Urban Meyer perfect for Ohio State

Meyer's Midwest background plus ties to Southeast, Florida could be recruiting bonanza

Originally Published: November 29, 2011
By Tom Luginbill | ESPN RecruitingNation
Urban Meyer to Ohio State is a perfect fit for many reasons. The core of Meyer's roots are founded in Ohio and the Midwest. He's coached there, recruited there and has a deep knowledge of the area's talent base. But Meyer also has ties to the West Coast from his time at Utah, and Florida and the Southeast from his time with the Gators. That, coupled with the stature of Ohio State, allows Meyer and the Buckeyes to recruit nationally as much as they want to.

Ohio State is one of a handful of programs that can recruit nationally and not have to sell itself. The program is a national brand and recruits all know about its proud history. Now add in Meyer and it's a potent combination. He can flash national championship rings. He had a player (Tim Tebow) win the Heisman Trophy. He's put players in the NFL, including the No. 1 overall pick in Alex Smith at Utah.