Ohio State has one of the best recruiting classes in the country with plenty of big-name recruits in tow. But what about the recruits that people either forgot about or have slid under the radar?
What made the Buckeyes special in the last decade was their ability to make superstars out of little-known recruits, namely A.J. Hawk who went from a one-star recruit to a great NFL linebacker.
So what makes a recruit underrated?
He may be an underrated guy because he wasn't ranked as high as others at his position or because he plays an unheralded position. That doesn't mean they won't be good, but for different reasons, they're not quite as talked about as the blue-chippers.
Here are five of those players.