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I think this year's headscratcher is Dorian Johnson. ND had great timing on their great season by taking Blivens and Smith (2 that OSU would die for) Other than that, not too disappointed, it will be a top 5 class when it's all said and done. It's about filling holes with talent.
I can actually see where Cdiddy is coming from. I still think we get Quick but that has nothing to do. Part of the reason why so much is expected is that Meyer came in just pulled kids out of the woodwork last year. I mean all of sudden top 100 kids just started jumping on board all within like a months time - expectations were that whoever Meyer wants, he gets but that is really unrealistic - but we were all thinking we will never have another guy we really want get away. The thing that is great is that if Meyer doesn't get a kid he has a back plan that is of almost equal talent and then a back plan for that back-up plan. I still think there will be a recruit or even 2 who are big-time that will all of sudden be in this class who nobody is really talking about right now. Meyer will get a visit late and all of a sudden the kid will be in.
With the success Urban had at the end of the year, most underestimated the effect of a lack of established relationships with the early deciding kids. Kids who get recruiting over quickly usually base their decisions on comfort and familiarity versus later deciding kids who often are more likely to be persuaded by a good recruiting pitch. With more kids deciding early than ever this year, it didn't work in our favor. The other schools were able to start building relationships at least a year ahead of Meyer and company.
That should no longer be the case next year when the staff is on an even playing field time wise.
And I shall rejoice in victory for another 365 days over That School Up North.
Disagree. The fate of this class does not hinge on those two players. We could very easily lose them both but still have a spectacular class.
Take a chill pill. Meyer knows what he is doing in a major way. Don't place style over substance.
This post was edited by butch16x5 16 months ago
I agree with your OL assessment - I think we strike out here way more often than hit and really can't seem to figure out why.... for a position that STARTS 5 players all game. Taking 1-2 in a class just should not be acceptable..
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