I wonder about Urban Meyer's recruiting. I know Urban is looking for the 2 or 3 best players out of a potential national pool of player's that is in the 1,000's for each position. I know he is hitting the top 10 player's in Ohio hard. I don't understand how he is sure enough that linebackers in North Carolina and Georgia are good enough to get scholly offers, when he tells Ohio linebackers that the staff needs more information on them before they can offer. How is he sure enough to offer a Georgia Sophomore, but claims to not have enough evaluation to offer Malik Zaire?
It seems to me that Meyer is star gazing, instead of farming Ohio. With BCS schools: Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Michigan, Pitt, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Purdue, Illinois, Notre Dame within 300 miles of Columbus needing to fill their rosters, it concerns me that Meyer is focusing 800 miles away. Allot of Ohio kids have Buckeye pride and dreams of playing at OSU, but I'm pretty sure they don't want to feel like being emergency parachute recruits.
Offering out of state kids while claiming to not have enough evaluation on in state kids just seems odd.
Recruiting is about relationships and if Meyer looses focus on Ohio schools, the Other BCS area schools may develop recruiting connections with deep roots, that may plague OSU long after Meyer's run in Columbus is over.
I respect Urban's burning intensity. I just wonder if he is focusing on Ohio enough. OSU could win a National Title with a roster of players all hailing from the Buckeye State.
I'm puzzled also by telling a kid that he has an offer, just not a committable offer. Come on man, it's one or the other.
Anyone else as puzzled as I? I don't claim to be a member of MENSA.