Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam gorney together with national recruiting analysts Sam Spiegelman And Ryan Wright And Brandon Justice from TheMaizeandBlueReview.com address three topics and determine whether they believe each statement is FACT or FACT.
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1. Iowa State Commitment R Mason Thomas will move to Oklahoma.
The taking of Gorney: SCIENCE FICTION. A visit to Oklahoma in January will be huge for the recruitment of R Mason Thomas as the new manager Brent Venables and his staff sell the vision. I’ve heard that the three-star is more than open to hearing about the Sooners and a turnaround wouldn’t be surprising at all. But Thomas’s recruitment took an interesting turn over the weekend when Miami offered and if the Hurricanes step it up in the next few weeks, all bets are off. Additionally, there is a chance that Thomas may keep his Iowa commitment since he has been busy there since July. Oklahoma looks very good right now, but if Miami puts it first, then it could get really interesting.
Wright’s Opinion: DONE. It could be argued that seeing R Mason Thomas bring an official to Oklahoma is as close to moving on from the state of Iowa as you can get without actually breaking free. As the recruitment process of Thomas and his Cardinal Gibbons four-star defensive teammate Ahmad Moten continues, the duo could end up being a package deal. It could be Iowa State or Oklahoma, and Miami could have the final say on how it turns out. The Sooners will have the chance to showcase their prospects’ schedule and future potential during an official in January.
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2. Michigan is still behind the wheel to win four-star OL Josh Conerly.
The taking of Gorney: DONE. Courtney MorganWashington’s move to Washington makes this all that much more intriguing, and the Huskies were the team Josh Conerly saw growing the most. This will play a factor. But I still think Seattle (Wash.) Four-star offensive lineman Rainier Beach has a supreme affinity with Michigan and his visit earlier this season, as well as his talks with the position manager. Sherrone Moore – still give the Wolverines the edge. No guarantees here because Washington’s change of coach and the addition of Morgan from Michigan is great, but that’s not all Conerly is considering.
Justice takes: SCIENCE FICTION. While Michigan certainly remains in the running to land Conerly, I don’t see them in the driver’s seat. Miami, Washington and USC are legitimate contenders now. After the former Michigan player personnel director, Courtney Morgan, leaving for the same job in Washington, the Huskies became the perceived leader. Conerly has an exceptional relationship with Morgan, who is now her main recruiter in her state program.
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3. The state of Ohio is still a block for the four star DE Omari Abor.
The taking of Gorney: SCIENCE FICTION. Omari Abor has had every opportunity in the world to get involved in the state of Ohio, sign with the Buckeyes and carry out his recruitment. He chose not to. So while Ohio State is yet to appreciate its position and likely has an edge in its recruiting, Texas is having a big run. He recently showed Hook ‘Em Horns hand sign during a game while wearing Texas gloves, so it might be something to look at or a smokescreen, but one way or another the Longhorns are definitely taking a look serious now.
Spiegelman’s interpretation: SCIENCE FICTION. Ohio State has a solid foundation for Rivals100 defender Omari Abor, who after a slow start to his senior season, which included some injuries, finished off with a good performance in the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship game with more sacks and plays. behind the scrimmage line and out of bounds. Abor has also seen more attention from state programs like Texas. I like the location of the Buckeyes, but with a lot of momentum in the state throughout December of late, I wouldn’t count the Longhorns yet.
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