Many of the top teams in the country will be preparing for their bowl games this week and beyond as bowl season has returned to college football. For Ohio State, being ineligible gives the Buckeyes a solid advantage in the recruiting game for the next month. Let's see which recruits are on Coach Meyer's radar.
The Ohio State staff would love the chance to add an offensive tackle to their 2013 recruiting class. They have been recruiting former Michigan commitment David Dawson, but it looks like Dawson will end up at either Michigan State or fall back on to Michigan. That doesn't mean the staff has given up, though. '13 3-star OL Kenny Lacy is currently committed to UCLA but it looks like Ohio State may not be out of contention. Reports have come out that Lacy could end up at UCLA, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska or Arkansas. Lacy has already said he wants to make an official visit to Ohio State on January 11th. The 6'5", 270-pound Lacy committed to UCLA on September 10th.
Ohio State is getting a jump on future classes, as head coach Urban Meyer went back to Florida yesterday and offered two underclassmen from Trinity Christian. 2014 wide receiver Isaiah Ford and 2015 two-way standout Jeffrey Holland. Both are pretty phenomenal athletes and are rapidly making noise in the recruiting game.
Staying on topic of the upcoming classes, '14 TE Jeb Blazevich named his top six, as you can plainly see above. Blazevich mentioned he didn't want to play any favorites other than those six right as of now. Don't expect to hear much out of him until he's closer to making a decision.
In late November, word quickly spread about a possible commitment from '13 ATH Christopher Worley (OH). A week later, the rumors were put on hold because Worley had to take his ACT over the weekend. Now that he has time to think more about his decision, it's only a matter of time. Ohio State defensive coordinator Everett Withers will be visiting Worley at his school, Cleveland Glenville. The Glenville pipeline has often been a topic of controversy, but the fact remains that the pipeline has proved itself invaluable.
Less than a month has passed since the Ohio State-Michigan game, but a scar still remains on the head of Ohio State assistant coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel was so jacked up during the game that he butted heads, literally, with offensive lineman Corey Linsley. The two-time Super Bowl champion has a huge pull on recruits as his style of coaching and experience in the NFL appeal to some of the best prospects in the country.
Because of this, Coach Meyer has made certain that Vrabel's experience would come in handy. You can hear him speaking to the Core 6 Athletes below: