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Any news on his visit? There are conflicting reports he's no longer being recruiting by Coach Meyer.
~It goes without saying~
Where did you hear this?
This post was edited by Overlord802 2 years ago
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There are rumors that academics are not important enough to him and that Meyer may have been turned off by his attitude...Look for a full court press on Treadwell and Quick
I saw Fulwood committed to Florida.
I agree the uncertainty surrounding Urban's offense is keeping offensive skill players from committing but I woold think our lack of OL depth and Urban's description of the type of OL player he's looking for would have had more OLs stepping up.
I read recently that of the last four Outland Trophy winners, who were all from either Alabama or Wisconsin (2 each), only one was a 5-star recruit. There's a lot of untapped talent out there.
IF this is in fact true, UFM is doing the right thing. We are on probation for the next few years and we can't afford any headcases on this team during that time, its just too risky. I would reserve judgement on Foster personally until something a bit more concrete than internet rumors surfaces though. This certainly wouldn't be the first time the coaching staff has abruptly cut off communications with a questionable recruit after a vist as the same thing happened with Diamond and Neal.
Apparently Urban and his staff aren't really after Rob Foster anymore due to off the field issues, academic problems, and attitude probs
Too bad to hear. Very big talent, but it's better to be safe, than sorry.
Rumor has it has MAY have some family issues right now, but i have no idea what.
I would definitely file that as a rumor since nobody with any credibility has said the same.
Treadwell, Quick, and Gibson are all still very good options.
Check out AZ WR Devon Allen's latest escapades.
All he did was win a total of five gold medals—four in a four-hour span Saturday night in front of an SRO crowd at the prestigious 45th Arcadia, CA Invitational. He set state records in the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.52 seconds (#2 in the USA this year...and don't forget Teddy G was a hurdler) and the 300-meter intermediates in 36.39, captured the 200 dash by the slimmest of margins at 21.10—all after warming up by running a leg on his school's 4x100 relay team that clocked a glittering 41.15. And on Friday night, he ran a leg on the its gold medal shuttle hurdle relay team.
For some perspective, as a senior at Glenville, Teddy G ran the 110m high hurdles in 13.26 (+2.8 wind rating) and 13.40 (-1.2 wind rating), the 200m in 21.16 (+0.0 wind rating), and 36.73 in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles so Allen's not too far off Teddy's best times even though he's a year younger than Teddy was when he set his PRs.
With Foster and Fullwood out of the picture, maybe we'll see the heat on Devon start to pick up. His father supposedly grew up in Columbus and played baseball for OSU (although I wasn't able to find anyone named Allen who played for the Buckeyes within the past 50 years, not that that means anything these days).
MaxPreps News - Brophy College Prep junior wins three individual events, two relay wins over two days in one of greatest individual performances in Arcadia Invitational history.
This post was edited by iowabuckeyes 2 years ago
Damn that dude is fast and hurdles usually mean strong hips which usually equate to good agility. Oh man he's white? Gonzo was also a beast hurdler lol.
Heartline was a great hurdler also! !!
From what I have been able to gather from the unblocked VIP comments posted on Bill Kurelic's article about Foster and all the hub-bub, it sounds like he tweeted enroute to Columbus how unhappy he was to have had to get up so early. Apparently, a lot of people took offense to it, as if it was a slap in Urban's face. I have a 17 year old daughter who's a HS junior. We went to Iowa a few weeks ago during her spring break week for a junior day tour. It started at 8:30. We had to be on the road by 6 am. She knew that, stayed up late anyway, we had to drag her out of bed, and she slept the whole way there. So on the one hand, as the father of a lazy teenager who would have rather gotten five more hours of sleep than think about what they could mean to the rest of her life, I get it with Foster. But on the other hand, Urban Meyer wasn't waiting for us on the destination end of our drive.
Also, it sounds like maybe Foster's going to Alabama's spring game, which is this Saturday, and not ours on 4/21. But he's on spring break now so his schedule's probably a little more flexible this week, plus I recall someone saying on another thread a few weeks back that he has a track meet on the 21st and if true, he couldn't come anyway.
So his "prima donna" posturing has obviously gotten some people's feathers ruffled. I hope it's all just a misunderstanding and much ado about nothing.
This goes without saying. I even give one of the trolls credit for mentioning this fact. Okay, now he can crawl back in to his hole!
Maurice Clarett, Duron Carter,Jamal Berry were big talents as well.......
Exactly my point.
So was this what Foster has to apologize for?
If so, BFD. Not sure I would lean too much on a kid crying about getting up early. Hell he's a teenager.
No need to make this kid bow on bended knee for that.
Shit I thought he did something like slap Urban or grabbed a secretary's ass while on a recruiting visit!
Some out there in Buckeye nation take the behavior of these kids and themselves way to frackin' seriously. Give the kid a chance and allow him to decide where he wants to play.
If he's really out of the picture then that would be too bad!
What evidence is there that he's out of the picture nor has interest in continuing the conversation with the Bucks?
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This situation with Foster reminds me a lot of the situation with Stefon Diggs.
If a kid is complaining about getting up at 8:30 when hes got the chance to visit a school like OSU, that says everything about his attitude.
He had to get up early for a long drive and bitched about it. He's 17 years old. That, by itself, should give him a free pass...but it's the only one. He's learned a tough lesson. It's like they say--the best thing about college freshmen is they become sophomores, and the best thing about HS juniors is they become seniors, who become college freshman. His physical gifts are way ahead of his emotional maturity. Not that tennagers have a moratorium on doing and saying stupid things. Hell, NFL players in their 20s and 30s have voiced opinions things equally juvenile/insensitive.
So our fans weren't happy about it. Fortunately, fans don't get to choose who we recruit. If we did, we'd have at least 100 commitments by now, including 50 Ohio kids Urban hasn't offered. I'm hoping it's all a misunderstanding--much ado about nothing and he and Urban are square.
My man Iowa coming through again.
Clutch son! Just clutch!
Hey let's hope this was much to do about nothing and this kid becomes a Buckeye?
It just drives me nuts when a kid makes a minor misstep or error, then the fans in Buckeye nation get all over the kid. Not sure why there were so many posts reminding us of Clarett, Ray Small, etc. after this.
Some of the dudes on this board just need to stop with the over-reactions and carrying on and on.
If kid has a bad attitude then let the Coaches sort out whether they want to be bothered and if the kid is incorrigible.
No need to keep dredging up the clowns of Buckeye past and making baseless comparisons long before a kid even commits or gets on campus!! Its stupid at best!!
Rag on Clarett all you want but without him we don't win that national championship game nor do we even get there most likely.
Amen, brother. Even before he stepped on the field, he was a bell cow for that class, one of the first to commit and was very active working other recruits. I look forward to the day when that team is honored on the 20th anniversary of their NC and Maurice is among them and gets a standing O when he's introduced to the crowd. His off field issues aside, he deserves his fair share of the credit for what was accomplished on it.
Clarett and, even Terrelle Pryor, were great on the field and gave us a winning edge. Unfortunately, they made some poor decisions off the field that adversely affected their OSU careers.(and regrettably, they aren't the only 18-21 year olds making poor even worse life-altering decisions). We can only hope that, within the upcoming months, Foster will see that the extra self-discipline to do what you don't want to do is in his best interest and will help him be all that he wants to be and to best reach his goals
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