COLUMBUS, Ohio — Monday has an argument for being Urban Meyer’s most significant day in recruiting during his Ohio State tenure. That’s a significant sentence.
Ohio State picked up verbal commitments from four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School, four-star linebacker Keandre Jones of Olney (Md.) Good Counsel and four-star wide receiver Binjimen Victor of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Coconut Creek.
Now the Buckeyes 2016 recruiting class is up to 21 commitments and it moved from No. 3 to No. 1 overall in the 247Sports team rankings.
#1 recruiting class? Three 4 star recruits in the same day? Is that good? Did Ohio State break it? It’s good to be a Buckeye fan.
It’s getting to the point where I’d trust Urban Meyer with my life right now. Anything he wants, I’ll do it. If he told me to go murder a man with my bare hands, I probably would. That’s how much I trust and believe in the man.
How do you recover from this if you’re Maryland?
Maryland lost a pair of four-star recruits to Big Ten foe Ohio State on Monday, when quarterback Dwayne Haskins of The Bullis (Md.) School and outside linebacker Keandre Jones of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.) High flippedtheir long-standing Terrapin commitments to Urban Meyer.
Both recruits are key losses for the Terps, as Haskins and Jones are local to the DMV area and had been Maryland’s top two 2016 recruits. Haskins in particular had been considered the leader of “The Movement,” Maryland’s recruiting pitch to keep local talent at home in the 2016 class and beyond. To lose the two to an in-division rival is a further hit to what the Terrapins had been building over the last year and a half.
The two main players to rebuild your program flip their commitments and decide to join the best team in the Big ten. Yikes, that’s gotta sting. At least Maryland is getting that Big 10 Network money and have a pretty decent basketball team. Good job good effort, Terrapins.
Also, tt’s pretty nice that Urbs doesn’t have to resort to sleeping over 17 year olds houses or climbing trees to sign recruits. He leaves that to the other desperate coaches in the conference.
(I realize this is yesterday’s news but I thought I published this post but it turns out I didn’t. Runnin a tight ship over here on Bottlegate.com)