Five Star Friday: Buckeyes Land A Huge Slob

Things have gotten out of hand for the 2017 recruiting class. It is almost as if Ohio State Fans are living in a dream world. Top recruit after top recruit are throwing themselves at Urban Meyer and his staff in a rush to save themselves one of the very few coveted 2017 spots. The 2017 class is reaching epic proportions and the avalance continued with today’s announcement of the newest member of the 2017 class.

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Wyatt Davis a 6’5″ 310 pound Five Star Offensive Guard from Bellflower, California committed to Ohio State in a ceremony at his high school today. Wyatt visited OSU last weekend and was blown away by the school and staff so much so that he committed to OSU even though nearly every “expert” had him pegged to go to Alabama before he visited OSU.

How this helps Ohio State?

Well landing a top 15 recruit in the country is a gift in and of itself but it also helps to keep the ball rolling with many of the top recruits in the country. This is a cornerstone recruit along with fellow five star OL Josh Myers and top 100 OL Jake Morretti OSU has the top OL class in the country. It also helps with other five star recruits from California like Darnay Holmes and Tyjon Lindsey. It also helps keep OSU well ahead of the rest of the country and most importantly Michigan.

New Rivals Top 100 Released: How OSU Commits and Targets Ranked!

COMMITS

Josh Myers- #14
Shaun Wade- #16
Isaiah Pryor- #73
Jake Moretti- #76
Brendon White- #81
JK Dobbins- #82

TARGETS

Marvin Wilson- #1
Trevon Grimes- #3
Isaiah Wilson- #5
Baron Browning- #6
Jeffrey Okundah- #9
Lamont Wade- #10
Donovan People-Jones- #11
Darnay Holmes- #15
Cam Akers- #27
Tate Martell- #31
Tyjon Lindsey- #33
Robert Hainsey- #64
Chase Young- #92

OTHER B1G COMMITS

Joshua Kaindoh- #7 Maryland
AJ Espensa- #34 Iowa
Dylan McCaffrey- #45 Michigan
Avery Roberts- #77 Nebraska
Tristan Gebbia- #94 Nebraska

Justin Boren Theft Case Update: 1 Arrest made, 1 still Sought

Earlier this week we heard the news that former Ohio State Buckeye Justin Boren’s company Grass Groomers being broken into. Here is the info from Justin’s Facebook account….

To all my Facebook friends in Central Ohio please be on the lookout for this truck and message me if you see it or have any information on who may own it and/or where they may live. These still images off our security cameras caught this truck pulling in to scope out our property yesterday, Sunday May 15th at around 8pm, and then this same vehicle returned at around 10pm and then again around midnight parked on the side of our building, cut a hole in our fence, and broke into several of our locked enclosed trailers stealing a total of 7 Redmax backpack blowers, 5 Redmax string trimmers, and a pair of Redmax hedge trimmers with a total value of over $5,000. We believe that the truck is a 2002-2006 white Chevrolet 1500 regular cab 2wd pick-up truck. Some of the more interesting features of this vehicle, which should stick out, are that even though it is a white vehicle it has a solid black tailgate, it has some sort of bumper sticker on the right hand side of the rear bumper, looks to have some damage or black scrape marks on the right rear quarter panel, has a Honda generator in the bed (which I assume is probably stolen), and it looks to have some sort of dealer plate on the rear tailgate (which again I think are probably stolen). Any help in catching this thief is greatly appreciated.

According to the Columbus Police today they have discovered who the thieves are

WANTED: 36-year-old Paul Arthurs is wanted for Breaking & Entering. On Sunday, May 15th & Monday, May 16th Arthurs broke into 3 equipment trailers and stole thousands of dollars worth of power tools from a business on Americana Parkway (E Columbus). He was caught on camera committing the crime. A second suspect, Arthurs girlfriend 23-year-old Kayla Sparks, was arrested this morning and charged with Breaking & Entering in connection to these crimes.

