• Follow us on Twitter @buckeyeplanet and @bp_recruiting, like us on Facebook! Enjoy a post or article, recommend it to others! BP is only as strong as its community, and we only promote by word of mouth, so share away!
  • Consider registering! Fewer and higher quality ads, no emails you don't want, access to all the forums, download game torrents, private messages, polls, Sportsbook, etc. Even if you just want to lurk, there are a lot of good reasons to register!
Plum Diamonds Lab Grown Diamond Rings

Buckeye86

I do not choose to discuss it
I think that is part of the reason they are better this last 2 seasons. Their players are mostly 3 stars and low 4 stars.

Their players end up staying all 4 or 5 years, where NFL factories like OSU are constantly rotating through important positions each season.
I think Jim Tressel coached Ohio State teams are an apt comparison regarding the absolute peak that these Harbaugh-coached teams can hope for. Regular dominance over bad teams while regularly getting outplayed against elite competition.

Now, that’s the absolute ceiling for them and I’d argue their recruiting (relatively speaking) isn’t even at the level Tressel managed to reach, particularly with top tier skill position players, so I think it’s realistic to expect they’ll do slightly worse than that most years.

In other words, they are who they’ve been for the last 30+ years… an 8-4 or 9-3 team that sometimes does slightly better than that.
 
Upvote 0

BuckeyeNation27

Goal Goal USA!
Staff member
Former FF The Deuce Champ
I think that is part of the reason they are better this last 2 seasons. Their players are mostly 3 stars and low 4 stars.

Their players end up staying all 4 or 5 years, where NFL factories like OSU are constantly rotating through important positions each season.
That has been Penn St's recipe in recent years. They get really good teams every 3-4 years that are heavily RS Senior laden.....then go back to being average for a few years until the RS Senior heavy class shows up again.
 
Upvote 0

osuvictory1

Target Ohio State fan.
That has been Penn St's recipe in recent years. They get really good teams every 3-4 years that are heavily RS Senior laden.....then go back to being average for a few years until the RS Senior heavy class shows up again.
PSU has actually recruited pretty well under Franklin, which makes it difficult to understand why they have been just a decent team under him. PSU recruits better than TTUN.
 
Upvote 0

Zippercat

Hall of Fame
Another hard fought recruiting battle with the leaders and the best edging out UMass and Northern Iowa for that commitment.

Funnily enough, their class as it stands today looks an awful lot like Stanford's.

So, instead of just “Harvard of the West” they’re now “Stanford of the East” too. They’ll probably like that.
 
Upvote 0

Abenaki

Ohio against the world.
Poking around 247 this morning, it looks like they're gonna close out their 2023 class without a top 100 commitment in the 247 composite. This is the second time under Harbaugh they'll do so (2018), and the third time overall (2011) going back to 2000.

Ohio State has not had any year without a top 100 commitment. I'd have to double check, but I don't think Ohio State went a year without a top 50 commitment.
 
Upvote 0
Top