- Wisconsin offered Mark Andrews & Kyle Allen
- Vanderbilt & Minnesota offered Darius West
- Texas Tech offered Todd Kelly
- Ole Miss offered Elisha Shaw
- Drake Harris unofficially visits Michigan
- Jaden Gault unofficially visits Wisconsin
- Johnnie Dixon unofficially visits Miami
ESPN $ - Memphis LB racks up tackles, offers '14 TN LB Petera Wilson
- By Adams....Discusses his interest in Ohio State, Florida State & Georgia. Says his dad is always talking about Ohio State & Urban Meyer. Says he doesn't have any leaders but schools like USC, Ohio State & Florida State stand out.
Dillon Bates Interview
The Buckeyes have high expectations following a surprise 12-0 season in 2012. Can Urban Meyer and the program take the next step in year two?
When Ohio State hired Urban Meyer, people expected the Buckeyes to return to the top of the Big Ten quickly. However, with a bowl ban in place for the 2012 season, could they would get back during his first year in Columbus?
As it turned out, the Buckeyes went a perfect 12-0 during Meyer's first season, and the program appears to be ahead of schedule as it prepares for a national title run in 2013. Star quarterback Braxton Miller is back for his junior season and ranks among the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.
Meyer focused on Buckeye State (Rivals)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Taking a look at Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class, one may ask "what happened to the 'great state' of Ohio?" Just 10 of the 24 players who signed National Letters of Intent to play at OSU this past February hailed from the Buckeye State- an alarmingly low number for what is usually considered a top five state in terms of high school football talent.
Asked about the rarity of having a recruiting class in Columbus comprised of fewer than 50 percent Ohioans, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer admitted that he'd like to do a better job recruiting homegrown players, but that it was difficult to make connections with players and coaches in what was just his first full-year recruiting at OSU.
"I would rather probably get another three or four from the in state from now on," Meyer said. "What happened last year was we got behind the eight-ball a little bit. We're not going to offer a player until we get to know him. So this time last year we closed a class. Next week all of a sudden offers started jumping all over the place in state kids in Ohio. And I had never met them."
It is time to turn the page for the Ohio State football team. Its undefeated 2012 season is history. Irreplaceable leaders such as John Simon and Zach Boren must be ... well, replaced.
But also gone is the postseason ban that prevented Ohio State from winning the Big Ten title or playing for the national championship. With most of the offense and defensive secondary back, Ohio State has been anointed as a legitimate contender for the national title. On Tuesday, Ohio State begins spring practice, which will culminate with the spring game in Cincinnati. Ohio Stadium is unavailable because of maintenance work.
As the Buckeyes start preparation for the 2013 season, they must begin to answer several pressing questions. Beat writers Tim May and Bill Rabinowitz will take turns addressing six of them.