Brenton Cox and Urban Meyer.
Recruiting

Buckeye Football Commitment Impact: Defensive End Brenton Cox

Ohio State’s recruiting class grew by one last night when Stockbridge, Georgia’s Brenton Cox gave his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes. Cox picked Ohio State over the in-state Georgia Bulldogs after visiting both programs over the past few weeks. After seemingly being a Georgia lock for so long, a trip to Ohio State for the Spring Game put the Buckeyes over the top, as Larry Johnson and Urban Meyer were…
Joey Bosa and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel via the Orlando Sun Sentinel.
Football

Two Former NFL Assistants Explain Why Buckeyes Excel in the Pros

One year ago, Ohio State sent five Buckeyes into the first round of the NFL Draft. Over the three rounds after that, seven more former Buckeyes would hear their names called. While the numbers last year may have been unique, the successes that those players had wasn’t all that new. Sure, Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa brought home more hardware than most, but the draft was littered with Buckeyes who…
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Football

Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘The best three or four are going to play’

For the entirety of spring football, the Buckeyes went with Jerome Baker, Chris Worley, and Dante Booker as the ones at linebacker. Other players were sprinkled in here and there, but for the most part, it was those three players working with the first unit. Despite that fact, linebackers coach Billy Davis wasn’t ready to put together a depth chart after the spring because there is still plenty that could change.

K.J. Hill makes a catch in the 2017 Ohio State spring game.
Football

Ohio State Spring Recap: Welcome to the #HBackTakeover

There isn’t a lot of experience on the Ohio State roster in terms of players actually playing H-back. Parris Campbell has only ever practiced at the position, and this spring was the first time he’s ever spent an entire camp there. Eric Glover-Williams moved over from safety in the offseason, so he’s still learning. K.J. Hill played in the slot last season as a redshirt freshman, but he’s never really been involved in the running game the way they’d like the H-back to be involved.

Recruiting

5-Star OSU Defensive End Target Micah Parsons Decommits from Penn State

Five-star weakside defensive end Micah Parsons announced his decommitment from Penn State Sunday evening, and now it looks like the Buckeyes could be in the driver’s seat to land one of the nation’s most sought-after players. He tweeted the news. From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Parsons committed to Penn State two months ago, but has always remained in touch with Ohio State. He visited the Buckeyes for the spring game, and this…
The OSU Pass Rush
Football

Ohio State Defensive Line Looking for More Quarterback Sacks in 2017

Almost isn’t good enough, especially when it comes to the pass rush. Much was made about Ohio State’s defensive line last season, and for good reason. The Buckeyes rotated four future NFL defensive ends, as well as four talented defensive tackles, giving them an eight-man rotation that most teams would kill for. That front four was a large part of the reason why the Buckeyes finished in the Top 10…
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Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘If you can’t do that, it’s hard to lead’

When Ohio State receivers Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin were in high school, they were rated as two of the top prospects in the state of Indiana in their respective recruiting classes. Mack was the No. 2 prospect in-state in 2016 and McLaurin was the No. 3 prospect in 2014. Given their location, then-Hoosier head coach and now-OSU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson recruited both of them. Now that Wilson is…