In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the current state of Ohio State recruiting. They run through the situations up and down the Buckeyes’ recruiting boards, including what’s happening at running back, linebacker, and safety. There is also a discussion about the approach with Ohio prospects, and what some passive in-state recruiting could mean moving forward. All of this and much more.
+ Tom breaks out a geology joke.
+ There is a lot to catch up on that has happened while we were on break.
+ Placing blame isn’t what this show is about.
+ Covering Ohio State’s four commitments in the past couple of weeks.
+ Who is Grant Toutant?
+ Penn State is a gateway school.
+ Toutant is a versatile lineman who kills two birds with one stone.
+ Another 3-star guy — what’s the deal?
+ There are not a lot of edge rushers out there.
+ Would Urban Meyer have offered Hamilton this early?
+ All you can hope for is three years in a rotation from a defensive lineman.
+ Jayden Ballard has committed.
+ He looks a lot like Devin Smith.
+ There is only one way to tell the difference.
+ It’s impressive that Ballard was putting up numbers as a sophomore at Massillon.
+ Clark Phillips has committed.
+ Small corners are feisty corners.
+ Phillips could end up inside or outside.
+ Getting corners is very important in 2020.
+ Shaun Wade could be one of the 2020 cornerback signees in essence.
+ Darrion Henry is committing on Saturday.
+ The Buckeyes are the overwhelming favorites.
+ Gotta continue to lock down Ohio.
+ This would help with Paris Johnson as well.
+ Ryan Day may let the two best RBs in Ohio leave the state.
+ DeaMonte Trayanum could be headed west.
+ He looks like the ideal Bullet, but wants to play running back.
+ The fact that Ohio State isn’t telling him what he wants to hear means things are going well for OSU RB recruiting.
+ Kudos to Ohio State for not lying.
+ This isn’t a Prescott Burgess deal.
+ What are Arizona State and Ohio State doing flying in the same circles?
+ Zachary Evans is likely out and always has been.
+ EJ Smith could be the ideal old-school Urban Meyer H-back.
+ Jaylan Knighton might be the second running back in this class.
+ The 2020 wide receiver class is overshadowing Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams somehow.
+ They are still looking for a true slot.
+ Could be Mookie Cooper.
+ The 2021 group of receivers is good too.
+ Joe Royer gonna be a Buckeye soon?
+ Why not offer Luke Lachey?
+ High school linebackers generally don’t play in the secondary at Ohio State.
+ Kourt Williams and Cody Simon look like ideal fits as modern-day linebackers.
+ Do they replace Trayanum on the defensive board?
+ Lathan Ransom leaning to Ohio State?
+ There are not a lot of other safeties out there.
+ Four Ohioans in the initial 2021 Rivals100.
+ Listener Questions
+ Is Ohio State – Michigan a bigger rivalry than Ohio State – Penn State?
+ Check out the Daddy’s Ball Podcast, which is co-hosted by Shaun Wade’s father and talks about the recruiting process and everything that people don’t know. This week they talked to Ohio State recruiting director Mark Pantoni.
+ Fans on social media are not successful or helpful when it comes to recruiting.
+ Which new assistant coach will flame out first?
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