She won’t talk, so we need someone who knows Paul Arthurs whereabouts to come forward. His arrest will be his 12th with CPD.

Contact Det. Beard in CPD’s Burglary Unit at 645-2077 or bbeard@columbuspolice.org.

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If you know where Paul Arthurs is please contact the police ASAP and lets help out our fellow Buckeye.

New 247Sports 2017 Top 247: How Buckeye Comitts, Targets, Other B1G Commits Fared

Here is how OSU commits, targets, and other B1G commits fared in the new 247Sports Top 247 recruit rankings.

COMMITS

Josh Myers- #4
Shaun Wade- #20
Jake Morretti- #34
Brendon White- #48
Isaiah Pryor- #55
Haskell Garrett- #79
Marcus Williamson- #128
Jerron Cage- #131
Danny Clark- #199
Todd Sibley- #234

TARGETS

Dylan Moses- #2
Donovan Peoples-Jones- #7
Darnay Holmes- #10
Tyjon Lindsey- #25
Josh Kaindoh- #26
Trevon Grimes- #27
Jeffrey Okundah- #29
Isaiah Wilson- #50
Lamont Wade- #52
Micah Clark- #80
Jerry Jeudy- #84
Amir Reip- #87
Luiji Vilain- #92
Robert Hainsey- #106
Ambry Thomas- #108
Jaylen Kelly-Powell- #130
Jaylen Harris- #134
Tyrell Ajian- #151
Trey Sermon- #175
Santino Marchiol- #188
Fred Hansard- #193
Javonte Richardson- #241

OTHER B1G COMMITS

AJ ESPENESA- #3 Iowa
Dylan McCaffrey- #23 Michigan
JaRaymond Hall- #133 Michigan
Kaden Lyles- #170 Wisconsin
Tristan Wirfs- #181 Iowa
Dylan Rivers- #225 Penn State

How Each 2017 Ohio State Commit Is Ranked In All Four Services

JOSH MYERS

Composite- 4
247sports- 4
Rivals- 14
Scout- 17
ESPN- 16

SHAUN WADE

Composite- 16
247sports- 22
Rivals- 16
Scout- 46
ESPN- 13

ISAIAH PRYOR

Composite- 44
247sports- 50
Rivals- 73
Scout- 72
ESPN- 46

JK Dobbins

Composite- 54
247sports- 57
Rivals- 82
Scout- 78
ESPN- 48

JAKE MORETTI

Composite- 65
247sports- 33
Rivals- 76
Scout- 55
ESPN- 124

Haskell Garrett

Composite- 59
247sports- 52
Rivals- 123
Scout- 32
ESPN- 108

MARCUS WILLIAMSON

Composite- 96
247sports- 127
Rivals- 221
Scout- 98
ESPN- 121

Brendon White

Composite- 129
247sports- 47
Rivals- 81
Scout- 153
ESPN- 218

TODD SIBLEY

Composite- 218
247sports- 236
Rivals- 3 star
Scout- 270
ESPN- 165

JERRON CAGE

Composite- 240
247sports- 130
Rivals- 3 star
Scout- 205
ESPN- 136

DANNY CLARK

Composite- 274
247sports- 200
Rivals- 3 star
Scout- 4 star
ESPN- 4 star

Antjuan Simmons

Composite- 276
247sports- 398
Rivals- 191
Scout- 274
ESPN- 4 star

Blake Haubeil

Composite- 1117
247sports- Not Ranked
Rivals- Not Ranked
Scout- 3 star
ESPN- 3 star

