Urban Meyer has done an amazing job in his first two months on the job, but where do things stand specifically with specific player needs?
Brian Bobek: Next man up, following the graduation of four-year starter Mike Brewster. Bobek has all the tools to succed, and he impressed his peers in practice last season. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Sophomore.
Corey Linsley: Has played well in limited opportunities in his career. Linsley could play center or guard, and should be a starter this season. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Junior.
Jack Mewhort: Has been a solid starter and a player that has gotten better with increased reps. Could play tackle if needed, but is best suited starting at guard. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Junior.
Marcus Hall: People forget just how highly-rated he was coming out of high school. Hall's career has never taken off, but this guy playing to his potential would go a long way toward solidifying the offensive line. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Junior.
Chris Carter: Listed as a tackle, but that's a stretch. Would be better suited as an inside player. Still a project at this point, and has a ways to go. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Freshman.
Tommy Brown: Similar to Carter, in that Brown is still a work in progress. Listed as a tackle, but probably fits better at guard. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Freshman.
Reid Fragel: Reportedly has moved to tackle, and will be listed as such going forward. He isn't moving to waste his senior season as a reserve player. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Senior.
Andrew Norwell: Ready to take the next step in his development. Could be an All-Big Ten performer this season. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Junior.
Antonio Underwood: Another young player that is probably suited for guard. Was rushed last season into action, and that is more a commentary on that decision, rather than on Underwood as a player. Jury is still out, and he should not be judged on the Purdue showing. ELIGIBILITY FOR 2012: Sophomore.
Jacoby Boren: Probably starts out at center for Ohio State.
Patrick Elflein: Probably starts out at guard.
Joey O'Connor: Should be a guard, and he would be higher-rated than anyone other than Decker or Bobek in the last two classes.
Taylor Decker: In a class full of big fish, this could be the whale because of the desperate need at tackle.
POSSIBILITIES FOR 2012:
Kyle Dodson: Will decide on Signing Day, and a pledge to the Buckeyes would be the cherry on top of this recruiting sundae.