With Jared Sullinger declaring for the NBA Draft earlier this week, the attention of Ohio State fans is now turning towards just who will replace the Buckeye big man on the block. It hasn’t been a secret that recruiting priority No. 1 for the OSU coaching staff has been Georgia big man Tony Parker, and late last night, the 6-foot-8 forward indicated that Thad Matta and Co.’s efforts have been successful.
Tweeting with Sullinger about draft stock and such, the former Buckeye asked the potential Buckeye when has was planning on making a decision regarding his college future. After Parker told him that he’d be announcing his choice on April 11th, Sullinger did his best to sway the five-star recruit to Columbus.
Seems harmless enough, but what was more telling, perhaps, was Parker’s response.
Now we don’t know for sure, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that “big boals” is OSU assistant Jeff Boals, who has been the chief recruiter for the Buckeyes on Parker. And “hyped,” you see is a slang term that kids use to express excitement or joy. So by saying that “big boals gone be hype” by his decision, Parker is implying that an OSU assistant will be excited by his announcement, thus leading me to believe that he may be turning towards Ohio State.
Of course, a lot can change between now and Wednesday, and I’ve been out of college for a few months now, so I might not have any idea what the kids mean when they say “hype” anymore. But in the meantime, it’s hard to view Parker’s tweet as anything but a positive for the Buckeyes.