Urban Meyer’s coaching led a flawed Buckeyes team to an undefeated season in his first year as head coach, and now his recruiting skills are setting this program up to get even stronger.
With 23 commitments, 247Sports has the Buckeyes’ 2013 recruiting class ranked fifth in the nation. While that is a lofty ranking, it gets even better for the Buckeyes on other sites.
ESPN (behind the Insider pay wall) has the Buckeyes’ class ranked fourth in the nation. Ohio State’s 2013 class is held with even more regard in Scout.com’s national rankings where they are ranked second.
This class is stacked, and it includes 10 players rated in ESPN’s top 150 recruits and another five in their top 300. Most importantly, the majority of these guys—14 according to Scout—are on the defensive side of the ball.
The Buckeyes’ defense desperately needs game-changers on defense. They are losing seven starters from last year’s squad, and that unit…
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