Ohio State Recruiting: Urban Meyer’s ‘Terrific 21’


The 2017 Ohio State recruiting class.

The 2017 recruiting class will go down as one of the best in Ohio State history. Urban Meyer’s class finished second in the total team rankings to Alabama but had seven fewer recruits. However, Urban’s “Terrific 21” class has the highest player average ever in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The numbers are impressive, but when you look at the individual players and/or units it really blows you away. Just take a look and see what I mean.

The number 2 ranked dual threat quarterback in the nation. Tate Martell was undefeated as a starter and his team won three Nevada State Championships and a couple of mythical National Championships.

The No. 2 All-Purpose back in the nation who accumulated 5,000 yards his final two years of high school.

One of the best groups of wide receivers in the country and three of the four are 6-3 or taller. Brendon White, the little guy, is 6-1.5 200 pounds and is do everything kind of player.

Two offensive linemen rated as 4 stars and a 5 star guard who played everywhere he was needed on the line in high school.

Two outstanding defensive tackles who are rated 4 stars.

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A 6-5 250 pound defensive end who is ranked No. 2 in the country at his position. Wait until you see this guy play.

A 4 star middle linebacker to go along with the No.1 player in the country at the position.

A group of defensive backs that is off the charts. Three players are rated as 4 stars, two others are 5 stars and the No. 1 and No. 2 high school cornerbacks in the country. The other one is the No. 1 junior college cornerback in the country.

The number 2 rated kicker in the nation.

Most coaches would love to have any of these situations in a recruiting class and Urban Meyer has them all.

Well, here are Urban’s “Terrific 21”. Info provided by ohiostatebuckeyes.com

NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School
Baron BrowningLB6-4230Fort Worth, Texas / Kennedale
Jerron CageDT6-3280Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods
Wyatt DavisOL6-4310Bellflower, California / St. John Bosco
J.K. DobbinsRB5-10199La Grange, Texas / La Grange
Ellijah GardinerWR6-4200Kemp, Texas / Kemp
Haskell GarrettDT6-2286Las Vegas, Nevada / Bishop Gorman
Trevon GrimesWR6-4202Fort Lauderdale, Florida / St. Thomas Aquinas
Jaylen HarrisWR6-5205Cleveland, Ohio / Cleveland Heights
Blake HaubeilK6-3200Buffalo, New York / Canisius
Tate MartellQB5-10203Las Vegas, Nevada / Bishop Gorman
Thayer MunfordOL6-6325Cincinnati, Ohio / Massillon Washington
Josh MyersOL6-6306Miamisburg, Ohio / Miamisburg
Jeffrey OkudahCB6-1190Grand Prairie, Texas / South Grand Prairie
Isaiah PryorSAF6-2195Bradenton, Fla. / IMG Academy
Amir RiepCB5-11183Cincinnati, Ohio / Colerain
Kendall SheffieldCB6-0183Missouri City, Texas / Blinn College
Shaun WadeCB6-2175Jacksonville, Fla. / Trinity Christian Academy
Pete WernerLB6-3215Indianapolis, Indiana / Cathedral
Brendon WhiteATH6-2200Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty
Marcus WilliamsonCB5-10180Westerville, Ohio / IMG Academy
Chase YoungDE6-5240Hyattsville, Maryland / DeMatha Catholic

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There you have it, Urban Meyer’s outstanding 2017 recruiting class. Overall, I think it was a pretty good day for Ohio State, don’t you?