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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.

Comments

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Uh Dunn verbally backed up his commitment to OSU yesterday. Another one jumps ship from the fat man and get w/ the program w/ a winner. The only thing scarier to aMichiganfan then Urban Meyer at OSU is getting in the way of the fat mans knife and fork while he is eating. Be like getting between a lion and its prey.

GENIUS -- Dunn was ALWAYS an OSU commit -- He was never committed to UM.  So while he reaffirmed his committment to OSU -- he never "jumped ship" from anyone.  Now Kalis -- he committed to OSU and 'jumped ship' to UM.  THAT is jumping ship.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

"THE" Ohio State University  is now used to differentiate from Oregon State UNiversity and Oklahoma State UNiversity.  They both use OSU.
Another comment that makes no sense -- MSU has Michigan State and Mississippi State.  OU has Oklahoma, Ohio and Oakland.  UM has Michigan, Memphis, Miami, etc.  All colleges have other schools with the same initials.

Are you saying Ohio residents have a hard time differentiating between Oregon State and Oklahoma State???  They do realize those schools are 1000+ miles away from them, right???  LOL. 



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

MIKE D 5405

 

. 4. Not sure how you can say Hoke hasn't done anything -- as I stated -- he already took 2 OSU recruits and more than likely will take a 3rd (Bri'onte Dunn).  He has the #3 recruiting class in the country for 2012 and already has a committment from the top QB in the country in 2013.  So tell me again how Hoke hasn't done anything???  Oh yeah -- he won 10 games with players that don't fit his system and beat OSU.  FYI -- Urban Meyer is 0-1 againstMichigan-- UM beat Meyer and Tebow in a bowl game.

 

 

Uh Dunn verbally backed up his commitment to OSU yesterday. Another one jumps ship from the fat man and get w/ the program w/ a winner. The only thing scarier to aMichiganfan then Urban Meyer at OSU is getting in the way of the fat mans knife and fork while he is eating. Be like getting between a lion and its prey.




Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

MIKE  5405 .

Hoke made it clear to SDSU -- the only way he would leave the program is if the UM job was offered to him. He told them this when he interviewed. He didn't leave anyone high and dry. The AD and President gave him their blessing to take the job, as he called it his 'dream job'


I live in San Diego and have contact w/ SDSU on a daily basis. I have spoken w/ some of the players and other w/ the administration. He did get the ok to go but it was how the fat man did it. He never met face to face w/ his team to tell them he was bailing. He had an assistant coach tell the team. There are many hard feelings w/ the team and they feel he sold them out and did not even have the balls to tell them face to face. The fat man is known as a coward and a sell out here and justifiably so. I have a friend at OSU and will be sure to tell her what a sell out and coward the fat man is. She knows higher ups in the athletic department and hopefully she can get the truth about what a weasel the fat man is to Meyers. What a great thing to tell a recruit that is on the fence. The fat man is a fraud.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

MIKE D 5405 . Hoke made it clear to SDSU -- the only way he would leave the program is if the UM job was offered to him. He told them this when he interviewed. He didn't leave anyone high and dry. The AD and President gave him their blessing to take the job, as he called it his 'dream job' I live in San Diego and have contact w/ SDSU on a daily basis. I have spoken w/ some of the players and other w/ the administration. He did get the ok to go but it was how the fat man did it. He never met face to face w/ his team to tell them he was bailing. He had an assistant coach tell the team. There are many hard feelings w/ the team and they feel he sold them out and did not even have the balls to tell them face to face. The fat man is known as a coward and a sell out here and justifiably so. I have a friend at OSU and will be sure to tell her what a sell out and coward the fat man is. She knows higher ups in the athletic department and hopefully she can get the truth about what a weasel the fat man is to Meyers. What a great thing to tell a recruit that is on the fence. The fat man is a fraud.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

As of this morning, OSU's class is #13, and UM's is #2. Care to chime in with any more of your infinite wisdom? Maybe you picked up the wrong bible? Idiot. Ye

I made a mistake and was referring to maxprep.com where they are # 7. Idiot is a little strong. It will make no difference. The fat man (aka Jackie Gleason) that is at the head of Michigan will be lucky to get 2 start recruits after Urban lays his footprint in his recruiting area. Awful funny how OSU lands one of the most successful and desired coaches in college football and Michigan can only land the lard as$ that was coaching at a joke of a program at SDSU. We all know the Miles and various other top notch coached turned the Michigan job down after that last typical Michigan coach RR was axed. Your coached would not qualify as the ball boys as OSU. And that includes the fat man now coaching there. Word is that his contract had food incentives. By the looks of things he will be rich.



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

"THE" Ohio State University  is now used to differentiate from Oregon State UNiversity and Oklahoma State UNiversity.  They both use OSU.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Thsoe teams want to come to Columbus, to get the revenue, silly.  Lots of smaller university teams love to go take the challenge.  And it is The Ohio State Universtiy, to differentiate it from Ohio University.   Someday, maybe an SEC team can get to come to Columbus.  Don't hold your breath.
Buckeyenut,

What is there to differentiate -- one is called Ohio University -- the other is called Ohio STATE University.  What is there to be confused about???

You do realize a ton of states have Universities with the same situation -- Michigan and Michigan State.  Mississippi and Mississippi State.  Florida and Florida State.  Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.  etc. etc. etc.....Are you saying people in Ohio can't grasp the difference in the two schools??  It is not like they both have the same name??  One is OU and one is OSU.  Putting "the" in front of its name makes no sense what so ever.  LOL 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Thsoe teams want to come to Columbus, to get the revenue, silly.  Lots of smaller university teams love to go take the challenge.  And it is The Ohio State Universtiy, to differentiate it from Ohio University.   Someday, maybe an SEC team can get to come to Columbus.  Don't hold your breath.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

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. 

This is funny you are comparing WVU, VT, Zona... to USC, Texas and Miami which all where schedule when they are NC or in top 5?  Really?  As far as LUS with its annual hardest schedule, other than this year who have they played OOC that has mattered? 

and when did Bama take care of tOSU on the road? They have not played in years.  SEC is scared of the horse shoe for the most part
.Your right, it is a funny comparison.  Oregon was #2 in the nation, West Virginia was top 10.  Other OOC's that "mattered" lol, even though I have pointed them out numerous times, here we go again - the entire Pac-12, Virginia Tech.  That is already more than any Big-10 team.  Thanks for playing!  You make the mistake of relying on name power from teh 80s versus actual rankings.  That Texas team ended up with 4 losses as did Miami.  Clearly those games were not even in the same league as teh LSU games, and LSU played them all on the road!

So again, why does the Big-10 constantly turn down offers to play the SEC in home and homes?  Please  stop acting like it is the other way.  Getout of fantasy land and return to earth please lol.  I do see that Ohio State scheduled Vanderbilt at home without returning the trip.  I guess Ohio State wants to finally beat an SEC team (Arkansas win was vacated as without the Fab 5, cool who that applies to bothMichigan and now their friend and ally Ohio State, as Arkansas would have won by 21 with only amateurs playing)!

Wow, seriously man.

And 5th request, why does the Big-10 singlehandley block a playoff?  WHy does the Big-10 love the BCS so much?  The SEC wants a playoff, why not the Big-10?  All it does is remove all excuses and settle it on the field, why doesn;t the Big-10 want to let the team's play do the talking?  Weird.


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