Friday Open Thread: The New Guys

OSU FootballAlright, so Urban has landed the recruiting class of the decade. What’s next?

Which recruit has you most excited to see on the field this year? We already know that Urban Meyer is not a fan of red-shirting players (“We’re not redshirting players.“) so a lot of these young guns coming in will be seeing the field early and hopefully often. Who are you looking forward to see in the scarlet and gray?

Mike Mitchell, to me, is intriguing. I was chatting with SYR earlier this week and I said that Mitchell is going to be the Tyler Hansborough of college football. He looks like he’s a kid who “plays the right way”. Good form, solid mechanics and clearly a drive and desire that outplays his actual physical talent. He’s also going to be a player that is loved by his fanbase and loathed by everyone else. He’s going to make a great Buckeye.

For me, though, I think I am most excited about seeing what Vonn Bell brings to this defense. I have long been a fan of hard hitting, bone-crunching safeties (pass defense be damned). Damon Moore, Mike Doss, “Hurt” Coleman, Jermale Hines and more come to mind. Will Vonn Bell be another member of “Safety U”? (Yeah, I just made that up. But it fits.) Will Coach Coombs craft him into the equivalent of an ICBM, unleashing him on offenses nationwide? I shudder to think what he might do to opposing players in the near future.

So who you got, Buckeye fans? Who is going to make you stand up out of your seat after he makes his first impact play at Ohio State?


  1. If Mike Mitchell outplays his physical talent he will be the best MLBer in the history of football. He is one of the best athletes in the country.

    Vonn Bell is a special, special player. Did anyone catch the US Army All American Game? He was the best player on the field.

  2. I think Joey Bosa could make an impact right away, maybe not create a huge impact like Bell or Mitchell, but he could be in the D-Line rotation right away

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