Real Pod Wednesdays: Ohio State is Leaving the Big Ten Behind in Recruiting, and the Buckeyes Have Big Upside at Wide Receiver

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on May 27, 2020 at 10:10 am
Ohio State wide receiver Julian Fleming

Ohio State has separated itself from the rest of the Big Ten on the recruiting trail, and there's no close second.

That's our primary discussion topic on this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays, as we consider just far ahead of the pack the Buckeyes are in the Big Ten and whether any other team in the conference will have a chance to challenge Ohio State on a consistent basis in the years to come.

Second, we continue our State of the Position series with a look at Ohio State's wide receivers going into the 2020 season. With Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson leading the way, will the young talent around them be enough to make the Buckeyes' receiving corps even better despite losing three veterans who were staples of the rotation? We weigh the question of upside vs. inexperience.

Third, we highlight some of the potentially overlooked veterans who we believe are being slept on right now but could be in line for breakthrough seasons for the Buckeyes in 2020.

We also discuss what we learned from Gene Smith's teleconference last week and our reaction to the possibility that Ohio State could host 20,000 to 50,000 fans in Ohio Stadium this fall.

Finally, we answer your questions and Dan, after repeated requests from Real Pod Wednesdays listener Silver Sniper, sings a portion of his favorite song from Rock Band.

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