Recruiting Deep Dive: Plotting the calendar

Kevin Noon, Publisher
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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 team recruiting rankings, but more importantly, it was the highest rated class for Ohio State in the 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 how Meyer-led classes have come together, at least by way of the calendar. Have trends changed over the years in terms of getting a class together early and trying to hold on or is there more of an effort to stagger throughout the year and evaluate as you go?

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