11W Recruiting Notebook: A Look to the Finish

By Alex on November 30, 2011 at 2:00p
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Urban RenewalMeyer brings a new force to Buckeye recruiting.

Well this week sure has been exciting when it comes to Ohio State football. Not only do the Buckeyes land a great coach in Urban Meyer who will immediately provide stability to the on field product, but they also get a superstar personality who is going to have the largest impact on the recruiting trail that OSU fans have ever seen.

As written last week, Meyer will help the rich get richer in Columbus. He will not only close the fences around the state of Ohio, but will use the ties he has made at Utah and Florida to bring in some top notch talent from around the country as well.

While people want to see what results that yields this year, they may have to wait until 2013, as there is only two months remaining until signing day and with scholarship reductions on the way, there isn't much room in a Buckeye recruiting class that numbers 16 for 2012 already.

That being said, there is likely room for about six more players in this class and it's time to look at who's available. There are some players still up for grabs that remain in the picture, as well as some players who are currently committed elsewhere that all of a sudden want to take a closer look at the Buckeyes.

In this edition of the 11W Recruiting Notebook, we look at what targets are still in the market, what their situation is, and the likelihood of them landing at Ohio State. Join us after the jump to hear the latest on the 2012 prospects that may be jumping aboard the Meyer Express in the near future.

Despite already getting a call from Urban Meyer, I would put the chances of Kyle Kalis remaining with Michigan at 99%. Brady Hoke and the staff did a great job of pouncing on a fragile mindset at the time of Jim Tressel's resignation and sold Kalis all the way on the Maize and Blue. With a thin offensive line and only two commits in that position group, you can bet Meyer will look to add another two, maybe three more bodies to the group. Enter Jordan Diamond, Nick Davidson, Alex Kozan, and Kyle Dodson.

Jordan Diamond has always had the Buckeyes high on his list, but things had toned down a bit when turmoil hit Columbus. It looked like Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin were the teams to beat, but Diamond said he is very excited about Meyer taking the job at OSU. Look for an official visit from the Chicago native and once that happens, the Buckeyes may be the team to beat.

Davidson is a third generation Buckeye legacy and many have thought he would always pick OSU, but a decision has not been made to this point. Stanford and Clemson seem to be the two teams standing in Ohio State's way, but with stability finally in place, look for more information start to come out of this one. Davidson made no secret on his feelings about Meyer, all positives if you are a Buckeye fan hoping for this athletic tackle.

Kozan is another player who has not hid his desire to be a Buckeye. Originally from Cincinnati, Kozan moved to Colorado when he was younger with him family, but still roots for Ohio State. At 6'4", Kozan's size to play tackle has been questioned by many, but offers from Auburn, Iowa, LSU, and Wisconsin speak for themselves. I think if his scholarship is honored by Meyer and the new staff, Kozan will be a Buckeye in the not so distant future.

Caleb would be a stealCaleb would thrive in an Urban Meyer offense.

The final offensive lineman is Kyle Dodson. Dodson committed to Wisconsin earlier this year, just a day after receiving a "coveted" Ohio State offer, but I have always thought this one was open for the taking. Dodson recently mentioned possibly taking a visit to Auburn, and while he has not said anything about OSU, sources close to him have told me he really likes the Meyer hire and if Urban reaches out, would definitely listen to what he has to say.

The last player on offense to mention is Joel Caleb, a future Army All-American out of Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia. Caleb is a tremendous athlete who recently decided to drop a visit to Penn State due to the recent transgressions there, in favor of a trip to Columbus this coming weekend to check out the Buckeyes. The fact that Stan Drayton and Luke Fickell have built a great relationship with Caleb will only be helped by the presence of Meyer now running the program. I think Caleb will get the talk of being "the next Percy Harvin" during his visit this weekend and that could help the Buckeyes when it's all said and done.

On defense, the Buckeyes are looking at a few outstanding defensive linemen to pair with Adolphus Washington. One of those players is Se'Von Pittman who is currently committed to Michigan State. Pittman was another casualty of the Tressel situation, but it is well known that he has always been a Buckeye fan, despite his indecision about taking an official visit to Columbus. His longtime girlfriend is committed to play hoops for the Lady Buckeyes next year and may be the best recruiting tool Urban Meyer has. Stay tuned on this one as I think Pittman flips to the good guys.

