Ohio State is always a threat to come away with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation on national signing day, especially with coach Urban Meyer at the helm.
Meyer is one of the best recruiters in college football, and Ohio State is one of college football’s biggest draws. The Buckeyes are a national powerhouse with a national following and a great home-field atmosphere in Columbus, Ohio.
There’s a lot to like about Ohio State. Combine that with Meyer’s championship experience, and it shouldn’t be surprising that the school already has the No. 2 class nationally, according to the 247Sports team rankings.
Ohio State is going to have to stay strong on the recruiting trail though, because it’s not as if Alabama is going to stop recruiting. The same can be said for the likes of Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame and any of the other powers out there.
If Ohio State and coach Meyer want to finish on top in 2014 (which would be huge for the overall perception of the program with recruits, as if it needed help), here are three recruits the Buckeyes need to land.
Raekwon McMillan, 5-star ILB, Liberty County High School, Hinesville, Ga.
Not to be “Captian Obvious” here, but Raekwon McMillan is easily Ohio State’s must-have recruit. He’s 6’2”, 242 pounds and runs a 4.79 40 (247Sports). He’s the best inside linebacker nationally, ranked No. 1 at the position according to the 247Sports composite, and he’s the No. 12 recruit overall.
McMillan’s commitment alone would propel Ohio State’s class to No. 1, and one has to wonder if his commitment alone would keep it there.
The good news is, Ohio State is the top team on his 247Sports interest list, followed by Florida, Alabama and Clemson. Per the 247Sports Crystal Ball, 88 percent of 34 experts believe he’ll end up at Ohio State. Nine percent went with Alabama and three percent think Clemson.
Ohio State is looking good in this race, and his commitment would be a huge recruiting win.
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