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I know the staff was in on Jalen and supposedly we were in the lead. We have 1 rb/ath on board, who is our next option? Also do we think Urban will keep recruiting the kid and try flipping him later on?
Running back Jalen Hurd committed to Tennessee on Thursday morning.
The commitment of Jalen Hurd keeps Tennessee on a recruiting roll.
Hurd's high school coach, Anthony Crabtree, confirmed the commitment to ESPN in a text message on Thursday morning. Hurd could not be immediately reached for comment. The ESPN Watch List prospect first announced the commitment via Twitter.
The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Hurd is the Volunteers' fourth commitment in a week, joining offensive lineman Coleman Thomas from Max Meadows (Va.) Fort Chiswell, safety Todd Kelly from Knoxville (Tenn.) Webb and receiver Neiko Creamer from Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian. The Vols have five commitments overall in the class.
Hurd, who could be the top prospect in the state for the 2014 class, is a key pickup for Tennessee. The Vols have long been in search of a power tailback.
This is a kick in the balls when you wake up to read bucknuts. i would have to ask what happnd to him waiting it out and going to his visits. and the asshole in me wants to know what did they pay him or what do they have pictures of him doing.
Already posted 2 hours ago.
And I shall rejoice in victory for another 365 days over That School Up North.
We still have an excellent stable of backs so this isn't an area of tremendous need. However this kid is special so that part stings.
I think they're plenty of great backs ant maybe a stud in Ohio.
we already have this type of back on our roster, his name is Rod Smith. we will be fine.
Agree with you and UNT, but I hope Rod Smith gets his fumble issues handled. He has the talent and the body type to be a beast.
Where do we go?! Likely undefeated and to the NC. Lead by a heisman caliber QB and a number 2 recruiting class. It would have been nice to have him, and maybe we still will.
The first place you should go is the original thread from this morning.
for the record, I never thought the FRR interview that he did was all that positive for the buck's chances (as others thought). He said some nice things but it was never a slam dunk, obviously.
Campbell will be a RB at OSU so we may not go anywhere as far as another RB in this class. The class looks to be 21 in size per Meyer's recent radio comments. They will probably take a K or P so that means 10 guys on each side of the ball. Figure on offense they will take 4 OL, 1QB, 1 TE, have Campbell in the fold so that's 7 of the 10. If they take 3 WR then that's the class on offense. Really only way to take another RB in this class is if they only take 2 WR. Plus there's a chance they take 5 OL if its the right 5 so that would mean one less RB or WR. A guy like Autry could be a combo WR/RB and allow us to not take another pure RB in addition to Campbell.
The war is far from over
It's 11 months from NLOI day and OSU has Urban Meyer, no worries.
I would never consider any recruit signing elsewhere this early a huge blow to a recruiting class, unless it's a top 2 or 3 Ohio prospect. Running backs are the easiest position to find on the football field, I wanted Hurd but if you take care of getting top-notch O-lineman play the running backs take care of themself. Especially at OSU you are gonna get a talented kid. I like Nick Chubb alot.
That's why you take it with a grain of salt when folks a year ahead of time are classifying a blue chip recruit in SEC territory a Buckeye lock.
we have RB's coming out of our arse....we are fine......no worries
HAHA . I like that one.
We relax, keep tabs on him to see if he changes his mind cause we're almost a YEAR out from signing day, and we move on to other very nice options such as Mixon, Horton etc...we will be okay, and to pansy out for a moment and quote a musical, "the sun will come ouuuuuuuuuuuut tomorrow! Tomorrow...bet your bottom dollar THAT tomorrow!, they'll be sunshine!"
Its sucks to see a kid this touted go to another school but since he's headed to Tenn. we won't ever see him again or in a bowl game lol. IMO It's probably for the best anyways even if he lived up to his rating he still probably would of got limited action until his 3-4 year just because the RB position is the deepest talent wise. Not to mention we've had plenty of firepower come in just the last two years it wont hurt to miss out on him. Plus its still early in the process and UFM can make anyone decommit.
Brady Hoke is one meatball sub away from being the poster child for obesity.
Could not of said it better myself
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