So is a Michigan recruiting pipeline forming? It looked like it on Sunday, when a second Michigander committed to the Buckeyes' 2014 class. But then Lawrence Marshall did some reconsidering. This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
The Buckeyes picked up three commitments for 2014 on a weekend when they hosted top juniors from across the country.
It certainly seemed like a successful weekend.
Deshaun Watson is the only quarterback to get an OSU offer so far. Looks like Urban Meyer and Tom Herman are being very picky in terms of QBs in this class.
One of the top cornerbacks in the country has Ohio State on his short list.
So does one of the top safeties.
Woody Hayes was born 100 years ago this week, and Ohio State marked the occasion with an 800-pound bronze statue outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. (OSU, Dispatch)
Meyer prepared a test for the players on the legendary coach. (Land Grant Holy Land)
Part of Urban Meyer's appeal to Ohio State fans is that he gets Ohio State history so well. (Eleven Warriors)
A look inside the Buckeyes' football facilities. (Plain Dealer)
Ohio State signee Vonn Bell's father said Tennessee's late push was too little, too late. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
And new Buckeyes linebacker Mike Mitchell brings a unique skill set to Columbus, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
A look at the best seasons for freshmen in Ohio State history. (TheOzone.net)
2014 power forward David Bell is a fast-riser, and now a Buckeyes pledge.
Indiana's team play showed Ohio State its deficiencies, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
Deshaun Thomas needs more help, writes Michael Arace. (Dispatch)
Sad news about Mama Lighty, who was a fixture around the Ohio State program even after her son David finished his eligibility. (Plain Dealer)
The Big Ten has never been better; will it translate in March?
The Gang's All Here
The Buckeyes will miss their star junior pitcher and first baseman for at least two months. (Lantern)
After a loss to No. 1 Penn State, the No. 5 OSU wrestling team is looking toward the national duals. (Lantern)
Ohio State's tweaked logo is going over about as well as New Coke. (Eleven Warriors)
And the cost was $45,000. (Columbus Business First)
And finally, there's the story of a 65-year-old Buckeyes fan getting pulled over by police in Tennessee because of her Ohio State sticker. No, it's not that kind of leaf. (Dispatch)