The Buckeyes have had a rough past 10 months. They lost their head coach, starting QB and even a couple key starters have missed the start of this season.
Their 2012 recruiting class efforts also have not got as well as could be, with the looming sanctions hovering over their heads. Recruits just haven't seemed as interested in playing in Columbus this cycle.
However, this is still The Ohio State Buckeyes, and they still attract good talent.
Brionte Dunn is one of the top RB prospects in the country and is a 6'1", 215-pound bell cow back. He's been pledged to Ohio State for quite sometime, but is looking elsewhere.
Michigan, Penn State and Miami are just a few schools that have also been mentioned with Dunn.
Luke Fickell and his staff are going to have to work hard on Dunn to keep him committed and get him to sign with the Buckeyes.
Another RB that Ohio State does have committed is Warren Ball, a 6'2", 200-pounder. I love Ball's skill set and feel he could develop into a complete back.
Ball has hands like a WR and displays natural receiving and ball skills. He also flashes solid burst to and through holes and runs lean.
Look for Ball to be a prime player in Columbus pretty soon.
Although he's an Ohio native, Ifeadi Odenigbo told Scout.com and BuckeyeSports.com that he had never been to campus. That changed a few weeks ago.
Odenigbo had a game at The Horseshoe and loved playing where the Buckeyes play. Ohio State is now in his top five, along with Cal, Notre Dame, Stanford and Northwestern.
The Buckeyes will get an official visit this fall.
Ohio State was once a favorite for Adolphus Washington, but now, things have changed. The Buckeyes will have to battle it out with Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama, Kentucky and Miami.
Washington is an athletic DE prospect that stands 6'5", 250-pounds and has a nickname of "Diesel". Enough said.
He's also a great basketball player and could opt to play both in college. Ohio State needs to host him for a great visit.
Per Scout.com, Greg Garmon, the 6'2", 200-pound RB prospect, will visit Ohio State on Oct. 1.
He's also considering schools like Pitt, Penn State, Iowa and Illinois. Garmon is a tall and lean back that has good vision and could also tack on some girth and grow into a fullback in college.
The Buckeyes will look to pull out the stops next weekend to land Garmon.