Recruiting Deep Dive: The Ohio question

Kevin Noon, Publisher
Buckeye Grove
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was about a year ago when we looked at the state of Ohio State recruiting and determined that the Buckeyes were on the verge of putting together a Class for the Ages.

Those beliefs were later confirmed as Ohio State secured the nation's No. 2 recruiting class according to Rivals.com team recruiting rankings, but more importantly, it was the highest rated class for Ohio State in the Rivals.com era.

Fast forward to today and the Buckeyes are on the brink of maybe even besting last year's mark. Currently, the Buckeyes have one of the nation's top recruiting classes with an average star rating of four, a mark that is hard to maintain, especially once a class gets into double-digit commit territory.

Today we are looking at a question that seems to be asked every recruiting cycle. While Ohio State is enjoying unprecedented success recruiting, is it coming at the risk ignoring the state of Ohio? Will this eventually cost the Buckeyes as the make-up of the class has slid to less than 50-percent Ohioans for several straight classes?

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