Buckeyes Recruiting Roll Continues

With the upcoming National Signing Day only 8 days away the 2015 class is starting to come to an end. There is room for a few more guys and a few more surprises. Today Urban flipped a local kid who was previously committed to Kentucky in 2015 DE Da’Von Hamilton.

As first reported by Bucknuts.com Recruiting Guru Bill Kurelic….

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DaVon Hamilton is a 6’3″ 285 lbs Three Star Defensive Tackle from Pickerington, Ohio. DaVon is a local kid who had to go through the entire process trying to earn an offer from his hometown school and found a way to do it just 10 days before NSD. He went home talked with his family and mentors and made a decision that was best for him. He decommitted for the second time (was initially committed to Pitt) and decided to go to OSU where they have a position of need that he fills wonderfully. He will likely Red Shirt next year and work in the weight room and get bigger and better.

National Championship Celebration Details

Update On Braxton Miller Status

As anyone who is alive should know the rumors of Braxton Miller are long and outrageous. Every possible scenario has been rumored to happen from going pro to transferring to any number of other schools as an instate qualifier graduate player. We learned today that most of that is false for sure with one simple tweet.

As Tim May is reporting Braxton is in school this semester and is taking classes. What does that mean?

It means the odds of him transferring to another school are zilch because he would have done that now and not enrolled in classes if he was.

It means he wont be going to the 2015 normal NFL Draft because why enroll in school he already has his degree.

It however leaves one other option other than returning next season. It allows him to train and get treatment with the team for the next 6 months and prepare his body for the NFL Supplemental draft. This option is viable but in the end I still believe he will finish his career next season with OSU and then go to the draft in 2016.

*UPDATE*

There is some question if he would be eligible for the supplemental draft. It seems to be for undergraduates with a specific reason they couldnt declare for normal draft. I.E. kicked off the team after the draft but before the summer. This doesn’t change much for my opinion because it has always been Miller will return to OSU and that hasn’t changed.

How The Buckeye Commits Fared: Final Rivals 250

TOP 250

Jerome Baker- #50 and 4 star
Mike Weber- #59 and 4 star
Justin Hilliard- #67 and 4 star
Jashon Cornell- #123 and 4 star
Nick Conner- #128 and 4 star
Eric Glover-Williams- #147 and 4 star
Matthew Burrell Jr- #155 and 4 star
Carlton Davis- #169 and 4 star
Dre’Mont Jones- #170 and 4 star
Kevin Feder- #190 and 4 star

FOUR STARS

Jamel Dean
Grant Schmidt
Torrance Gibson

THREE STARS

Denzel Ward
Joshua Norwood
AJ Alexander
Alex Stump
Robert Landers
Mirko Jurkovic
Joe Burrow
Branden Bowen
Joshua Alabi
Rashod Berry

TWO STARS

Liam McCullough

How Did Buckeye Commits Fare: Final 247Sports Top247

TOP 247

Justin Hilliard- #20 and 5 star
Jerome Baker- #61 and 4 star
Dre”Mont Jones- #68 and 4 star
Torrance Gibson- #74 and 4 star
Matthew Burrell- #93 and 4 star
Jashon Cornell- #98 and 4 star
Eric Glover-Williams #102 and 4 star
Mike Weber- #131 and 4 star
Denzel Ward- #140 and 4 star
Joshua Norwood- #206 and 4 star
Joe Burrow- #210 and 4 star
Carlton Davis- #214 and 4 star

FOUR STARS

Nick Conner
Alex Stump
AJ Alexander

THREE STARS

Robert Landers
Mirko Jurkovic
Branden Bowen
Rashod Berry
Joshua Alabi
Kevin Feder
Grant Schmidt
Jamel Dean

TWO STARS

Liam McCullough

Final Scout 300 Rankings: How Did OSU Commits Fare?

