Rivals nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney together with Jeremy Birmingham of DottingTheEyes.com, Brandon Drumm of OUInsider.com and Mark Passwaters from AggieYell.com sort out three subjects and decide whether or not they imagine every assertion is FACT or FICTION.

1. In spite of everything is claimed and executed, five-star Jeremiah Smith indicators with Ohio State.

Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah Smith (Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FACT. I used to be instructed in latest days one thing “mega” must occur at Ohio State for Jeremiah Smith to flip to a different program and I took that as coach Ryan Day not being in Columbus any longer. Smith is aware of that place coach Brian Hartline is a needed commodity and will get his personal head teaching job in order that has already performed into his calculus.

I’ve additionally been instructed that Smith is a pleasant child who’s going to say complimentary issues about different packages and that some latest feedback about Florida State had been taken out of context. Sure, the Seminoles are a serious contender and doubtless this system to observe if the five-star goes someplace else. But it surely nonetheless appears like an extended shot.

Birmingham’s take: FACT. Regardless of months and months of issues, rumors, visits to different faculties, and so forth., the story within the recruitment of Jeremiah Smith has not essentially modified: if Brian Hartline and Ryan Day are at Ohio State within the 2024 season, Jeremiah Smith might be lining up at large receiver for the Buckeyes.

It typically appears unimaginable to disregard the entire noise about different faculties, however behind the scenes, nothing has modified between Smith, Ohio State or the intentions of both facet. Sure, Florida State has made issues attention-grabbing of late, however barring a major personnel change in Columbus, the chances are nonetheless within the Buckeyes’ favor.



2. Cam Coleman will finally find yourself signing with Texas A&M.

Cam Coleman

Cam Coleman (Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FICTION. This all is determined by who’s employed by the Aggies and what that timeline appears like – together with what assistant coaches are stored – however there may be good historical past behind considering that Cam Coleman goes to finish up someplace else, particularly with the Early Signing Interval arising shortly. Auburn was a detailed second for the excessive four-star receiver from Phenix Metropolis (Ala.) Central final time so the Tigers look very sturdy and Florida State had him on campus final weekend as nicely. This simply appears like Coleman might be going someplace else now after Jimbo Fisher’s firing.

Passwaters’ take: FACT. I feel. Actually, it is very exhausting to inform proper now, contemplating the uncertainty across the program since Jimbo Fisher’s firing. However there’s two issues that stand out: the dearth of decommitments since Jimbo’s firing and the loyalty proven to interim coach Elijah Robinson. If Coleman was going to flip, I figured it will have been final weekend after visiting Florida State. If Robinson sticks round – in any capability – nearly all of the category might stay simply because he does.



3. Grant Brix is beginning to really feel like he is heading to Oklahoma.

Grant Brix

Grant Brix (Greg Smith/Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FICTION. Oklahoma can completely land Grant Brix and I wouldn’t be shocked one bit, however it appears whichever program will get the final go to right here may find yourself getting the four-star offensive lineman.

Distance might be a part of the state of affairs right here with Nebraska solely 90 minutes away and the Huskers’ teaching workers rolling out the crimson carpet every time he visits. However Brix retains getting pulled again to Oklahoma and loving it there. The four-star will in all probability take a go to to Kansas State however this actually appears like a two-team race.

As a result of it’s nonetheless a two-team race and Brix can’t make up his thoughts being torn between the Sooners and Huskers, I can nonetheless see this one going both approach.

Drumm’s take: FACT. Brix’s recruitment has been very backwards and forwards since June and in that sense not a lot has modified, although, I’d argue Nebraska went from a shoe-in to now trailing Oklahoma at this juncture.

Oklahoma as soon as once more made an enormous impression on Brix and his household (father visited with him this previous weekend). Commits like four-star DB Michael Boganowski and four-star QB Michael Hawkins led the cost for the Sooners. That mentioned, the situation of Norman – being in OKC metro and 7 hours away from Brix’s hometown – has been the Sooners’ greatest deterrent up to now. Similar with Kansas State, which is probably going internet hosting Brix quickly as nicely.

On the flip facet, location has been the largest assist for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nonetheless, I’ve a FutureCast for Oklahoma in terms of Brix, and I proceed to really feel that’s the place he’ll ultimately find yourself if they will persuade others in his household the gap isn’t that large of a deal. And outdoors of that, OU has what the four-star OL is in search of in a program, along with his affinity for the way Invoice Bedenbaugh develops OL solely rising stronger since Brix first visited OU final spring.

Once more, it’s removed from over however it appears the Sooners have continued to climate the blows Nebraska and Kansas State have thrown their approach up thus far.


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