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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: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

You just have to love those "...and always will be..." folks. They already know the future and aren't afraid to tell everyone else.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Hey sharp give me what you're smoking.  Ohio State has the overall and If you've seen plenty of streaks i'd have to peg you at 100 years old because Michigan had a 15 game headstart before indoor plumbing, television, the automobile and the modern age of pro football.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Whos taking care of your basketball team now moron?  Last two years we owned you on the court.  Quit living in the past!!!!



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

But yet you took the time to read it and write a post to it. Moron!!!!



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Oh.... you mean the vast majority of all years since the beginning of football? Yes, you are right, Michigan tradition and history are just going fold up and dissapear forever. C'mon bro...  You Ohio State fans seem to forget that Michigan has owned you for a vast majority of the last century. Congrats on your little streak, but Michigan has had plenty of those streaks in my lifetime... here comes another one... Meyer or no Meyer. Hail Hail nuthead. 



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

LOL @ PBLCOLTS putting his email in his profile (coltfan32@hotmail.com). 0-13 is too cool.  I wonder if he like SPAM?  I guess we will see. lol.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Come on buddy, Michigans best years are long gone.Get over it!!!



Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

The Buckeyes have struggled against the SEC and got blown out in 2 BCS National Championships against the SEC but that doesn't mean things can't change.  If Meyer brings in star studded recruiting classes over the next few years I think OSU has a legit chance to contend within 2-3 years.  The Big Ten may not be strong from top to bottom but there are some serious title contenders at the top each year and the Buckeyes will be capable of winning it all under Urban.  Who knows maybe the king conference from the south will eventually choke against another conference and with Meyer coming to OSU and Michigan on the rise I would say the Big Ten has just as good of a chance at winning a title as every other league champion.




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Must be a slow news day. If you care about this you've got issues.



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

The Big 10 is and always will be a second tier conference who can't win a National Championship against an SEC team.  Urban Myer isn't going to change any of that.


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