No More Black For Blue: L’Christian Smith Is Now Officially A Buckeye

Ohio State football wide receiver LChristian Blue Smith

True freshman wide receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith lost his black stripe after practice on Wednesday, officially becoming a member of the OSU football team.

Smith is a 6-foot-6 matchup nightmare as a wide receiver. He was ranked as a 4-star prospect coming out of Wayne High School in Dayton.

That’s the same program that produced former Buckeye star Braxton Miller.

Smith was the No. 126 player overall in the 2018 class, and the 4th-ranked player from the state of Ohio.

Director of Player Personnel Ryan Stamper says Smith is “night and day from when he first got here, and that’s because of the leadership in the wide receiver room.”

In the video, Smith calls the honor “a big shock.”

You can watch the official Black Stripe removal video below.

And if you’re wondering why the nickname “Blue,” here’s your answer.

There are six scholarship members of the 2018 recruiting class still holding onto their black stripes.

They are QB Matthew Baldwin*, WR Kamryn Babb (inj.), SAF Marcus Hooker, DT Antwuan Jackson*, DE Alex Williams, and OT Max Wray*.

* signifies early enrollee

Black Stripe Chart

March 30 – DL Aaron Cox (walk-on)
March 30 – WR De’Shawn White (walk-on)
April 11 – DT Tommy Togiai
August 8 – LB Dallas Gant
August 9 – TE Tate Duarte (walk-on)
August 9 – LB Teradja Mitchell
August 11 – RB Brian Snead
August 11 – QB Kory Curtis (walk-on)
August 11 – DT Taron Vincent
August 13 – WR Chris Olave
August 15 – RB Amari McMahon (walk-on)
August 18 – DE Tyreke Smith
August 18 – RB Master Teague
August 18 – TE Jeremy Ruckert
August 20 – CB Tyreke Johnson
August 27 – DE Tyler Friday
August 27 – CB Sevyn Banks
August 27 – DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste
August 29 – LB K’Vaughan Pope
August 29 – CB Cameron Brown
September 5 – S Josh Proctor
September 5 – WR Jaelen Gill
September 5 – WR Sam Wiglusz
September 18 – OL Nicholas Petit-Frere
September 18 – OL Jack Jamieson (walk-on)
September 25 – OL Matthew Jones
October 2 – WR L’Christian “Blue” Smith
October 2 – WR Xavier Johnson (walk-on)

One Response

  1. Can’t wait to see this kid light ’em up next season. Go, Blue … er … wait … well, you know what I mean.

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