Ohio State Football Recruiting: Uncommitted Studs Who Would Complete OSU's Class

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with his players after beating the Michigan State Spartans 17-16 at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Urban Meyer has been flexing his recruiting muscle, and he isn't done yet. 

With 22 commitments, ESPN (behind the Insider pay wall) has the Buckeyes' 2013 recruiting class ranked fourth in the nation. 

They also have a strong chance at climbing even higher with some high-profile recruits dangling out there waiting for Meyer to convince them that Ohio State is where they need to be. 


Vonn Bell, S

Ohio State, along with Tennessee and Alabama, are the schools that this talented safety has made an official visit to.

All three of those schools will be hoping they land him.

247Sports has Bell as a 5-star recruit in their Composite rankings and the No. 2 safety in this class.  

If Bell has a pecking order, he is not letting on. He told Rivals.com's Marc Givler that there was no leader at this time. 

The Buckeyes already have a stellar group of defensive talent coming in with this class, and Bell would be the cherry on the top. 

This is also a chance for Meyer to win a recruiting battle against Nick Saban


Dan Skipper, OT

Dan Skipper is committed to Tennessee, but it is just a soft verbal. This certainly wouldn't be the first time Meyer has swayed a player to jump ship, so why couldn't it happen to a Skipper? 

The young tackle certainly has Ohio State on his radar. He took an official visit there on Jan. 19. 

Skipper is a beast. 247 Sports has him listed at 6'10" and 292 pounds. 

However, Skipper will have to add some bulk and strength to succeed at the major college level. 247 Sports has him as a 3-star recruit in their Composite rankings and the 51st offensive tackle in this class. 

This will work out fine for the Buckeyes. They don't have a pressing need on the offensive line, but they are set to lose four starting offensive linemen following this season. 


James Clark, WR

The Buckeyes are thin at receiver in this class. They have just two committed at this point.

Clark isn't the most sought-after receiver in this class, but he is solid, and the Buckeyes need the depth. 247Sports has him ranked as a 4-star recruit and the 32nd best receiver in this class. 

This 5'10", 170-pound receiver was not initially high on Ohio State's list, as they didn't offer him a scholarship until recently. 

As 247Sports notes (in the above link) Clark is set to make an official visit to Ohio State on Jan. 25. 

His addition to the class would be a nice boost to the receiving corps.