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Podcast: An offensive tackle is all Ohio State needs to complete its 2018 recruiting class

We take a final look at what the Buckeyes need to add on National Signing Day.

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It’s the worst kept secret in the world that the Ohio State Buckeyes needs to close its 2018 recruiting class with an offensive tackle (or two). Whether they can fill that need by adding either Nicholas Petit-Frere or Rasheed Walker will have to wait until National Signing Day, but with 24 players already in the class, landing a tackle is far and away the biggest story for the Buckeyes heading into next Wednesday.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn give a final primer on National Signing Day, how they think Ohio State’s class will finish out, whether Urban Meyer has any late-cycle Vonn Bell-esque tricks up his sleeve, and more, including:

  • Whether the early signing day meant less three-star “developmental” signings, a la Darron Lee or Tyvis Powell.
  • Why this might be the deepest class in modern Ohio State recruiting.
  • What Kerry Coombs’ departure to the Tennessee Titans means for the coaching staff, and his legacy in Columbus.

The guys also discuss how the basketball team has transformed from being a fun story about an improving team, to one with legitimate postseason aspirations, why it’s important to have a player like Keita Bates-Diop come tournament time, and a quick preview of the upcoming game at Purdue.