BuckeyeNation links: Unofficial visits

Brad Bournival writes: As part of the RecruitingNation package on the increasing importance on unofficial campus visits, Urban Meyer doesn't like the fact that it puts a dent in the wallets of families with prospective athletes.

Austin Ward writes: Ohio State's nation-best streak of consecutive AP preseason polls remains intact as they will start the season at No. 18.

Ward writes: BuckeyeNation's 2012 schedule series reaches Week 10, a home matchup against Illinois.

Bournival writesInsider: Jimmy Byrne (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) is going to wait until the end of his junior season before he commits, but Ohio State and Michigan are definitely on his radar. Teammate Dameon Willis is looking at some of the same teams.

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