Ohio State Football Recruiting: 2013 Class Has Potential to Be Best in NCAA

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 20, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 28:  Urban Meyer speaks to the media after being introduced as the new head coach of Ohio State football on November 28, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Urban Meyer may be new to Columbus, but the ramifications of his presence are already being felt at Ohio State.

In just a month, Ohio State has seen a big recruiting boost after a humbling experience earlier this season. Players across the country have reconsidered, and some have committed to the Buckeyes after the news that Meyer would be the new head coach for the team.

Ultimately, the 2012 class has shaped up nicely for Ohio State. They have 22 commitments from multiple top prospects. DE Noah Spence (Bishop McDevitt HS, Pennsylvania), DT Tommy Schutt (Glenbard West HS, Illinois) and DE Adolphus Washington (Taft HS, Ohio) are just a few of the noteworthy talents.

With the 2012 class still wrapping up, Ohio State has already gotten an early jump on next year's class.

Junior defensive back Cam Burrows has already committed to the Buckeyes for the 2013 season. The 6'3" and 175-pound defender chose Ohio State over Wisconsin, LSU, Alabama and Stanford, all of which made offers.

The early commitment shows exactly what Meyer brings to Ohio State. His coaching resume alone is enough to draw in top prospects from across the country.

Ohio State had one of their worst seasons in recent history. They had players suspended, and the integrity of their program was questioned. Still, recruits are open to the idea of heading to Columbus simply because of the fact that Urban Meyer will be coaching there in the upcoming years.

If Ohio State puts together a solid season on the field, expect them to land one of the best recruiting classes heading into the 2013 season.