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Podcast: Ohio State’s Early Signing Period class is excellent, despite the rocky finish

Plus, our thoughts on the Jackson Carman situation, negative recruiting, and Trevon Grimes’ transfer.

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The first Early Signing Day has come and gone, and it was quite the interesting three days for Ohio State. The 21 new Buckeyes comprise one of the top classes nation, but missing on the top player in Ohio, plus two other high profile commitments flipping at the 12th hour put a damper on an otherwise excellent week.

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holyland, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn break down Ohio State’s early signing period, what they think of the class, and more, including:

  • Which players have the best chance to make an impact next season. (TE Jeremy Ruckert, plus DT’s Antwuan Jackson and Taron Vincent are our early favorites).
  • What the strengths of the class are, and how Ohio State was able to add talent and depth at RB, DT, and LB.
  • A discussion on the Jackson Carman situation, negative recruiting, and whether his decision to go to Clemson says anything about the coaching staff’s relationship with top Ohio players and coaches.
  • Why it ultimately isn’t a huge deal that QB Emory Jones and S Jaiden Woodbey flipped.

The guys also talk about WR Trevon Grimes’ decision to transfer, and whether or not they’re worried about the wide receiver play heading into 2018.