If you haven't heard, Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class was pretty good.
The Buckeyes had most loose ends tied heading into signing day. Still, it's an exciting day for players, coaches, fans and fax machines when everything becomes officially official.
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017
This is Mark Pantoni's Christmas.
If Buckeye fans are looking for someone to thank for this ridiculous recruiting hall, it's him. The work him and his staff do behind the scenes is remarkable. From pouring over hours of tape to make the list of initial targets to hosting them on their recruiting trips to receiving their Letters of Intent on signing day – it's all Pantoni and his staff.
And now, they're on to 2018 (as if they haven't been working on that class for months already).
Congrats to all the athletes signing today! Work ethic will set you apart! Strive to become great students & people as well! #WellRounded
— Ben Buchanan (@BenBuchanan_17) February 1, 2017
Made the right choice make that move https://t.co/YcL7CfrCA6
— BenVictor (@BinjimenVictor) February 1, 2017
Good luck today to the next wave of CFB players signing their NLI!!What an incredible journey so far-Should be very proud of your hard work!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 1, 2017
Congrats players signing their NLI today. Know it is where you finish not where you start. In a few months you will be 7th string. Work!
— Andrew Sweat (@sweatandrew) February 1, 2017
Select17 is getting more press than our entire team did all year lol
— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) February 1, 2017
— QB KILLA (@JayHolmes_) February 1, 2017
Facts fundamentals https://t.co/R2yYnSyBQl
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) February 1, 2017
As if all that talent wasn't enough, the Buckeyes got even more loaded today as four-star offensive lineman Thayer Munford officially committed to the Scarlet and Gray.
— Thayer Munford (@Big_Grizze62) February 1, 2017
It wasn't all smiles for Ohio State, however. The Buckeyes desperately wanted the services of Marvin Wilson, a big, five-star defensive tackle out of Bellaire, Texas. Wilson, however, committed to Florida State.
Buckeye signees Jeffrey Okudah and Baron Browning, both Texas natives, were unenthused, Tweeting a few since-deleted sad gifs.
Believe it or not, not every player will commit to Ohio State, but I'm sure Meyer and co. were more than happy with their class as is.
— Haskell Garrett (@HASKELL_808) February 1, 2017
— Blake Haubeil (@BlakeHaubeil) February 1, 2017
Truly blessed... O-H!
— Amir Riep (@Riep_Amir) February 1, 2017
— CY (@youngchase907) February 1, 2017
All the rumors are over! Officially a Buckeye, happy that I signed with all my dawgs! pic.twitter.com/XWkEO7hQfW
— Wavy Dub (@wyattdavis53) February 1, 2017
— GrimeTime (@TrevonGrimes7) February 1, 2017
On to 2018...