*Hits Carlos Santana guitar rift*
For the first time in a long time, there wasn’t much to talk about on National Signing Day for Ohio State. With most of its 17-player class already in tow, the Buckeyes secured a couple of offensive line commitments, and kept it moving towards the 2020 cycle. While there wasn’t the big “BOOM” Urban Meyer made us accustomed to, Ohio State’s small 2019 class is loaded with top-end talent, and shows that things are more than just fine in Columbus after losing a legendary coach.
On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I discuss Ohio State’s ‘quality over quantity’ 2019 recruiting class, how Ryan Day has aced his first couple months, the differences between him and Meyer, and more.
:30- It was weird having such a calm signing day
2:35- It’ll be a while before we see Dawand Jones and Enokk Vimahi play, but Day and his staff did a hell of a job bringing them in
5:45- Doug Nester’s de-commitment was set in stone once Meyer was out
7:10- This class defines ‘quality over quantity’
9:37- No concerns about Ryan Day’s recruiting + how his style is different from Meyer’s
13:20- The era of signing top-two classes is probably over, but we’ll take top-five and better personnel decisions.
19:10- Not many schools can lose someone like Meyer and keep it rolling + Gene Smith appreciation
21:30- Basketball’s important three-game stretch (which started with a wild 74-70 win over Penn State last night)