Ohio State football: 4 impacts Justin Fields’ transfer has on Buckeyes

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Day can recruit

The words “Recruit, recruit, recruit” could probably go on Urban Meyer’s grave.

It was a lesson that had to be driven home into his protege Ryan Day, who just took the whistle from Meyer, who retired after the Rose Bowl.

And Day, despite never being a head coach at any level before, is showing some chops at getting blue chip talent to come to Columbus.

Really, Day’s first recruiting challenge was keeping talent recruited to Ohio State when the prospects thought Meyer was going to be the head coach.

But Day succeeded. He kept five-star defensive end Zach Harrison local, while also locking down the No. 2 wideout in the 2019 class, Garrett Wilson, in addition to five-star offensive lineman Harry Wilson.

There’s also a slew of four-star prospects, and while Ohio State only has the 14th ranked class in 2019, so far, Day has to be pleased with how the ship has steadied.

Now, the addition the Fields is a nice Buckeye leaf on Day’s helmet, as his reputation as a quarterback whisper is spreading to the recruiting hotbed of the southeast.

We all know Ohio State’s history, and that alone would get 99 percent of Ohioans to commit to the Buckeyes. However, in reality, kids don’t care so much about that as they do about the Buckeyes being on TV all the time and getting guys to the NFL.

That’s not going to change, and you’re only going to continue hearing more about Ohio State leading up to the draft as the Buckeyes are poised to have a few first-round draft picks, again, when the NFL Draft commences in May.

No one is Urban Meyer, but so far Day is off to a good start.