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E.J. Liddell Receives Threats after Ohio State Loss

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When Ohio State entered the 2021 NCAA tournament, many thought they had a chance to go all the way. This team had a successful regular season, sometimes looking like one of the country’s best teams. Although they had a fair share of losses in the regular season, they competed in what was considered the toughest conference all season long.

Just a few days after selection Sunday, Ohio State found their season over as they lost to Oral Roberts in overtime. Many believed that they had a pretty favorable draw, but they could never get going against the 15th seed. They were lucky to get to overtime in the first place, but losing in a tough one was particularly devastating.

EJ Liddell Receives Threats
E.J. Liddell Receives Threats

After the loss, there was a lot of backlash. In particular, Ohio State’s EJ Liddell came out and discussed some of the threats and hateful messages he received after the loss. Despite having a great season and playing fairly well in the game, he took a lot of the negativity due to how things ended up.

Passionate fans crossing the line with E.J. Liddell Threats

This is not the first time that passionate fans for a particular team have crossed the line. In fact, this is something that usually happens with Ohio State football players, not basketball players. However, high expectations at Ohio State boiled over into frustration, and the target for the frustration was none other than Liddell since he was one of the stars.

Many people are concerned about that at the end of the day, these are still amateur athletes who are not getting paid by the university. Even though they are on scholarship, Ohio State makes a lot of money off these players, but they don’t receive that compensation directly. Liddell was surprised by the threats he received, mostly online, and spoke out because he wants to see that come to an end.

Frustration all around

Liddell is quick to point out that there is no excuse about losing so early in the NCAA tournament. He had expectations for his team himself, and he was hoping that they could put together a serious run to go all the way. He is just adamant that there are better ways to go about it than threatening players online in a passive way. Even though most players don’t take these threats too seriously, it shows just how serious things can get when the game gets a bit out of hand.

Making a change for the future

He hopes that people understand that players have feelings too when it comes to tough losses. The E.J. Liddell threats just hit a little too close to home. Nobody wants to lose, especially as a heavy favorite in the NCAA tournament. Instead of threatening players for their play, there are better ways to go about it. Ultimately, handling it the right way matters.

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Aliou Bah Wants to Be Able to Visit Coaches and Campuses

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3 Star Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah, currently playing for IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida, wants the ability to visit with coaches and see campuses before making a college selection as he retweeted a post by Jake Pope. With over 36 offers, the 6’6” 325 tackle is highly sought after by many school buy has narrowed the list down to Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, and Oklahoma. A Crystal Ball prediction by Bill Kurelic has him going to Columbus Ohio in 2022. NCAA rules have limited visits to help stop the spread of Covid 19 and keep kids safe. But the situation is not normal and makes selecting a school more of a guess than a great feeling.

Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah
Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah

Who is Recruiting Aliou Bah

Bah is considered the 53rd best offensive tackle in the country and the 72nd overall prospect in Florida. He is originally from Memphis Tennessee and is being recruited for Ohio State from offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. Alex Atkins is recruiting Bah for Florida State and Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Bah for Michigan State.

Ohio State’s 2022 Offensive Line Class

Although Ohio State has one offensive line player in the class of 2022, Tegra Tshabola from Lakota West Ohio, this is the most important position for the Buckeyes to recruit for 2022. They missed JC Latham in 2021 to a late push by Alabama and have a number of starters leaving the program. Other players coach Ryan Day are recruiting at the position include Liberty Christian Zach Rice and Charlestown Indiana Kiyaunta Goodwin.

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Troy Stellato Fort Lauderdale Wide Receiver Going to Clemson

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If you’re an Ohio State fan and didn’t know already, Troy Stellato is going to Clemson in 2021 to play wide receiver. Stellato was down to Ohio State and Clemson and yesterday went with the Tigers over the Buckeyes. Tyler Grisham recruited him for Clemson while Brian Hartline was recruiting him for OSU.

Tyler Grisham was brought into the program at Clemson during the recruitment of Stellato after prior wide receivers coach Jeff Scott left for a position with the Southern Florida Bulls.

Troy Stellato
Troy Stellato

What Troy Stellato Offers

Stellato is a lean receiver who could bulk up over time but extremely quick running a 4.42 in February. Plays the slot at Cardinal Gibbons which gives him space off the line and linebacker coverage. Great hands and can make moves in the open field. Cardinal Gibbons went 10-3 in 2019 with Stellato active for his junior year.

Stellato had over 40 offers from college programs but had reduced his list down to Ohio State and Clemson. Standing at 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, he had over 700 yards in two consistent seasons in Southern Florida. Having 9 touchdowns last season and his great speed performance brought on the recruits this past year.

Visits for Troy Stellato

Stellato was able to make a visit to Ohio State after receiving an offer and those trips along with an early offer put Ohio Sate in the drivers seat. He was unable to visit too many other programs due to the NCAA restrictions on visits due to the corona-virus pandemic. But he did visit Clemson in November and again in March which solidified his interest.

