Over the past 2 years there have been 22 DE's listed in the Rivals list of top 100 players. Only 2 of those listed DE's committed to a school north of the Ohio River. Ohio State with one and Michigan State with one.
How "legit" these 3 star guys are can be debated years from now. There is no reason these kids can't be developed into championship caliber players.
Safety recruiting is a problem. I'll give you that. We are in great shape at TE.