- Jared Shanker, College Football
Buckeye Nation might cringe when it hears this, but Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison coach Maurice Douglass sees a lot of similarities between Urban Meyer and Rich Rodriguez when it comes to recruiting.
Meyer sent warning shots to the rest of the Big Ten when he plucked ESPNU 150 defensive linemen Se'Von Pittman (Michigan State) and Tommy Schutt (Penn State) from Big Ten rivals as his first two commitments as Buckeyes coach on Monday.
On national signing day in 2008 -- Rodriguez's first recruiting class at Michigan -- Rodriguez plucked recruits Michael Shaw and Roy Roundtree from Big Ten brethren Penn State and Purdue, respectively, on his way to the No. 13 recruiting class.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has already snagged two prospects from Big Ten rivals and is forcing other recruits to rethink their short lists.