You can’t perennially compete for conference titles and national championships in a place like Ohio State without continuing to recruit at a high level. The Buckeyes, of course, have done it for a long time, and because of that, they rank among the elite programs year after year.
It is no different with Ryan Day. In fact, recruiting may have even increased just a little bit from what we say with Urban Meyer. He just polished the nation’s No. 2 consensus recruiting class for 2021, with several of them already on campus as early enrollees.
Several will be key contributors, and there is little doubt that at least a handful (probably more) will also end up in the NFL when their careers end on the shores of Olentangy.
But who has the best opportunity with the most potential? Those opinions vary, but ESPN provided an option (subscription required) for each of the teams that entered one of the top 25 recruiting classes for 2021. Who did Tom VanHaaren pick from the OSU class? Inquiring minds want to know.