Re-Evaluating Ohio State’s Recruiting Class After the 2014 Opening

Ohio State’s recruiting class was well-represented at The Opening—an exclusive football camp for 162 of the nation’s top high school prospects.

Three of the Buckeyes’ 12 current commitments made the trip to Beaverton, Oregon, to compete against an elite field of talent. A number of Urban Meyer’s top targets were also in attendance, proving that Ohio State has its sights set high for the 2015 recruiting cycle.

For Meyer to sign his fourth consecutive top-five class, the Buckeyes need to cover a lot of ground.

Top Targets

Many of Ohio State’s top remaining targets competed at The Opening, but none were more impressive than Josh Sweat.

The 6’5″, 240-pound bruiser out of Chesapeake, Virginia, is rated the nation’s top defensive end and the No. 2 prospect overall. He has offers from more than 50 schools, including programs such Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame.

Virginia Tech leads for Sweat over Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball, but he told Max Preps that he doesn’t have a top-five or 10 list yet.

Whether he has a list or not, current Ohio State commits Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell spent a lot of time recruiting him—and others—on behalf of Meyer at The Opening.

In addition to Sweat, the dynamic duo connected with 5-star quarterback Torrance Gibson, 5-star running back Damien Harris, 4-star wide…

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