I established in my last update that recruiting rankings don’t matter. If you don’t buy that, at the very least they are terrible indicators of how successful a player will be in college, and that is a fact.
At the same time, recruiting clearly does matter to college football.
The reasons why are pretty clear, but to state the obvious, the teams that do the best job filling their needs from year to year with the best talent, or at least talent that fits their system, will be the teams that have the most success each fall.
That brings me to Ohio State and their major need in the 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes. Most of you probably know what I am talking about already, but for those that don’t, the Buckeyes need offensive tackles.
There are currently four true tackles on the roster: Mike Adams (SR), J.B. Shugarts (SR), Marcus Hall (RS SO), and Andrew Norwell (SO).
Beyond those four, the Buckeyes will have to get a little creative to fill the depth chart. Read More
This post might be more accurately titled “Ohio’s Top Prospects Waiting on an Ohio State Offer”.
Either way, it is well documented how stacked the Buckeye state is with talent in the 2012 class, and unfortunately that creates a situation were some very talented players aren’t being considered by the home team… yet.
With summer camps currently in progress, many players will be looking to earn an offer not yet received. And some players not even on Ohio State’s early radar will likely emerge, meaning that the big board will likely need some heavy renovations over the next several weeks (which I, of course, will be more than happy to do).
Truth time, I started this list several weeks ago and I have literally had to cut it in half due to numerous players originally on the list verbally committing to other schools.
Those other schools (namely, Michigan and Michigan State) have really benefited from the talent in Ohio combined with the limited number of scholarships available to Ohio State.
While that was inevitable with this class, here’s hoping that patience pays off with some of the remaining players. Read More