Urban Meyer, Arik Armstead altering 2012 recruiting landscape
Meyer immediately contacted Glenoak (Ohio) running back
Other touted prospects Meyer has reached out to since taking over: Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) defensive end
As Meyer's tenure continues, look for him to make a recruiting splash. He offered a scholarship to Cleveland Heights (Ohio) receiver
Since decommitting from the Trojans on Oct. 17, the battle for Armstead has been fierce. He's already taken officials to Notre Dame, Alabama and Oregon, and has a visit to Texas scheduled for Dec. 9.
Also telling: A day after decommitting from Indiana on Oct. 21, Kiel visited Notre Dame for its matchup with USC. He plans to visit South Bend for an official on Dec. 9, and wants to enroll early into whichever program he ultimately chooses. Kiel is considering a visit to Arkansas before committing.
The 6-1, 190-pound Diggs told 247Sports that Cal will get his first official visit. He took an unofficial to Virginia for the Cavaliers' loss to Virginia Tech last Saturday, while his mother, Stephanie, went to Florida without him. Diggs' former high school teammate Jelani Jenkins is a linebacker for the Gators, and Stephanie toured Gainesville with his family.
Despite the buildup, don't expect a decision soon. Diggs doesn't plan on committing until National Signing Day on Feb. 1.
• The nation's top-ranked defensive tackle, Friendship Collegiate Academy's (D.C.)
• Corona Del Sol (Ariz.) offensive tackle
• Leesburg (Fla.) outside linebacker
• Potomac (Md.) cornerback
• Chaparral (Ariz.) athlete
• Lafayette's (Miss.)