With the 2013 college football season winding down, coaching staffs around the country are gearing up to put the finishing touches on their 2014 recruiting classes.
Urban Meyer has Ohio State set up for success with 17 verbal pledges already in the fold. The Buckeyes’ class is highlighted by two 5-star prospects in Dante Booker (linebacker) and Curtis Samuel (athlete), along with 12 other 4-star recruits.
Meyer has made a habit of finishing the recruiting season strong, but how can he make a class that already ranks third in the country even stronger?
Here are the three biggest questions Ohio State needs to answer before national signing day.
Will Ohio State Add More Offensive Linemen?
Meyer’s top priority in 2014 was to build depth along an offensive line that is losing four senior starters at the end of the season.
He’s well on his way to doing so after securing commitments from 4-star tackles Jamarco Jones and Kyle Trout and 4-star guards Demetrius Knox and Marcelys Jones.
The Buckeyes would love to add one more lineman, but their biggest remaining target—4-star JUCO prospect Chad Mavety—chose Florida State over Ohio State last week.
The Buckeyes are still pursuing a number of prospects, most notably 4-star tackles Frank Ragnow and Alex Bookser. Ohio State is facing an uphill battle for both players, but with Meyer at the helm, the Buckeyes are never out of the race.
Can the Buckeyes Secure Raekwon McMillan?