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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Triple threats: Devin Smith

By Austin Ward

Everybody is chasing the elite recruits, and championships aren't usually won unless there's a pretty impressive constellation of four- and five-star athletes on a roster.

But those guys also aren't typically solely responsible for taking a program to the next level, and it can often come down to which coaching staffs properly identify and develop the players without as much buzz coming out of high school -- or the ones intent on proving those doubts wrong at the next level.

BuckeyeNation is looking at five of those players on the Ohio State roster who will be key to making a title run, all of them capable of outplaying that three-star label.

Devin Smith
Wide receiver Devin Smith was a three-star recruit who is playing at a higher level.
No. 3: Devin Smith