Another defensive lineman that is committed but may still be in play is Greg McMullen. The Nebraska commit, like Pittman, was once a heavy Buckeye lean, but fell in love with Lincoln and the program Bo Pelini has put together. Unlike Pittman, I think the ship has sailed on McMullen, and this Akron native will end up playing against the Buckeyes for the Cornhuskers.

An out of state defensive end to keep an eye on is Dante Fowler of Lakewood High School in Florida. Fowler is currently committed to Florida State, but had a lot of interest in Florida when Meyer was there and was very excited to hear from the Buckeye head coach last night. Fowler has now said he will likely take a trip to visit Columbus officially and could fit nicely as either a lineman or a linebacker next year.

The last defensive end to touch on is Noah Spence of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The nation's top defensive end once seemed destined to Penn State, but has eliminated the Nittany Lions upon the Sandusky situation. While he was never high on the Buckeyes, Spencer was highly interested in Florida because of Urban Meyer, and now has the chance to play for him in Columbus. Spence spoke to Meyer last night and this thing is VERY alive, as he tweeted the Bucks are on top of his list after his discussion with Urban.

A Penn State commitment, DT Tommy Schutt is sticking with his verbal to the Nittany Lions....for now. Word is Schutt is waiting to see what will happen in Happy Valley before making a final decision on re-opening his recruitment, but what we do know is that he is very fond of Meyer and if the feeling is mutual, the Buckeyes will have a shot. I am not sure if there will be room for Schutt if some of the aforementioned players are landed, but it is definitely not out of the realm of a possibility.

One of the nation's top linebackers is Ifeadi Odenigbo out of Buckeye factory, Centerville High School. Odenigbo seems to have things down to Stanford, Cal, Notre Dame, and Ohio State (with Northwestern and MSU in the mix), but unlike most prospects, the Meyer hiring isn't exactly the best thing with this super pass rusher. Odenigbo has been outspoken about not being pleased with having to meet three head coaches in such a short time span, something that may ultimately tilt the scales to the west coast or South Bend. The good thing here is that Fickell is still on staff and Odenigbo likes him, but in the end I don't think it will be enough to keep this Centerville star in the state.

Another linebacker to look at is Keith Brown out of Miami (FL) Norland. Brown originally committed to Miami and is now committed to Illinois, but with Ron Zook out in Champaign and Urban Meyer arriving in Columbus, the door could now be open for the Buckeyes to sneak in on the 6-2/230 four-star linebacker. This is a position of need for OSU, so Buckeye fans should be hoping Meyer is on this one.

At defensive back, a name recruitniks are familiar with is Demetrious Cox, a safety out of Jeannette High School. Cox has liked the Buckeyes for a while and is good friends with Jordan Hall who was his teammate at Jeannette, but has not narrowed things down from his list of about 10 schools just yet. Cox has said he really likes the Urban Meyer hire by the Buckeyes and said there's a pretty good chance that one of his five official visits will be to Columbus, where he has already visited unofficially a few times during the last year.

Finally, a prospect many felt was long out of the picture was CB AJ Leggett from South Miami Senior High School in Florida. Leggett is currently committed to the Hurricanes, but had a scholarship from Florida when Meyer was there and thinks very highly of the new Buckeye boss. The Buckeyes have had great success in south Florida in the past, but things may get even better if Meyer can pry players like Leggett out of the state to come play for OSU. The Leggett story is just getting underway so it will be exciting to see how things play out.

This is just a short list of the players that could join the fold before National Signing Day this February, as right now, anything seems to be possible with Urban Meyer captaining the Buckeye ship. An already exciting recruiting season just got more exciting with the official word that Urban Meyer will be the next head coach at Ohio State and it should be a fun ride to watch going forward.

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Maestro's picture

Cool.  Looks like this class could grow bigger than we all anticipated for this season.  Especially with several recent transfers.  What are the Bucks sitting at roster wise for schollies?  Anyone know the count?

