On todays Buckeye Blitz show @PatrickASchmidt and @SYRmotsag discuss all the happenings from Friday Night Lights and preview what to expect from this weeks upcoming B1G Media Days….
Lets be honest it is becoming almost comical how many top recruits want into Ohio State. Rumors of OSU coaches turning away players who would be the best player in almost every other teams recruiting class are true. Urban Meyer and Ohio State are on a recruiting roll that is almost unbelievable if we didn’t get to see it with our own eyes I wouldn’t believe it. Today’s newest commit is one of those exact type of recruits. Highly ranked and highly sought after.
As first reported by….
— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) July 27, 2015
Isaiah Pryor is a 6’2″ 190 lbs High 4 star Safety from Lawrenceville, Georgia. Pryor is a big time get for Coach Meyer the no. 2 player in Georgia this is a coup.
Here is what Pryor had to say in the Atlanta Journal Constitution….
“Man, I’ve been knowing them at Ohio State for such a long time,” Pryor told the AJC. “I have been able to build a relationship with the coaches, and I’ve been able to go up there and visit. I got a good feel for the campus. I just like Ohio State a lot.”
How new OSU commit Isaiah Pryor ranks in all the recruiting services… 247sports- 29 Rivals- 57 Scout- 74 ESPN- 38 Composite- 38
— Jeremiah (@SYRmotsag) July 27, 2015
Here is the latest show from myself and @PatrickASchmidt. Today we discussed what the Braxton Miller news means for OSU and Braxton. We also discussed all the latest recruiting news.
*Sorry about the sound quality I had some internet issues today*
Well fall camp hasn’t started yet and that three quarterback competition has already gone down to two. Per a report from Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel…
Miller’s fallback plan has become a reality, as he told SI.com on Thursday night that he plans to start the 2015 season playing H-Back—a hybrid receiver position—for the Buckeyes. Miller hasn’t completely closed the door on playing quarterback, as he estimates that he’ll spend 80% of the time during training camp at receiver and 20% with the quarterbacks. But Miller said with more than two months until he’ll be completely healthy at quarterback, he’s approaching this season as primarily a wide receiver.
“For the most part, it’s going to be H-Back and punt return,” Miller said in a phone interview on Thursday night. “It’s a long process to get back totally to throwing and throwing every day. This is the smarter thing for right now, God blessed me with a lot of talent and different opportunities. I’m going to have fun with that and still score a lot of touchdowns and help the team out and be dominant at that.”
Just think about that for a second. Imagine not JT or Cardale will be on the field at the same time as Braxton Miller. For the love of all that is holy that is not fair to the rest of CFB.
I will have more on this story tomorrow on The Buckeye Blitz Radio Show.
On yesterdays The Buckeye Blitz @PatrickASchmidt and myself (@SYRmotsag) talked about recruiting with a focus on who and what to watch for this weeks recruiting show Friday Night Lights. I hope you enjoy listening as much as we did doing the show…
It is that time again seems like a weekly thing these days but here is ESPNs first rankings for the 2017 class so lets see how OSU commits fared….
Josh Myers- #3
Shaun Wade- #14
Marcus Williamson- #17
Todd Sibley- #33
Jake Moretti- #112
Bruce Judson- #135
Danny Clark- #216
Isaiah Wilson- #2
Richard LeCounte- #8
Donovan Peoples-Jones- #12
Jeff Thomas- #30
Isaiah Pryor- #38
Trevon Grimes- #45
AJ Epenesa- #58
Robert Hainsey- #73
Tyrell Ajian- #76
Paris Ford- #78
Cam Spence- #87
Corey Malone- Hatcher- #94
Lamont Wade- #118
Fred Hansard- #127
Keyshawn Johnson Jr- #150
Jaylen Harris- #157
Danny Davis- #184
Emmanuel Green- #187
Cole Kmet- #197
Jerron Cage- #200
Santino Marchiol- #233
Craig Yeast- #255
Connor Heyward- #260
Matt Bockhorst- #284
Javonte Richardson- #291
OTHER B1G COMMITS
Hunter Rison- #257 Michigan State
Juan Harris- #272 Iowa
Now that the eleventy billion award watch lists have all (at least as best I can tell) been announced lets breakdown how all the Buckeyes did…
Paul Hornung Award (Most Versatile Player)
Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson
Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player)
Joey Bosa and Josh Perry
Maxwell Award (Best Player)
Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett, and Ezekiel Elliott
Rimington Award (Best Center)
Mackey Award (Best Tight End)
Ray Guy Award (Best Punter)
Nagurski Award (Best Defensive Plyer)
Vonn Bell, Joey Bosa, Darron Lee, Joshua Perry, and Adolphus Washington
Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman)
Taylor Decker, Pat Elflein, and Adolphus Washington
Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back)
Butkus Award (Best Linebacker)
Raekwon McMillan and Josh Perry
Biletnikoff Award (Best WR)
Davey O’Brien Award (Best QB)
Doak Walker (Best RB)
Lombardi Award (Best Lineman or Linebacker)
Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Darron Lee, Pat Elfien, and Adolphus Washington
I think what I found most interesting about both of the plays chosen by The Opening for Austin Mack and Jonathon Cooper was I don’t believe either of those plays were their best plays of the week. Let that sink in for a moment.
2016 OSU commit Jonathon Cooper from Gahanna, Ohio has been on a roll lately. He has taken the Camp Circuit by storm dominating every camp he has attended and plenty of people have noticed. The latest camp he attended was The Opening where he impressed like few others did and 247sports took notice and gave him his bump he needed to gain his 5th star. Here is what they had to say about him….
*****Jonathon Cooper – Cooper is the final new addition to the five-star ranks. His new spot is No. 17 in the country. He was the least likely candidate to add a fifth star coming into the event and makes the biggest jump, up from No. 56 in the country. He’s not prototypical in size at 6-3 but he’s steadily added good weight that he carries well at 239 pounds, he’s athletic but not freakish (4.79 40) and he’s one-dimensional right now as purely a pass-rusher. We’re betting on Cooper though. We’re betting that the Ohio State commit continues to develop at the rapid pace he’s on, we’re betting that the intangibles, character and motor that he’s displayed in camp settings will continue to carry over. And we’re betting that this fall, he shows the run-stuffing ability that we haven’t been able to evaluate in camps.
OSU fans should take notice Jonathon Cooper is a local kid who is about to become a STAR.