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Truth or Fiction: Ohio State will end forward of UGA in 2023 recruiting


Rivals nationwide recruiting analysts Clint Cosgrove and Ryan Wright – together with Josh Henschke from the Maize&BlueReview and Zack Carpenter of InsideNebraska.com – handle Ohio State‘s probabilities of ending forward of Georgia within the 2023 recruiting rankings, Nebraska teaching candidates and whether or not Michigan will land five-star Nyckoles Harbor.

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1. Ohio State will end forward of Georgia within the 2023 recruiting rankings.

Damon Wilson (Ryan Wright)

Cosgrove’s Take: FACT. This needs to be a detailed battle, however until Ohio State sees extra defections prefer it noticed from Mark Fletcher final week, I see the Buckeyes ending above the defending nationwide champs on the finish of the 2023 recruiting cycle. Ohio State has confirmed to be a recruiting juggernaut, and even with Georgia residing in arguably essentially the most talent-rich area within the nation, Ohio State has confirmed its means to recruit the Southeast with the very best of the SEC. Each faculties ought to find yourself with phenomenal lessons, however I see Ohio State successful the 2023 recruiting battle.

Wright’s take: FICTION. Crew recruiting rankings are a tenuous factor, particularly within the NIL period. Anticipate flips and the surprising signings as we close to the Early Signing Interval. After Fletcher, a four-star RB, reopened his recruiting course of on Nov. 16, hypothesis began to circle round different Sunshine State commits which will have a change of coronary heart. Holding on to Brandon Inniss, Cedric Hawkins, and Carnell Tate will guarantee a implausible class for the Buckeyes, but when there are modifications Ohio State’s class will drop.

Georgia is in place to rise considerably up the rankings, however may additionally sort of maintain the road. IMG five-star DE Sam M’Pemba is taken into account a heavy lean to the Bulldogs, whereas Ohio State and Georgia are combating over four-star DE Damon Wilson. UGA is ready on the choices of TE Duce Robinson, DT Jordan Hall and WR Anthony Evans, amongst others. Two different recruits that might bolster the category embrace flipping four-star Alabama RB commit Justice Haynes and CB Daniel Harris recommitting to the Bulldogs.

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2. Nebraska’s subsequent head coach will come from this listing: Invoice O’Brien, Jeff Monken, Lance Liepold, Chris Klieman or Matt Rhule. 

Chris Klieman

Chris Klieman (AP Photos)

Cosgrove’s take: FACT. I am going FACT with the caveat that Klieman is the selection of this group. I’ve purpose to consider that Rhule was the highest goal, however he could also be ready for a distinct job or he may select to sit down out the upcoming season. Monken would do nicely, however would not win over the fan base. Liepold is a confirmed winner, however the luster is carrying off after just a few Kansas losses. O’Brien is one other that might do nicely, however his inventory does not look like rising. The one identify that might throw this off is Bronco Mendenhall, who seems to be within the combine as this search goes into its closing days or perhaps weeks.

Carpenter’s take: FICTION. If I used to be going to say FACT, it could be as a result of I believe Rhule or Leipold is the subsequent coach. However the info modifications day by day, even hourly, actually. I’ve maintained the chance for the reason that first few weeks of the search that it’s on the desk for Nebraska AD Trev Alberts to drag off a shock and rent somebody who none of us are actually occupied with. The search agency Nebraska employed (Collegiate Sports activities Associates) was on the core of getting Lincoln Riley to USC and Brian Kelly to LSU final teaching cycle. Possibly it received’t be a shocker like both of these hires, however I’ll go along with the sector over the names listed.

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3. Michigan will land five-star Nyckoles Harbor. 

Nyckoles Harbor

Nyckoles Harbor (Rivals.com)

Cosgrove’s Take: FACT. I do consider there’s a sturdy pull to South Carolina for Harbor, however on the finish of the day Michigan might have an excessive amount of to supply for the nation’s freakiest athlete to move up a chance to play for the Wolverines. Michigan is proving to be a yearly contender underneath coach Jim Harbaugh and it additionally has a first-class observe program, which may turn into an element within the observe sensation’s recruitment. I do consider that South Carolina and Michigan are neck-and-neck as issues stand right this moment, however ultimately I see Harbor touchdown in Ann Arbor.

Henschke’s take: FACT. Michigan checks each field that Harbor is in search of in a program. Contemplating the Wolverines have been in on him for fairly some time, together with some pro-Wolverine figures in his circle, I consider that could possibly be sufficient to sway Harbor to Ann Arbor when all is claimed and performed.

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