Meyer Seeing Stars At OSU

Urban Meyer took the recruiting world by storm last year, landing a monster class at Ohio State despite only being on the job for two months. Meyer is at it again, and he has landed four commitments for his 2013 class, with each being among the best in the country at their respective positions.

If anyone thought Urban Meyer's early recruiting success at Ohio State was a fluke, they might be having second thoughts on that right now. In less than three weeks since signing a top class for 2012, Meyer is off and running again. He now has four commitments for his 2013 class, and all are highly-rated prospects.

Cameron Burrows: Started the ball rolling in mid-January as the first 2013 commit. The four-star cornerback brings size, speed and great change of direction to the table, and will be ranked among the best defensive backs in America as a senior. Burrows helped lead his high school team to the state title in 2011, and Trotwood-Madison is the favorite to repeat this coming season.

Jalin Marshall: The second commitment for Ohio State's 2013 class, and one of the top pure play-makers in America. The five-star athlete is a threat to score every time he touches the football, and "Mr. Excitement" is the game-breaker Meyer has been hoping for. Could line up at quarterback, runningback, wide receiver, and return kicks for Ohio State. Meyer will look to isolate Marshall in space one-on-one, and let him work his magic.

Billy Price: Meyer added four highly-rated defensive linemen in the previous class, and he comes right back adding another stud in the Austintown Fitch defensive tackle. Price, a four-star prospect, idolizes current Buckeye Johnny Simon, and Meyer will take that type of player every day of the week. An outstanding offensive lineman as well, Price could see time on that side of the football if needed, but projects as a defensive tackle at the next level.

Eli Woodard: The most recent addition to Ohio State's class, Woodard fills the need at cornerback along with Burrows. Depth at the position is an issue for Meyer, and he plugged that hole with two of the highest-rated players in the country. Woodard brings length and great hip turn to the table, and has the skill set to play early for the Buckeyes. Should team with Burrows to give Ohio State a pair of corners that can fill the position for years to come. The New Jersey product is the only out-of-state commitment at this time, as the previous three are all Ohio-born.

It's too hard to project a final number of openings for the 2013 recruiting class at Ohio State, but 20 seems like reasonable number. Meyer is off to the type of start that could once again send the Buckeyes to a top-rated class.


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