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I don't know the exact count, but the OSU football roster (http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/osu-m-footbl-mtt.html) has 24 seniors on it.  I don't know how many are on scholarship.  If all 24 are on scholarhsip and we were allowed 85 scholarships, then we could have signed 24 players.  Given the scholarship reductions, we can sign 19 = 80 scholarships.  

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Maestro's picture

thanks

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Jugdish's picture

We lose 5 scholarships over 3 years which could be 2-2-1 or some other way to reduce scholarships by 5 over 3 years. We do not lose 5 each year.

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Northbrook's picture

My count is 20 available with 2 more likely to be avaliable. 22 minimum is my guess.

BuckeyeChris's picture

I am excited to actually give a crap about/believe in our O-Line recruits going forward. After Boone/Hall/Shugarts, etc... it became clear that Tressel could recruit O-Line talent, but Bollman couldn't develop them. Sadly, this was okay with Tressel. I have every reason to believe that the next time we bring in a 4 star O-Lineman, he'll leave here a 4 star (if not 5?) O-Lineman. 

Better days lie ahead... 

Philly White's picture

Who do you see transferring this year? 

Ethan's picture

Any 6 of Diamond, Dodson, Kozan, Davidson, Pittman, Caleb, Spence, and Fowler would be gravy. We need lineman, and it some people have had Adolphus Washington listed as a linebacker, which would free up spots on the defensive line to take a Noah Spence or a Se'Von Pittman. 

It's going to be a fun couple of months until National Signing Day. It'll be interesting to see who Urban's first recruiting commitment is this for this year, and which player from 2013 commits first. 

Big Swede's picture

Couldn't agree more. Too break it down further, ideally we get 3 out of the 4 OLs, Caleb, 2 of three out of the Pittman, Spence, Fowler group.

tampa buckeye's picture

There are only 3 spots left maybe 4 tops. Oline being the top need. 2013 is going to be a great class for ohio state. This year is pretty damn good with two five stars in the bag already and a bunch of solid fours you cant complain.

Big Swede's picture

That's before offseason attrition such as transfers and medical hardships. Its a pretty safe assumption that 2 to 3 players will leave the program in the offseason.

Ethan's picture

Alex said there are 6 spots, and the general consensus among bloggers and the twitter-sphere had the total count somewhere between 4 and 6

Alex's picture

Thinking about 6 as of now....I see Fellows and McVey on Hardship that can open up two....Berry could be gone too which is another one...if someone like Taylor Graham leaves, that is another one...and on and on and on

tampa buckeye's picture

You need to factor the ncaa losses. The "bank" says 20 max in this class thats what im going with. Next year is going to be monster.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

I think 20 is about the right number for this class which means Urban can bring in 4 more kids before some of the lower kids in teh class start getting forced out.

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
Seth4Bucks's picture

I don't like the SEC in part because of the way their recruits are treated. I don't want anyone forced out of the Buckeye team. ESPECIALLY players who committed in the midst of all the issues we've faced. They had faith in the OSU program and made a commitment to it not knowing who their future coach would be or what the NCAA penalties might be. I see no reason why this fine university should break faith in those recruits.

There will probably be some losses to the program because of the change in coaching as players could leave for a variety of reasons. These losses during transition are normal due to perceived lack of playing time, change in style of play, etc. But to force someone out so you can try to get someone sexier? NO! Uhuh, my respect for Urban will drop to zero if this happens.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

You don't have to like it but college football is a business, just as much as it is a sport. And, I think, you're only looking at it from one angle. If you're one of the lower kids who committed who don't really fit into the scheme/approach on Offense/Defense that OSU is going to be running moving forward, would you want to stick around and get no PT and not really be a part of the team like you initially thought you would be, or would you want to go somewhere else where you could play and try and really show what you can do? If there's not a place for you to play like you once thought there would be, would you want the school to be upfront with you and let you know? Or would you rather the school not let you know that they're going in a different direction and be frusterated moving forward with the program after you eventually found out and it's too late to do anything else?

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
Northbrook's picture

I'd like to see a DT too but Elflein may fill that position. That would mean 3 more OL. I don't think they would take less than four unless they just struck out and with Urban swinging the bat that is unlikely.

buckeyechad's picture

I find it hard to believe that Washington (6'6, 250+) would become a linebacker in college. 

