Ohio State is making dreams come true for several in-state seniors by giving them opportunities to be preferred walk-ons as the Buckeyes wrap up recruiting. For almost all of these seniors, the opportunity to play for Ohio State is hard to pass up even if it means giving up full scholarships to other less prestigious programs. A preferred walk-on can use the coaching staff, the training facilities and gear the same as an athlete on scholarship. This season, Ohio State adds a dozen preferred walk-ons, and those are:
Jack Cappabianca -- 6-foot-2, 220-pound reserve linebacker at Berlin Center Western Reserve, first-team all-district.
Abe Myers - 6-foot-2, 220-pound Big Walnut linebacker, honorable mention all-county.
Davion Johnson -- Bedford wide receiver, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, second-team all-state.
Xavier Johnson -- a 6-foot-1, 215-pound wide receiver from Cincinnati Summit Country Day School, Division V honorable mention.
Sam Wiglusz -- a 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver from Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
Cade Kacherski - 6-foot-3, 190-pound linebacker from Dublin Jerome, first-team all-district.
Jack Jamieson -- offensive lineman for Cleveland St. Ignatius, 6-foot-2, 285 pounds, Wildcats two-time captain.
Michael Johnson -- 6-foot-3, 205-pound running back, Erie community college.
Lloyd McFarquhar -- 5-foot-9, 160-pound Lyndhurst Brush cornerback, Western Reserve Conference scholar-athlete.
Robert Cope -- athlete from Dublin Jerome, 5-foot-10, 188 pounds.
Garrison Glover -- 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive tackle from Mason.
Roen McCullough - 6-foot-2, 235-pound long snapper from Worthington Kilbourne country's fourth-best long snapper.
Zaid Hamdan -- Mason defensive tackle, 6-foot, 263 pounds
Dominic Dimaccio -- 5-foot-9, 160-pound Missouri kicker, second-team All-Ohio selection.
Luke Donovan -- 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver from desert mountain Scottsdale.
Austin Kutscher --6-foot-1, 186-pound wide receiver from Massillon Washington, second-team all-district.
Ben Schmiesing -- 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker from Piqua.
Ohio State's Urban Meyer on upgrading walk-ons to scholarship status