Recruits Urban Meyer, Ohio State Must Land to Have No. 1 Overall Class for 2013

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIOctober 11, 2012


Urban Meyer has done a great job in his first year as the Ohio State Buckeyes' head coach, but in order to have a truly complete first year, Meyer needs to try to get the No. 1 overall recruiting class in the land.

Meyer is known as a great recruiter from his time at Florida, and he currently has the Buckeyes' 2013 class ranked at a very respectable No. 7 overall by, but he has the recruiting ability—and Ohio State has the draw—to pull in a few more elite recruits that very well could propel them up to the No. 1 ranking.

Here are three recruits Ohio State must land to get the No. 1 overall class:


Robert Foster, 5-star WR, Central Valley (PA):

Robert Foster is 6'3'', 190 pounds and runs a 4.49 40 according to 247Sports. They also have Ohio State near the top of his list, only behind Alabama and the home state Pittsburgh Panthers.

Simply put, Foster is a guy that can be a program changer for Meyer, and he alone can propel OSU up the recruiting rankings.

Foster has the ability to be one of the premier wide receivers in the nation. He has the size and speed you're looking for, but he combines that with impeccable route running, great athleticism and the ability to go up and get the ball.

Getting Foster would be an epic recruiting win for Meyer and the Buckeyes, especially if they can convince him to choose OSU over Alabama, and he has what it takes to become an instant star in Columbus.


Vonn Bell, 5-star S, Rossville (GA):

Bell is one of my favorite defenders in this class, and he'd be a huge addition for Ohio State. He's an athletic safety who can make plays against the pass, but I really like the way he plays against the run. He's very aggressive when coming down to the line of scrimmage and is a very solid tackler.

He'd be a very effective safety at the college level, specifically in the Big Ten, and according to 247Sports, he has Ohio State and Tennessee on top of his interest list. If Meyer can convince Bell that Ohio State will be in the National Championship picture very soon, he should be able to recruit him over the closer Tennessee program.


Dorian Johnson, 5-star OT, Belle Vernon (PA):

Johnson is a 5-star offensive tackle prospect from Pennsylvania. He stands at a very impressive 6'6'', 268 pounds and has Ohio State second on his interest list according to 247Sports.

The problem here is that his No. 1 interest right now is Pittsburgh, which is only just under an hour from Belle Vernon. Columbus on the other-hand, is just over three hours away.

Meyer needs to convince the talented offensive lineman that those extra two hours would be nothing compared to being able to play for a contender in Ohio State. No offense to Pitt, but this should be a pretty easy pitch.

Johnson would be a bookend on the offensive line for most of his career at Ohio State, and he'd be a valuable asset to not just Braxton Miller, but for any running backs carrying the ball behind him.

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