02 July 2010
No real surprise that Ron Tanner went ahead and made it official this morning with a verbal to the Buckeyes. The only question was why did he wait. He always seemed to be talking up the Buckeyes but never verballed. If he was running around all over the place visiting I would think he wanted to make sure but he was not doing that. It doesn't matter. He is a Buckeye. I love his playmaking potential. He is a nice compliment to the more physical Jeremy Cash. Tanner is one of those players who always seems to be around the football and ends up with it in his hands a good bit. He is another in a now long line of kids Jim Tressel has recruited
that are high character kids who are high academic achievers.
I do not think the Buckeyes are done in the secondary. Doran Grant and Wayne Lyons are both players you wait on until signing day. We are odds on for Grant and definitely in the running for Lyons. He is a kid that went about putting together a Q&A for college coaches to fill out for him. Any kid that serious is going to find a kindred spirit in Jim Tressel. I would like to see some aggressive recruiting of some more corners. I again point to the lack of news coming out of spring about our young corners. It was no secret that both Corey Brown and Dominic Clarke struggled. It is way too early to say we are in trouble. I would just like to see more kids in the mix woth a pair of seniors as the starters and Donnie Evege as the most likely to come on the field to spell either of them. Evege is a junior. We need some youngsters to show they are ready to step into the starting lineup.
James Vaughters chose Stanford but the Buckeyes are in a good situation with a kid that does not have an impressive offer list but does have an impressive tape in Ejuan Price from Woodland Hills, Pa. I am surprised after seeing his tape that Pitt and Iowa are the only real competition for his signature. He is an explosive player with great instincts. He reminds me in build and in game of former Steeler Kendrell Bell who had a great run before injuries ended his career. He might get it over early. I think he would be a steal. Another name to keep in mind is everyones top inside linebacker in the country Curtis Grant is giving the Buckeyes a hard look. He is from Virginia so the family would not have to travel a long way to watch him play. I was not overly impressed with his film but he is lighting up the combine/camp circuit. I have no new information about Trey DePriest. I will believe he is a Buckeye when I see it. If I was a 'Bama fan I would be saying that I would believe he heads south when I see it.
I will have something on the class of 2012 coming soon. This 2011 class could be all but over in the next month or so.
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