Duane Long's Recruiting Stock Report

Duane Long is back with his latest look at OSU recruiting targets, and there are some new faces this week...

There's not a lot to talk about this week. There is just nothing going on, and it will be like this again next week. The following week is when it goes to another level.

Player/Rank of need

OSU's Chance (%)

Stock up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Michael Bush

70%

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The new Louisville head coach is the coach who was recruiting him for Auburn. How that goes could be the determining factor with Bush.

2. Brady Quinn

20%

Up

Don't forget about Quinn. My sources are solid on this one.

3. Wesley Jefferson

25%

Up

I can't strees enough the fact that this kid has not filled out his visit list. It says a lot about who he is really thinking about... and we have Jim Tressel.

4. Turk McBride

35%

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I didn't know the visit list when I first talked about him. He is not going to stay in the region so that gives the Buckeyes just as good a shot as anybody.

5. Prescott Burgess

70%

Up

I was told a few days ago that I am on an island when it comes to Burgess. I am not leaving my island. 70%, Buckeye fans. No change.

6. Stanley McClover

20%

Up

Look at the number of spread teams the Buckeyes faced this year. Speed on the edges is going to become even more important. Can't get enough guys like this one.

7. Shawn Crable

50%

Up

Recent conversations about Crable would have me moving him up even if we did not see 3 verbals from this list. Crable is looking like a must have recruit in this class now.

8. Ira Guilford

75%

Up

He says 65% chance he is a Buckeye. I say it is higher. The Buckeye staff wants him badly.

9. Jesse Holley

65%

Up

Another player who would have moved up anyway. A couple of recent comments from people who have seen him say this could be the steal of the year for the Buckeyes.

10. Tim Washington

50%

Up

He will visit in January now. I still like the Buckeyes. He seems to be tiring of the process.

11. Sian Cotton

75%

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The fact that he is still not setting up visits bodes well for the Buckeyes. He is not going to have time to take all 5.

12. James Lee

30%

Based on need and his talent, I should have him higher.

13. Joe Cohen

10%

Up

Word is he wants to play FB, which Ohio State wants him for, while others are looking at him as a DE. He will go to the top 5 of this list should he set up a visit.

14. LeRon McClain

10%

Up

I'm still trying to confirm a visit. With CB addressed, LB in the process of being addressed and no more top OLs looking this way, getting a bigtime FB would be a nice get. As my friend said to me recently, what if Clarett had Jamar Martim blocking for him?

15. Reggie Smith

75%

Up

I recently saw his senior year tape. Be excited Buckeyes fans if we land this one. Grades seem to be the only question.

 

 


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