A slow end to the 2013 season, which included the first two losses of Urban Meyer’s tenure in back-to-back fashion, has done little to harm Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class.
At time of publication, the Buckeyes check in at No. 2 in 247Sports team rankings, well behind Alabama but comfortably ahead of No. 3 LSU. Barring something unforeseen, they will probably remain in this slot and finish out the cycle in second place.
Linebacker Raekwon McMillan is the only 5-star prospect who is committed to OSU, but this class offers remarkable depth and balance. Its 15 4-star recruits are second best in the country; Ohio State is tied with Tennessee and has one less than Notre Dame.
There’s still work to do on high-profile guys like John Smith, who remains uncommitted, but for now, this is the shape of the class. Let’s take a look at each piece.
Note: Star rankings courtesy of 247Sports.