Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ohio State Recruiting: How Important is a Player’s Star Rating?

These days, entire shows, websites and even television channels are dedicated to college football recruiting. Recruiting has become much more than simply how coaches get students to come play football at their university; it has become a sort of entertainment business. One of the biggest proprietors of this is the star-rating system that sites use to rank and rate recruits. All...

Big Ten Recruiting: The B1G is at the top of 2018 class rankings

Every recruiting database is different and has different criteria for rankings and determining which player or team has the advantage. One thing that most outlets can agree on is the upcoming dominance of certain particular teams and conferences. The Big Ten has the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in both 247Sports and Rivals' 2018 class rankings. That normally...

Armchair Recruiting: 4-star DB Jaylen McCollough is looking for a ‘second home’

Eight months ago, Jaylen McCollough was unrated by every major recruiting outlet save Scout.com, who gave the then-sophomore a 4-star evaluation. Today, McCollough is considered one of the top three safety prospects in the nation by most credible sources. The Hillgrove High (Powder Springs, Ga.) junior's character has played into his rise just as much as his on-field abilities. "I...

Ohio State Recruiting: Buckeyes reign King of the B1G

As it is seemingly every year, 2018 has been an outstanding recruiting year for the Big Ten as a whole. What is always interesting about Big Ten recruiting is that it's not just the 'blue bloods' that are out there competing on the recruiting trail. Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin are expected to succeed year in and year out. However, schools like Rutgers, Maryland...

Ohio State Recruiting: How 2018 additions will bolster the secondary

The past number of years under Urban Meyer, Ohio State football has been commonly known as "DBU" or Defensive Back University. Five defensive backs have been drafted in the first round under Urban Meyer - an incredible number for any program. However, with three of those five being drafted in 2017 alone, that has left the unit quite depleted for the 2017...

B1G Recruiting: Michigan Wolverines Score Big with Five-Star DE Stephen Herron

It is no secret that Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh can recruit. The program has been ranked by many outlets in the top ten the last two seasons and were up to No. 5 in the country in 2016, according to 247Sports. If there was ever a weak spot in the Wolverines' recruiting trail, it would likely be...

Ohio State Recruiting: Micah Parsons takes official visit for OSU vs. Oklahoma

The weekend of September 9th was big for Ohio State Football recruiting with nine Buckeye recruits taking their official visits. Of those nine was 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons. Parsons got the full Buckeye treatment on campus Saturday; he even made an appearance on the stage of ESPN College GameDay. Early in the day, Parsons tweeted about how his...

B1G Recruiting: Minnesota commit Braelen Oliver to lead stacked 2018 Gophers class

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have hung around the top of the Big Ten West division for quite some years now, but have never been able to get over that hump and get to a Big Ten Championship. Facing a longstanding losing streak to the Wisconsin Badgers and a tough division with solid programs in Iowa and Nebraska, the Gophers...

Ohio State Recruiting: The future of the receiving core

Ohio State's receiving core, Zone 6, has been one of the biggest question marks for the Buckeye offense the last three seasons. A year ago, Zone 6 had only four deep ball completions the entire season. Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson wants to change that, and expects eight receivers to be involved in the offense. However, with the dismissal of Eric Glover-Williams, position coach Zach Smith is down to...

Big Ten Recruiting: 2018 class rankings

Introducing the 2018 Big Ten recruiting class rankings As we begin the 2017 college football season, new faces will try and make a name for themselves and help make an immediate impact for their teams. With four teams ranked in the preseason top ten, all of which are legitimate contenders to compete for the National Championship, the Big Ten is...
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