Acquisition of Five-Star Linebacker Raekwon McMillan a Huge Boost for Ohio State's 2014 Recruiting Class

By Jenna Aquino
Andrew Weber – USA Today Sports

The big question for the Ohio State Buckeyes has been whether or not they could secure top recruiting target Raekwon McMillan.

The five-star linebacker out of Hinesville, Georgia made his decision on Monday afternoon. His top three picks were suspected to be the Georgia Bulldogs, the Buckeyes and the Clemson Tigers, but the Alabama Crimson Tide were considered to be at the top of his list too. Many believed that he would not choose Ohio State because of the distance from his family in Georgia.

However, McMillan wanted to go to a school where he knew he could win, and chose to spend his college career with the Buckeyes. The acquisition of McMillan gives the 2014 Ohio State recruiting class a huge boost.

Linebackers are of great need for Ohio State. They are working to build depth at that position and have been successful so far. McMillan is not the only five-star linebacker they will be acquiring. Fellow five-star linebacker Dante Booker has also made a commitment to Ohio State.

Now that they have landed McMillan, it will not only give Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes more depth at the linebacker position, but it also gives them one of the strongest, if not the strongest, recruiting classes in the country. With two top linebacker prospects under their belt, the Buckeyes are well on the way to great improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

The closer it gets to signing day, the better recruiter Meyer becomes. There are three more five-star defensive prospects he is currently in pursuit of and could get commitments from which could boost the talent of the 2014 recruiting class, and likely give Ohio State the best recruiting class in the country.

Jenna Aquino is a Big Ten Football writer for Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook, add her to your network on Google, or reach her by e-mail at

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