The unprecedented reign of SEC dominance may be coming to an abrupt end in the 2014 season thanks to the Ohio State University. We all remember seeing the crimson tide push the out classed Irish all over the field like children but most people don't remember Ohio state going undefeated last season. An NCAA sanctioned bowl ban prevented them from playing for the crown last year otherwise, Notre Dame may have been watching the championship game from home. Now the buckeyes are eligible again and we may be witnessing a rebirth of Ohio State football dominance. Three star wide receiver Terry McLaurin has committed to play for the buckeyes and he could have an immediate impact. The six foot 180 pound Indianapolis native runs a true 4.4 forty yard dash and can change a game in an instant with his electrifying kick return skills. Mclaurin accepted a scholarship two days after it was offered by the buckeyes. Ohio state head coach Urban Meyer wanted McLaurin to improve his route running before he would offer the young man a full ride. McLaurin made the necessary improvements and was offered a scholarship after a second camp visit.
McLaurin should fit well into the spread offense as a wing back and could have similar success as Percy Harvin did for Myers at the University of Florida. Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson was unable to convince the young man to stay closer to home to play. The Hoosiers finished unranked last year and didn't even make McLaurin's final three list. In state university Purdue was the first school to offer the young man a full ride and first year head coach Darell Hazell has to be disappointed. Despite rolling out the red carpet for the talented blue chip, he was unable to land the coveted young man. The opportunity to play for a championship contender and a two time national championship coach was too alluring and the boiler makers came up short. The former Ohio State wide receiver coach has had a hard road in the recruiting department as the state of Indiana's top recruits opt to attend more successful programs.
Even if Ohio State wouldn't have offered McLaurin a scholarship, he may have gone out of state to play. The Missouri Tigers were also on McLaurin's final three list. Though they finished 5-7 last season the fact that they play in the SEC ensures their recruits lots of national exposure which could help them get drafted later. The tiger's head coach Gary Pinkel has to be disappointed after losing Mclaurin to the Ohio State university. Many have said his incoming recruiting class is the worst in the SEC and they could possibly miss a bowl game again this year. Losing McLaurin to the buckeyes is adding insult to injury for the tigers because their top recruit of 2013, Chase Abbington, didn't meet academic requirements and will have to attend junior college. Pinkel is already on the hot seat and his recent recruiting woes will only add fuel to the fire. Landing McLaurin for his 2014 recruiting class may have extinguished the flames but the tigers lost out. As a junior, Mclaurin young man had 33 catches for nearly nine hundred yards and 12 touchdowns.