Entering college football's first-ever second National Signing Day, Ohio State laid claim to the top-ranked class in the 2018 cycle, according to 247Sports.com.
But will the Buckeyes be able to hold onto their No. 1 ranked class through Wednesday? Ultimately, it may not even matter.
With a total of 25 commits -- including the nation's top-ranked offensive tackle, Nicholas Petit-Frere, who gave his pledge to Ohio State on Wednesday -- you'd be hard-pressed to find a class more impressive than Urban Meyer's. Thus far, the Buckeyes have received commitments from three 5-star prospects and 19 four-star prospects, including 4-star Cleveland Heights defensive end Tyreke Smith.
But with the way recruiting rankings are tabulated, even a strong finish like the one Ohio State is currently enjoying may not be enough for the Buckeyes to fend off Georgia, which is expected to finish with more commitments.
In the past, Meyer has bucked traditional coach-speak, stating that so long as they're keeping score, Ohio State would prefer to finish with the nation's No. 1 class. But while that may not be feasible due to the size of their class, the Buckeyes are still slated to land the highest average rating per player in the country, with a current score of 94.39.
That would come in just shy of 247Sports' all-time rating per player average -- which just so happened to be set by Ohio State a year ago.
If you're Meyer, there's not much more you could ask for in a two-year span on the recruiting trail -- even if it's feasible neither class will have wound up with a No. 1 ranking. Based their head coach's reaction, the Buckeyes are doing just fine, in what's shaping up to be another near-picture perfect finish to the recruiting cycle.