Clemson Tiger 2021 Recruiting Class

Ohio State still has the top recruiting class in the country for 2021 with 19 recruits. With the addition of Stellato, Clemson climbs into the 2nd place slot with 14 players in the fold. The Tigers now have three wide receivers in the class including Dacari Collins, Beaux Collins, and Stellato.

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Josh Fryar Improves Ohio State’s 2020 Line

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Independence day was one to remember for Ohio State Buckeyes this year as they secure their second recruitment of the day. Standing at a towering six foot five and a half, Josh Fryar serves a very talented, up and coming offensive center for Ohio State Buckeyes. A formidable talented, the college football recruit is flexible, full of raw talent and by all accounts: a blank canvas. His solid build and height makes him a shoe in for almost any position up front. The 18th member of Ohio State’s 2020 class, the team fought off stiff competition from Indiana, Florida State, Washington and Penn State to snap up the versatile player. However it was the unwavering interest of Ohio and his own gut feeling that convinced Josh Fryar that it was the place for him. Rated currently as the no.8 guard in the entire 2020 class, Josh Fryar has the stature and potential to prove a real capture for the Buckeyes. While there is little doubt there is plenty for the 300 pound player to work on such as conditioning and strength, he is a man who will be ready to play in no time at all.

Josh Fryar

National Ranking

With an ESPN rating of three stars in his current state, Josh Fryar was an appealing option for many teams. Ranked 3rd in state and 55th regionally, he was a big name for 2020 recruitment and so this is a player that Ohio State will have been incredibly satisfied to secure the services of.

Official Visits

After official visits to Indiana, Penn State and Oregon, Ohio looked like an outside bet for the player however the second day of his visit there was enough to convince him that it was the destination for him. With the promise of great education and a real prospect at NFL football, Josh Fryar found himself enticed by the prestigious establishment. With a really keen eye for broadcasting, education is just as important to the player and with the promise of an education that could really give him a boost into the industry, it was a no-brainer for the talented player. With formal offers received from Indiana, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Oregon, Penn State and Purdue, Fryar certainly wasn’t short of interest, testament to the importance of this capture for Ohio State, the place which Fryar himself admits to have fallen in love with.

Ohio State’s 2020 Class

Defense is the name of the game for the Buckeyes who have worked hard to recruit a number of very talented players including five defensive recruits for the OSU 2020 recruiting class. Alongside Josh Fryar, they look set to be a highly competitive side as they seek to replicate previous successes and aim for Championship victory – something that is certainly not out of the question.

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With players such as Beech Grove bred Josh Fryar, times are exciting for fans of the team as they look to show that recruiting raw talent, such as Fryar, the second highest rated recruit from his state will give them the competitive edge, a move that has been approved by fans and critics alike.

Ohio State Basketball adds transfer Justice Sueing from Cal

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Justice Sueing transferred from California to the Buckeyes. Head Coach Chris Holtmann informed everyone of the addition of Sueing, a 6’7″ forward originally from Honolulu Hawaii. Sueing posted his transfer destination on May the 10th on Twitter.

Justice Sueing
Justice Sueing

Sueing played two years for the Golden Bears and will have two years of eligibility with Ohio State after red-shirting this upcoming season to comply with undergraduate NCAA transfer rules.

Cal had few bright spots last season finishing 8-23 overall, but Sueing was one. The Golden Bears completed Pac-12 play 3-15 with their head coach Wyking Jones being let go by the school after the season. Sueing entered the transfer portal shortly thereafter.

He arrives in Columbus following a productive two seasons in Berkley. He led his team in scoring (14.3 points per game), steals (1.7) and rebounds (6/game) last year. As a true freshman, Sueing had 13.8 points/game and 5.4 boards/game.

He also brings the ability to get free-throws, something Ohio State has lacked. In 2018/2019 he averaged 5.3 attempts per match. Only Kaleb Wesson average more last season for the Buckeyes.

Sueing will become eligible at the right time for OSU. Andre Wesson will graduate at the end of this coming year leaving an opening for a forward of his size and ability.

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Holtmann has suggested that he would like to have someone red-shirt after a transfer every year he is coaching Ohio State. Point guard CJ Walker was on the bench last season after moving from Florida State. Sueing will continue this trend in 2019.

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If the Broncos hire Gary Kubiak Peyton will not be back.

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Former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is with the Ravens and had said he was not willing to interview for a HC job. But things changed when he got a call from the Broncos. Now he reportedly will take an interview.

The problem is that the one team that Peyton Manning wanted to go to when he left Indy was the Texans with Kubiak as HC. Frankly they said “thanks but no thanks.”

Peyton does not fit at all in the roll out passing game of Kubiak. That and the fact that Kubiak rebuffed Peyton’s request to come tell me that if Kubiak is the choice, Peyton will move on.

The only chance that Denver has to keep Peyton is to promote the OC Adam Gase to the HC spot. Peyton and Gase have a very good relationship. If the Broncos select Kubiak, then that tells me that they do not want Peyton back at all. There is a 19 million dollar salary owed to him with over a 21 million dollar cap hit. While it is possible that they could pay him and still resign critical free agents, that is not at all likely.

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