Welcome to “A-Deck” at Buckeye Scoop, where I’ll bring you inside scoop, what I’m hearing, tidbits, thoughts, and more on Ohio State recruiting and team coverage every Tuesday. Last week’s A-Deck broke down the JC Latham situation and provided my final call for him to land at Alabama, where he committed to on Friday. In this week’s edition of “A-Deck”, we break down some other top targets at IMG Academy, if there’s a chance to flip Latham down the road, and look at a possible pipeline for ...
The Ohio State University has announced the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Class, which is headlined by former head football coach Francis Schmidt (1934-1940), who started the famous "Gold Pants" tradition honoring the football team for a win over the rival Michigan Wolverines. During his first season, Schmidt was asked about the rivalry with the Wolverines and the Buckeyes' chances of beating them, to which he replied, "Those fellows put their pants on one leg at a time, the same as everyone el...
Author: Marc Givler
The Pain Scale: J.C. Latham
If you've ever gone to the doctor, you may have been asked to rate your pain on a scale from 1-10. Your favorite team missing on a recruit may bring those same types of feelings, which is why we're here to help with 'The Pain Scale'. When Ohio State misses on a key recruiting target, we'll help you diagnose the level of pain that should be felt and what the Buckeyes need to do to provide some relief. The Buckeyes took a hit on the recruiting trail on Friday when a top target in Bradenton (F...
Ohio State players have to sign "The Buckeye Pledge" to return to working out and practicing at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.  This has been pushed as controversial in some national outlets for... some reason? The Morning Scoop's Tom Orr welcomes Buckeye Scoop's lead beat writer Tony Gerdeman in to break down just what's in this pledge, and what players are signing in order to play football for Ohio State this fall.  Are they signing their lives away? Or is this something short o...
Almost everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Jobs, businesses, homes, and lives have been lost. We are now a chapter in a history book that is being written in real time. Everything we do now comes with the added weight of risk. Or at least more risk than it had before. When we go to the store, we understand that wearing a mask would be the store’s preference. We also understand that wherever we go, we can’t be completely protected from an invisible enemy. And now whe...