• In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Ohio State tied a previous school record with a quintet of players selected in the first round Thursday night, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    1st-round picks boost OSU’s cachet on recruiting trail

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thursday night was good for Ohio State, not only for five of its former players who soon will be rich, but also for its coaches who are trying to sell the program to elite recruits.