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How Ryan Jacoby Committed To Ohio State


Ryan Jacoby makes his commitment to Ohio State

When Ryan Jacoby decided he wanted to commit to the 2019 recruiting class at Ohio State, he couldn't help but pull a fast one on head football coach Urban Meyer. During a phone conversation with Tony Alford and Greg Studrawa, Jacoby relayed his intent to sign. The three then decided to keep the secret from Meyer.

After Jacoby's commitment was made public, Meyer was excited, relieved and surprised. "How did everyone keep that secret from me?" he asked.

3/19/2018 2:17:24 PM
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Ohio State Adds A Dozen Preferred Walk-Ons


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.

2/13/2018 2:42:56 PM
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Chris Olave Yet Another Receiver For Buckeyes


Chris Olave, the four-star receiver, is the latest recruit for the Ohio State Buckeyes 2018 roster. He is the 54th receiver in the nation and the 24th recruit for Ohio States 2018 season. He will join ranks with L'Christian Smith, Kamryn Babb, and Cameron Brown, the other four-star players that are part of the 2018 recruiting class.

One might wonder why Ohio State chose to fill another receiver position. With five other players already slated for the receiver position, it seems as if this is a saturated position. This might be true of the current year, but the decision was made to prepare for 2019.

In 2019, the Buckeyes will lose seniors, Johnnie Dixon, Paris Campbell, and Terry McLaurin. Making matters worse, Ben Victor, K.J. Hill, and Austin Mack are all juniors that will be eligible for the draft depending on their season. Even though these players are still juniors, it is feasible, that if offered a chance to go pro, at least one will take that offer. So, if you do the math, this is a good way to prepare for the potential 2019 losses.

2/1/2018 3:55:48 PM
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Friday In Columbus Means Great Things In Store


Buckeyes fans got some colossal news on Friday when four star defensive end Tyler Friday announced his official commitment to Ohio State. He is quite a find as the eighty-sixth overall player in the country, the fourth best defensive tackle, and the second best player in the entire state of New Jersey.

He joins the other four star defensive end Tyreke Smith on the line. The Buckeyes plan on playing Friday at the defensive end position instead of inside at the tackle position. This is some much needed relief from the anxiety attack that was hitting most Buckeye fans where it hurts. After losing five star defensive end Brenton Cox many fans thought it was too late for Urban Meyer and his staff to find a suitable replacement. To the critics and doubters, Coach Meyer said move over I can handle this. They may have lost a great player, but to come back with two equally talented and tenacious defenders on the line is quite a feat in its own right.

1/20/2018 9:42:25 PM
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Jerome Baker Going To The Draft


Ohio State says goodbye to a future pro bowl player in linebacker Jerome Baker. On Monday he announced his intentions to declare for the draft this year. This is a blow to the team's defense as Baker was a pivotal leader in the defensive box.

After already hearing that Denzel Ward and Sam Hubbard were declaring for the draft Ohio State fans are sad to hear about losing another great player from their team. The departure is bittersweet for both sides after Baker posted a tweet thanking the Buckeye fans for all the love and support, and he hoped to have success at the next level.

1/12/2018 9:18:52 PM
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About Tommy Togiais Commitment To OSU


Over 20 nationally ranked colleges offered Tommy Togiai a football scholarship. The Idaho native finally announced his choice last Tuesday. While his commitment was only verbal at that point, the defensive tackle stated on his Twitter account that he intended to sign with OSU.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer visited the high school in Pocatello that Togiai attended. He apparently convinced Togiai that OSU offers a superior program since the U.S. Army All-American could have had a scholarship at nearly any college he wanted.

The 295 lbs. senior holds the ninth-place ranking of all players at the DT position in the United States. He is currently ranked as a solid four-star recruit. Other polls have ranked him as the second best DT in the current recruiting class.

12/28/2017 3:34:42 PM
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Ohio State Pulls In Safety Tyreke Johnson


Ohio State has been quit for the past few months when it comes to their recruiting program. Urban Meyer and his crack recruitment staff has been at it diligently, crafting the final details with the 2018 hopefuls. The deadline for the new early signing day is on the horizon, so the final class is forming up to be an impressive year.

Out of the blue, they announced Trinity Christian Academy safety Tyreke Johnson made a commitment to Ohio State. This is the first new recruit to come aboard the class since Antwuan Jackson made his commitments in September.

Johnson currently ranks in at 38th best prospect. He's the seventh favorite from Florida and overall the fifth ranking safety for the class of 2018.

The Buckeyes were eyeballing Johnson as a potential candidate for several weeks, and things heated up on the rumor mill after Johnson visited the campus in late October. Rumors also had it that he had been in continuous contact with both Greg Schiano and Kerry Combs for over a month.

12/15/2017 1:07:05 PM
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Janai Crooms Joins The Ohio State Buckeyes


The newest addition to the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes roster is Janai Crooms, a four-star guard.

Aaliya Patty was the first selection of what is proving to be a fairly sizable 2018 recruitment. Almost one month later the Buckeyes have added the second addition to the recruitment class of 2018. Crooms made her commitment to Ohio State official Thursday.

Crooms hails from Barrington, Rhode Island. There she held the 17th position as a guard at St. Andrew's School, a school that stands as the 61st in the nation in prospects.

11/13/2017 4:21:16 PM
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Houston Forward Jaedon LeDee Makes A 2018 Commitment


Jaedon LeDee, the 2018 four star forward prospect from the Houston Kinkaid School, made a commitment to the Ohio State basketball team last Tuesday. He becomes the first big recruit of Chris Holtmann's first complete recruiting class. 2018 is seen as Holtmann’s real test, if he can build a quality team with great recruits at Ohio State.

Jaedon LeDee

At 230 pounds and six foot eight inches in height, LeDee was deliberating between Texas A&M and Ohio State, when he declared on Monday that he intended to reveal his selection on Tuesday. Considered a Texas A&M lean due to it being in LeDee’s hometown.

LeDee is ranked as the eighth best prospect from Texas, and the country's thirty-first small forward. He is the 115 top prospect nationwide.

He had a strong Spring and Summer playing for Texas Pro AAU, averaging 15 points a game and 8 rebounds.

9/25/2017 12:09:37 PM
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Tight End Jeremy Ruckert Commits to Ohio State


Tight End Jeremy Ruckert had the option of choosing Michigan, Wisconsin or Notre Dame, but instead he made Urban Meyer happy by choosing Ohio State. It was on the day that Meyer and his wife were going to celebrate their wedding anniversary that Ruckert called to make the commitment. Ruckert shared the information with the public on Monday afternoon.

Jeremy Ruckert, a Lindenhurst High (NY) graduate, stands at 6-foot-5 1/2 and is 233 pounds. Meyers was trying to land this 5-star recruit for the last two seasons and had warmed up to Meyers family and girlfriend. Ruckert is considered as the number 11 overall prospect and the number 1 tight end.

7/24/2017 11:01:18 AM
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