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Jard Work: A 5-Star Deficiency

Clifford was OSU's lone 5-star 2007 recruit.

Although they do not often recruit against each other, how have Ohio State and USC stacked up against each other in the past few years in the recruiting world and what impact will that have on Saturday's game? The answer and notes on Austin Spitler, the offensive line, Ben Buchanan and much more are in this week's edition of Jard Work.

If tomorrow's game between Ohio State and USC comes down to the team's junior classes, the Buckeyes might be in trouble. A look at the rankings shows a serious talent discrepancy between the 2007 recruiting classes assembled by both teams. In a class of 15 players, the Buckeyes had just one five-star prospect: safety Eugene Clifford, who is no longer with the program. In contrast, the... Recommended Stories