Ohio State signed two of Texas' top players in the 2017 recruiting cycle and came within 6'4" and 329 pounds of signing three out of five.
By contrast, new Texas coach Tom Herman managed to sign only one of the top 20 prospects in the state, No. 20, four-star dual-threat QB Sam Ehlinger. LSU, Oklahoma, and Stanford all signed more.
The Longhorns won't return to their historical heights if they keep suffering such losses to out-of-state competitors. New coach Tom Herman turned his attention to the 2018 class on National Signing Day, when the Longhorns' losses came into final focus.
Monday night, Herman, the former offensive coordinator at Ohio State, reminded recruits it can snow in Columbus during March.
Herman knows what he's doing. Although it's been a mild winter in Columbus, a snowstorm is floating through the state as the world turns. Snow obviously isn't a problem in Austin, where the high temperature will run between a nice 69 and 80 degrees this week.
More interesting, however, might be Herman's recollection of being "covered" in snow during March 2014. According to Weather Underground, Columbus only endured two inches of snow that month.
Clearly not a dire situation but one that must've rattled the Texas coach. Thankfully for Ohio State fans, five-star linebacker Baron Browning, five-star cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, and four-star running back J.K. Dobbins weren't put off by the specter of two inches of snow over the course of a month.
The two schools are next scheduled to meet in Sept. 2022, when the Buckeyes head to Austin to battle the Longhorns.