How each 2016 OSU commit is ranked in all four services

Nick Bosa

Composite- 8
247sports- 10
Rivals- 21
Scout- 5
ESPN- 3

Jonathon Cooper

Composite- 32
247sports- 32
Rivals- 78
Scout- 35
ESPN- 57

Demario McCall

Composite- 44
247sports- 57
Rivals- 66
Scout- 81
ESPN- 38

Austin Mack

Composite- 76
247sports- 35
Rivals- 96
Scout- 48
ESPN- 210

Dwayne Haskins

Composite- 87
247sports- 62
Rivals- 96
Scout- 48
ESPN- 210

Keandre Jones

Composite- 90
247sports- 162
Rivals- 30
Scout- 242
ESPN- 28

Binjimen Victor

Composite- 99
247sports- 80
Rivals- 96
Scout- 48
ESPN- 210

Jake Hausmann

Composite- 120
247sports- 215
Rivals- 71
Scout- 147
ESPN- 153

Michael Jordan

Composite- 128
247sports- 226
Rivals- 99
Scout- 142
ESPN- 146

Jordan Fuller

Composite- 130
247sports- 41
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 127
ESPN- 151

Tyler Gerald

Composite- 162
247sports- 200
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 158
ESPN- 116

Antonio Williams

Composite- 168
247sports- 212
Rivals- 128
Scout- 277
ESPN- 148

Luke Farrell

Composite- 190
247sports- 178
Rivals- 224
Scout- 229
ESPN- 163

Tuf Borland

Composite- 315
247sports- 213
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 282
ESPN- 3*

Malik Barrow

Composite- 293
247sports- 63
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 4*

Kierre Hawkins

Composite- 323
247sports- 438
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 4*
ESPN- 4*

Wayne Davis

Composite- 328
247sports- 344
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 261
ESPN- 3*

Gavin Cupp

Composite- 408
247sports- 651
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 3*

Jack Wohlabaugh

Composite- 440
247sports- 385
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 3*

Malik Harrison

Composite- 683
247sports- 731
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 3*

Rodjay Burns

Composite- 768
247sports- 678
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 3*

Drue Chrisman

Composite- 763
247sports- 1598
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 4*
ESPN- 3*

Kareem Felder

Composite- 811
247sports- 576
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 3*

Jahsen Wint

Composite- 875
247sports- 1099
Rivals- 3*
Scout- 3*
ESPN- 4*

Malcolm Pridgeon JUCO

Composite- 4th
247sports- 5th
Rivals- 4*
Scout- 4th
ESPN- 5th

Jordan Fuller Commitment Video

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Enjoy in my honest opinion the greatest player in Ohio State history one last time….

Numbers Crunch: How Many Recruits Can OSU Sign In 2016?

It is that annual time we are three weeks away from National Signing Day and the Numbers Crunch is in full effect. So lets breakdown where OSU sits right now and where they can end up.

2016 Sophomores and RS Freshman

6 Hubbard, Sam DE 6-5 265 FR
58 Alabi, Joshua DT 6-5 295 FR
3 Arnette, Damon CB 6-0 191 FR
17 Baker, Jerome LB 6-1 215 FR
20 Weber, Mike RB 5-10 215 FR
12 Ward, Denzel CB 5-11 180 FR
71 Trout, Kyle OL 6-6 310 FR
94 Thompson, Dylan DL 6-5 275 FR
79 Taylor, Brady OL 6-5 300 FR
39 Berger, Kyle LB 6-2 230 FR
24 Berry, Rashod TE 6-4 245 FR
87 Stump, Alex WR 6-3 202 FR
42 Slade, Darius DL 6-4 255 FR
67 Schmidt, Grant OL 6-6 300 FR
76 Bowen, Branden OL 6-7 320 FR
59 Prince, Isaiah OL 6-7 305 FR
56 Burrell, MatthewOL 6-4 300 FR
10 Burrow, Joe QB 6-3 208 FR
21 Campbell, ParrisWR 6-1 205 FR
14 Norwood, Joshua CB 5-10 175 FR
83 McLaurin, Terry WR 6-1 200 FR
13 Collier, StephenQB 6-4 225 FR
49 McCullough, LiamLS 6-2 210 FR
34 Conner, Nick LB 6-3 230 FR
2 Lattimore, MarshonCB 6-0 195 FR
9 Cornell, Jashon DL 6-3 265 FR
57 Landers, Robert DT 6-1 290 FR
5 Dixon, Johnnie WR 5-11 194 FR
78 Knox, Demetrius OL 6-4 305 FR
86 Jones, Dre’Mont DL 6-3 280 FR
88 Alexander, A.J. TE 6-2 235 FR
24 Hooker, Malik SAF 6-2 205 FR
47 Hilliard, JustinLB 6-1 230 FR
14 Hill, K.J. WR 6-0 195 FR
77 Feder, Kevin OL 6-9 305 FR
53 Hamilton, Davon DT 6-4 300 FR
19 Glover-Williams, EricCB 5-9 175 FR
6 Gibson, TorranceQB/WR 6-4 205 FR

