PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 05: Broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit speaks onstage during the “BCS Title Game” panel at the ESPN portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 5, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Five-star recruit Jackson Carman, an offensive lineman from Ohio, visited Ohio State last weekend and attended the Buckeyes loss to Oklahoma. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled, going 19-of-35 for 183 with no touchdowns and one interception.

Whether Carman was throwing shade at Barrett or simply supporting a potential future teammate, he posted the following tweet on Monday calling for backup QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. to get more playing time:

Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons, who also visited last weekend, also voiced his support for a QB change.

That’s a fair opinion if you’re only considering Ohio State’s offensive struggles this season. (The pass defense could also use a lot of work.) But J.T. Barrett is not getting benched at this point in the year.

Fair opinion or not, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, pounced on Carman and Parsons, telling recruits to stay in the their lane:

Herbstreit then added he’s advising recruits in their best interest.

In this case, Carman would never play with the fifth-year senior Barrett. Haskins, a redshirt freshman, is the guy Carman would be protecting if he signed with Ohio State.

Carman wasn’t fazed by Herbstreit’s criticism. He responded by dropping Clemson and USC as schools where his opinions would be welcome, before amusingly calling Herbstreit a sheep:

247Sports crystal ball predictions have Carman as a near-lock to commit to Ohio State as of Wednesday evening. We’ll see if this Twitter feud changes anything.

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