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Ohio State Football: Meyer Pursuing Top Oregon Commits After Kelly's Departure

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 15:  Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes salutes the students after Ohio State defeated the California Golden Bears 35-28 at Ohio Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2013

The Oregon Ducks were dealt a heavy blow this afternoon when Chip Kelly agreed to leave the school to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (per the Eagles' official website).

With Ohio State coach Urban Meyer eyeing Oregon's recruiting class and a month left until national signing day, the hits could keep coming.

It took just two hours for Meyer to reach out to a pair of Oregon commits, offering scholarships to twin brothers Tyree and Tyrell Robinson:

Dang coaches are blowing me up Ohio state just offerd me and my twin

— Tyree Robinson (@HumbleDuck_2) January 16, 2013

Tyree Robinson is a 4-star receiver and Tyrell is a 4-star athlete who is being recruited mainly as a linebacker, according to ESPN.com.

The Robinson brothers stated that they remain committed to Oregon, but Tyree admitted that both he and Tyrell will open their recruitment back up to explore their options. With how quickly Meyer reached out, it's easy to see that Ohio State is interested.

Meyer could also reengage a prospect he lost to Oregon months ago in Dontre Wilson. 

Wilson, a 4-star athlete out of DeSoto, Texas (per ESPN), is an all-purpose back that could line up in the backfield or split out wide in spread formations. His greatest strengths are his speed and playmaking ability, making most people think he could fill the "Percy Harvin role" in Meyer's offense.

Rumors are starting to swirl that Wilson will visit Ohio State (per Rivals' Mark Passwaters), and if that comes to fruition, Meyer would have a great shot at landing the talented athlete.

If Meyer can reproduce the success he had raiding Penn State's recruiting class last year, Oregon could end up watching these three prospects flock to Columbus.


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