Rob Christy-USA TODAY Sports
Last year Urban Meyer came out of nowhere and got a commitment superstar defensive end Noah Spence.
If there is one silver lining in missing a bowl game, it is that Urban Meyer and his coaching staff can spend more time out on the recruiting trail.
Last season, with only three months before signing day, Urban Meyer was able to bring in stars from all over Big Ten country. Meyer's recruiting ability played a big part in that success, but the situation at Penn State also played a large role in the commitments of Noah Spence, Tommy Schutt, Camren Williams and Armani Reeves.
But it wasn't just the Penn State leans that Meyer was able to bring to Ohio State. He also flipped Taylor Decker from Notre Dame, Se'von Pittman from Michigan State and Kyle Dodson from Wisconsin.
This year I wouldn't expect a three-month explosion like last winter, but Meyer and his assistants are still in the hunt for several big-time prospects.
James Quick, a receiver from Louisville, Ky., has Ohio State high on his list. But with Charlie Strong staying at Louisville, Quick may end up staying home. Vonn Bell, a safety from Georgia, is in a slightly different situation waiting to see who Tennessee hires before deciding between Ohio State, Alabama and Tennessee.
Ohioans Shelton Gibson, Gareon Conley, Christopher Worley and Donovan Munger reportedly have Buckeye offers and could be added to the class.
Mike Mitchell, Trey Johnson and Skai Moore are a few of the linebackers Ohio State are recruiting.
Ohio State is dealing with limited numbers due to sanctions and already having 17 members in the class. But don't think that will stop Meyer from finishing this class with a handful of stars, and maybe even a few who were committed to other schools.