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Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Posted on: December 12, 2011 11:22 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 11:24 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

It was only a matter of time.

As soon as Urban Meyer became the head coach at Ohio State, it was only a matter of when - not if - his impact on the recruiting trail would be felt. He landed his first two recruits since taking over in Columbus and they are big ones: Glenbard West (Ill.) defensive tackle Tommy Schutt and Canton (Ohio) defensive end Se'Von Pittman.

"My reasoning was just to follow my heart," Pittman told Rivals. "I wanted to be a Buckeye so I went with that feeling."

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound end is ranked 63rd overall in the class of 2012 by MaxPreps and was committed to Michigan State. All it took was an official visit to Ohio State and some face time with Meyer however and he was ready to flip his commitment.

"Honestly, I probably would have (stuck with Michigan State)," he said. "Coach (Mark) Dantonio is a great coach and he's a great person, period. For me to leave a coach like that, (Meyer) had to be a great coach and a great person too and everything he told me was what I wanted to hear to be comfortable enough to leave."

"A physical specimen who plays on one of Ohio's more storied programs," analyst Tom Lemming said of Pittman. "He's a legitimate DE prospect who can get up field in a hurry."

Pittman wasn't the first player to flip for Meyer however, as top 100 tackle Schutt was already wavering on his verbal to Penn State and all it took to make things official with Ohio State was a visit to Columbus this past weekend.

“I had a great visit and got to know some of the commits,” Schutt told 247Sports. “They were great guys and guys I look forward to playing with, and it’s a great coaching staff, and the whole environment of Ohio State is unbelievable.” 

Ranked as the 5th-best interior lineman in the country, the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Schutt had been thinking about changing ever since Joe Paterno was forced out of State College. He held offers from just about every program in the country and you understand why when watching his film.

"Tommy dominates from start to finish," Lemming said. "Aggressive, tough, and instinctive, he's also very productive. Very fluid in his movements, he can redirect in the blink of an eye, is exceptionally quick off the ball, dominates the point of attack, and can split the double-team and apply pressure on the QB. He has the uncanny knack to play off blocks and find the ball."

The pair gives Ohio State 18 commitments for the class of 2012, now including three interior linemen ranked in the top 10 at their position.

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sizzlin
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:02 pm
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Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

best thing thing that could happen to this scumbag pittman is he blows out his knee in his first college game and never plays football again. Thats the problem with football today players have no ethics




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

You are backwards here.  The SEC teams want one game and not home/home series.  tOSU has had them with Texas, USC, Miami... who has LSU done home and home with WVU? ha.   Bama did theirs the last two years with PSU only because they were schedule earlier and Bama had them rescheduled because they sucked at the time.  tOSU has show with their scheduling they will do home/home with anybody.  What has the SEC teams shown?
No matter how much you want to believe it, it just isn't the case.  I have never heard a Big-10 coach publicly complain that an SEC team is refusing a home and away because it has never happened.  On the hand I can think of many instences when it happens the other way around.  Your example proves my point that Ohio State, after Bama took care of them on the road, won't play the SEC.  LSU has scheduled home and aways with West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, and Oregon state recently (which is why I gave the Pac-12 props for playing us).

The SEC, especially LSU with its annual hardest schedule in the nation, has shown they will play anyone anywhere (which is why they want a playoff) while the Big-10 refuses to play the SEC.  Just ask Urban.  What has the Big-10 shown besides an aversion to playing the SEC?  Penn State doesn't want a rematch I guarantee you that.  When you consider also that the Big-10 teams have more to gain by playing us (increases Big-10 strength of schedule while dropping the SECs), it seems fear is the only answer. 

Look at the facts, not how you want the world to be.  You still haven't answered the question why the Big-10 is blocking the playoff that everyone else, especially the SEC, wants?  Scared?  Grow a pair Delaney...


sizzlin
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Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Ahh its great to be relevant again.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of the haters.  I really did miss you this year.  All of us in Buckeye Nation missed you.  Now that we are making are way back up the ladder its good to hear from all of the SEC yahoos (who don't root for a particular team....just the team that is going to win the conference every year).  I know, I know!  Ohio State should get the death penalty because their players traded their own personal property for tatoos and the coach covered it up.  That's way worse than a school offering to pay a player errrr his father $200 grand to play while winning a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship.  At least the entire conference got together to cover that one up!  GET OVER YOURSELVES and your false sense of self-righteousness!  And just one more question....is every SEC fan a Yankees fan as well?, I just couldn't help but notice that all of you who changed your favorite team from Auburn to LSU this year seem to have the Yankees down as your favorite baseball team....just sayin.


sizzlin
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Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

I agree. This is a real loss for the Spartans BUT the way I look at it if the kid was swayed that easily then his heart wasn't really here in the first place. And most likely won't be even in Columbus.



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

So Darth Meyer has seduced a couple of kids to the dark side. 

Or he brought them back from the dark side.  Guess it depends on which side of the switch you are on.



Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

I guess we won't find out who would win in the winter weather between Big Ten and SEC schools because that will never happen.  Anyways that is all speculation just like the haters who say Meyer will leave after a few seasons or after another health scare.  Ohio State is his dream job so I expect him to go full throttle which could cause health issues but you never know what is going on in the head of any coach.  All I know is the Buckeyes are in a much better place now that Urban is in Columbus because the recruits will line up to visit and I'm sure he will get plenty of 4 and 5 star studs to play for the Buckeyes!!  He already has the spread option quarterback in place with Braxton Miller and a few young and fast receivers so all he needs is a few more athlete playmakers on offense and continue to recruit stud lineman on both offense and defense and OSU will be back in the title hunt sooner than expected.

The only thing that will stop this train is a bowl ban and loss of more scholarships but it seems like Meyer is confident that all the self imposed sanctions will be enough and the NCAA will accept them and call it a day.



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

This is the problem, the Big-10 teams never want a home and home, just a home game


You are backwards here.  The SEC teams want one game and not home/home series.  tOSU has had them with Texas, USC, Miami... who has LSU done home and home with WVU? ha.   Bama did theirs the last two years with PSU only because they were schedule earlier and Bama had them rescheduled because they sucked at the time.  tOSU has show with their scheduling they will do home/home with anybody.  What has the SEC teams shown?


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