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Ohio State Buckeye Basketball Recruiting and Its 2016 Promises

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Thad Matta has been in charge for the Ohio state basketball team since 2006. The OSU basketball head coach had impressed us with his Thad Five where he decided to use the services of five high-profile recruits including Mike Conley, Greg Oden, David Lighty, Othello Hunter and Daequan Cook. Within almost ten years of time, Coach Matta is known as the winning-est coach in program history after presenting a number of successful seasons for the team as well as for the fans. This year, Matta is still pretty confident about his strategy as he has signed a number of new players that are believed to meet his expectations. This time, the head coach decided to fill his 2015 recruiting class with Daniel Giddens, JaQuan Lyle, A.J. Harris, Mickey Mitchell and Austin Grandstaff. This recruiting class has not come up with a nick name though.

Sticking with the same team he had last season is almost an impossible mission as he had lost a number of crucial player including D'Angelo Russle. Thad Matte soon realized that he had to make an immediate impact to the team by presenting a new wave of The Thad Five.

11/20/2015 11:54:10 PM
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Unraveling Fact about Kareem Walker’s Withdrawal from the Buckeye


When it all began, Ohio State was glad for their Buckeye running back recruiting. The name was Depaul's Kareem Walker. He’s a 5-star RB with a strong commitment to improving in his career. However, the gratitude of the Buckeyes won’t last long as this man decided to withdraw from his earlier decision. Kareem has made a decision to withdraw from this team and open up is recruitment again. It’s a bad news for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Needless to say, they have lost a running back recently. The name is George Hill. They choose Antonio Williams as the replacement. Perhaps it affects Walker’s decision to withdraw from this football team. Plus, this decision seems solid, so he won’t change his mind for sure.

Kareem Walker’s De-Commitment

There were many rumors about Kareem Walker. He even visited Michigan last month. This caused a rumor that he was interested in joining the rival team. There isn’t clear information whether he will visit his current team as he planned before. He said that he won’t give any comments until he finishes his businesses related to the intent national letter. With this, he has about a year to reconsider his decision after giving his signals of withdrawal from the Buckeyes. On October 10, Kareem made an official visit to Michigan. This intensified rumor that he would withdraw and de-commit. This best running back of 2016 also visited Arizona State, Alabama, and Mississippi.

11/14/2015 9:38:39 PM
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Running Back Antonio Williams Goes with The Bucks


Over the weekend, Antonio Williams from New London North Carolina selected the Ohio State Buckeyes to commit to for the 2016 recruiting class. He came to Columbus to watch the Buckeyes night game against Penn State along with a teammate and his father. The 5’11” 210 lbs. running back was recruited by Tony Alford after de-committing to the Wisconsin Badgers earlier in the process.

10/20/2015 10:40:40 PM
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Russ Yeast Visits Ohio State

Russ Yeast

Kentucky Commits to Visiting Ohio State

Russ Yeast, an athlete from Fremont Ross Ohio, is a 3-star prospect who is committed to Ky. He's having a great run out of the gate in this junior season. He made a visit to Ohio State this past Saturday.

Even though he's committed to Kentucky, he went to watch Ohio State and saw them beat Hawaii by a score of 38 to 0. Yeast is 5' 11" tall and weights 175 pounds. He pledged himself to the Ky Wildcats near the end of July and expects to follow in his father's footsteps (Craig Yeast), who was also a Kentucky star.

Yeast himself stated that "Even though I went to see Ohio State on Saturday, I am still committed to Kentucky 100%. I saw some great stuff and had a lot of fun. Tim Hinton (the coach) asked me last Tuesday if I would visit and I agreed. It was a really good experience."

9/21/2015 10:20:09 PM
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Rivals 100 Has Ohio State Commits Moving Higher


Nine Ohio State commits were present in the June Rivals top 250 when it was released including Nick Bosa, Kareem Walker, Jack Hausmann, Demario McCall, Malik Burrow, Jonathon Cooper, George Hill, Luke Farrell, and Austin Mack. Five of those nine are from Ohio. Just this week, Rivals released an updated Rival 100 with 5 Ohio State commits listed.

Nick Bosa at #15
Kareem Walker #21
Jonathan Cooper #57
Jake Hausmann #62
and Demario McCall #77

8/28/2015 10:49:02 AM
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Mistake Turned Success For Gavin Cupp

Gavin Cupp

Gavin Cupp, Michigan State's former triple star offensive guard who was dropped for participating in Friday Night Lights , has received an offer from Ohio State to join the Buckeyes team, and he has accepted the offer.

Yesterday's disaster appears to be today's masterstroke for Gavin Cupp.

Cupp defied Michigan States wishes by competing in Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp. Only one week after Gavin Cupp was let go by the Spartans, he has accepted an offer from the Ohio State team. Gavin Cupp is from Leipsic, Ohio.

8/10/2015 3:52:34 PM
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Luke Farrell Commits To Ohio State

Luke Farrell

The Buckeyes are going to have another four-start prospect in 2016, and that prospect is none other than Luke Farrell.

In the past it looked inevitable, and apparently it was because it is now official, Farrell is a Buckeye. Farrell committed to Ohio State at Ohio Stadium, at its Friday Night Lights camp. The player did have other offers, which included Wisconsin, Duke and Nebraska.

As for where Farrell ranks, he ranks as the 7th tight end in the country, as well as the 158th overall prospect, and this means that Ohio State has three of the top 15 tight ends in the nation. Some of the top prospects that have committed also include Jake Hausmann and Kierre Hawkins. Hawkins spoke about Farrell, saying that the school views Farrell as a Noah Brown-style 'H' and that sentiment was referenced back when Farrell spoke about Ohio State in June.

7/27/2015 10:32:37 PM
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Cam Heyward Gets Extension from Pittsburgh


Thursday night Cam Heyward signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the start of their training camp. This would have been the final year of his rookie contract. Heyward was very excited about signing an extension and stated his love for the organization. The deal comes in at over $59 million for a six year period. He had 53 tackles last year with 7.5 sacks, making him one of the bigger playmakers on the Steelers defense.

7/20/2015 1:56:27 PM
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Ohio State Receives A Verbal Commitment From Cornerback Wayne Davis

Wayne Davis

Everyone was eagerly waiting for Ohio State to add another player to their roster. The team received a verbal commitment from a new cornerback on Thursday, but it wasn't the player everyone was expecting to hear from.

Three-star cornerback Wayne Davis made his commitment to Ohio State via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. The 24/ composite ratings lists him as the 320th recruit amongst the players in the class of 2016.

As the day went on, Jared Mayden told the public that he also planned to reveal his collegiate choice at The Opening. Ohio State and Oregon are looking like the top 2 choices for this four-star cornerback from Texas.

7/13/2015 10:22:03 AM
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Austin Mack Quick Five Questions


We asked Austin Mack five questions about his recruitment and why he selected Ohio State for his college choice.

What are your best attributes on the football field?

“Best attributes are my route running and physicality.”

7/5/2015 10:17:55 PM
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