve survived a trip to the Mitten State That Sucks.  Today’s soundtrack is my wife’s favorite song about Carl Sandburg’s home.

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WRR: A Little This and That

Written June 17th, 2014 by MDotySr

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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:

  • The TE that everyone wants and who wants to commit everywhere, Chris Clark, will visit today as being reported. He says he will choose between Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and North Carolina (where he committed earlier this year). He is going to visit each of the schools one more time before announcing at The Opening on July 8th. Let’s hope Urban can close the deal here, but it’s anyone’s guess with this kid.
  • The Buckeyes received a verbal commitment from Tyler Green, who earned his offer at camp.  He is an impressive physical young man at 6’3″ and 195lbs.  I have heard comparisons of Green to Malik Hooker from last year’s class.  Green’s upside is huge, and getting a long ranging Safety who tackles and can cover is paramount. He’ shown that ability at this past camp. I always love the recruits that commit to Ohio State because they want to be Buckeyes! The other thing not to be overlooked here is that he attends DeMatha Catholic High in Maryland.  DeMatha Catholic is consistently producing top recruits.  Getting our foot in the door, with Larry Johnson recruiting that state, is a great thing.
  • Now on to the Big Guys in the trenches. By the end of his manic Monday, Grant Schmidt realized he wanted to be a Buckeye and committed to play for Coach Meyer. At 6’6, 275lbs, this is by no means a stretch by the staff here.  Schmidt came to camp and showed Meyer’s personnel enough that they took his early commitment on Monday. Schmidt will be the first player from South Dakota to play for Ohio State.

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Tyler Green Is A Buckeye!!!

Written June 8th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

On The Spot

“Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” -Woody Hayes

“There’s no time like the present”. -Proverb

The above are likely more than bumper stickers for the latest member of Ohio State’s recruiting class, Tyler Green, who worked to earn the one offer he wanted and then immediately acted upon it.

The 6’3″, 195 pound safety from DeMatha High School in Maryland held offers from Virginia, Maryland, and NC State, but was receiving interest from Penn State, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, and others.

And yet, it was only one program whose offer he was interested in, and when it was extended today as a part of Ohio State’s on-campus football camp, he wasted no time in accepting.

Unlike many top flight athletes who make commitments and continue to look around (similar to programs making offers that aren’t “commitable”), Green announces that he is locked and loaded into the “Elite ’15″ recruiting class for the Buckeyes. He makes the fourth member of that class at this point.

While projected as a Safety, Green’s listed as an Athlete by several recruiting sites due to his work as a receiver/tight end in high school. Most also assess him as being four star caliber- he’ll be showing his skills later this summer in Nike’s “The Opening” competition as well, and you can get a hint of what they’ll see in the highlight reel after the jump: Read More

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