I like to see the players that are going to other Big 10
schools or MAC schools show what they have. There are always a number of
players that could play at Ohio
State but just didn’t
have the luck that others did.
Writer’s Q&A: Do
you watch or attend the high school all star games over the summer like the Big
33 or the North/South Ohio All Star? What do you like about the games if you
watch or attend?
Bill Smith: From a coaching standpoint, an all star game
gives you a good idea of which players can learn a new system including
terminology. It also gives you a good idea who are the natural leaders. I have
always enjoyed them. Like any game, you learn more live than on TV. But
I will watch Whats-a-matta U play School
of Perpetually Misery.
Pete Quint: I'm really not much of a high school football
fan. Many central Ohioans are but I
didn't grow up in an area that didn’t have much of a winning football tradition
so I don't get too excited about that level of football. I do enjoy reading about how Buckeye recruits
do in the game but I won't invest the time to watch it.
Ryan Leonardo: I have heard about them, but have never
attended. I have been to the McDonalds
basketball game twice, but never to a football one.
Steve Patterson: I attended the Ohio North/South All Star
game last year with a press pass and got some good interview material and
photos from the sideline and on the field after the game. I like to see the
players that are going to other Big 10 schools or MAC schools show what they
have. There are always a number of players that could play at Ohio State
but just didn’t have the luck that others did. The Big 33 is harder to see but
a couple of years ago it was live on the Internet and the stream wasn’t bad. The
game is a pretty nice game with similar type players as the North/South
Ohio game. They like to promote their history of having all the
players play in the game before going on to greatness in college and the NFL.