Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer Steals Top Recruit from Notre Dame

Luke PashkeCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2012

Yesterday, Urban Meyer struck again in the recruiting game.

Since Meyer's hiring in November, not only has he landed some solid uncommitted prospects, but he's also managed to steal a few from other teams. With less than a month before National Signing Day, Meyer nabbed another prospect from the clutches of another school.

This time, the recruit was Taylor Decker—and the victim was Notre Dame.

Offensive tackle is one of the thinnest spots on the depth chart next year for OSU, and Meyer has made it a point to bolster that position. Yesterday's commitment from one of the nation's top offensive tackles will do wonders for the Buckeyes' depth.

Taylor Decker hails from Vandalia, Ohio, and had been committed to Notre Dame since March, but made the switch to OSU after the offensive lineman coach, Ed Warriner, and his main recruiter, Tim Hinton, left the Fighting Irish's staff to join Meyer's in Columbus.

According to Scout.com, Decker is a 4-star prospect and the 14th best offensive tackle in the nation. Decker is a long, angular tackle, which Meyer feels better suits his offense. Along with being an impressive athlete for his size, Decker has a mean streak and always finishes his blocks.

The product out of Vandalia, Ohio, will have to bulk up a little at Ohio State, but the potential to be a top offensive lineman is certainly there.