TOP 300

Torrance Gibson- #52 and 4 star
Justin Hilliard- #63 and 4 star
Mike Weber- #69 and 4 star
Jerome Baker- #139 and 4 star
Eric Glover- Williams #140 and 4 star
Matt Burrell- #168 and 4 star
Denzel Ward- #171 and 4 star
Joe Burrow- #178 and 4 star
Alex Stump- #184 and 4 star
Jashon Cornell- #191 and 4 star
Dre’Mont Jones- #220 and 4 star

OTHER 4 STARS

Robert Landers
Nick Conner

3 Stars

Jamel Dean
Grant Schmidt
Kevin Feder
Joshua Alabi
AJ Alexander
Rashod Berry
Joshua Norwood
Branden Bowen
Mirko Jurkovic
Carlton Davis

2 STARS

Liam McCullough

How Did Buckeye Commits Fare In Final ESPN 300 Rankings?

TOP 300

Torrance Gibson- #16 and 5 star
Justin Hilliard- #17 and 5 star
Jashon Cornell- #33 and 4 star
Jerome Baker- #67 and 4 star
Eric Glover-Williams- #90 and 4 star
Matt Burrell- #94 and 4 star
Jamel Dean- #128 and 4 star
Mike Weber- #140 and 4 star
Dre’Mont Jones- #161 and 4 star
Joe Burrow- #298 and 4 star

OTHER FOUR STARS

Nick Conner
Mirko Jurkovic
AJ Alexander
Grant Schmidt

THREE STARS

Joshua Alabi
Denzel Ward
Carlton Davis
Alex Stump
Kevin Feder
Rashod Berry
Robert Landers
Josh Norwood

TWO STARS

Liam McCullough

National Championship Celebration: Details

OSU Makes Coaching Announcements

National Championship: Game Balls

Well I know it has been a few days since the game ended but I wanted time to digest the game and watch it several times before I made this post. I wish I could give Game balls to everyone but I will try to not do that lol. This truly felt like a total team win even though a few guys stood out it was a matter of everyone doing their job. So lets get started.

OFFENSE

Ezekiel Elliott- It would be impossible to do this post and not mention Zeke. 36 carries for 246 yards and 4 TDs. He beat Oregon all by himself and instantly made himself a Heisman candidate and top NFL draft pick when he leaves.

The blockers- Sure it would be easy to say the Oline here they were dominant but this offense is based on EVERYONE blocking from the OL, TEs, WRs, RBs, and even QB. They all did an amazing job and deserve credit.

DEFENSE

Tyvis Powell- Here is a guy that is a fan favorite because he truly is an OSU fan just like all of us. He makes big plays in big games and did that in the NCG as well. Led the team in tackles with 9.

Eli Apple- What he did on that TE td play to make it a non-td is one of the greatest play in the history of Ohio State. He had the awareness to push him out of bounds and save OSU several points. He also had 7 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 Pass Break up.

Run Defense- Much like blocking this is an entire unit process. Everyone is required to help stop the run and hit guys and fill gaps. OSU held Oregon to more than 100 yards less than their game average. This is why Oregon could not get their offense going and why OSU won easily.

INTANGIBLES

The Fans- What can you say I dont care what ESPN tried to say with their 70% OSU fans at Jerry’s World. If it was less than 90% OSU fans I would be shocked. It was a home game and you could feel the energy. The team felt it for sure.

The Parents- It is time to recognize how important it is to have an involved Parents Group for OSU. They do so much for the team and are very much involved in making OSU successful. Plus they are a powerful group getting the NCAA to change rules to allow parents to watch their kids win titles.

Luke Fickell- I have been a loud voice in support of Fickell for years now in a sea of angry Fire Fickell voices. It is time for those people to apologize. Coach Fickell did what he has the last 3 years call the Front 7 defense and help OSU win a lot of game. Chris Ash was brought in to fix the DBs and he did a masterful job. It is time for OSU fans to realize Fickell wasnt the problem Everett Withers was. Silver Bullets are back big time.