There are two open offensive line jobs for the Buckeyes heading into the 2020 season and plenty of options for both spots. Ohio State is looking for a new left guard and a new right tackle. Given the competitors at both spots, the more intriguing battle looks to be at right tackle. It is the right tackle spot where the Buckeyes have an interesting range of candidates.
By the end of Dawand Jones’ senior season in high school he was one of the most sought after offensive linemen in the nation. The reason for this was two-fold. For one, Jones is 6-foot-8 and 330 pounds and mobile enough to be a very talented basketball player. For two, as programs miss on recruiting targets later in the recruiting cycle, they are forced to move down their respective boards.
Bowen redshirted as a true freshman during the 2015 season, but played as a reserve and on special teams in 2016. As a redshirt sophomore in 2017, he won the starting right guard job and started the first six games before breaking his leg. Bowen missed the rest of the season and also missed the 2018 season due to complications and another surgery.
One week in to the regular season, two of the biggest recruits in Ohio State’s 2019 class have now officially joined the team. Wednesday evening, the program announced that freshman offensive linemen Dawand Jones and Enokk Vimahi had lost their black stripes.
Ohio State’s offensive line room just added a badly-needed recruit. Dawand Jones, a 3-star tackle prospect from Indianapolis, just signed with the Buckeyes’ 2019 class. Jones is a huge addition in a couple different ways. For one, he stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 360 lbs. But he also adds some critical depth at a spot…
National Signing Day is now just one day away, and there are still major questions unanswered for Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class.
This weekend is an absolutely massive one as Ryan Day and his new staff try to fix a dangerously thin offensive line situation. Right now, the Buckeyes have only 11 scholarship linemen for 2019. That’s far less than normal and a major concern for Day’s first season.