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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Recruiting From Home Ain’t So Bad

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss a recent Twitter poll asking Ohio State fans if they would accept a loss to Michigan this year if it meant the college football season would begin on time and unencumbered. They then discuss Friday’s conference call with Ohio State football’s director of recruiting Mark Pantoni.

Mark Pantoni Ohio State Football Buckeyes Recruiting Director
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OSU Recruiting Director Mark Pantoni Details Operations In Age of Quarantine

His official title is Assistant Athletic Director, Player Personnel, but Mark Pantoni is better known as the recruiting director for the Ohio State football program. On Friday, Pantoni took part in a conference call with the assembled Ohio State football beat to answer questions on how operations have changed under quarantine and how the Buckeyes…

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Recruiter Rankings: Five Buckeye Coaches Ranked in Top 10 Nationally

Along with ranking recruits, the fine folks over at 247Sports also rank the assistant coaches doing the recruiting. They are awarded points for the commitments they receive as the primary or secondary recruiter for a given prospect. As the assistant coaches land commitments, they move up and down the rankings. And since recruiting is the only sport going…

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Ohio State Recruiting Already Proving Historic Under Ryan Day

Ryan Day and his coaching staff have signed two classes at Ohio State and are a little more than halfway through putting their third class together. Day’s first class (2019) ranked 14th nationally, but that’s because it was a small class with just 17 signees. The average ranking per player, however, was third-highest in the nation, behind only Alabama and Georgia.

Jantzen Dunn Ohio State Football Buckeyes
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Buckeyes Make Top Group for 4-Star 2021 ATH Jantzen Dunn

Dunn attends South Warren High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect, Dunn is the No. 22 Athlete in the 2021 class and the No. 318 player in the 247Sports Composite. The Buckeyes are interested in Dunn as a safety. Last May, Dunn was clocked at 4.54 in the 40-yard dash and posted a shuttle of 4.15 seconds and a vertical of 40.8 inches.

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Social Distancing: Ohio State’s Passing Game vs. Michigan’s Pass Defense

We began our Social Distancing series examining the recruiting of Michigan and Ohio State on Thursday with a broad look overall at the two rosters and the respective rankings of their scholarship players as recruits. Now we move forward with a more compartmental look, concentrating our focus on distinct areas of the field and how they compare. Today, we’ll take…

Ohio State Buckeyes Ezekiel Elliott vs. Michigan 2014
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Social Distancing: Ohio State Recruiting vs. Michigan Recruiting

If your hypothesis is that Ohio State football has distanced itself from Michigan football, all you’d really need to prove it is the scoreboard since 2001. Even more recently, the Buckeyes have won eight in a row over the Wolverines, with the last two getting very out of hand. The concerning thing for the Michigan football program, however, is that if you look at the compositions…