Why? Urban. The main reason I feel this way is because Urban Meyer will be personally involved in his recruitment. When Urban wants his man...he gets him. It seems that every recruiting class, there is that one must-have player Urban zeroes in on.
For the class of 2014, I think that one special recruit will be QB DeShaun Watson. The difference on these must-have gems is that Urban gets personally involved. See Noah Spence ('12) and Vonn Bell ('13). Urban's strategy paid off on both these 5-star stand-outs. Urban is a very, very smart man. He is more than just an elite football coach...he is a brillant salesman and marketer. In short, he just knows what he's doing.
Other potential factors in OSU's favor:
- riding the high of a championship season/26 & 0 record
- Clemson O.C. Chad Morris leaving next season to become a head coach
- other top Georgia prospects deciding to commit to OSU...OH/GA Pipeline
( fwiw - I predicted both D. Wilson & V. Bell to be future Buckeyes back in January :)