Total = 38

2016 Juniors

35 Worley, Chris LB 6-2 225 SO
3 Webb, Damon CB 5-11 193 SO
77 Hill, Michael DL 6-3 295 SO
10 Holmes, Jalyn DL 6-5 265 SO
74 Jones, Jamarco OL 6-5 310 SO
16 Barrett, J.T. QB 6-2 225 SO
59 Lewis, Tyquan DL 6-4 260 SO
75 Lisle, Evan OL 6-7 305 SO
8 Conley, Gareon CB 6-0 195 SO
82 Clark, James WR 5-10 185 SO
5 McMillan, RaekwonLB 6-2 240 SO
85 Baugh, Marcus TE 6-5 255 SO
52 Munger, Donovan DL 6-4 300 SO
96 Nuernberger, SeanK 6-1 220 SO
54 Price, Billy OL 6-4 315 SO
80 Brown, Noah WR 6-2 222 SO
4 Samuel, Curtis RB 5-11 200 SO
33 Booker, Dante LB 6-3 233 SO
93 Sprinkle, Tracy DL 6-3 290 SO
1 Smith, Erick SAF 6-0 202 SO

Total= 20

2016 Seniors

2 Wilson, Dontre HB 5-10 195 JR
65 Elflein, Pat OL 6-3 300 JR
95 Johnston, CameronP 5-11 195 JR
16 Burrows, Cam DB 6-0 208 JR
25 Dunn, Bri’onte RB 6-0 215 JR

Total= 5

Possible 6th year SR

84 Smith, Corey WR 6-1 195 SR

Total = 1

Currently OSU has a total of 64 players on scholarship. Corey Smith has an uphill battle in getting his 6th year approved by the NCAA. So based on these numbers OSU has room for 21-22 players depending on Smith’s outcome but there will be some attrition I am sure. The good news is OSU is not already oversigned with just 18 commits right now they can take 3-4 more without counting on attrition to get to 85 by August 1st, 2016. Michigan can not say the same thing that is for sure.

Projecting Ohio State’s 2016 Starters

With the mass exodus of OSU underclassmen to the NFL draft I thought it would be difficult to name all 22 starters this far in advance. Hint: It wasn’t difficult at all. In fact it was so easy that it took me 3 minutes to do so lets take a look at what we have.

OFFENSE

QB- JT Barrett
RB- Mike Weber
HB- Curtis Samuel
WR- Noah Brown
WR- Corey Smith (if he returns)
TE- Marcus Baugh
LT- Brandon Bowen
LG- Billy Price
C- Pat Elfien
RG- Demetrious Knox
RT- Jamarco Jones

DEFENSE

DE- Tyquan Lewis
DT- Tracy Sprinkle
DT- Michael Hill
DE- Sam Hubbard
LB- Raekwon McMillan
LB- Chris Worley
LB- Dante Booker
CB- Damon Webb
FS- Malik Hooker
SS- Erick Smith
CB- Gareon Conley

Sure I may have a few mistakes here but everyone of these guys are capable and talented enough to help OSU win a bunch of games. What do you think?