Buckeyejason's picture

He'll be a weakside End, pretty sure. He's also closer to 6'4" than 6'6"..its an exageration.

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BuckeyeChris's picture

Also, I figured Kalis was going to be a loss... any word on whether progress is being made with Dunn? 

 

flipbuckeye's picture

Brionte Dunn was "impressed by Meyer" after speaking with him on the phone. I'm reading on Twitter that Michigan assistants are visiting him today, trying to stay in the race I'm sure.

OldColumbusTown's picture

By my count, approximately 80 scholarships were used this year, with 15 on seniors.  One of those (Nathan Williams) should be returning next year.

You have to figure there will be two or three transfers from guys who may not fit the scheme - maybe WRs, TEs, or even some O-lineman.  I thought I had heard rumblings that McVey may never be able to play, so that would be a medical waiver.

That leaves around 17-18 spots availabe to get back to the number of 80.  I would think Meyer would want to use something closer to the maximum, which would be 82 or 83 after the scholarship reduction takes effect.

So... by my count that leaves enough room for a class around 20.  Four spots left if all 16 current verbals remain intact.  These guys better come aboard pretty quickly!

Maestro's picture

Thanks, that 80 counts the loss of James Louis, Dorian Bell?

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OldColumbusTown's picture

Yes, this counts only guys who were on the roster during the season and, by estimation, on scholarship.

Maestro's picture

great

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BuckeyeChris's picture

Speaking of Dunn...I think someone mentioned the other day on another thread that they felt it was important that Meyer, while confirming that he'd be running the spread, also stated that he'd be running some I-Formation, as well. I was thinking, "He's speaking directly to B. Dunn right now....genius!" 

yankeescum's picture

DION DAWSON   DION DAWSON   DION DAWSON

Do we need to have a sit in before this kid gets an offer?

If so, I am ready to occupy....everywhere.

 

This kid as a D-Linemen will be a beast.

Alex's picture

One word: ACADEMICS

If Dawson gets it together he could very well be a Buckeye...he is NOT better than any d-lineman on this list though

Bucks's picture

On that note Alex...

There have been some less than reliable people in the media claiming Urban was pushing pretty hard for more acedemic exceptions (or whatever the term is). Any truth to this at all from anything 11W has heard?

Alex's picture

not true...if the player is eligible per NCAA rules they can play at OSU....Urban can have any academic team rules he wants on top of that in terms of playing/not playing, but the OSU Football Policy for admissions has not changed

Bucks's picture

Can you clarify then what is being referred to when hearing the reference to JT having had 2? Might have the term incorrect.

Alex's picture

heard JT had two "passes: per year to use to help squeeze kids in when they were on the edge in terms of academics....not sure if there is truth to that or not....what I do know is if someone is cleared by the NCAA clearing house, they are eligible to play at Ohio State

yankeescum's picture

Definitely agree that he is not better, but he is one freaky looking athlete.  And that is one hysterical video.  The guys become a real FOLK HERO amongst the weirdoes who watching high school kids play sports on their computer.

AcrossTheField11's picture

"I think Caleb will get the talk of being "the next Percy Harvin" during his visit this weekend and that could help the Buckeyes when it's all said and done."

I think he might lack the speed to be the threat that Percy Harvin was.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Alex's picture

I personally think Jalin Marshall fits that role better, but Caleb is athletic as they come and definitely has some burners....definitely a guy we can use

Alex's picture

Another name to think about: TAYLOR DECKER 

btalbert25's picture

I can just see Brian Kelly's Face turning purple as he is screaming obscenities in the shadows of Touchdown Jesus as Urban steals a couple of his recruits. 

Alex's picture

yes sir....after speaking to him, don't think it's likely but there is a CHANCE and that's all you can ask for http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2011/11/catching-up-with-taylor-decker

Shaun's picture

If there's truth to the talk of swiping ND RB coach Tim Hinton for the staff do you think it would help efforts to flip Decker?

Baroclinicity's picture

Great info, Alex.  Thanks!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

TheOtherDJ's picture

Don't remember where I saw this, but apparently Meyer made a call to Dorial Green-Beckham, the speedy 6'6" 220 WR from Springfield, MO.  If he pans out, he could be another Megatron down the road, but could be an outstanding first option for Miller, even as a frosh.  Thoughts?

