Battleground 2014: OSU-Michigan 

December, 4, 2012
The 2014 recruiting class for Ohio State is expected to be small. At the same time, it could be very strong.

That is, if the Buckeyes can get some of the monster names they will most likely have to fight Michigan for next year.

The Wolverines struck first at the most pressing need for Ohio State when they swiped inside linebacker Michael Ferns out of St. Clairsville, Ohio. In turn, Urban Meyer swooped in for Ferns’ state final game last weekend with four of his closest friends -- all Buckeyes assistants -- to watch the ESPN Watch List junior play.