Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer Keeps Building Up His Stacked Defensive Line

Luke Pashke@@luke_pashkeCorrespondent IJune 27, 2012

Urban Meyer has made it very clear that he plans on winning in Columbus in the trenches. The successful head coach has wasted no time bulking up his defensive line on the recruiting trail and at this rate, the Buckeyes will have top defensive line in the nation by far.

According to Marc Givler of Rivals, Meyer and his staff managed to land highly touted defensive tackle, Michael Hill today.

Hill is rated as a four-star by Rivals and the fifth best defensive tackle in the nation. The product out of Pendleton, South Carolina is an immense but athletic lineman and joins Joey Bosa and Tracey Sprinkle as yet another top defensive line commit in this year's class. Add these recruits with the defensive line commits the Buckeyes have landed in the past two years and you have a dominant defensive line in the near future.

In the past three years, the Buckeyes have landed twelve top defensive lineman recruits and this trend seems to be rising. Meyer is recruiting a combination of big but athletic defensive tackle and speed rush defensive ends to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks and stuff the run. This isn't your father's defensive line with big buffet busters that just stuff the middle. Meyer wants athletes on his defensive line and this is a great sign for Buckeye Nation because the key to national championships in college football is talent and depth at the defensive front.

Clearly Meyer knows this and his set on delivering it to Columbus.