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Recruits Ohio State Must Land to Get No. 1 Overall 2014 Recruiting Class

Ohio State is always a threat to come away with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation on national signing day, especially with coach Urban Meyer at the helm. Meyer is one of the best recruiters in college football, and Ohio State is one of college football’s biggest draws. The Buckeyes are a national powerhouse with a national following and a great home-field atmosphere in Columbus, Ohio. There’s a lot to like about Ohio State. Combine that with Meyer’s championship experience, and it shouldn’t be surprising that the school already has the No. 2 class nationally, according to the 247Sports team rankings. Ohio State is going to have to stay strong on the recruiting trail though, because it’s not as if Alabama is going to stop recruiting. The same can be said for the likes of Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame and any of the other powers out there. If Ohio State and coach Meyer want to finish on

Michigan vs. Ohio State: Whose 2014 Recruiting Class Is Better Right Now?

Michigan and Ohio State are two of the biggest rivals in college football, and that rivalry routinely spills over to the recruiting trail. Both programs have constructed excellent recruiting classes, as they are ranked in the Top 10 of 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. Fans of the dominant Big Ten programs intensely debate over which is the superior program, but the debate now also includes who has the better 2014 recruiting class. That argument will be settled now. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.com, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPNU.

Ohio State Football: The Final Verdict on the Buckeyes’ Recruiting Class of 2008

Earlier this summer, I had a chance to look back at the surprising success of the Ohio State recruiting class of 2010 as well as the massive disappointment of the class of 2009. To round out this miniseries, we’ll go back to the infamous Brew Crew class of 2008 to decide once and for all whether or not it succeeded or if its sins make it a disaster. The list of names in the Class of 2008 was a who’s who of the top high school prospects not just in Ohio or the Midwest, but in the country as well: Mike Adams, DeVier Posey, Etienne Sabino, Mike Brewster, JB Shugarts, Jake Stoneburner and a quarterback from a small high school in Pennsylvania named Terrelle Pryor. This class did plenty of good things on the field as it led the Buckeyes to three straight Big Ten championships and two consecutive BCS bowl wins. However, its members, namely Pryor, Adams and

Looking Back: The 2006 Recruiting Class (NBC Sports)

Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The best of the best will have a spot in all of the top 100 recruiting rankings on the line. Over the course of this week, we will be looking back at the RSCI — a composite index for top 100 lists — to reinforce a point: recruiting rankings are not a guarantee. Top ten recruits flame out and unranked players make the NBA. The only thing that is a given is that hard work will be talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Keep that in mind while tracking where a kid is ranked and who is recruiting him. We’ll be looking at the Class of 1999-2008, …

Ohio State Football: How OSU’s 2009 Recruiting Class Failed to Meet Expectations

Ohio State’s 2009 recruiting class was ranked No. 1 by Scout.com, and only one player from that group—John Simon—was drafted by an NFL team. While the much less-heralded 2010 recruiting class was a huge success, despite low expectations, 2009 was the opposite: lots of hype but little payoff. The “Brew Crew” in 2008 received a tremendous amount of hype, and the class that followed it was expected to help propel the Buckeyes to their first national title since the 2002 season. It never panned out that way. Instead, the two classes played a role in one of the Buckeyes’ worst chapters, where they went 6-7 in 2011. While the 2008 class deserves a brunt of the blame with several of its top names among the “Suspended Five,” the 2009 class deserves some blame as well for its long list of recruiting busts. Dorian Bell, Melvin Fellows, Jaamal Berry, Duron Carter, Jamie Wood, Dominic Clarke, Jonathan Newsome, James Jackson and Corey Brown were all expected to be the leaders of the…

Ohio State Lands Kicker/Punter Sean Nuernberger for 2014 Recruiting Class

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes have found a kicker for their 2014 recruiting class. Sean Nuernberger, a kicker/punter out of Buckner, Ky. who was born in Germany, announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he has committed to Ohio State: It’s done! Officially committed to play football for THE Ohio State University! #BUCKEYENATION— Sean Nuernberger (@SeanSeanThinks) June 11, 2013 Nuernberger committed following his performance at Ohio State’s three-day kicking camp (247Sports.com subscription required), becoming the 10th member of the Buckeyes’ recruiting class. According to LandGrantHolyLand.com, the talented kicker was also showing interest in Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame and Purdue, but he couldn’t pass up a chance to play for Meyer and the Buckeyes. Nuernberger spoke with Jeremy Birmingham of ElevenWarriors.com about how his commitment went down: I was there yesterday and they asked me to stay another night and kicked again this…

Ohio State Football: Meyer Targeting State of Georgia for 2014 Recruiting Class

For many of the past head coaches at Ohio State, priority No. 1 was finding a way to keep Big Ten schools—and other elite programs around the country—from raiding the “Buckeye State” of its top high school talent.
Famed coaches …

Ohio State Football: Meyer Targeting State of Georgia for 2014 Recruiting Class

For many of the past head coaches at Ohio State, priority No. 1 was finding a way to keep Big Ten schools—and other elite programs around the country—from raiding the “Buckeye State” of its top high school talent.
Famed coaches …

Ohio State Football: How the 2010 Recruiting Class Overcame Low Expectations

The old rule of evaluating how teams do in the NFL draft is to look back after three years and then put a grade on it.
By the same token, it’s also a good barometer to look back and see …

Ohio State Football: Meyer Plugs Holes in Roster with 2013 Recruiting Class

With spring practice looming, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking for ways to build on the momentum they gained during their undefeated 2012 season.
Returning superstar quarterback Braxton Miller and eight other starters on offense, along with …

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