National Signing Day, 2013 edition, is next Wednesday, and Scout.com ranks Ohio State’s class as the second-best nationally with just a few prospects yet to decide.
With Urban Meyer in charge, this is no time to rest.
Meyer and his Ohio State staff have been working on 2014 prospects throughout the closing stretch of this year’s recruiting season. According to this tweet from defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs, Meyer joined Coombs Thursday in visiting 13 different high schools in the Cincinnati area.
Not a good day, a GREAT day!Visited 13 schools in cincy today with the top Buckeye! Proud to show my town to the best coach in America!
— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) February 1, 2013
Also busy in-state were co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, who made several stops in Northeast Ohio and spent a chunk of their afternoon at basketball practice at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. The Buckeyes are recruiting three St. V-M class of 2014 prospects, running back Parris Campbell and linebackers Dante Booker Jr. and Newman Williams.
Via other tweets, wide receivers coach Zach Smith said he was due in five different states to recruit this week.
Scout.com’s 2013 national recruiting rankings have the Buckeyes behind only Michigan. Ohio State has six top-100 recruits and three five-star players who have pledged to make things official next week.
Meyer’s staff has also secured two commitments in the class of 2014, cornerback Damon Webb of Detroit and offensive lineman Marcelys Jones of Cleveland Glenville, which has a long history of sending players to Ohio State.
Glenville was one of the stops Vrabel and Fickell made on Thursday.