National signing day is officially behind us, and for the Ohio State Buckeyes, the early returns look wonderful.
Check out how the Bucks’ class ranks according to the biggest recruiting databases:
Database National Rank Big Ten Rank
Rivals 2 1
ESPN 3 1
247 Sports 5 1
Even though the class might be special; that doesn’t mean it has everything.
Let’s take a look at where the newest Buckeyes are strongest, and where they need some help.
Big Ten teams struggle to pass the ball against inferior competition, but good luck playing the Buckeyes in a couple years.
Ohio State landed a preposterous haul of secondary prospects this year, starting with Eli Apple and continuing with Gareon Conley, Cam Burrows and Vonn Bell.
The first three, all cornerbacks, are No. 3, 7 and 9 in ESPN.com’s positional rankings. That is, the Buckeyes got a third of the nine best cover guys in the country.
Almost as importantly, no other Big Ten team even got one. The…
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