Duane Long's Thursday Recruiting Stock Report

Here is Duane's Thursday Recruiting Stock Report for 9/12. You will see his personal choice if 15 players ranked based on how important he feels they are for OSU's recruiting class this year, the percentage chance he thinks OSU has at the player, and if the player's stock is up or down in the rankings.

Player/Rank of need

OSU's Chance (%)

Stock up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Prescott Burgess

70%

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I continue to see and hear about more chatter with Burgess than with any other player. I believe my sources are closer to the situation than anybody and I have not changed my percentage for the Buckeyes landing Burgess. I feel so confident that I can't say I am concerned about it. Look for him to be in Ohio Stadium a lot this year.

2. Donte Whitner

80%

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3. David Patterson

90%

   Up

It was a very interesting week for Patterson. He cancelled his visit to the Fla-Miami game and ended up at the Michigan game past weekend and came away saying Ohio State and Michigan are even. I am going to be concerned about this until I get him on the phone. He is having a great year on the field.  

4. Wesley Jefferson

40%

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5. Jayson Swain

40%

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6. Sian Cotton

75%

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7. Dareus Hiley

70%

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Hiley is not fully recovered from his injury and it is showing.

8. Brandon Maupin

70%

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Things have gotten very quiet with Maupin. Maybe he is contemplating making his choice. I hope to have more on this next week.

9. Michael Bush

60%

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I have not talked to Bush in some time but all I am hearing makes me feel confident in my 60% chance he ends up here. I keep hearing about Louisville and about Tennessee but mostly I hear about Ohio State.

10. Joel Holler

30%

 Up

What a difference a week makes. Talking with Holler left me believing the Buckeyes are a serious contender. He knows a little too much about Ohio State to be only casually interested. Bet the farm the Buckeyes get an official.

11. Raymond Edwards

50%

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Off to a great start. Denies a leader publicly, but I believe he is a Buckeye lean. Doesn't want to get too far away from home.

12. Ashton Youboty

50%

Up

13. Mario Williams

50%

Up

"Super Mario" probably comes down to Ohio State and Tennessee. He had a great visit for the Texas Tech game.

14. Tim Washington

40%

Up

He would look great on the other side of Ray Edwards.  

15. Kenyon Buford

90%

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His father reiterated last night that Ohio State is his # 1 choice. He has family in Ohio and a cousin already at Ohio State. He has his weight down to 338 and falling.


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