Ohio State '24 CA QB (FR) - Julian Sayin (Alabama Transfer)

Discussion in 'Player Profiles' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Jan 17, 2023.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
     
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
    Word is going around now that Ohio State is going to have a meeting tomorrow to discuss whether or not they'll bring Julian Sayin on board. My understanding is scholarship totals and some other factors are involved. - Source Steve Wiltfong
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
    What is everyone's opinion on adding Sayin if he is interested?

    The QBs currently in the room can leave in the spring even if Ohio State does not go after Sayin. My opinion is if the #1 QB wants to be a Buckeye, you do it. The QB room right now has a ton of question marks and there is no guarantee Brown, Lincoln or Air will develop into a starter. I am a firm believer in stacking each room with as much talent as possible.

    Now, is it hard to have conversations with kids you recruited? Sure. However, these kids know the deal at a place like Ohio State. Only one can play.
     
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
    How good is Julian Sayin?

    1. He would be the 3rd highest rated Ohio State QB recruit of all time behind only Terrelle Pryor and Quinn Ewers.

    2. He consistently improved in HS. Capable runner, great arm, efficient & consistent.

    He is simply a talent we cannot pass up on.
     
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
    ESPN's Tom Luginbill rated the top landing spots for Sayin. Here's his thoughts on Ohio State:

    There is a lot that makes sense here. First, new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was the first to offer and recruit Sayin when he was at Alabama from 2021-22. It's now clear after the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic that Devin Brown and Lincoln Kienholz are not the answers for the Buckeyes, who also recruited Sayin during the process. Transfer Will Howard comes over from Kansas State as a bridge player in 2024 and Air Noland, a four-star, joins the Buckeyes from this cycle. By the end of spring football, the QB room in Columbus could clear out quickly. This would leave Ohio State with a veteran in Howard and two young players, Noland and potentially Sayin, competing for the starting job in 2025.

    O'Brien did an excellent job adapting to Bryce Young's talent while at Alabama, so we know he isn't stubborn about how to move the football. Sayin seems he could fit into any scheme because he's athletic and can get the ball out quickly, but I'd expect to see heavy play-action and RPO-based short game given the running back talent currently at Ohio State. If Sayin and Noland end up in the same room, that will be one of the better quarterback competitions because they have very similar skills.
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
    https://www.espn.com/college-footba...ext-great-alabama-quarterback-2024-recruiting


    Danny Hernandez, a private quarterback trainer who has worked with 2023 NFL No. 1 draft pick Bryce Young and USC's Caleb Williams said Sayin's football IQ, spatial awareness and fluidity were already part of his résumé.

    Sayin's high school head coach, Thadd MacNeal, provided the system catered to feature Sayin's skills while Hernandez continued to refine his fundamentals. Those traits, alongside miles of room to grow in his decision-making and athleticism, piqued then-Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's interest.

    "Those guys say they love what we do [with our offense] because there's a lot of crossover, even if it isn't at the same volume," MacNeal said. "If you watch [Sayin] on tape, he's under center, he's shotgun, we're in RPO, we do play-action, we power run, we screen. They love that he moves around, that he goes through his progressions well. I'm lucky because I can do a lot with him."

    O'Brien took the lead on Sayin's recruitment, explaining how Alabama's offense thrived under Bryce Young and how Sayin would be utilized in a similar way. While O'Brien isn't around to see it happen after taking the New England Patriots offensive coordinator job in 2022, it was Saban who delivered the lasting impression on Sayin and the rest of his inner circle.

    "Saban really did his homework," Hernandez said. "He was really able to point out a lot of details that he felt that Julian had in his game and how he fit and what they do there."

    "The whole pitch is, 'You want to come here, we'd love to have you, but nobody's gonna kiss your ass. You're gonna work your ass off. You're gonna play against the best and no place will prepare you better for the next level than Alabama. And if you want it, we're here,'"
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  16. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  17. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  18. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  19. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986
  20. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    320,061
    Likes Received:
    20,986

Share This Page