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Friday, July 19, 2013
Ohio State Mailbag: Movers and shakers

By Brad Bournival

It’s time to dip into the BuckeyeNation recruiting mailbag and answer some of your questions. We’ll try to give everyone a chance to get their questions answered. We encourage you to send your questions by Twitter at @bbournival, by email at brad.bournival.espn@gmail.com or by posting a question in the Horseshoe Pit forum.

@buckeyefan686: Which guys for 2014 might be this class’ Dontre Wilson in that nobody is really talking about them going to Ohio State at this time?

BuckeyeNation: Talk about coming out swinging. Remember, Wilson was an Oregon Duck before he was a Buckeye, so we’ll attack the question that way, while tempering our answer with the fact it’s all hearsay.

Ohio State has always liked Texas quarterback commit Jerrod Heard. If Mack Brown leaves Texas and Heard starts to have second thoughts, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Buckeyes make a run at the ESPN 300 signal-caller.

@DoggzBuckEye559: Will Ohio State be the school kids will want to go to in the near future now that Urban Meyer is the coach?

BN: The Buckeyes really are a destination, now as last season’s recruiting class proved with a No. 3 overall ranking. That squad featured 17 ESPN 300 commits among its 24 signees.

The simple fact is winning breeds winning as the classes of the past have proved under Meyer. The two-time national champion certainly knows how to recruit the best of the best. We expect that trend to continue as Meyer builds Ohio State into a championship contender.

jbacevice@gmail.com: Which Ohio State 2014 commit currently outside the ESPN 300 is most likely to end up on the list on national signing day?

There could be two added to the list very soon after strong performances at The Opening. It wouldn’t come as a complete shock if wide receiver Terry McLaurin makes a significant move up after finishing second in the SPARQ championships. Parris Campbell Jr. also had a strong showing, and his speed and shiftiness make him a star. Another season of learning could make him elite.