Just curious what Alex's thoughts and everyone's thoughts are on Meyer's recruiting approach to nationally recruiting as a opposed to Tressel's Ohio based approach. This isn't to say Tressel didn't recruit nationally (had success in Texas, NJ, FL , and even Georgia) or that Meyer isn't recruiting Ohio hard. To me, it just appears that Meyer is more focused on the national recruits and then the Ohio recruits secondarily, whereas Tress looked to lock up the in-state talent early and chase the national prospects later.
I am sure there are many factors at play; schollie restrictions, establishing relationships with the in state schools, an opportunity to view in-state prospects from an early age (freshman and sophomores) that may have an affect on Meyer's offers in-state this season.
I'm indifferent and in a wait and see mode before I truly form an opinion. I know the fan base had problems with Coop relying too much on FL and I did feel Tressel was starting to have holes poked in the fence from Kelly, Hoke, etc.
I look at Zaire's commitment to ND and I feel like he is a player that Tressel would have made a really strong play for. I know that we are high on JT's list and he is graded higher by the staff but the Texas distance truthfully worries me. Also look at the OTs that have committed to ND recently and it has me a bit worried. Maybe I'm just conditioned by Tress to have 15 players committed at this point.
Would love to hear the thoughts, no bashing, just insight. GO BUCKS!