Brian Hartline and Marvin Harrison Ohio State Buckeyes

What I Know, What I Think, What I Wonder — The Slow Play Edition

I know Zach Harrison also impressed NFL people with his performance against Georgia. He has actually impressed them all year long. Some people view him as a late second rounder right now, but it will be interesting to see how he blows up at the Combine. He’s going to measure extremely well in height and weight, and then test even better. The NFL doesn’t care how flashy he isn’t. They just love the way he does his job.

I think the most interesting thing about Marvin Harrison’s hype is that before people really start studying him, they’ve heard all of the excitement and the talk. So when the time comes to sit down and scout him, people are looking for flaws. They’re looking to tell people where they’re wrong. They are looking to go full-blown “well, actually…” And yet, to a man, everybody leaves more impressed than they would have been had they bought into the hype at the outset. People are looking for flaws. Hard. Everybody leaves in love. There are going to be some heartbroken NFL teams in 2024.

I wonder how mad fans of other programs are going to be when Brian Hartline eventually leaves to be a head coach and Keenan Bailey takes over as WR coach and continues to sign Top 100 guys every year.

I know that Michigan is telling the 2024 Ohio recruits that Ohio State only offers them when they feel like they’re not going to be able to land a national guy at their position. Once they “strike out,” then they come crawling to the local kids. Michigan’s recruiting department and coaches are playing on the fact that OSU has to slow play the in-state guys. This is a deep Ohio class, so Michigan feels like they can pull off a heist of sorts.

I think it’s silly that prospects who haven’t even finished their junior years of high school get pissed that Big State hasn’t offered yet, but this is nothing new. The timeline has sped up for everyone and it began a couple of years before the early signing day.

I wonder how many Ohio kids Ohio State will take in 2024, because it’s looking like quite a few.

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What I Know, What I Think, What I Wonder — The Slow Play Edition

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