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

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

The scary thing here is that we are now introducing SEC ethics to the Big 10.  Are we going to see the over recruiting in the Big 10 just like they do it in the SEC?  Is that what it will take to bring a national championship back to the conference?  The only fortunate thing involving his hiring is that he never stayed anywhere long enough to truly form a legacy.  He never showed that he could sustain a program after a star QB graduated, though I haven't looked it up, I bet all those great QB's came from predecessors recruiting classes.  As confusing as recruiting is for high school athletes, when they make a decision they should be off limits to other coaches.  The way I see it, they had their chance, the NCAA should ban any contact from other programs once a verbal has been announced.  I not saying that it should be binding, what I am saying is that if the recruit is second guessing their decision, then he/she should be the one contacting other schools.  I'm thinking that Meyer is just a football version of college basketballs #1 scumbag Calipari.
No, you won't see overrecruiting (grey shirting) in the Big-10 because they have always handled the problem in a much more ruthless manner.  Rather than grant a greyshirt, where the kid still gets toplay on scholarship but delayed, the Big-10 will simply yank a scholarship from a kid who isn't any good.  They will lie about injuries ect. to make room for the next Clarret or Pryor.  It happens on average to about two players a year per Big-10 school.  Introducing "SEC ethics" as you call them would clean the Big-10 up quite a bit actually.  You would see the kids actually get tested for drugs like at LSU (well, Florida never did but that was, survey says, MEYERS!), you wouldn't have all the pedophilia that seems so frequent in the mid-west and rust belt, you wouldn't have players trading school-provided merchandise for tattoos, and worse, drugs, and you certainly wouldn't see a coach lie about it and cover it up.  When it comes down to it, Meyers is just like Tressell.  He refuses to discipline platyers and anything goes under each's watch.  So what would be scary is if the Big-10 exported its pedophilia and drug trafficking to the SEC. 



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

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Your post again proves my point.  No one wants to play LSU now.  Funny how when I disprove everything you said about home and homes games by the SEC versus the BIg-10, you change course (without admitting your glaring mistakes and inaccuracies, dare I say lies?) to the future WITHOUT showing the future schedules (all dakotas again lol) of the teams (Big-10 teams, though you claim conference doesn't matter to you lol), you claim to play "tougher teams.  Never mind the fact that the Big-10 has some of the worst teams in the nation.  I do apologize about Bama playing Texas as it is Arkansas I meant (still, the SEC plays Texas lol).  But as you can see, every single year (as always) LSU has a home and home with a MAJOr BCS conference school. Washington won the Pac-12 when that game was scheduled by the way.

here is Ohio States OOC schedule for the next 4 years - much easier than LSUs by any comparison (on top of LSU's conference schedule being 100x times harder than Ohio States).  What is hysterical, after declining to play the SEC for all these years despite many invitations, the mighty The Ohio State (to distinguis it from the other Ohio States) will host Vanderbilt lol.  Will you finally beat an SEC team lmao (remember, Arkansas was vacated becuase you guys cheat a lot)?

2012

  • Miami Ohio
  • UCF
  • UAB
  • Cal

We play TCU and you guys play Cal - typical.

Credibility indeed





Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Actually according to this site  Michigan is 2 and OSU is 7th as of this morning.    So its changing by the minute... I have to believe we'll be right along side you and if we can swing Kalis back to the light we even have a chance to make you fall behind us!
Sorry ensign -- it has already been said by numerous OSU fans that rivals.com is the bible of high school recruiting classes.  You can pick and choose whatever sites you'd like to make OSU look better, but one thing you will not find...........OSU's recruiting class being better than UM's.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

To MikeD5405. I live in Michigan and HS football here sucks. The QB that you speak of, took the pipe in the title game. 5 star studs don't do that!! U of M has a #3 class, only due to OSU's issues. Next year, they will be lucky to get 2-3 4 stars out of Ohio, which is where they get 90% of their best players from. Enjoy your 1 year of recruiting success in O-H-I-O!!
High school QBs are only as good as the team around them.  I don't care what kind of QB you are, if you don't have anyone to throw the ball to, it doesn't matter.  Go take a look at what he did in the national QB camps after his sophomore year.  He was rated the #2 QB in the elite 11 camp that included every major QB in the country.  I realize he may not be the tremendous passing QB Braxton Miller is -- But I think he will do.  LOL.

I'm also confused -- how can it be one year of recruiting success when they already have the top QB in 2013 committed???  I think that is a pretty good start

I also have a SLIGHT feeling, UM will not have any problem recruiting and getting their defense back to the top when your defensive coordinator came over from the Baltimore Ravens.  I think he will do just fine on the recruiting trail when he can say he was the guy responsible for one of the best defenses in the NFL for the past 3-4 years.  LOL.

He already took a group of ragtag players that ranked at the bottom of ALL NCAA division 1 teams and have them ranked 18th in the nation now.  What do you think he will do when he gets in his own type of players to play his defensive schemes??? 



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:59 am
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Actually according to this site  Michigan is 2 and OSU is 7th as of this morning.    So its changing by the minute... I have to believe we'll be right along side you and if we can swing Kalis back to the light we even have a chance to make you fall behind us!



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:51 am
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

To MikeD5405. I live in Michigan and HS football here sucks. The QB that you speak of, took the pipe in the title game. 5 star studs don't do that!! U of M has a #3 class, only due to OSU's issues. Next year, they will be lucky to get 2-3 4 stars out of Ohio, which is where they get 90% of their best players from. Enjoy your 1 year of recruiting success in O-H-I-O!!



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:02 am
 

@albeemacaw

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.   



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:13 am
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Proud of your lying, cheating school? What a surprise. Woody would be ashamed of what that Columbus school has become. 



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:33 am
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Suburban Meyer is in it for the dough. He just wants a quick couple of paydays and then this used car salesman will be done again. He is smooth and can talk more crap than most. Just ask his former players about all the promises he makes and then blames the players. Do not worry though he will oversign this class by at least 5 to 7 people who can grayshirt or go elsewhere. Suburban has that bad heart people so you know it won't go long. Look at the wacky way he jumped that reporter down in Florida. He is just wound up way too tight. He might explode like Woody Hayes. That would be ironic.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

So OSU has on bad year to have many great years. Sounds like a good punishment for selling tattoos.


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