Zach Smith Named Big Ten Recruiter of the Year

By Jordan Wagner on February 6, 2014 at 11:00p

Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith won's Big Ten recruiter of the year award, today. During performance reviews, Urban Meyer challenged the young coach to recruit better. Smith responded by adding commitments from Jalyn Holmes and Johnnie Dixon. He also helped the Buckeyes land commitments from four-stars Noah Brown and Terry McLaurin. 

Urban Meyer and Mark Pantoni both spoke highly of the 29 year old coach. Meyer spent a couple of minutes during the National Signing Day press conference praising Smith for his relationship building, while mentioning a story of Jalyn Holmes facetiming Smith's son during Meyer's in-home visit. Pantoni mentioned that at first he wasn't confident about landing Johnnie Dixon, but Smith was able to reel in the highly rated prospect. 

With the addition of Larry Johnson Sr., Ohio State will have Smith focus on recruiting Florida. Since the hire, he has spent two weeks building relationships in the State of Florida. 

Source: @BuckeyeNotes


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ATXbucknut's picture

He got us Holmes and Dixon? Pfft, that's so two days ago. What has he done for 2015?
Congrats to a guy who doesn't receive as much recognition as he probably deserves.

+4 HS
MN Buckeye's picture

Zach has turned it on. Congratulations on the honor!

The Urban Legend's picture

Can't wait for the Spring Game. Hopefully they put on a show for us

The Legend continues

JOhio1560's picture

Congrats to Zach!  He really deserved this honor.

I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

ODEEZ330's picture

Like that they put him in Florida and lj sr in the dmv area he owns. Urbs n pantoni mastet recruiting chess players lol.

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Killer nuts's picture

Would not have predicted this, Congrats to him and cheers to Ohio State for having the best bunch of recruiters in the country

gumtape's picture

That's what Zach Smith looks like?!?

High and tight boo boo

m5987usus's picture

Zach smith what a class act


Buckeyevstheworld's picture

29 year old coach.

He's younger than me. ;_;

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Guy deserves it. Brought in or hand a hand in bringing in a good crop

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Hovenaut's picture

Sounds very much deserved...very glad he's focusing on the Sunshine State.

AngryWoody's picture

Zach Smith barely beat out Kirk Ferentz for this year's award....

Our Honor Defend!

Donny K's picture

Very Nice job. There are a lot of targets in Florida, let's get them all.


ScarletNGrey01's picture

Congrats Zach!


The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes