I wouldn't say he ran out of options. He had 12 or so offers and could of reopened communication with several of those schools if he had chosen to. He technically could of dragged out his search like MM for another month or so. I'm pretty sure Rutgers (De-commitment U), WVU or possibly BC would of gladly accepted his commitment. MSU gave him an ultimatum - sign or look for another school. All Slade had to know about tOSU was LJ Sr. was now the new D-Line coach. Their relationship was several years in the making and it just so happened that tOSU had an available scholly to offer. Coaches, especially position coaches, are a tremendous influence on a prospective recruit these days. Take Vrabel leaving and the sudden urge for Jamarco to visit MSU as an example. Overall, Urban liked what he saw on film and with LJ Sr.'s track record of finding hidden gems and developing them into NFL caliber players, the stars just happened to align perfectly. With all the out of state talent we have been collecting, we as fans have to adjust to the fact that not all of our commitments have been brought up to HATE the school up north or bleed Scarlet and Grey since they were able to walk and talk. Just the new national recruiting philosophy being applied by Urban. The pros heavily out weigh any cons at this point and constant Top 5 or better classes will continue to yield success on the field.