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08:15 AM ET 06.21 | Times are a' changin' in Columbus. Three Northeast Ohio football prospects with Ohio State offers have chosen other Big Ten schools in the last two weeks. In the final years of the Jim Tressel era, that kind of recruiting run didn't usually go against the Buckeyes. ... For now, the recruiting news for Ohio State hasn't been great. On June 10, Mentor defensive end Tom Strobel gave an oral commitment to Michigan, on June 13 Cleveland Heights offensive lineman Kyle Dodson picked Wisconsin and Sunday, Canton McKinley defensive end Se'Von Pittman chose Michigan State. Pittman's decision came a week after his private audience with [Luke Fickell] at an OSU camp.

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June 21, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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Oh this is going to be a good thread today.

Yep. Especially since two of those three losses were to TSUN.

June 21, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Wonder if this will filter down to the point where a few MAC schools get some 3 or 4 star players?

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June 21, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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one was Tsun and another was State. But still. Losing in state recruits is no bueno.

You are right. Mods too lazy to put the "state" in red on the second one.

June 21, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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So, does this mean TSUN will be the favorite for several or many years to come, is that what you are saying?

No, the murderer's row schools of Indiana and Minnesota will take over as favorites.

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June 21, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Yep. Especially since two of those three losses were to TSUN.

one of the losses was to tsun. The others were Michigan St and Wisky.

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June 21, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Time will tell if this is a trend. Yesterday's thread was how two prized recruits were staying the course. Though this doesn't look good it is not necessarily the end of the world. We did not always get the 3,4 and 5's out of Ohio. Tressel failed to get two 5 stars in each of the last two classes (Texas and WVa go them). So we didn't always win the battle.

June 21, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Where are the Indians? Not being funny, don't know.

They pulled back into first place by one game. Detroit is right on their heels.

June 21, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Time will tell if this is a trend. Yesterday's thread was how two prized recruits were staying the course. Though this doesn't look good it is not necessarily the end of the world. We did not always get the 3,4 and 5's out of Ohio. Tressel failed to get two 5 stars in each of the last two classes (Texas and WVa go them). So we didn't always win the battle.

+1 Not all hyped recruits turn out good...either way. The ones they kept or the ones they lost may not pan out.

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