Like most things at Ohio State, tight end recruiting- and more generally the tight end position are in line for some changes under Urban Meyer.
During the Tressel era, the tight end became somewhat of a running joke in Columbus due to their perpetual lack of involvement in the offense (with a few notable exceptions).
For the record, I blame Bollman- but that is another story that I have already beat into the ground.
In contrast to the previous regime, I expect the tight ends to play a major role in the offense moving forward.
Urban Meyer always talks about two players on the current team when asked about the offense.
Clearly, Braxton Miller is number one- but senior tight end Jake Stoneburner is a close number two.
If that doesn’t indicate a brighter future for the position, I don’t know what would.
Accordingly, the Buckeyes are targeting some of the top tight ends in the country in the 2013 class to take advantage of the increased role they will have in Columbus.
The receivers are one of the least experienced groups on the entire team. The suspension of Devier Posey compounds the issue significantly.
As young and inexperienced as they may be (and let me reiterate, they are), they are also extremely talented- as you would expect from any group at Ohio State.
It may take a few games to work out the kinks, but if the passing attack starts rolling, these players are fully capable of taking over a game.
The good news is that they don’t need to take over games; they only need to take some pressure off the running backs by giving the defense something to worry about.
At this, they should be more than capable, no matter who the quarterback ends up being.