Ohio State Scholarship Count: Where The Buckeyes Stand

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January is a month of transition in the college football world. As one group of players is leaving every FBS program, another is entering.

Inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, draft-eligible players have until January 15 to decide whether they will return for another year or declare themselves eligible for the NFL Draft.

And in high schools across the country, talented seniors are deciding whether to sign with the Buckeyes on National Signing Day, February 6.

It’s a delicate balancing act, because the Buckeyes have to be at no more than 85 scholarship players on campus by the start of fall camp.

Between now and then, the NFL players will leave and others will transfer. Ryan Day’s staff will bring new recruits, and possibly transfers in as well.

But by the time fall camp opens, the numbers have to work out to 85.

After Dwayne Haskins, Michael Jordan, Mike Weber, and Dre’Mont Jones declared themselves eligible for the NFL Draft and Justin Fields officially joined the program, the Buckeyes stand at 87 scholarship players.

Others, like Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette still have to announce whether they are coming back.

Offensive line prospect Doug Nester is verbally committed for 2019, but has not signed his Letter of Intent, so he’s not included in that number.

Here’s a position-by-position and class-by-class breakdown of every scholarship player currently on the OSU roster.

Certain players like Demario McCall will likely see action in multiple roles in 2019. Craig Young was listed as an “Athlete” on the official Early Signing Day roster released by OSU. He’s with the linebackers below, but could end up at any of several positions. So don’t read too much into specific position designations below.

QBJack Miller
C.J. Stroud
Justin FieldsGunnar Hoak *4
RBSteele Chambers *
Miyan Williams
Marcus Crowley
Master Teague *
Demario McCall *5
WRMookie Cooper
Julian Fleming
Gee Scott
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Kamryn Babb *
Jaelen Gill *
Garrett Wilson
Jameson Williams
Elijah Gardiner *
Jaylen Harris *
Chris Olave
C.J. Saunders *12
TECormontae Hamilton *
Joe Royer
Jeremy RuckertLuke Farrell *
Jake Hausmann *
OLJosh Fryar
Ryan Jacoby *
Jakob James
Paris Johnson
Trey Leroux
Grant Toutant
Enokk Vimahi *
Luke Wypler
Dawand Jones
Matthew Jones *
Harry Miller
Nick Petit-Frere *
Max Wray *
Wyatt Davis *
Josh Myers *
Gavin Cupp *
Thayer Munford
DETy Hamilton
Noah Potter *
Cade Stover *
Zach Harrison
J. Jean-Baptiste *
Tyler Friday
Tyreke Smith
Jonathon Cooper *
DTJacolbe Cowan
Darrion Henry
Jaden McKenzie *
Taron Vincent *Jerron Cage *
Tommy Togiai
Haskell Garrett
Antwuan Jackson *
LBCody Simon
Tommy Eichenberg *
Mitchell Melton
Craig YoungDallas Gant
Teradja Mitchell
K'Vaughan Pope
Justin Hilliard *
Tuf Borland *
Baron Browning
Pete Werner
CBLejond Cavazos
Cameron Martinez
Ryan Watts
Tyreke Johnson *Sevyn Banks
Cameron Brown
Shaun Wade *
Marcus Williamson8
SAFRonnie Hickman *
Lathan Ransom
Bryson Shaw *
Kourt Williams
Marcus Hooker *Josh Proctor6
KBlake Haubeil1
PDrue Chrisman1


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  1. Are we hoping for some walk-on kickers?

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