Ohio State's 2014 Dream Team: Defense
February, 13, 2013
By Brad Bournival | ESPN Insider
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comVirginia prospect Da'Shawn Hand would be an ideal LEO for the Buckeyes, a DE/LB combo.With the 2014 recruiting cycle now in full swing, BuckeyeNation wondered what it would be like to create a dream team. Tuesday we looked at the offense, Wednesday we switch to the defensive side.
There are stipulations in this dream list of recruits for the 2014 class.
The team has to mirror that of the Buckeyes’ defense. That means there aren’t 11 middle linebackers or safeties on the squad, just one standout at each position.
To be fair, linemen could move inside if need be, and inside backers could move to an outside linebacker spot as well.
One other thing, if a player was committed -- be it to the Buckeyes or somewhere else -- he was disqualified. The individual also had to have an offer from Ohio State.
Here’s what we came up with. It’s a formidable list:
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State