BuckeyePlanet tracks OSU recruiting like a hawk with OCD, which is always handy when Michigan goes up against the Bucks for a recruit. As per usual, the two rivals are battling for a number of recruits, and one of the most important is Justin Boren. Boren is the top offensive lineman in Ohio and the state's second-ranked player overall according to Rivals. Reading the tea leaves over there... well, let's let them say it. Nevadabuck qualifies as an insider over there. Here's Nevadabuck on 2/23:
Boren will be a Buckeye.3/13:
just rehashing what I've been saying for over two months...Boren will be a Buckeye...3/14
do you think I'm just guessing??? LOL
any more doubters out there?? LOL My info is pretty solid......3/15:
(and yes, this was a feeble attempt to boost my flagging post count)
well thanks for insuring that I won't be thrown off the site if a 18 year old kid changes his mind.....LOL3/28:
I'll stand by my predictions(they are A LOT more than just informed guesses--but I guess inside info does have its privileges, doesn't it???)
I think my "batting average" with these kids speaks for itself...LOL
Boren will be a Buckeye.4/15:
I will state on April 25th at 8:10 pm Pacific Time that Boren will be a Buckeye--Then, Rivals100 posted an article on Boren($) today that sent BuckeyePlanet into a tizzy.
This is a very very savvy young man who is also looking at life after football---and is there ANY better business position to be in, living in Columbus, then ex-OSU football player???
He is well aware of this fact, and will make the right decision.
Hey, NevadaBuck... how do you feel today?
I'm trying to decipher between what might have been said publically(ala Farrell) with what might have been said privately--What's that? A classic "insider CYA" post? What happened to "Boren will be a Buckeye LOL LOL I am so 31337"? Read between the lines, kids... Boren won't be a Buckeye. Boren is only considering one other school: Michigan.
its not exactly jiving....
Is this a big deal? Yes. My recruit Spidey-sense tells me that Boren is the kind of kid who can come in, redshirt, and then start for four years like Jake Long. Michigan's interior line is a crowded place for the next few years but Boren might be the best prospect of all of them. Boren--son of Mike Boren, who was a LB for Bo in the 80s--was on Rivals' initial top 50 list and will probably stay there after doing 40 reps of a Honda Civic at the AA Nike Camp. He'll definitely be ranked as one of the top five interior linemen in the country--maybe number one. To boot, his little brother is 7'8", 450 pounds. Or something like that. He's a big dude.
Celebrate, for recruitin' news has come again.
(Thanks to reader TheMile for the tip.)
Update: NevadaBuck's latest: "Just got off a phone call that was not the least bit encouraging..."
Also, another site-moderator type guy called Boren and interviewed him tonight: "In my opinion, it seems that this great lineman is going to follow in his fathers footsteps and play for Michigan."
The recruiting board has been updated.