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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.


Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:24 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Yea, Pittman heard what he wanted to hear from Meyer because Meyer told him he would pay him a monthly salary and comp his visits to the strip club.  Oh, Pittman, you want a PS3?  I'll buy it for you says Meyer.  Thank you coach.  I was also hoping my family could borrow a car for a few months.  Sure thing says Meyer as he calls a local used car dealership and makes it happen.  The state of Ohio is a bunch of cheating finatics and will do whatever it takes to win.  Even if it means cheating.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:21 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

OSU has future home and homes with Tennessee and Georgia already on the schedule.....GO BUCKS!!

Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:19 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

Urban Meyer is the biggest cheater in sports.  He had numerous violations at Florida then retires twice to be with family?? How conveinent.  Let's see if he has another "heart attack" at OSU when things get heated.  I guess Ohio State is perfect for him.  A cheater with a cheating university.  It's a match made in heaven.

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:16 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.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:14 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 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.
Huh?  The property that was traded belonged to the university or came from the university, which has always been an infraction.  And the real myth the cheaters cling to is that the contraband was only traded for tattoos when it was more often traded for drugs (which Ohio State doesn't test for for some reason).  Then it was known and not just ignored, but covered up by both the coach AND the school president.  It doesn't get any worse than that.  And that is merely the tip of the iceberg (remember Clarret driving his hummer BEFORE his 1st practice lol?).  Men want to clean up, boys want to justify and sweep under the rug.  Ohio State and Penn State have more in common than not for sure. 

By the way, I agree with that Auburn should have bee n hammered for paying Auburn.  See?  Objectivity isn't so hard - give it a try some time homer.  After that i will help you work on introspection as opposed to denial - it will help your "school" in the long run.

I have to ask, when you say you are relevant again, since you obviously don't mean on the field, what do you mean?  Relevant like Micahel Jackson's doctor relevant?

Who roots for a conference instead of a team?  Weird.  Even worse is not having the brain power to root for a team first and a conference second.  Of course your whole post is a rah-rah Big 10/anti-SEC rant while claiming to not care about conference.  Um sorry sparky, you care a lot obviously. 

Who changes their favorite teams?  I admit I am Yankees fan 9and have been before I even knew what football was) as my grandfather is from New Jersey, and as the mid-west hates baseball (just look at a regions college teams to gauge interest in a sport), you may not be aware that Lousiana doesn't have its own pro baseball team.  Sparky, I have never changed one of my favorite teams.  After New Orleans got the Hornets, I still kept the Pistons as my favorite team (Dumars Louisiana native!) because in the South we can't just change team loyalties yearly like an Ohio-born and bred LeBron James for example.  Really, Lebron James representative of and also the face of Ohio.  Or the old Browns.  Both are cut-and run experts like the state itself.  His ideals and values are same as the states.

And I hate Auburn, unless they are playing NCAA-coddled Big-10 teams with their unearned sense of self-rightousness and entitlements and slaps on the wrist for its never ending cheating.  But its not like a fan of Ohio teams suddenly becoming a Bruins fan (after they win the Cup no less) - just saying.

SEC handles it on the field, Big-10 handles it in smokey rooms (and showers).  Nuff said.

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:11 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

And one more thing for those of you arguing about the SEC refusing to play home and homes...just one SEC home game.  The Buckeyes have ALREADY played home and homes against Texas, USC, and Miami.  This year they start a home and home against Cal who kind of sucks now, but were good when they were scheduled.  Next up in 2014-15 is Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma in 2016-17.  I know those matchups aren't as intruguing as the yearly SEC battles with D-II Abilene Christian, but nonetheless give college football fans what they deserve....contested games early in the season.

Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

whatever dirtbag your comment just shows you don't even have a clue what the word ethics means which almost certainly means your an ohio st fan get a life

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

I agree with you.  Urban was successful at Bowling Green because he had record setting QB Josh Harris.  Harris left and so did Urban.  Urban has number one overall pick Alex Smith at Utah.  Smith left and so did Urban.  Then he has Tebow.  If Cam Newton had been able to stay at Florida chances are so would Urban.  However, Tebow left and Urban did not have a superior QB so he developed "health problems."  If OSU is not playing for a Championship in 5 years, Urban will once again leave due to "health problems" and to "spend more time with family."  Both are valid reasons for anyone to pursue a new career path.  It's just Urban's seem to coincide with a lack of QB.

Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:06 pm

Urban Meyer lands two big-time defensive linemen

I forgot when pittman blows out his knee he does it running over meyer and that scumbag has a heart attack and never coaches another fotball game

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:04 pm
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