Stars. What are they good for?

The 2012 recruiting class marches on.

The biggest news since our last update has been the bad vibes surrounding the strange saga of OH OL Kyle Kalis balanced out somewhat by the commitments of OH LB Luke Roberts and OH OL/DL Patrick Elflein.

Despite the commitments, the current feeling on the class is still slanting negative for various reasons.

First and most importantly, Ohio State still needs to add some offensive tackles to the roster… and soon, making the pain from the loss of Kalis even more acute.

On top of that, some Ohio State fans were less than enthusiastic about the most recent commitments because they came from non highly rated recruits.

Disappointment at the loss of an extremely talented player in a position of need is one thing, but disappointment over receiving commitments from lower ranked recruits is an unnecessary emotion, and here’s why.

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Ohio State is still waiting on ACT results for Kyle Dodson

This post might be more accurately titled  “Ohio’s Top Prospects Waiting on an Ohio State Offer”.

Either way, it is well documented how stacked the Buckeye state is with talent in the 2012 class, and unfortunately that creates a situation were some very talented players aren’t being considered by the home team… yet.

With summer camps currently in progress, many players will be looking to earn an offer not yet received. And some players not even on Ohio State’s early radar will likely emerge, meaning that the big board will likely need some heavy renovations over the next several weeks (which I, of course, will be more than happy to do).

Truth time, I started this list several weeks ago and I have literally had to cut it in half due to numerous players originally on the list verbally committing to other schools.

Those other schools (namely, Michigan and Michigan State) have really benefited from the talent in Ohio combined with the limited number of scholarships available to Ohio State.

While that was inevitable with this class, here’s hoping that patience pays off with some of the remaining players. Read More