William's picture

There is no way that we get Green-Beckham he'll go to either Oklahoma, Missouri, or Arkansas. The WRs that OSU should be going after are Stefon Diggs, Alton Howard, or even Nelson Aglohor. They're all guys that are burners and could look to fill in the "Percy Harvin role" for Meyer.

Alex's picture

Algohor is a possibility....don't think we get Howard or Diggs....Caleb is in play though as mentioned

Alex's picture

I also think Algohor is a DB for us if we get him

William's picture

Agholor as a DB? Aren't we pretty stacked at DB with Roby, Clarke, Howard, Bryant, Barnett, Brown, Grant, Johnson, Cash, Gambrell, and Tanner? 

Maestro's picture

What's up with Jamie Wood?

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Alex's picture

Did you watch our safeties play this year? lol

Baroclinicity's picture

Call me crazy, but I think we're all right at safety.  I see potential there.  Then again, I live in the chemical valley of West Virginia...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

William's picture

Barnett is alright, and I think Bryant will find a happy medium between playing overly-agressive and too tentative. Neither of them really had much playing experience before this year. Barnett was injured against Miami, and Bryant had the staph infection as well. They were both coming back from serious injuries, they whiffed on some tackles and had some blown assignments in coverage, but I think they will be much better next year. I just think with Agholor's speed he needs to be used on the offensive side of the ball, Ted Ginn was a highly ranked DB and we used his speed on the offensive side instead, which worked out for the better. The only burner we have at WR is Devin Smith.

RBuck's picture

Does anyone think that tOSU might rescind any current scholly offers if the studs start rolling in? Just a thought...I doubt it...PR nightmare.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Alex's picture

don't think so on the commits...for those that had offers and didn't commit...they could be left behind

Jdadams01's picture

This. I see Bam getting left behind. I think he's a great safety that brings the wood, but Meyer has stated that he wants to increase team speed. And Bam would be one of our slowest safeties. I think he has been bitter about his late offer so he's dragged his feet and looked elsewhere. I think he'll wish he had committed early on. Hope he has a good career wherever he ends up.

Northbrook's picture

Yeah, I think some of the guys who didn't commit may not be able to now.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Even with some of the kids that have committed though, there is a possibility that some of them could be forced out. It happens all the time in college athletics, especially during times of transition. Coaches let the kid know that it might be in the kids best interest to look at other places, and the school will put effort into help facilitating these kids getting looked at by different, smaller programs like Bowling Green, or Cincinnati in Ohio State's case.

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
btalbert25's picture

I agree with what you are saying here, but people get outraged by this suggestion. 

Seth4Bucks's picture

Yup, just read what I wrote earlier. Besides . . . NEVER send them to Cincy. I get tired everytime I hear the Cincy is Ohio's best team argument.

Maestro's picture

I agree with going after OLineman, but I also think we are LB thin.  Whiting has contributed nothing, and Crowell and McVey are question marks.  Sahzier and Grant could be great, but i am a little concerned about the LB's.  

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NYC Buckeye's picture

little thin is putting it nicely... Shazier was our best LB (aside from Sweat) all year, and he only played the position in 2 games!

dkgaffney's picture

Nice post AG.  Just became familiar with the 11W site (Thanks to the Urban Meyer story) and find it a great and informative site for all things Buckeye.  There is no doubt Urban will land some of these kids which will greatly help the present recruiting class.  Go Bucks!

 

Alex's picture

thanks...glad to have you...welcome

AltaBuck's picture

There is a Kid (Joey O'Connor) here in colorado that is a 4 star offensive tackle (6'5'' 297 lbs). He was Penn State's top commit before decommiting after the scandal broke. Per Joey, the playing field is wide open. Curious if Urban has reached out to him since we need OTs desperately.

http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2011/11/penn_state_loses_four-star_lin.html

 

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Jugdish's picture

Thanks for the heads up. This kid looks great. I hope Urban gets in touch with him. Joey is nasty.

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Se'Vonn Pittman is a Buckeye. *IF* he takes his visit (99% sure he will), consider it done.

(or so says a very very very reliable insider)

 

 

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Just saw some news USC offered Dunn and are only after one tailback. Was USC in the running for Dunn?

