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Topic: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal

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Mdot21

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #154 on: June 22, 2022, 05:11:52 PM »
OSU picked up a pair of 5* WRs this week, so maybe they'll finally get that offense off the ground
they're WR U for sure right now under Ryan Day. If you're an elite WR, how could you not want to play in that system? 

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #155 on: June 22, 2022, 07:20:30 PM »
I think any real five star will have mostly a choice selection of schools of which OSU is one.

They could get poached by a "lesser program" because of NIL.  That could change.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #156 on: June 23, 2022, 12:26:04 AM »
Today's commit was a 4* WR.  Trending down.
5* by some services

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #157 on: June 23, 2022, 07:44:23 AM »
Today's commit was a 4* WR.  Trending down.
They signed a 4* yesterday? What are they now, a charity? :)

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #158 on: June 23, 2022, 08:55:18 AM »
New commit Jace Arnold.

Jace Arnold, Marietta, Cornerback (247sports.com)


His mom:

"It caught me by surprise. I was looking at the video and JJ Watt is talking about Wisconsin. After that, the parents start coming on and start talking about how some of those parents dropped the kids off and they were hundreds of miles away. Being on that team and being on that school, the players came in as kids and left as an adult...as a man.

"It just touched my heart. That's what I want to see happen with Jace. I felt just a sense of -- I was comfortable. I teared up, because I knew that no matter how far away he was, this was the place for Jace and that's what I was looking for.

"It's so hard to explain, because it came out of nowhere. I didn't expect to cry. I didn't know I was going to cry. It was just me saying to myself, 'This is it. This is where he belongs.'"

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"I think I thought that Wisconsin was this place that stayed cold all the time and that it was just country. Man, I never imagined that it would look like that. The beautiful lakes, the weather was nice. I know it gets cold there, but it's just a beautiful place. I was just shocked.

"I really thought it was just a gloomy place."


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"I ran track for Georgia. I think I played a part in what his thoughts were initially. I talked so much about Georgia and the SEC. It was kind of embedded in his mind a little bit. 

"When he started talking about Wisconsin, I have to be honest, I didn't know anything about Big Ten football. I was always drawn to SEC football. When he talked about it, I'm like, 'Why Big Ten? Why not SEC?' "I did my own personal research and I'm like, 'This is great. Big Ten football is awesome.'



"I think as he started looking at what the team had, what they had to offer, his chances of being an asset to the team, their defense, that's when he started saying, 'This is a better fit for me.' He needed to find the best fit and not just what everybody does. That doesn't necessarily lead you to where you want to go, just following everybody else.


"I can honestly say, Jace is an analyzer. For every school that sent him an offer, he analyzed every single one. It boiled down to Wisconsin being a better fit for him.




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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #159 on: June 23, 2022, 09:02:26 AM »
A professor at UGA told me Wisconsin had a good graduate program and I should consider them.  I had the same basic thougths about UW back then.  The others on the short list were also very foreign to me at the time, UCalBerkley was one I recall.  Travel is good, it opens your eyes.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #160 on: June 23, 2022, 09:05:09 AM »
Kid had a Georgia offer and his mom ran track for Georgia.

That's a heckuva pull for UW to get him. Credit to the staff (Jim Leonhard) on this one.
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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #161 on: June 23, 2022, 09:10:19 AM »
Yeah, it's a nice pickup for sure, and could "spread the word" a bit.

To someone from Georgia who hasn't traveled much, Wisconsin is like the North Pole.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #162 on: June 23, 2022, 09:13:10 AM »
Yep, it is for sure.

That's why it's so key for UW to get kids on campus. 
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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #163 on: June 23, 2022, 12:28:02 PM »
Arch Manning to Texas

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #164 on: June 23, 2022, 12:45:04 PM »
Is that a surprise? I have not followed.
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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #165 on: June 23, 2022, 12:51:39 PM »
Wait...

Ewers just transferred there too.

Is he gonna stay, or go fishing again?
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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #166 on: June 23, 2022, 12:54:05 PM »
Yep, it is for sure.

That's why it's so key for UW to get kids on campus.
In the summer …

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Re: 2023 Recruiting or How I learned to stop worrying & love the portal
« Reply #167 on: June 23, 2022, 01:06:06 PM »
I did my official in February. It was fine.
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