Ohio Mr. Football: OSU often passes on award winner | BuckeyeXtra

There are 20 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 30, 2011, titled Ohio Mr. Football: OSU often passes on award winner | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Now I'll show him , Akise Teague thought. The running back from Youngstown Ursuline High School had won Ohio's Mr.

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MD1533USMC

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#1 Jan 30, 2011
Give this kid a chance, Tressel! He can be better the LaMichael James of Oregon! You'll See! Period!

Since: Nov 09

Georgetown, SC

#2 Jan 30, 2011
He could be the next Danny Woodhead
brutus

El Paso, TX

#3 Jan 30, 2011
Osu has too many backs already. They are not going to use a scholarship on another rb when they can use it to get another kid at another position. The coaches know what the team needs.
axgrinder

Dayton, OH

#4 Jan 30, 2011
I think we sometimes put too much faith in the tangibles. How many 6' 2" 200 pounders come to Ohio State or other universities and never see the field because they just don't have the desire or work ethic. It would seem to me , in this case, you would have to look at the intangibles. Like attitude , drive , and personality. You might find a spot for this kid as a kick or punt returner, Or maybe a receiver out of the backfield. Of course that is IF he possessed the high quality intangibles that would make him a success at the college level. Only those who know him or those recruiting him have that information.
flounder

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 30, 2011
who ever dreamed up this mr football stuff for the little tatto brats
GeorgiaDave

Rossville, GA

#6 Jan 30, 2011
Ryan Brewer:

Had his national coming out party at the 2001 Outback Bowl, where he was named Most Valuable Player after helping lead the Gamecocks to their 24-7 victory over #18 Ohio State � Came back and turned in another strong performance vs. the #22 Buckeyes in the 2002 Outback Bowl, leading all rushers with 61 yards on five carries (long gain of 34 yards), two receptions for 17 yards, two punt returns for 16 yards, and three kickoff returns for 49 yards ... Executed a fake punt against OSU, which resulted in a 34-yard gain and helped set up a USC touchdown midway through the third quarter .(stolen from gamecocksonline)
reservedr

Elkton, MD

#7 Jan 30, 2011
Akise has struggled in the classroom. He has overcome a lot in his young life. He has been living with the Ursuline coach. I am not saying this to downgrade Akise, because he IS a good kid but sometimes other circumstances prevent offers such as academics. As far as talent, even at his size he can play big time football,UC is getting a steal. I have seen Akise run over many much bigger defenders, he is very strong and fast.If he qualifies at UC and keeps his grades up, I think it will look like a mistake not to have taken a chance on him,but circumstances and timing make it difficult to offer. I wish him the best.
Huff n Doback

New Albany, OH

#8 Jan 30, 2011
Of course OSU passed on Ohio's Mr. Football. Because they're not Florida's Mr. Football.
CBJHACK

Rocky River, OH

#9 Jan 30, 2011
Signing a Mr Football can have drawbacks as well. Of the ones that OSU has signed, Smith, Hoying, Katzenmoyer, and Childress had a solid time at OSU, Clarett flamed out on his own, Howe and Coombs were busts, while it is too early to speak of Saine, which is probably average at best.

On the flip side, look at those that weren't Mr. Football, but turned out to be studs - Troy Smith and AJ Hawk, come to mind.

And imagine if Ben Rothlesberger was Mr. Football. Then I could hear people really be in an uproar...
South Beach Buckeye

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Jan 30, 2011
I saw Carter from Syracuse play a few times. That kid is a pretty good football player. He definitely made Ohio proud with some of his performances for the Orange

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Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#11 Jan 30, 2011
No need for another RB on the depth chart. They would be doing the kid an injustice bringing him in, because he probably wouldn't play regularly until his senior year.
Clint

Fairfield, OH

#12 Jan 30, 2011
The Cincinnati Bearcats have got real winner in the 2010 Mr Ohio Football .. Akise Teague is a great football player .... I think every Mr Ohio Football and Mr Ohio Basketball player should be offered by the Buckeyes ... Go Bucks !
Guy Average

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Jan 30, 2011
Bill Conley was recruiting co-ordinator when OSU recruited Ben Roethlisberger as a wide receiver, and when he told them he wanted to play QB, then they passed on him.
Reality Chuck

Dayton, OH

#14 Jan 30, 2011
Under sized? Seems like there was this small running back with a big heart named Archie Griffin that came to Ohio State. As I recall he did pretty good. As Archie is known to say, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!" Go Bucks!
Tennessee Jerry

Madisonville, TN

#15 Jan 30, 2011
flounder wrote:
who ever dreamed up this mr football stuff for the little tatto brats
It was "dreamed up" by every state many years ago It is just a worthwhile honor for the good high school players.
Tennessee Jerry

Madisonville, TN

#16 Jan 30, 2011
Huff n Doback wrote:
Of course OSU passed on Ohio's Mr. Football. Because they're not Florida's Mr. Football.
That's OK, if we took the Florida Mr. football he would either be in jail by signing day or before he stepped on a college field.
Tennessee Jerry

Madisonville, TN

#17 Jan 30, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
No need for another RB on the depth chart. They would be doing the kid an injustice bringing him in, because he probably wouldn't play regularly until his senior year.
Exactly. Scholarships aren't as numeous as they used to be. It's better for him and OSU. Timing is everything.
Almost lost

Delaware, OH

#18 Jan 30, 2011
I thought Matt Burgoon won Mr football in 1996?
Tennessee Jerry

Madisonville, TN

#19 Jan 30, 2011
Reality Chuck wrote:
Under sized? Seems like there was this small running back with a big heart named Archie Griffin that came to Ohio State. As I recall he did pretty good. As Archie is known to say, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!" Go Bucks!
So true except, if you don't have Archie's moves, you better be very fast and strong. Archie was slow but you had a hard time getting a good shot at him. He was very special.
fedup

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 30, 2011
With a front line as weak as tressels team, what running back would even consider joining this boring program.

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