Last year, Urban Meyer was able to flip seven recruits before national signing day. This year, he’s already done it twice. But the most meaningful of the bunch might actually be in his own backyard after the first-year coach got Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) to drop the Michigan commit moniker for one of Ohio State. When Conley flipped, he joined former West Virginia commit Jayme Thompson (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic) in that department for the recruiting class of 2013.
Craig Haubert goes over the latest RecruitingNation class rankings and looks at how things have changed at the top with the commitments of Matt Rolin (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods), Greg Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage), Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington), and Ricky Seals-Jones (Sealy, Texas/Sealy).
The official visit of Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) is an interesting one, as the ESPN 150 cornerback will spend a whole bunch of time one-on-one with Urban Meyer and his coaching staff. While most of this weekend’s heavy hitters –Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Christian) and Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) are expected in town — will make their official visits beginning on Friday, Conley will not.