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Ohio State Freshman Receivers ‘Better Than Expected’

Things went so well for Ohio State on the recruiting trail at receiver this past year that there are rumors they even had to tell one 5-star pass catcher who wanted to come aboard that the ship was full. Of the seven highest-rated signees for the Buckeyes in their 2020 recruiting class, four of them were receivers. Julian Fleming, the 5-star receiver who played less than…

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How Will Ohio State Replace… H-Back KJ Hill

Before KJ Hill was Ohio State’s all-time leader in receptions he was committed to Arkansas. The Little Rock native was going to be a Razorback. When Urban Meyer hired Chris Ash to take over the Buckeye defense prior to the 2014 season, Ash told him about Hill, who was being recruited while he was at Arkansas. They offered Hill in March, but he didn’t commit until signing day.

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Brian Hartline Has ‘Hands Full’ Finding KJ Hill’s Replacement

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.

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No Pigeonholing, Buckeyes Looking for Their Six Best Receivers

One of Ohio State’s biggest question marks surrounding the team entering the 2020 season is who will replace the talent lost in the wide receiver room. The Buckeyes have a number of star receivers coming in from the new recruiting class, but ‘Zone 6’ only returns two major contributors from the rotation last season in rising junior Chris Olave and rising sophomore Garrett Wilson.

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How Will Ohio State Replace… WR Binjimen Victor

Binjimen Victor came to Ohio State from Coconut Creek High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was ranked the No. 12 wide receiver in the 2016 class and the No. 97 player overall. There was a possibility of redshirting as a true freshman, but the Buckeyes needed receivers and so Victor played sparingly. He finished with just four catches in 2016. It was over his final…