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Despite missing out on Marvin Wilson, Ohio State’s 2017 defensive line is loaded

The Rushmen are going to feast in 2017.

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In case you didn’t know, Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class is excellent. Like, best class in the Urban Meyer era excellent. While it remains to be seen what they do on the field, the newest group of Buckeyes are already generating a significant amount of hype, and —with another group of underclassmen heading to the NFL after the 2016 season— should get the chance to make their mark right away. (You can find write-ups and highlights of all members of the ‘Select 17’ class here.)

On this week’s Hangout in the Holyland, Matt Brown and Colton Denning talk all things Ohio State recruiting, including a highly touted defensive tackle eluding the Buckeyes once again on signing day. Despite Marvin Wilson’s decision to attend Florida State, the guys each make their case for the defensive tackle position being a strength next season, and just how good the Buckeyes will be along the defensive line. (Spoiler: A ten-man rotation is plausible, and that’s not even including five-star quarterback mauler Chase Young yet.)

Also included in this podcast are discussions about:

  • Ohio State being over the 85 scholarship limit, which position groups might see attrition to get to it, and whether they think the Buckeyes oversigned
  • This class being so good that players like J.K. Dobbins are being overlooked.
  • Matt’s important PSA that Notre Dame did, in fact, go 4-8 this season.

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