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Ohio State’s 2014 National Signing Day Wish List

Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class is filling up fast, but with around four scholarships still up for grabs, Urban Meyer is looking to go out with a bang on national signing day.

Ohio State’s 2014 National Signing Day Wish List

Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class is filling up fast, but with around four scholarships still up for grabs, Urban Meyer is looking to go out with a bang on national signing day. With 21 outstanding commitments already, Ohio State boasts the No. 2 recruiting class in the country. To build their desired depth, the Buckeyes want one more lineman on both the offensive and defensive lines. With all other needs met, Meyer can use his two remaining spots as proverbial cherries on top of an incredible group of recruits. As national signing day nears, the Buckeyes still have a number of highly rated prospects on their radar. Here’s Ohio State’s 2014 National Signing Day Wish List. All recruit rankings and stats per 247Sports.com. Begin Slideshow

Ohio State Football Recruiting: What You Need to Know for National Signing Day

With national signing day nearing, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to close out one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

3 Biggest Questions Ohio State Needs to Answer Before 2014 National Signing Day

With the 2013 college football season winding down, coaching staffs around the country are gearing up to put the finishing touches on their 2014 recruiting classes. Urban Meyer has Ohio State set up for success with 17 verbal pledges already in the fold. The Buckeyes’ class is highlighted by two 5-star prospects in Dante Booker (linebacker) and Curtis Samuel (athlete), along with 12 other 4-star recruits. Meyer has made a habit of finishing the recruiting season strong, but how can he make a class that already ranks third in the country even stronger? Here are the three biggest questions Ohio State needs to answer before national signing day. Will Ohio State Add More Offensive Linemen? Meyer’s top priority in 2014 was to build depth along an offensive line that is losing four senior starters at the end of the season. He’s well on his way to doing so after securing commitments from 4-star tackles Jamarco Jones and Kyle Trout and 4-star guards Demetrius Knox and Marcelys Jones. The Buckeyes would love to add one more lineman, but their biggest remaining target—4-star JUCO prospect Chad Mavety—chose Florida State over Ohio State last week. The Buckeyes are still pursuing a number of prospects, most notably 4-star tackles Frank Ragnow and Alex Bookser. Ohio State is facing an uphill battle for both players, but with Meyer at the helm, the Buckeyes are never out of the race. Can the Buckeyes Secure Raekwon McMillan? Of…

Dontre Wilson Will Make Biggest Impact of All Ohio State Freshmen in 2013

Ohio State was able to close with arguably the best recruiting class on National Signing Day last February. Though there was elite firepower throughout the class, one player stands out among the rest—Texas native Dontre Wilson. Wilson competed in Texas’ 5A division, the top division for high school football in the state. Facing top-notch competition, he was able to rack up over 1,800 yards on the ground while catching 37 passes for 750 yards. A player like this doesn’t come around too often, and it just so happens that Urban Meyer will now have the opportunity to incorporate Wilson into an already dangerous offense. There’s been much talk through the offseason about a playmaker emerging—a true playmaker who can catch a five-yard pass and turn it into a 80-yard touchdown. With Wilson, you get that threat every time he touches the ball. Sure, Jordan Hall will have an opportunity early in the year to prove

National Signing Day 2013: Grades and Analysis for Ohio State

It didn’t take long for Urban Meyer to stamp his place in the history of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program. In 2012, Meyer delivered the school its 10th undefeated season.
The Buckeyes were banned from postseason action, for infractions …

From morning to night, Vanderbilt stages a Signing Day worth celebrating (Yahoo! Sports)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a rare quiet moment in the Vanderbilt war room Wednesday, Ava Franklin walked in and was overtaken by curiosity. “What are the balloons for?” asked the impossibly cute, 5-year-old daughter of the Commodores’ head coach. For the National Signing Day party, she was told. Ava thought for a second, then delivered the perspective-packed question of the afternoon, “What’s Signing Day?” You’ll find out soon enough, kid. But if you must know now … Signing Day is what has obsessed your father and his colleagues for months. It is what gets him into the office before you awaken, and gets him home after you go to sleep. It is a high holy day in the college football world, a festival of hope for fans and a culmination of dreams for players. Related: Rivals.com’s top 25 recruiting classes And on Wednesday at your daddy’s office, Ava, Signing Day went like this: 5:35 a…

Ole Miss steals the show at National Signing Day

National Signing Day is normally pretty predictable. The top college football programs reap a bountiful harvest of high school talent and the lesser-tier teams fight for the leftovers. So when Mississippi emerged with the No. 1 recruit in the country, the top-ranked offensive tackle and the highest-rated wide receiver on Wednesday, there was a Rebel yell in Oxford. Coach Hugh Freeze reeled in a star-studded class to Ole Miss, led by linebacker Robert Nkemdiche, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsell, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and No. 3-ranked safety Antonio Conner. By most accounts, it not only was the school’s best group of recruits in history, it was among the nation’s consensus top 10 and as high as the top five in several rankings. “It’s unbelievable,” Freeze said. “The guys in this room (current players) have done such a phenomenal job in building relationships with these guys.” It was no surprise, …

Ohio State Football: The Good and the Bad of National Signing Day

Urban Meyer and Ohio State closed out the 2013 recruiting class with a bang on national signing day, gaining commitments from a pair of prospects who were deciding between the Buckeyes and a number of the premier programs around the …

Video: Urban Meyer National Signing Day Press Conference

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