19 July 2012
On The Trail: Buckeye Recruiting
Urban Meyer and The Ohio State Buckeyes collected their 15th commitment for the class of 2013 in three star athlete Taivon Jacobs from District Heights in Maryland, and it couldn’t have been at a more needed position. As I’m sure all Buckeye fans are aware, Coach Meyer along with Offensive Coordinator Paul Herman have brought the Spread Offense to Columbus, and with this new offensive scheme, a demand for a highly athletic and versatile playmaker. Urban Meyer was able to recruit some highly athletic playmakers in his time at Florida, such as Percy Harvin, Jeff Demps, and Chris Rainey, who were utilized in the backfield as well as split out wide on the line of scrimmage. Taivon has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at a speedy 4.4, which Meyer and Herman will be sure to utilize as they try to deliver him the ball in open space to make plays. Jacobs, along with fellow 2013 class commitment Jaylin Marshall, hopefully will provide Coach Meyer with the playmakers that are desperately needed for the Buckeyes next season.
Meyer of course is continuing the trend of recruiting great talent from all across the nation, but with talented four star Cleveland Heights receiver Shelton Gibson still available, will Coach Meyer look to add another speedy wide-out in the class? Meyer already lost out on four star Hilliard Darby athlete Caleb Day to Illinois, but only time will tell if Meyer will continue to recruit athletic playmakers, or address other needs for the 2013 class. However the staff decides to approach this position of need, Buckeye Nation should all take some time out of their day to welcome the newest member to the 2013 class and the Buckeye Family, Taivon Jacobs! Welcome to Buckeye Nation!