Recruiting wide receivers should be effortless for Ohio State football.
Have you seen Urban Meyer’s offense? It’s been the most exciting in the NCAA for the past decade.
Sure, Meyer’s spread isn’t an ideal system to prepare a quarterback for the next level (see: Tim Tebow). But Percy Harvin sure hasn’t had trouble transitioning to an NFL offense.
Here are three stud wide outs who’ve already either visited or scheduled a visit at OSU and would be perfect for its wide-open scheme.
3. Shelton Gibson
Straight out of Cleveland Heights, it’d be wise for Gibson to stay local.
According to ESPN, the only others schools that he’s visited thus far are West Virginia and Kentucky. First off, the Buckeyes are a superior program to the Wildcats. And it’s also safe to say that the 5’11”, 173-pound receiver would rather catch passes from Braxton Miller next season than whoever replaces Geno Smith.
2. Sebastian LaRue
LaRue had originally committed to USC, but he recently backed out. That opens the door for Ohio State to swoop in and steal the 5’11”, 185-pound playmaker.
OSU has great competition for his services, but the fact that it became a national championship-caliber team in just one season under Meyer should make LaRue and other recruits’ decisions easy.
1. James Quick
Bill Greene of Scout.com reported rumor has it that Quick is already OSU bound.
Heard from one college coaching staff not connected to either Ohio State or Louisville. They "KNOW" James Quick is committing to OSU
— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) January 2, 2013
ESPN ranks Quick the 10th-best wide receiver in the 2013 recruiting class. The 6’0”, 180-pound target has the size to make more of an instant impact than LaRue and Gibson.
But all three boast the athleticism to be assets in Meyer’s offense and would be welcome in Columbus.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.