The backbone of any college football program is recruiting. If you want to compete for bowl games, conference titles and national championships, you have to convince the right players to come to your school and then develop them in your system and culture.
But it all starts with talent.
For Ohio State football, recruiting is a way of life. The Buckeye program is consistently in the top five programs when it comes to signing the best high school prospects in the country.
Because of it, OSU is one of the blue blood programs of the sport and seems to always be in the Big Ten and national title picture.
We decided to take a look through all the recruits that have come through Ohio State in recent memory and pick out the four best we consider the Mount Rushmore of Buckeye recruits. It doesn’t necessarily mean the highest-rated or who turned out to be the best player in college, but those that had a lot of buzz and were expected to turn into something special.
Also, even though the Buckeyes have been pulling in some of their best-ever recruits over the last few years, we’re not taking into account players that have yet to officially sign because that status can always change.
So, here we go, the Mount Rushmore of Ohio State football recruiting prospects. We’ll start with four honorable mention prospects and then get into the fab four.
More Mount Rushmores from the College Wire Network:
Bama / Aub / Fla / LSU / Tenn. / UGA // Mich. / Mich St. / Ohio St. / Wisc. // Okla. / Texas // ND // USC