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IMO this guy is a huge pickup. With Homan and Boren gone IMO he will get a shot right away at FB. The even better aspect of having him aboard is he is a walkon. IMO we stole one and would not be surprised if he were a starter. We stole one boys and nobody but us know it. He's the 2nd rated FB according to ESPN and IMO he should be counted towards our class even as a walkon because of his high rating. I might be the only guy excited to have him but I will be keeping an eye on him.
You're not the only one. I'm a HUUUUUGGGGGEEE fan as well. There's something to be said about a kid who WANTS to be a fullback in a spread-style offense. You're knowingly walking into a situation where you'll be asked to constantly put your body in harms way for another, rarely get any recognition, and even more rare will be your touches. What amplifies this 10-fold...he's a walk-on. Kudos to him. Glad he's on the team.
I remember when OSU signed Aram Olson from Arkansas, I believe. They asked him why he signed on with OSU. He said, "I want to block for the best RB in the country (Beanie Wells)." There's nothing better or more beneficial for a TEAM than a TEAMMATE who knows how to and wants to do his 1% as best he can.
This post was edited by MrRezQ83 15 months ago
Olson was from South Carolina and was a beast. Too bad injuries cut the career short.
If he ends up starting I would assume they would get a scholarship for him. I agree we are fortunate to have him as a walk-on.
Definately lucky to have him. Understanding that we only have a certain amount of schollies, we have to reserve those left to "need" players. Houston sees the potential in winning, and as along as he plays his role and gives his all he will be rewarded.
Another thing to look at is, we will have a number of "big backs" that run with thunder and have soft hands, making them valuable. The other thought is...wearing the defense out with "oh my god, here comes another fresh back we have to stop".
That's easy...Antonio Smith
Antonio Smith started at CB for the 2006 team. I don't know if he was actually a walk-on at that time, but he was at some point.
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I knew him in school at osu. He went by Josh instead of Aram though. He was a really cool guy, always easy to get along with and was never the guy that didn't pull his weight on a group project. I would have loved to see him play. He got a pretty sweet deal though. He still got his living expenses funded as if he was a scholarship athlete, but could work jobs without ncaa rules getting in the way. When he graduated he had enough money saved up to start the business back home that he wanted to do.
Wait til Marrioti sees that bench press. (315) Houston's gonna get his ass kicked.
HAHAHAHAHA The bench press is overated and useless really.
I remember I had a coach that told me that the bench press was only good for one thing...pushing yourself off the ground when an opponent knocked you on your ass because you didn't do enough squatting!!! HAHAHA freakin priceless
His 500 LB squat means more to me than his bench press does...especially at FB.
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