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EXAMINING SPORTS: Meyer addresses Buckeyes’ need for speed

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Urban Meyer stated numerous times during his first season as Ohio State’s head coach that he needed to find more playmakers for his spread offense.

His search stretched far and wide, resulting in an impressive haul of explosive players that was officially revealed Wednesday on national signing day.

“I think last year was a big emphasis on the defensive line,” said Meyer on Wednesday during a press conference to announce his recruiting class. “This year was a concerted effort to go find fast guys.”

Meyer wanted speed, and he got a lot of it. His star-studded recruiting class, which was ranked as the number one group in the country by Scout.com, was dominated by athletes boasting elite speed.

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