A bad year for BC to under recruit Ohio
Ohio has long been one of BC's most important recruiting territories. In addition to our niche in Cincinnati, BC has picked up players around the state with a focus on Cleveland area schools. Now that Jim Tressel is out and Ohio State's future uncertain, it would seem like a good time to make a move or close on some kids who had Ohio State on their radar. Unfortunately BC is only still targeting eight players in Ohio and only one has an Ohio State offer in hand. It's not too late to get more aggressive or go after Ohio State commits. The most promising OSU verbal with a BC ties is Tight End Blake Thomas. He is saying the right things about sticking with the Buckeyes, but there are two major things any school will use against these recruits. The unknown of the new coach and the likelihood of heavy sanctions in the next five years.
I understand how some don't think we should pray on these kids emotions and they should want to attend BC regardless of what is going on at Ohio State. That's fine in theory, but the reality is that other schools will target Tressel recruits. BC is missing an opportunity if we don't do the same.