Since losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes have done nothing but win off the field.
In a 27-hour span, Ohio State landed commitments from two of its top remaining targets in 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan and 4-star wide receiver Johnnie Dixon. Those two pledges could spark a huge recruiting finish for the Buckeyes.
Of course, that wouldn’t be new for Ohio State with Meyer at the helm.
When Meyer was hired in November of 2011, his recruiting surge lifted a spiraling program coming off its first losing season since 1988. The Buckeyes secured commitments from 10 prospects between December of 2011 and signing day two months later, two of which were rated 5-star recruits with the other eight ranked as 4-stars.
A year later, after guiding the Buckeyes to a perfect 12-0 season, Meyer earned commitments from eight highly ranked recruits (seven 4-stars and one 5-star) in the two months leading up to signing day.
Needless to say, this is the time of year when Meyer thrives.
McMillan and Dixon’s commitments pushed Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class to 19 members, which includes three 5-star and 13 4-star prospects. Dixon’s pledge solidified the Buckeyes at No. 2 in 247 Sports’ class rankings, but a number of top recruits are still high on Ohio State.
With departing seniors and early departures for the NFL, the Buckeyes have room for four or five more prospects in this year’s class.