O-H-I-O them Dawgs 🅾️💯— Sevoo #7 (@BanksNiko) October 28, 2017
Coming home tomorrow!!!!! The shoe will be LIVEEEEEE 🅾️ pic.twitter.com/iv7Y11FRUx— Emory Jones (@eXjones6) October 28, 2017
BEST IN THE DAMN LAND 🅾️— Taron Vincent (@t_lova23) October 28, 2017
Official #1… Columbus, Ohio.⭕️— Kamryn Babb® (@kamm_o) October 28, 2017
Those are just a couple of the reactions from recruits all across the country. Saturday was a big day for Buckeyes recruiting, to say the least. Alas, Ohio State fans must now move on from that victory and focus solely on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Ohio State at Iowa:
Iowa is having a down year in recruiting for 2018, despite being a traditionally solid program. The program ranks 55th in the country, which is certainly not something that Kirk Ferentz is shooting for- and Hawkeye fans expect better. In the 2018 class, Iowa has yet to sign a single four or five-star recruit. However, 2019 is looking much better for the Hawkeyes; Ferentz has his program ranked ninth in the country in recruiting for next year.
There is still a lot of time for the Hawkeyes to turn things around, but it is likely that most of the production they will be seeing in coming years will be a result of 2019 and beyond.
Ohio State, on the other hand, begins the month of November where it started the season. Atop all of college football is quite the accomplishment for Meyer’s Buckeyes, and it doesn’t look like it will slow down in any years to come. While the recruiting momentum had slowed down for the Buckeyes in October, last week’s win will surely wake up the country. That win not only demonstrated Ohio State’s ability in the big game, but it also provided a stadium atmosphere unlike any other.
In terms of Saturday’s game, the Buckeyes are on a whole other level recruiting wise. Over the last four seasons, the Buckeyes have finished the recruiting rankings in the top five each year. Iowa has barely snuck into the top 50 in just two of those years. Combine that with the overwhelming statistical advantages for the Buckeyes, and we are looking at a David versus Goliath matchup in Iowa City.
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