Filling the holes in Ohio State’s 2013 class

On September 15, 2012 by


J.T. Barrett – Wichita Falls, TX – Committed

Ohio State (2-0) is off to a solid start on the field and in the recruiting trail, but for us picky fans; there are definitely holes to fill for the 2013 season.  I feel that many of the misunderstandings with the negativity currently surrounding the on-field productivity is because we have the bar set so high.  Coach Urban Meyer set the bar high for us by expecting the best from every player and coach, but this issue of negativity has surrounded Buckeye fan boards for quite some time.  In fact, it’s the reason that I created my own site and why I am where I am now.  We can all point the finger at Jim Tressel for winning a National Championship so early in his career, but much of the problem is that we’re a knowledgeable fan base that wants the best for it’s team.  There’s always room for improvement, but eventually we, the fans, have to find a reasonable medium.

This is my positive swing on how the 2013 Ohio State Recruiting Class can help fill holes and add depth to next year’s Buckeye roster.  You’re going to see current OSU commits as well as my predictions of the remaining class.  This is an important recruiting class because many fans are expecting a great season in 2013.  It’ll mark the first year that a Coach Meyer team will be eligible for post-season play, it’ll be the very important and often successful 2nd year in Coach Meyer’s tenure at Ohio State, and it’ll be the year that the Buckeyes return many key players.

The 2013 class has 16 current commits, and the widely assumed magic number is 21; so this leaves us with 5 wildcard spots. How will Urban and the staff fill them?