Friday, June 30, 2006

As one door closes, another one opens

RB Eric Haw announced his decision to transfer earlier this week. There were rumors floating around that one of the OSU tailbackss was considering a transfer, and it would have been either Haw or sophomore Maurice Wells. As most remember, Haw was suspended before the start of last season for possesion, and he never really got a true chance to show his potential from then on. Before his arrest, Eric Haw was last year's Spring football star. He proved in Spring practice that he could handle the big guys, and was also the leading rusher in the Spring Game. He drew many comparisons to a Robert Smith type of player. Unfortunately, with all of the talent ahead of him, Haw would never have gotten a chance to play. No word on where he's going yet, but UCLA seems to be the leading contestant.

In basketball news, Thad Matta got yet another 5-star recruit in SF Evan Turner. Illinois seemed to be the leading team to land Turner, but Thad jumped in at the last minute and stole him away from the Illini. Turner is the long wing player with a good midrange game that the 2007 class lacked. He is also a great student of the game and has great vision to go with it. If he can put on a little muscle, he could become one of the best players in the NCAA when he hits the hardwood at Columbus. On a side note, after hearing this news last night, I wrote up an entire big post about the 2007 recruiting class to date, and how much of a God Thad Matta is, but wouldn't you know it: as I hit the "Publish Post" button, I get some error message. When I hit back to see if it was there, everything was gone. Needless to say, I was pissed. I'll probably re-write it when signing day rolls around.

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