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Why can't we get big and fast receivers? Are biggest one just left Tyrone Williams 6'6''
Sorry our biggest receiver
We still have Devin Smith, Michael Thomas, Evan Spencer, and Epitropolis. They are going to have to continue improving and step up their games until we can recruit some bigger guys in the 2014 class.
Outside of Treadwell and Foster, there isnt alot of talent in the midwest this year that fits your description.
One problem is that there just aren't many of them to recruit every year. There's usually 2-3 elite split ends every year and they are coveted by EVERYONE. Those WR usually want to go play with a pro style QB who can get them the ball. If you were an elite split end would you rather play in USC's offense or OSU's? Also, look at our offenses in the past.... when is the last time we had a 1000 yard WR? You have to go all the way back to John Cooper's Buckeyes to find an elite big split end. Michael Jenkins was pretty darn good, but he was recruited by Cooper as well.
Epitropolis? Tell me about him. Michael Thomas will be bigger and ready I agree. Just thought with the teams success kids would be dying to come here and play, especially since they could come in and play right away.
Can you give some examples of these guys who are currently playing?
"Playing here is the closest thing to heaven on earth..." - Brian Rolle
Too bad foster didn't work out. He looked like a stud in his all star game. Big and explosive.
We need a couple sub 10.2 guys who do have "football speed" (before anyone throws that argument into this). Hell offer one of the 9.9 Jamaican track guys who forces the defense to cover him (going "deep'' every play. ;)
Depth chart will be so attractive to class of 14 Wide receivers even Spalding Smith can't screw it up.
There will be immediate pt available.
If Spalding stays off twitter and out of the way we will be fine.
We have two very good tight ends imo and I think Braxton will learn to get them the ball this year. This should help open things up for our WRs who as a group just do not seem that great at the moment. I do have faith in our WR coach, just look at the job he did with Philly. Freshman year he couldnt catch a beach ball, this year I really cant remember a drop from him.
I dont really remember Urb ever recruiting the BIG recievers like that.... I may be wrong though....
the problem is finding "big and fast" WR's that can catch the ball and run crisp routes is a hard thing to do. finding the A.J. greens and Julio Joneses of the world arent easy. Then you still have to land them and keep them out of trouble.
They are few and far between. Everyone wants a Moss or TO or Megatron. They are not in this class. We were finalists for Stevens and Foster. Treadwell wasn't interested, it seems.
Historically, the impact WRs at tOSU have not fit that mold, with the exception of Boston and Jenkins.
Historically, Meyer's offense and his QBs don't favor those big SEs.
Personally, despite our success this year, I would not favor tOSU if I was a big SE. I'd be at the SE/drop back QB schools, or at least at a school with a QB who sees the whole field and spreads it around 25 times a game. Up til now, Miller doesn't fit that mold.
We'll be fine without the big SE. Smith and Spencer will do fine out there for the next 2 years.
WHY CAN'T WE FIND FOUR CALVIN JOHNSONS FOR OUR OFFENSE!?!?!?!?!?
Is Urban not trying? Everyone else gets four Calvin Johnson clones. Why can't we get them?
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