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Ryan Day knocked his first recruiting class out of the park

The 2019 group isn’t as flashy as previous years, but is jam-packed with talent

NCAA Football: Urban Meyer-Press Conference Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s take a look at some things that have happened since Urban Meyer announced his retirement and Ryan Day was named the next Head Coach at Ohio State:

  • The Buckeyes held on to almost all of their 2019 recruiting class, which has the third-highest star average in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.
  • Added one of the top prospects in the country in Zach Harrison (when he was considered a Michigan lean for most of the process, no less.)
  • Are considered the favorite to land game-changing quarterback transfer Justin Fields from Georgia.

How many programs could lose of of the greatest coaches ever and still have that kind of positive momentum?

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I break down Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class, why we think Ryan Day has aced his first couple of weeks on the job, and what getting Fields would mean for next year.

Show notes

2:12- How was the coaching staff able to hold this class together with Meyer’s departure looming?

5:05- Landing Harrison is a massive deal

9:30- Larry Johnson deserves a lot of credit

12:50- This class was quality over quantity

15:20- The top three from this class are next-level type players

17:40- Urban Meyer passes the sticks

19:40- Will Day have a different philosophy on playing younger players?

23:20- The Justin Fields rumors

32:50- Greg Studrawa’s days on this staff are probably numbered

41:30- Mike Weber declares for the NFL Draft

44:09- A short discussion on the basketball team, and where they stand before the game against UCLA tomorrow