"Ohio State has a huge stranglehold over the elite players in the state," said Allen Wallace, publisher of SuperPrep Magazine.
Wallace thinks Fickell and his staff will target only non-Ohio players whom they feel already like the school because of pre-existing ties through a family member or friend.
said Ohio State
can combat any backlash caused by the scandal by being selective.
In fact, Wallace
thinks Ohio State
could emerge on the other side with few recruiting scars.
It might take the NCAA several months to reveal its findings, time the Buckeyes can use to their advantage.
"At this stage, it's still Ohio State
, a highly formidable recruiting power," Wallace