Rea's Day Blog: A Look Back At Class Of '84

It was hit and miss for Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce a quarter-century ago when he signed 25 new recruits. The hits more than made up for the misses, however, since future All-Americans Cris Carter and Chris Spielman were in the Buckeyes' recruiting class of 1984.

I thought I'd step into the Recruiting Wayback Machine again and take a look back a quarter-century ago at the Ohio State class of 1984.

Twenty-five years ago, the Buckeyes signed 25 high school players to national letters of intent and several of them turned to be stars. Two became among the top performers at their position in school history – some would even argue the best wide receiver and linebacker to ever suit up for the Scarlet and Gray.

OSU head coach Earle Bruce had just completed his fifth season in Columbus and was in the middle of a seven-year streak of three-loss campaigns, a stretch that had earned the coach the derisive nickname of "Ol' 9-3 Earle." However, lost over time is the fact the 1983 team came within an eyelash of contending for a national championship.

Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Day Blog: Feb. 12.


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