In this episode of the Buckeye SloopCast, Jared and Kyle recap the week that was at Ohio State. They discuss the departures of Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint. The Michigan State hire of Mel Tucker is also a topic. The fellas talk about the new Buckeye secondary and wonder where they’d be without Shaun Wade. They talk all of this and much, much, more.
Most of Ohio State’s freshmen early enrollees have discussed how excited they are to be a part of the Buckeye program. But for wide receiver Mookie Cooper, it’s a thrill just to be a part of a team again, period.
Ohio State freshman receiver Julian Fleming was the nation’s top receiver prospect by every recruiting service in the 2020 recruiting cycle. In fact, ESPN even had him as their top prospect overall. Any time a player is the tops at his position, the expectations are raised in a commensurate manner. While there are no “sure things,” signing the nation’s top wide receiver would seem…
COLUMBUS — Ohio State pestered Purdue (14-12, 7-8) into 16 turnovers — including 10 steals — and held the Boilers to just 35% shooting from the field in the Buckeyes’ (17-8, 7-7) 68-52 win over PU on Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena. Ohio State was led by junior forward Kyle Young, who scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Ohio State Buckeyes (16-8, 6-7) and the Purdue Boilermakers (14-11, 7-7) meet Saturday for a 12:07 pm tip-off on FOX. The Buckeyes have won four of their last five, including a 72-66 win over Rutgers on Wednesday. Purdue has won three of four, but last their last outing 88-76 at home to Penn State. This is the only meeting between these two teams during the regular season.
Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann met with reporters on Friday to preview Saturday’s home game against Purdue. That game will tip at 12:00 pm on FOX. Also joining Holtmann were sophomore guard Duane Washington and walk-on forward Harrison Hookfin. The highlights of what everyone had to say can be found below.
Johnson (6-0 168) attends DeSmet High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and is ranked the No. 5 cornerback in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 52 player overall. Rivals ranks him the No. 2 corner in the nation. Both services have Johnson as the top player in the state. Ohio State offered Johnson back in May and he has remained one of their top cornerback targets.
Even in a room full of college football players, Trey Leroux is hard to miss. At 6-foot-8 and 355 lbs, he’s the tallest and biggest player in this year’s Ohio State recruiting class.