Redshirt sophomore cornerback Shaun Wade is expected to be back in the Ohio State lineup this week. His teammates have alluded to his return for the Big Ten Championship Game, and based on his lack of being listed on OSU’s latest injury report, it appears that Wade is good to go for the Badger game Saturday night.
A redshirt sophomore, Wade has found a home as OSU’s slot corner in their three-cornerback starting lineup. He is as capable of handling a quick, slot receiver as he is a big, pass-catching tight end, which he showed last week against Penn State. Wade’s name has even been appearing in the first round of recent mock drafts.
Redshirt sophomore cornerback Shaun Wade has emerged as one of Ohio State’s top defensive playmakers this season. This has not come as a surprise to most, as when Wade flashed last season, it was clear that he had the potential to make a name for himself at Ohio State. Wade was a five-star recruit in 2017 from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Ohio State defense is ranked fourth in the nation in scoring, second in total defense, first in sacks, second in tackles for loss, 11th in interceptions, fourth in fumbles forced, and third in opponent third down percentage. This is the best Buckeye defense in years and little doubt that it is one of the most exciting in recent memory.
For most defenses, having a third cornerback good enough to start is a luxury. For the Ohio State Buckeyes this year, however, it’s a necessity. Over the past few years, the Ohio State defense has rotated three cornerbacks. When secondary coach Jeff Hafley arrived, however, he did away with the rotation. He then effectively cut out the middle man and decided instead to put…
DE Jonathan Cooper, OG Wyatt Davis, SAF Shaun Wade, CB Jeff Okudah, and RB Master Teague preview the showdown with the Spartans.
The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes will hit the road to Indiana on Saturday. Austin Mack, Tyreke Smith, Shaun Wade, and Davon Hamilton preview the game.