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Quite possible. I thought about this last night. I think the #1 guy is really the #2 guy right now. Pressure the #2 (#1) guy by placing heavy emphasis on another #1, who you know may/will not commit quickly. Offer the #2 (#1) guy a week later - once the froth is at its peak. And bam .... a quick commit!
Note: Assumption is the #2 (#1) is really not ready to commit quickly. This is the strategy of coercing through indirect force.
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“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
That sounds savvy but I think our coaches are more honest than that. Obviously, I've got no personal experience but pretty much every recruit mentions that their pitch is straightforward, honest and down to earth.
Nobody on this board can define the word regression.... but it sure gets used a lot.
That is interesting. So Speight says that Cornwell's getting the offer, Cornwell says he won't commit right away, and Henderson says we'd be his leader if we offered. I think the clear answer is to get Henderson on campus, offer him and Cornwell, and take whichever one commits first.
My prediction is Cornwell and O'Connor get the the first two offers.
I sure hope this tactic (if it's being accurately reported) doesn't blow up in our face.
I think a coerced commitment would run a very high risk of decommittment.
I agree. The coaches have emphasized all along that they want someone to be 100% sure of their commitment before they actually say yes. Hell, they've practically turned down Parrker Westphal and told him to really make sure.
I guess we just have to wait and see here, but until something really goes wrong, I'll trust the coaches. The job that Hoke has done in recruiting since he was hired has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Wouldn't be surprised if we have to wait a while. Some have said they want to commit early, but I will believe it when I see it with these guys, who are all pretty coveted.
they go for O'C and Cornwall...if they miss, the take the kid from Country Day
The coaches like Smith better than Wiegers.
if it sadly comes down to Weigerts and Smith you take the Country day kid every time
It won't come down to that....We get Henderson or Cornwell.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
I really, really like Henderson & O'Connor. Cornwell is right there too.
Really like Henderson and Cornwell. Maybe Henderson more since he wouldn't end up at OSU.
Not really that big on O'Connor.
I'm really surprised to hear Henderson say Michigan would be his leader. Michigan wasn't even in the top five he reported three weeks ago.
Most Bucknuts who I have talked with believe that they're unlikely to ever offer a scholarship to Henderson. He doesn't really fit what Urbs is looking for in a QB.
I've read articles that said very different things, that he is up towards the top of the Buckeye's list, and that Herman and Urban thinks he fits their offense well.
Who have you heard is higher? I believe they've only offered Watson and he's a Clemson (weak) commit.
Agreed. He is not high on their list.
Watson mostly. Most 'Nuts are confident that Urbs will get him to flip.
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