For many of the past head coaches at Ohio State, priority No. 1 was finding a way to keep Big Ten schools—and other elite programs around the country—from raiding the “Buckeye State” of its top high school talent.
Famed coaches like Woody Hayes and Jim Tressel consistently relied on Ohio to fill the majority of the Buckeyes’ recruiting needs, and with its rich tradition of great high school football, that certainly wasn’t a bad move.
Ohio State has taken more of a national approach to recruiting under Meyer.
That’s not to say the Buckeyes are ignoring their state. In fact, 26 of the Buckeyes’ 50 commitments over the last two recruiting classes played their high school football in Ohio (16 in 2012, 10 in 2013).
The recent trend for Meyer and his coaching staff, though, is giving the Buckeyes a more southern feel.
For proof of that, just look at how hard the Buckeyes are recruiting in the state of Georgia.
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