Will Marcus Mariota be the next Andrew Luck or Matt Barkley? Will he move up the ranks of his peers or will any potential warts shine brighter? While this is all filed under To Be Determined, we can say with the utmost certainty that the 6-foot-4-inch former Heisman hopeful who blends size with quickness and the panache needed to be on the cover of national magazines will not be a member of the Cleveland Browns. At least when it comes to 2014, anyway.
The year 2008 saw the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field with top recruit Terrelle Pryor. His presence may have made recruits for this year shy away from Columbus. And the Buckeyes may have gotten some bad news on signing day with Marlon Brown and Justin Green going their own way. But while some may want to focus on the bad news that came up over the final week of Signing Season, the truth is that Ohio State Buckeyes will take the field in 2009 with one of the top recruiting classes in the country, despite not signing a “Pryor.”
For those of you wondering how the main recruiting boards graded Ohio State:
And while those guys are obviously in the “know,” here is a quick synopsis of what others in the blogosphere as well (as main stream media) are saying about what the Scarlet and Gray was able to do with this season’s back of high school seniors. [Read more...]