Alabama '20 CA DB - Elias Ricks (Transfer to Alabama)

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  1. AZBuckeye

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    man... shut UP
     
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    It’s the sad reality. But I think he’ll stay
     
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    Bucks hoping for another major win thanks to the portal
    Last year Ohio State, was linked to LSU star defensive back Eli Ricks numerous times as he was rumored to be a transfer portal candidate, but it never came to fruition. This week, it was almost as if it was déjà vu had set in, because this time around, the Ricks transfer portal rumblings actually took place. Sure enough, the Buckeyes are once again in the mix for the one-time five-star cornerback, and so too are the usual suspects of Alabama and Georgia, who seemingly always tend to pop up for big time players look for a new home.

    Of note, Wednesday night Ricks had a scheduled call with Kerry Coombs, and from what he said about the effort coming from the Buckeyes, you have to think they’re going to go down to the end in the fight for his services. Ricks made it clear that Stroud is recruiting him to Ohio State right now, and it makes sense as the two played pee-wee football together as kids and also attended the same high school. Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson have also made the case for the Buckeyes with Ricks, and with Ohio State being the runner-up in his original recruitment, the staff would love to see him wind up on their roster the second time around.

    A secondary with both Denzel Burke and Eli Ricks would be a nightmare for opposing teams, and though Ohio State has several top young guys that will be poised to compete for real playing time this offseason, the chance to add the one time 14th ranked player in the country for the 2020 class isn’t something you pass up. News could break at any time, but it looks as if Ohio State and Alabama are the early favorites as potential landing spots, with Georgia and USC also in the mix.
     
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    ELI RICKS TO VISIT OSU
    Ohio State is getting its shot at landing one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal.

    Eli Ricks, a five-star cornerback out of high school, visited USC last week and plans to visit Ohio State this weekend, according to Rivals’ Mike Farrell.

    Ricks, who decided to transfer from LSU in late November, would give the Buckeyes a strong one-two punch at cornerback next season alongside Denzel Burke. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound cornerback is also considering Alabama and Georgia in addition to Ohio State and USC.

    The Buckeyes already have strong familiarity with Ricks dating back to his recruitment in the class of 2020.

    “Ohio State was my No. 2 choice out of high school," Ricks told 247Sports. "At the time, Urban Meyer was my lead recruiter and we talked all the time and I loved Ohio State. I’ve been texting with coach (Kerry) Coombs. They’re another school that has great defensive back play and a great tradition for getting guys drafted and that’s obviously the goal for me.”

    Rated as the No. 2 cornerback and No. 14 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, Ricks made an immediate impact for LSU as a true freshman, appearing in eight games and intercepting four passes – two of which he returned for a touchdown. He missed most of the 2021 season with a shoulder injury.

    He hopes to make a decision by mid-December and enroll at his school of choice in January.
     
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    So we are backing off the recruitment of Ricks because of the fear of current DBs on the team entering the transfer portal?

    Dude wtf how have we become so damn soft.
     
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    No. Most likely backing off due to the same reason(s) that Bama backed off.........

    Besides there was no guarantee he was coming to Columbus.......

    Sometimes it is the guys you don't take that help your team.......

    No idea if Ohio State will change course........
     
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    I will never understand why Day cancelled the visit.........

    You do not turn down an instant starter regardless of hurt feelings if you want to win National Championships.........

    Until we make some changes, we will continue to fall behind the SEC schools......
     

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