Ohio State’s Greg Schiano took home a postseason award today.
Schiano, who just finished his second season as the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator, was named 247Sports’ Big Ten Recruiter of the Year.
Ohio State assistants dominated the rankings–five of the top six spots went to Buckeye staffers–but Schiano took home top honors.
The former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach helped OSU land seven players, including one five-star.
Among those he served as the primary recruiter for five-star offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, the nation’s second-ranked tight end Jeremy Ruckert and the nation’s top-ranked center Matthew Jones.
The Buckeyes’ third-year defensive coordinator went everywhere to ink his targets. Schiano won recruitments in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Schiano was nearly hired as Tennessee’s head coach in December and was reportedly linked to the New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator vacancy,
However, the 51-year-old is staying in Columbus. The longer he stays, the more likely he brings more top talent with him.
You can view the entire Big Ten recruiting rankings here. Ohio State finished atop the conference and second nationally behind Georgia.
The Buckeyes signed a whopping 20 four-star prospects, along with three five-stars and a trio of three-stars.
You can see OSU’s entire recruiting class here.