Columbus has been buzzing since the hiring of Urban Meyer, the generator for most of Buckeye Nation's excitement with Meyer at the helm stems from the Ohio-native's uncanny ability to recruit big-time prospects, both in Ohio and on a national level.
For starters, the job Meyer and his staff did to turn a mediocre 2012 class into a top-five class was simply phenomenal. Now that the veteran head coach has an ample amount of time to assemble a recruiting class in 2013, he is already landing prospects from all over the country.
Already in the 2013 recruiting class, Meyer has managed to land four top recruits that hail as far west as California and as far south as Texas. More importantly, the out-of-region prospects he has raked in hail from big-time football states that are normally very difficult to recruit in, but produce a great amount of talent. Clearly, Meyer has the ability to snag recruits from all over the map, no matter how competitive the area is and plans to do this during his tenure at Ohio State.
In the 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes combined, Meyer has landed recruits from Texas, Missouri, California, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida.
The most impressive of these states are easily Texas, California and Florida, and considering all of Ohio State's offers in the 2013 and 2014 class, Meyer is confident that he will be able to recruit in these extremely competitive states.
As long as Meyer can continue to recruit effectively in his home-state, recruits from other parts of the country will just be icing on the cake and will allow Ohio State to truly field the top players in the country year in and year out.
With Meyer and his staff recruiting well on a competitive and national level, the Buckeyes could easily see a crystal ball or two in the future.