More than I did a year ago 50% (670 votes) Less than I did a year ago 4% (55 votes) About the same as I did a year ago 46% (622 votes) Total Votes: 1347 Comments Show All Comments SEATTLE BUCKEYE 28 Jan 2013, 6:08 am I follow recruiting somewhat, but I have to say I have a problem with the people who tweet these kids nonstop to go to their favorite college. They got coaches from all across the country ringing up there phones nonstop, they don't need overzelous fans stalking them on twitter. Plus it makes the fanbase (and the college somewhat) look bad andyb 28 Jan 2013, 6:45 am I follow more by far..probably because of the caliber of recruit we are bringing in and UFM. lcrumley89 28 Jan 2013, 7:28 am I follow it more because I work with these SCUM fans who follow it non-stop and try to talk smack via recruits. I gotta have some way to prove Urban's dominance year round “There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.” Dougger 28 Jan 2013, 9:10 am You could also say "26-21" I like football lcrumley89 28 Jan 2013, 10:17 am I do everytime but they are the ones who focus on the now, so the more Urban dominates on the recruiting trail the less they bring it up to me. “There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.” 20sider 28 Jan 2013, 7:43 am By voting for "more than I did a year ago", I mean "more than I did prior to Urban coming to town." GO BUCKS! brband64 28 Jan 2013, 11:51 pm If I could upvote this I would, as this is exactly where I am. To me it's a bit like gambling or alcohol in the moderation is the key, but the 11W staff MAKES IT LIKE CRACK...er, sorry about that.... We can't get too tied up in what a 17- or 18-year old thinks, it's not a personal insult to the OSU fan base if a kid goes elsewhere - but there's also the new dynamic of Urban going after more higher-profile national players than did JT. Cooper did some of this, but in the era before social media allowed us such easy, constant insight into the minds of teens. And that, right there, may be the real key: to some extent this is what coaches at the highest level have dealt with for years, but the window of social media allows us a peek into the world of recruit, sell, wrangle, maintain, and close the deal. There's damage control too, though we've been fortunate enough not to have to see too much of that part yet. Frankly, what may fascinate me most is just how hard Urban and the staff push the envelope (in a good way), flying across the country, sitting in living rooms, talking with kids and parents, being available 24/7 to keep the kids they've convinced to verbal (here's the part where I'll ignore why some media rip on Urban for going after verbal commits elsewhere and ignores when other coaches do the same to ours - it's part of the game and the commentariat here rightly sees it for what it is). I will continue to follow the recruiting closely, applaud the 5* commit as well as the up-and-comer who gets the offer of his dreams, wish luck to those who choose to go elsewhere and - most importantly - support those who will be Buckeyes. "Maybe the Big Ten is not that bad. Maybe it's pretty damn good.'' ~ Urban Meyer Buckeyevstheworld 28 Jan 2013, 7:53 am I'm following it about the same, but I don't care as much as I did last year. "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. Poison nuts 28 Jan 2013, 8:10 am Last year there was some last minute drama that was all in the Buckeyes favor (Several last minute recruits coming on board). This year there is some last minute drama that seems to be potentially bad (possibility of last minute flips) for the Buckeyes....So this year is a little crazier, which makes me follow more closely... "Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto. buckeyebart 28 Jan 2013, 8:29 am ONE REASON why I am following more: ELEVEN WARRIORS !!!! You guys make this fun and keep me up to date. THANK YOU for all you do. jedkat 28 Jan 2013, 9:11 am my doctore says I follow recruiting more than a year ago, apparently my blood pressure has increased. "Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..." "No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible." Nappy Mod 28 Jan 2013, 10:10 am I went with less. Too many rumors, recruits flipping, and people freaking out about some kid taking a visit to another school. Plus it's nice to get the blue chips but that doesn't always equal success. Let me know when there is an early signing period and I might start to pay more attention. I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face DaytonBuckeye4life 28 Jan 2013, 10:29 am A lot more this year for me I always followed it somewhat but not as closely as this year. 703Buckeye 28 Jan 2013, 11:02 am "About the same as I did a year ago..." I couldn't possibly follow recruiting any closer unless I was on UFM's staff :/ "Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!" -Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter Buckeyeneer 28 Jan 2013, 11:14 am I do more than I did a year ago. That said, its kinda like smoking for me. I wish I could quit, because it makes me less productive at work. I hope after NSD I can back away. At least for a little bit. "Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes THE Ohio State University hail2victors9 28 Jan 2013, 1:49 pm I think the same thing...but then it's spring practice and the spring game followed by the camp circuit, then summer/fall practice and before you no it is kickoff. Always something to keep us interested. Not to mention basketball and 2014 recruiting mixed in there. Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS! ~Bo Schembechler thatlillefty 28 Jan 2013, 1:59 pm Before I discovered this site, I would pay only pay attention on NSD. 11W makes it easy to follow, and it's one of my favorite things about the site. Not just the articles and gray boxes either. The user comments are just as helpful. rgarrett22 28 Jan 2013, 2:44 pm I follow it WAY more than I did a year ago thanks to discovering 11W. What a great find! sb97 28 Jan 2013, 3:11 pm I am one of the 3%ers (at least so far). I followed recruiting much closer last year because it was our first time wih Urban. Edit: Next year I will probably be watching a little closer because I want to see Urban shift gears a bit and bring a monster OL class. Earle 28 Jan 2013, 3:14 pm Will Meg be back this year? Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer? It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV). It's a little sweet for me though. Two is my limit. tennbuckeye19 28 Jan 2013, 3:15 pm One can only hope. NoVA Buckeye 28 Jan 2013, 8:18 pm About the same as last year, which is not really much at all. The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.