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Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:08 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Ohio State added a 24th and final member to its recruiting class yesterday, but that signee won't arrive in Columbus without some degree on controversy.

That signee is Chris Carter, the 6'6", 350-pound offensive lineman who on Signing Day, Feb. 1, was arrested on suspicion fondling multiple underage girls while pretending to measure them for ROTC uniforms. The arrest threw Carter's future with the Buckeyes into doubt, but a lack of evidence resulted in the case being dismissed shortly afterwards.

After "three weeks of looking into the situation," Jim Tressel elected to overlook the arrest and welcome Carter with open arms :
"He has had a great support system at home, as well as at his high school. ... They truly believe that Chris will have great success on and off the field at Ohio State."
Whether fair or not, Tressel will have to hope that makes good on that promise of "great success off the field," since few players in Columbus (if any) will be under as much scrutiny for their off-field behavior. But if Carter can prove the arrest and suspicion is truly behind him, the Buckeyes will be getting a huge building block for an offensive line that has occasionally struggled against top-flight competition in recent years.

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Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

At least he was fondling girls and not the boys. The 18 yr old kid is 6'6" 350.  Talk all the trash you want, but OSU and Tressel's reputations are already impenetrable.  I'll take a few more fondling beasts on our O-line if they're that big.  



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Carter might be a secret weapon that OU has needed for Bowl success: Carter can fondle and confuse the D Line - finally helping Ohio State to victory in the games that count.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

The kid deserves a chance, but an OSU fan speaking of "class" is classic. Most annoying fans EVER and most uneducated. Your schools sports programs are so flithy it's obscene...your "boosters" are just as bad as FSU, USC and BAMA....congrats on winning at all costs.$$$$$$$$


Of course he deserves a chance. 

One could argue that your opinion regarding class is annoying and uneducated.  Lets be clear,  Sparty football is lead by a Tressel disciple  -  that same class you claim to understand.  And you might want to re-evaluate what translates into winning.  The day Sparty can out-recruit and out-coach Ohio State, is the day you can claim some type of knowledge regarding college athletics. 

Don't believe me, just ask Izzo about falling short to Matta.     
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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

This is a pretty funny board.  You have guys talking about class, but showing none.  Others acting like what this kid did was something absolutely horrible.  Others talking about innocent until proven guilty.  All of this is funny.  What the kid did was wrong.  The authorities stating that there is not enough evidence is laughable.  Of course there was and is enough evidence to convict this kid, but the authorities did not want to ruin him for a juvenile prank.  Why they did not just say that, I don't know, but authorities lying to the public is never a good thing.  I am sure lots of programs take kids like this all the time, but this one just got more publicity because of the timing.  Both the haters and defenders ought to back off a bit.  That being said, it is a funny read.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Probably join the NFL after just 2 years.




Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

good signing for the buckeyes.
i wish chris the best 4 years in columbus!



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

big fat pervert!!! he'll be in some kind of trouble soon enough! tressel lowering his standards



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Who cares...whats this team going to do anyways win the miserble big ten and then get blown out in a bowl game...They should be barred from playing the SEC.Let them play like Pitt, that would be a good game, they could win that one.

The same OSU team that JUST BEAT the 2nd best SEC Team (Per record, I think Alabama was the best, a crappy 2nd half vs Auburn doomed em)

Was OSU blown out when it beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl last year? Or when it beat Arkansas this year? Were they blown out when Texas beat Ohio State when Quan Cosby catches a TD with 16 seconds left in the freaking game? I guess there is complete and utter shame in losing to another National Powerhouse in the last seconds ....

This notion that OSU cant compete with the big boys is just nonsense. It's trumped up garbage spun by slack jawed morons who just spew inaccurate jibber jabber. OSU is 6-3 in BCS games. Most appearances, most wins ....

But hey, lets all base all opinions about Ohio State based upon the outcome of one gigantic whipping by Florida in the NATIONAL TITLE GAME. (A game that 80% of you would NEVER see your teams play in, let alone 3 times in one decade ...)



Since: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

The kid deserves a chance, but an OSU fan speaking of "class" is classic. Most annoying fans EVER and most uneducated. Your schools sports programs are so flithy it's obscene...your "boosters" are just as bad as FSU, USC and BAMA....congrats on winning at all costs.$$$$$$$$



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Ohio St. recruiting class finishes with Carter

Slow down there amateur.  No one gives a rats blue hairy turd whether you think this young man has the right to attend college.  Although a high school education my serve your needs, it is beyond your pay grade to tell anyone what, where, and how he should go about his business in attaining a higher education.  Your time would be better spent learning the definition of class.  Come back when you have a clue.  



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