COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Sticking to a plan that has worked since he took over at Ohio State, coach Urban Meyer reloaded the Buckeyes roster with top recruits Wednesday.
By midmorning on national signing day, the Buckeyes had already wrapped up their 2016 class of 25 new players - seven of whom have already enrolled in school. There was no drama or big splash on campus, simply a program executing Meyer's game plan.
He once again won the in-state recruiting battle, signing 10 players from Ohio. And, he was able to stand toe to toe with rival Michigan, which has slowly gained ground on the Buckeyes in the recruiting wars under second-year coach Jim Harbaugh.