Duane Long's Recruiting Stock Report

Duane Long gives his latest thoughts on fifteen top players OSU is in on.

Player/Rank of need

OSU's Chance (%)

Stock up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Ted Ginn

90

Up

Recent information has me even more convinced that Ginn will be a Buckeye.

2. Fred Davis

75

Up

He has narrowed his list down to six, and there is still no indication he will be an early verbal. Grades are no longer a problem.

3. Brandon Braxton

70

Up

He changed his mind and camped at OSU and only OSU. The more exposure he has to the coaching staff the better.

4. Kyle Mitchum

50

Up

Says he wants to make a decision by fall but his list seems to be growing instead of shrinking. I still think it comes down to the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.

5. Delbert Ferguson

85

-

Once the hands concerns are cleared up, everyone will be offering him, but it won't matter once the Buckeyes offer. I still think he is the best back from Ohio since Clarett.

6. Gerald Cadogan

75

Up

Steve Rehring was most impressed with Cadogan at camp. That 75% is suspect if he doesn't get an offer soon. He has too many other good schools interested and academics are going to be part of the decision.

7. Marcus Freeman

50

-

My last direct info on Freeman is he is a slight Michigan lean but it is dated. The only thing I am sure of is he will choose between Ohio State and Michigan. Don't feel sure of anything until he makes a decision. It is too close to call.

8. Brian Hoyer

50

Up

Morelli and Henne are both rated higher on the boards of the schools he is looking at -- Ohio State, Michigan and Pitt. When they make their decisions Hoyer can make his. Michigan State is definitely a player here.

9. Jason Chapman

35

-

Coach Tucker told him he was the best DE in the Midwest. It is a need position here second only to OL. The Buckeyes are moving up on his list.

10. Nii Adjei Oninku

75

Up

I still love the player but things seem to have gone a little askew. He has yet to be offered and was not at camp to my knowledge.

11. Kyle Williams

20

-

Seems to be leaning elsewhere now.

12. Chris Patterson

-

-

If his grades were in order he would be top 5 on this list. His grades are why I don't give a percentage for his chances to be a Buckeye.

13. Eric Andino

25

Up

Whether he plays DE or LB, I don't care. He has a great body and can run. Makes plays.

14. Mike Massey

20

-

If he puts injury problems behind him, this is too low on this list for him.

He seems to have really enjoyed himself at OSU. He could be a key player at a need position, and the national level of talent at DE is down this year.

15. Brandon Underwood

50

Up

He ran a 4.4 at 6-1 and about 175 at camp. He plays a very physical game and has the genes.

 

I dropped Morelli because it looks like he will be a Pitt Panther (or at least OSU won't be the lucky winner).


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