COLUMBUS, Ohio - With a little nervous energy to burn on what had already been a very full morning, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer headed for the treadmill.
He was awaiting a call from five-star safety prospect Vonn Bell, another highly-regarded piece to what was already a highly-rated puzzle in regards to Ohio State recruiting. In two months on the job last year, Meyer somehow managed to put together one of his signature top classes. With 14 months this time -- and 12 wins versus no losses last fall -- he had set the bar very, very high.
Just a few minutes before Bell was due to make his announcement, Meyer's phone rang. On the other end was Bell, and he simply asked Meyer, "You know I'm coming, right?"
Meyer swears he didn't.
"I was on the treadmill because I couldn't take it anymore," Meyer said. "I had to get away."
It turns out Bell was waiting, more than anything else, for television purposes. That's National Signing Day in 2013.
That he picked Ohio State, well, that, t...