#AskLoogs: Urban Meyer loading up

August, 6, 2013
8/06/13
9:50
AM ET
Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation senior analyst Tom Luginbill a question about your team? Tweet it to @TomLuginbill using the hashtag #AskLoogs.


Load up at DT, DE, OL and CB. Those are the positions that define the SEC and Alabama right now. To compete with the likes of the elite teams in the SEC, Ohio State must become two deep in the front, with very little drop-off, if any, when rotating in the front. Meyer knows this all too well because his best teams at Florida did this and won championships.

Look at Ohio State's last two classes. In 2012, Meyer closed with DE Noah Spence, DE Adolphus Washington, DT Tommy Schutt, OG Joey O’Connor, DE Jamal Marcus and DE/OLB Josh Perry all near or at the top of the class. In 2013, the focus moved to the secondary with CB Eli Apple, CB Gareon Conley, CB Cam Burrows, S Vonn Bell and then rounded it out with ILB Trey Johnson. See the pattern? He is loading up here for a reason and it’s not to win the Big Ten -- it’s to win the whole thing. The big question is can Ohio State lure top defensive line prospects out of the South and away from the SEC/ACC?

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


Drive Through: Virginia Tech Fallout
One week after upsetting Ohio State, Virginia Tech lost at home to East Carolina. Heather Dinich and Danny Kanell look at what this means for the ACC and Ohio State.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video