ESPN released its first set of rankings for the 2013 football class. With six of their 11 commitments in the ESPN150, the Buckeyes come in rated seventh.
Head recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill noted that Ohio State has done a "very nice job, particularly knowing they've got some sanctions."
"It's a very positive class and a good start for Ohio State," Luginbill said.
The Buckeyes' class is paced by Eli Woodard, ESPN's No. 3 cornerback in the class. They also have the No. 4 cornerback in Cam Burrows.
Ohio State hasn't had a commitment since Joey Bosa picked in the Buckeyes in late April. With scholarship offers out to many of the top players, though, Ohio State should stay near the top of class rankings.
Here's more of what ESPN had to say:
Despite two recent decommitments, the Buckeyes are in the midst of putting together a class that could challenge top-ranked Michigan's in quality, although scholarship reductions will hurt Ohio State's numbers.
With their 21 commitments, Michigan is rated as the No. 1 class by ESPN right now. Here is ESPN's initial top 10 classes:
6. Texas A&M
7. Ohio State
10. Florida State
- 2013 (75)
- 2012 (116)
- 2011 (48)
- 2010 (41)
- 2009 (20)