According to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings, the Ohio State Buckeyes finished with the third-ranked recruiting class, trailing only the Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers and narrowly edging out the BCS Champion Florida State Seminoles.
The class is headlined by 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who Meyer pulled out of Hinesville, Georgia and 4-star cornerback Damon Webb, who the Buckeyes took from Detroit, Michigan.
Rather than being happy about the Buckeyes’ recruiting success, Meyer is disappointed the class wasn’t ranked first.
“I hear people say it’s not important. I disagree,” Meyer said at his Signing Day press conference via 24/7 Sports. “As long as you’re keeping score, we’re going to try to win. I’m disappointing we weren’t the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Our staff knows we’re disappointed about that. Is that the final end all? No. As long as they’re going to go keep track of it —and there is a correlation between how teams do where your recruiting class is ranked. But certainly that’s not the final product, because you’ve got to coach and develop them and get them here.
“So, actually, we do pay attention to that. It’s not saying we take a kid who is a five-star over a three-star, if we believe in the three-star. That’s not it at all. But I’ll start watching it at the end of the recruiting class.”
Meyer’s Buckeyes currently have the 24th ranked class for the class of 2015, but have only two commitments, a pair of 4-star cornerbacks in Eric Glover-Williams and Jamel Dean.