Remember that play in the fourth quarter against Michigan in 2018 when Dwayne Haskins dropped back, looked left to deceive the safety, and then went back to the right for a 78-yard touchdown pass deep down the seam to Parris Campbell? Of course you don’t, because it didn’t happen. Oh, there was definitely a 78-yard…
Since Urban Meyer’s arrival, the H-back/slot receiver has been the focal point of the Ohio State passing game. The role of the position changes depending on the receiver manning it, and it has fluctuated from the likes of Philly Brown to Dontre Wilson to Jalin Marshall, then to Braxton Miller and Curtis Samuel, then most recently to Parris Campbell and KJ Hill.
There is a genre of books known as “Choose Your Own Adventure” where after a few pages of reading, the reader is given an option of two different directions they might like to go. “If you would like Sir Lancelot to attempt to slay the dragon, turn to page 59. If you would like Sir Lancelot to turn around and get back to safety like a smart man, turn to page 82.”
Cameron Martinez has twice won the MLive player of the year award as the top player in the state of Michigan, the first player to ever accomplish that.
Jordan Fuller was a three-year starter for Ohio State, replacing All-American Malik Hooker quite well. This past season he was the last line of defense for one of the best Buckeye defenses ever, and whoever replaces him this coming season will have just as much pressure on him as Fuller did in replacing Hooker.
Martinez has been committed to Ohio State since July 4 of last year, but didn’t sign with the Buckeyes in the early signing period last month because of the departure of defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley to Boston College. Listed as an athlete, Martinez (5-11 183) played quarterback for Muskegon, but projects as a defensive back for Ohio State. Because of that projection…
The fallout from the departure of Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley just got a little bigger. Cameron Martinez will not sign with the Buckeyes on Wednesday, as was expected.
In his one year at Ohio State, Jeff Hafley proved to be a tremendous recruiter, just as Buckeye head coach Ryan Day knew he would. According to 247Sports’ recruiter rankings, Hafley is the No. 3 recruiter in the nation, having a hand in landing eight verbal commitments for OSU. He is only behind Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates at No. 2 and OSU receivers coach Brian Hartline at No. 1.
It’s not totally clear yet exactly which position 3-star athlete Cameron Martinez will start his college career. But he now knows which school he’ll be playing for.
A year ago, this was the weekend when Ohio State’s annual Friday Night Lights camp would take place. It was moved up from its customary late July date in order to coincide with the NCAA’s new allowance for spring official visits. This year, however, the June Friday Night Lights has been replaced with what OSU is calling the Buckeye Bash Barbecue…