Nobody could successfully argue with Urban Meyer’s track record on the recruiting trail.
Through three recruiting cycles in Columbus, the Ohio State head coach has brought the Buckeyes a trio of top-5 classes, including the nation’s second-ranked class in 2013 and No. 3 class in 2014, per 247Sports. Even in 2012, when Meyer arrived on campus with two months to go until national signing day, he managed to turn what was at the time an unimpressive class into the country’s fifth best.
But in his first two-and-a-half years at the helm at Ohio State, one position in particular has seemed to elude the two-time national champion head coach. And it happens to be the most important on the football field.
Despite his successful track record with the likes of Josh Harris, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow and Braxton Miller, Meyer still hasn’t managed to attract a star quarterback to Columbus during his time with the Buckeyes. Sure, 2017 commit and all-everything sophomore Danny Clark waits in the wings, but there remains a two-season gap between Miller’s departure and Clark’s arrival in Columbus.
It’s not that Ohio State has failed to add any signal-callers since Meyer arrived, as the Buckeyes have signed Cardale Jones (2012), J.T. Barrett (2013) and Stephen Collier (2014) in the past three classes. But Meyer is yet to have landed a big-name, blue-chip quarterback at OSU, with the Buckeyes having missed on the likes of Deshaun Watson and Kyle Allen a year ago. And while Barrett may…