Urban Meyer still has one more game left as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. But, for all intents and purposes, today is the beginning of the Ryan Day Era in Columbus. Today, on the first day of the college football early signing period, the incoming coach is expected to receive National Letters of Intent from anywhere from 12 to 16 recruits, depending on how the final decisions shake out.
Over all, the Buckeyes are likely to have somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 scholarships available for the 2019 class. That final number will come into sharper focus following the Rose Bowl when the coaching staff learns who will be heading to the NFL Draft, if any players plan on transferring, or if medical issues will force players to end their careers.
Since OSU has fewer scholarships available than in years past, the class isn’t expected to finish as highly in the rankings as in recent years (think in the 11-20 range), but it should still be towards the top of the rankings in terms of average ranking per player (probably top 5).
We will be covering the 2018 Early Signing Period from every angle today, so join us as we kick off the beginning of a new era in Ohio State football.