It’s early signing day. The Ohio State Buckeyes probably cleaned house. Some of you fans care, I do not. I fully understand that recruiting is a key component to winning college football games. This is a huge day in determining how good our teams will do in the future. I am just not going to pretend to be able to predict that future. These kids are just names and stats to me at this point. I’ll lightweight take these recruiting experts’ word for it, and be happy or sad with a class accordingly.
I struggle to cover two conferences, so I am amazed that they can watch all these high school games that aren’t nearly as accessible, and give such astute and accurate analysis. I mean these guys that get paid millions to analyze college kids for the draft fail a ton, so I guess what I am trying to say is that these recruiting rankings don’t hold a lot of water for me.
That being said, it’s early signing day and you fuckers care, so I felt compelled to make a post.
This is for those kids.
I hope every single kid that makes Ohio State their choice, both now and in the future, works out. I hope they start and go on to the NFL and all that that entails. Reality is, that is not what happens in most cases.
There are struggles and life that gets in the way. So as all these younguns find their way into the football factory that is Ohio State, I want to say two things. “Welcome” and “Good Bye!”
I am glad you are here. I hope you help “us” win games. At the same time, I hope you make responsible life choices while you are here, which just may mean leaving. If things go well, and you are really fantastic and right off the bat, you’ll have the chance to get a lucrative NFL contract. Go get it. I don’t care if you graduate. The minute someone wants to pay you 6 or 7 figures to play this violent game, take the money.
If your situation doesn’t evolve into a future draft pick, the NCAA has done a lot to transfer rules, and that’s becoming an option more and more. Maybe you gave up on your NFL dream but want to see the field in college. Maybe you think you can have a better opportunity to reach the NFL at a place other than Ohio State AND someone that gets no benefit from you transferring also agrees, then go. No hard feelings. Sure some fans will blow up your twitter, but not this guy. Your window is small, so make the most of it.