Dynamic quarterback Braxton Miller was the Buckeyes' must-get recruit of the class.
As with Michigan, the Buckeyes' 2010 class was considered by some to be disappointing.
There were bright spots, like four-star cornerback Christian Bryant, four-star athlete Corey Brown and four-star tackle Andrew Norwell.
But the Buckeyes missed on a few key recruits (four-star athlete Dominique Brown to Louisville, and four-star tackle Matt James, who committed to Notre Dame before tragically dying in a fall this summer), and it was generally felt that, off of their confidence-building Rose Bowl win, they could have done better.
Fast forward to the present, and OSU has easily surpassed 2010's class already. They have 17 commitments so far, nearly matching 2010's 19.
Five-star QB Braxton Miller, four-star safety Jeremy Cash, top 2011 center Brian Bobek and top 2011 defensive tackle Michael Bennett headline a class that should contend for top five, maybe top three honors when all is said and done.
Though they've missed out on LB Trey DePriest at a key position in the class, they're in good shape for No. 1 cornerback Doran Grant and four-star tackle Aundrey Walker.
And, while it may have been a foregone conclusion for the in-stater, the Buckeyes landed their must-get quarterback in Braxton Miller. The rest should take care of itself, especially if the Scarlet and Gray have the season many are predicting.