It has only been two years since Thad Matta brought a top-10 recruiting class to the Ohio State basketball program, but there is some fretting among Buckeye Nation that he has lost his golden touch on the recruiting front.
After all, he only brought in one unheralded prospect in 2012 after striking out on Tony Parker (who eventually went to UCLA), and Andrew Wiggins—the top prospect in the 2013 class—recently eliminated Ohio State from the schools he is considering.
The Buckeyes’ 2013 class will likely only include two players (Kameron Williams and Marc Loving) when national signing day rolls around, marking the second straight recruiting season that Ohio State has failed to make a significant splash.
So what happened to the Matta that landed (per Scout.com) the No. 2 class in 2006, No. 7 class in 2007, No. 2 class in 2008, No. 3 class in 2010 and No. 8 class in 2011?
That ruthless recruiter is targeting 2014 as the year to make his grand comeback to the national…
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