Ohio State Recruiting: Malik Zaire to Notre Dame

Written March 26th, 2012 by Jim

Archbishop Alter QB Malik Zaire is a Golden Domer.

Notre Dame went on a major recruiting run this past weekend, landing three big time offensive tackle prospects (including two with Ohio State offers) and Ohio quarterback Malik Zaire out of Kettering Archbishop Alter.

Zaire was offered by Ohio State’s previous coaching staff and continued to be recruited by Urban Meyer- clearly he was one of the top targets on Ohio State’s QB board.

The same “you hate to see Ohio kids go to other schools” principal applies here as well, particularly Ohio kids that the Buckeyes were recruiting.

So, Ohio State lost a top quarterback from Ohio that they had been pursuing through two coaching staffs- big deal, right?

Well, outside of another old principle- a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, Ohio State is still on track to hit its mark recruiting quarterbacks this year.

Interestingly enough, they will likely land the proverbial two in the bush.

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Wrapping up the 2012 Recruiting Class

Written October 25th, 2011 by Jim

After a long hiatus, it’s time to jump back in with some recruiting talk.

Adverse circumstances surrounding the program have obviously impacted recruiting for months, but the 2012 class still has an opportunity to be pretty darn good.

The key will be finishing strong, and the Buckeyes look to be in a great position to do just that.

The biggest concern, as it has been for months, continues to be along the offensive line. Regardless of how the ’12 class finishes, the depth issues there may not be resolved until the ink is dry on the ’13 class.

Before I get too far ahead of myself, here is a look at how the 2012 class will wind down. Read More

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