Quarterback Recruiting Class of 2015

osuHelmetFor Ohio State recruit nits, we know how much of a slow start this class has gotten off to.  I am sure people have read over and over again the same comments about how this class is going to stink, blah, blah, blah, etc.  Well, we have been spoiled with Top 3-5 recruiting class since Urban has been the head honcho.  I am here to tell you, that you need not worry.  This class, I assure you, will be top 5, and if not top 5, then top 7.  Is top seven good enough for you fans?  It should be.  The reason for the slow start you ask?  Ohio State is going national.  I understand that Tressel’s way of doing things was getting Ohio’s best, then getting the nation’s best.  With Urban, it’s getting Ohio’s best, along with getting the nations best.  With going after these players, a lot of them will not announce until after official visits.  So, that is why the recruiting class has been off to a slow start.  In this next series, I will be diving into each position, as to what each position, COULD, end up like on National Signing Day.  Now, we will look at the Quarterback recruiting for the 2015 class and which quarterback(s) I think will end up in this class.

Joe Burrow- Athens, Ohio-(Commit)

The newest Ohio State commit, committed to Ohio State a little over a week ago.  The 6-4, 205 pound Dual-Threat quarterback was a little bit under the radar until recently.  He was offered by the staff and committed shortly after.  He had a monstrous junior season throwing for 47 TD’s plus rushing for 9 more.  He has all of the size and strength to be a good quarterback at the next level.  Some of the scouts are already comparing him to Urban Meyer’s old quarterback at Utah, Alex Smith.  We all know how well Alex Smith flourished in Urban’s offense.  I think Burrow fits very well in this type of offense.  A big, strong, mobile, quarterback who moves well.  Burrows has all the size you could ask for in a quarterback and I think his stock will rise after camps and the season.   He is a good get for Urban Meyer and this offense.

Torrance Gibson- Fort Lauderdale, Florida 


I’m sure by now, every person that follows Ohio State recruiting, has heard the name Torrance Gibson.  He is one of the more sought after recruits in the whole nation.  Urban Meyer started on Gibson early and he understands the type of numbers he will put up under Urban’s system.  Without even visiting, Ohio State has remained in Torrance Gibson’s top 5.  At one point they were number three, but have now slipped all the way to number four or five.  He still has not visited and without a visit there is certainly no way he will come to Ohio State.  The trips to Ohio State have been tried, but for whatever reason just could not make it up there.  But, he has been able to go to Auburn a couple of times and Tennessee.  It just questions how much he really likes Ohio State.  I do not see Torrance Gibson being in this class unless he visits Ohio State.  Even if he does, it will be tough to bring him here.

Travis Waller- Anaheim, California


Day by Day, this story is getting very interesting.  Waller has a lot of interest in many schools such as Oregon, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. Travis has had a crazy past couple of weeks.  Notre Dame offered him yesterday and a lot of Crystal Balls have been piling in for him and Notre Dame.  Waller told me that he did not understand why so many people switched the Crystal Balls to Notre Dame because, “I never said anything to them except what I think of the school.”   In addition to the Notre Dame offer and many people now thinking they are the favorite, Travis had a little bit of a misunderstanding a couple of weeks ago with Oregon, as he felt like a backup to Oregon and there were reports that they were no longer in the running.  So, instead of listening to all of the different rumors,  I decided to ask Travis himself and he told me, “I felt slighted by Oregon, almost like a backup plan, but I talked to them and they are right back up on the list.”   So his recruitment has been a little hectic lately.  Ohio State has not offered the dual-threat quarterback, but he tells me they stay in contact.  Waller is still planned to visit Ohio State at the end of June.  If Waller does make that visit AND they offer, I think it’s game on.  I think they have just as good a shot as anybody in this race, but Oregon and Alabama will be tough to beat.  If they don’t get Waller, I do not think that they will take another quarterback in this class.



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