Alex's picture

OSU vs Michigan....USC is for the fun of it.....unless he pulls an Aundrey Walker ;)

TheSweaterVest's picture

Dear Nick Davidson:

Clemson and Stanford are far, far apart in every way.  Split the difference.

Berniebucks78's picture

Great post! Talk about a quick one-stop-update for Meyer's impact on OSU recruiting. Best I've seen! I am a fan of 11W.

"Indecision may (or may not) be my downfall."

ThirdLegLouie's picture

In regards to Dante Fowler taking a visit to OSU, I just read this:

 

Fowler told 10 News he hasn't backed out of his committment to Florida State, but he wants to make his visiits.

"I'll be visiting USC, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and LSU," Fowler told 10 News.  "It's getting hectic, but I consider it a blessing.  There aren't too many players in my position.  I want cherish this moment, and have fun with it."

 

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/223533/186/Lakewood-HSs-Fowler-still-go...

 

so who knows...

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
ThirdLegLouie's picture

And this article: http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/rivals-removes-lakewood-de-dante-f...     has some strong words against Fowler in describing why Rivals bumped him down to a 4* kid. 

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
Jdadams01's picture

IMO we have a much better shot at Spence than Fowler.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

I completely agree and from all the research I've done (Urban isn't the only one doing research) I think Spence is a humble kid with a really strong family background. Thought this was a great read on Spence: http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/story?storyId=6692464&wjb=

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
ThirdLegLouie's picture

From Zach's Mail Stack with GatorSports.com (The Gainsville Sun affiliate site) http://recruiting.blogs.gatorsports.com/11867/zachs-mail-stack-1130/?pa=...

 

What is the projected impact of the return of Urban Meyer to college football coaching and do you think players on our roster will bolt to OSU?  With all the contacts Meyer has in Florida will he be able to raid Florida for alot of recruits? — rku4uf/Paul

I was hoping to avoid any Urban Meyer questions, but they can’t be ignored.

The former UF coach is quickly working the phones and has contacted a couple guys on Florida’s radar.

On Tuesday, Meyer called defensive ends Fowler and Noah Spence.

After one phone conversation with the new Buckeye coach, Spence named Ohio State his leader on twitter.

“Just got off the phone with (Urban),” Spence tweeted. “(OSU is) definitly at the top of the list for now.”

Fowler always had a close relationship with Meyer and was a Gator-lean prior to his resignation.

“When he was at Florida, me and him had real good chemistry,” said Fowler, an FSU commit. “So it was good to talk to him again. He’s been a winner at every program he went to.”

Now Meyer wants Fowler to help him win at Ohio State and he’s already convinced the five-star to come check it out.

“He said that he wants me real bad and asked me to come up for a visit,” Fowler said. “Usually he’d tell me to come to Gainesville but now I gotta leave the state to go see him, so it’s kind of weird. But I’m definitely gonna go up there and see what it’s like.”

Earlier in the day, Latroy Pittman told ESPN that he’s not sure what he would do if Meyer contacted him. He clarified those comments with me hours later.

“If he does (call) I will hear what he’s got to say because he was the guy I committed to,” Pittman said. “I’m not saying I would decommit because I’m 100 percent to Florida, but I would listen to him. I couldn’t tell you what I would say because it hasn’t happened. He’s a good coach and if he calls me I would be appreciative of it.”

Ultimately, I don’t expect Meyer to have much of an impact on Florida’s current class. Despite what Pittman said, he wants to be close to home and I can’t imagine him changing his mind before he enrolls at Florida on Jan. 9.

But in years to come, Meyer will have some success in the southeast region. He’s built a lot of connections like you said and he just has a way with recruits. However, Muschamp will win the majority of the recruiting battles because, as Meyer once said, “it’s Florida.”

As far as current players bolting for OSU, the only guys I can see doing that (if things go sour at UF) would be the Burton brothers and/or Ja’Jaun Story, who had the Buckeyes as his second choice.

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
spqr2008's picture

I think Kalis is a clone of the real Kalis, who died in battle against the TSUN years ago after leading a glorious charge against incredible odds.  We need to get Michael Dorn to expose this immediately.