Not only is OSU taking the cream of the crop, but they are now a national recruiting outfit. And so with Ohio only having one other BCS-type school in Cincinnati (though Xavier is a solid program), it certainly leaves room for others to swoop in and grab under-the-radar guys (that’s under-the-radar for OSU that is, which ain’t so under-the-radar for most schools).
It’s not just great for PSU, but the entire Big Ten when OSU gets a commit from a kid like Shannon Scott from Milton, GA. That opens up kids like Burke and Lewis for others. Seeing that PSU would have zero chance of getting players like Scott from places around the nation, when he crashes the Midwest party, the Ohio kids have to look elsewhere for playing time.
Penn State doesn’t have that luxury in its own state with Pitt, Nova, Temple and the rest of the Big Five, Syracuse, Duke, UNC, etc, etc all coming in to take top players.