Both good questions:
- Yes, the single-high system fits the way they've recruited over the past few years, prioritizing corners and pass rushers (as evidenced by the NFL draft talent). Those are the two positions where a defense must be ELITE in order for this system to work, and OSU has historically had that talent. The key is continuing to identify and develop said talent, however.
- They announced last month that Wade will bump outside to occupy one of the traditional cornerback spots. This should pay huge dividends in his draft stock should he continue to develop.