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Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class

Buckeyes got pretty much all they wanted in defensive-oriented group

Updated: February 9, 2013, 11:20 AM ET
By Brad Bournival | BuckeyeNation

At the close of signing day, ESPN rankes Ohio State's class No. 3 in the country.

With more time under his belt, Urban Meyer started building this class in January and steadily progressed throughout the calendar year as it rose in stature and rank.

It's fair to say this is a strong class on both sides of the ball as the Buckeyes continued their spread offense look, while building what could be a defensive class for the ages. He built the defense from the backfield forward and kept a keen eye up front. Offensively, Meyer sprinkled in top-flight receivers with a strong quarterback and running back.

The complete 2013 recruiting class: