Without delving into numbers at this time, how are things shaping up presently? Understand that with this staff you will see more offers extended, than was previously done by Jim Tressel. Urban Meyer knows to get in the game with some of the national kids you must be among the first to offer, so we will try to determine which offers are "real" and which are just "conversation starters."
Let's look at the 2013 Ohio State recruiting effort, mostly looking at in-state prospects, and the out-of-state players that have an offer and have expressed genuine interest. Here are the offensive possibilities at this time.
QUARTERBACK: Need two.
Mitch Trubisky: No offers to date. Put up big numbers at Mentor. Has been invited to Ohio State for home games.
RUNNINGBACK: Need one.
Ty Isaac: Offered by the new staff. A speedster-type.
Derrick Green: Offered by the old staff, and holds offers from everyone. A power-type back.
Chris Davis: Colerain speedster, who suffered a knee injury last season.
WIDE RECEIVER: Need two "true" wideouts.
Robert Foster: Pennsylvania superstar is a definite need.
Shelton Gibson: First junior offered by Meyer at Ohio State.
Kevin Gladney: Offered by Michigan.
Rob Wheelwright: Holds four BCS offers.
Trey Kilgore: Stylish, with good size.
Percy Harvin'S: Need two "hybrids."
Jalin Marshall: Could play the Harvin to a tee at Ohio State.
Argeros Turner: Automatic "NO" by the previous staff, but he gets a look under Meyer.
TIGHT END: Need one.
Mike Heuerman: Fits the Meyer offense like a glove, and has a brother succeeding at Ohio State.
CENTER: Need zero. Plenty on the roster.
GUARD: Need one. Only a true potential starter.
Sean Welsh: Holds MAC offers, plus Cincinnati.
TACKLE: Need three.
Alex Gall: Out of Cincinnati Moeller.
Jake Raulerson: Texas strongman, with Ohio ties.
Steve Mathie: Will need to camp.
Evan Lisle: Top offensive line prospect in Ohio.
Kyle Meadows: Great size and one to watch at camp.