The Smith Jr. Impact

It is always important to replenish the trenches in each and every recruiting cycle and Ohio State will have a big need at defensive tackle in the 2023 class. The Buckeyes took a good step in the right direction on Sunday evening, landing legacy defensive lineman Will Smith Jr. out of Central Ohio powerhouse Dublin …

Making the case: Who should Ohio State choose to wear the Block O jersey in 2022?

The Ohio State football program has many popular traditions that go back decades, but it’s one of the most recent ones that we’re going to discuss today. Who should wear the Block O jersey for the Buckeyes for the 2022 season? The tradition, started just a couple of years ago for the 2020 season, honors …

Impact of Eliano hire, what happened with Coombs and Washington?

Ryan Day has taken a flamethrower to the Ohio State defensive staff this winter and the dominoes are still falling. On Thursday morning, the Buckeyes hired star up-and-comer Perry Eliano, the cornerbacks coach from the University of Cincinnati. What will Eliano bring to Ohio State? Is there a recruit that Buckeye fans should now be …

The Kanu Impact

Slowly but surely, Ohio State is building one of the nation’s top defensive line classes. At Saturday’s All-American Bowl the Buckeyes picked up yet another long time priority target up front in Rancho Santa Margarita (Cali.) Santa Margarita Catholic defensive tackle Hero Kanu. The German import gives Ohio State four highly ranked defensive linemen now …

Caden Curry proving a point in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — For the past two years, Caden Curry found himself atop the wish list for the Ohio State coaching staff. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound prospect might not have the prototype measurables, but three highly productive seasons at Indianapolis area powerhouse Center Grove High School combined with a winning pedigree and elite leadership attributes made …

Wednesday Recap from the All-American Bowl

SAN ANTONIO — Ohio State commits continue to shine down in San Antonio at the All-American Bowl practices. Wednesday saw the East and West teams hold morning practices before getting together for a joint practice/competition in the afternoon. A couple of Ohio State commits carried over strong performances from Tuesday into Wednesday while one of …

Fitzpatrick impressed with future Ohio State teammates, ready to get to Columbus

SAN ANTONIO — Future Ohio State offensive lineman George Fitzpatrick had a very quiet recruiting process. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle prospect out of Englewood (CO) Cherry Creek High School kept mostly to himself during the process and quietly went about his business before committing to Ohio State over the summer. Fitzpatrick is once again …

Day One recap from San Antonio and the All-American Game

SAN ANTONIO — Preparation for Saturday’s All-American Game kicked off with a full day of practice on Tuesday. There is plenty of Ohio State flavor this week down in San Antonio with several commits and targets participating on both rosters. Today provided an opportunity to spend a lot of time at West practice where a …

The Hinzman Impact

Ohio State landed its fourth, and likely final, offensive lineman of the 2022 recruiting cycle on Tuesday evening as Hammond (WI) St. Croix Central product Carson Hinzman gave Ohio State his verbal commitment. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound prospect chose the Buckeyes over the childhood favorite Wisconsin Badgers as Ohio State continues to make some key late …

The Abor Impact

It’s All-Star Game Announcement Season and the Buckeyes were a big beneficiary on Sunday afternoon with a commitment from Duncanville (Texas) defensive end Omari Abor. The Top 100 prospect chose the Buckeyes over Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, and many others and made his choice known at the Under Armour All-American Game being played down in …

Top 100 defensive lineman Omari Abor commits to Ohio State

The Buckeyes have more irons in the fire than usual at this late stage of the recruiting calendar. On Sunday afternoon, Ohio State was able to land one of its long-time top targets in Duncanville (Texas) defensive end Omari Abor. The Top 100 prospect gave Ohio State his commitment during a live ceremony at the …

10 Observations: Buckeyes win wildest Rose Bowl in years

What. A. Game. What an absolutely wild game. The Buckeyes surged back in the second half on Saturday evening to win the Rose Bowl and avoid maybe the longest and most miserable off-season around the program in more than a decade, taking out Utah 48-45. 1. How on earth do I describe what I just …

Buckeyes land commitment from Florida safety

Ohio State will be very active in the state of Florida in the 2023 recruiting class but it was a bit of a surprise to see which Sunshine State star is the first to issue a verbal commitment to the Buckeyes. As the Rose Bowl was in full swing, Cocoa (Fla.) safety Cedrick Hawkins announced …

Scoop Staff Picks: Will Buckeyes avoid Rose Bowl let down?

Historically Ohio State playing in the Rose Bowl is a huge deal for the program and the fanbase, but this year the trip comes as a disappointment after losing to Michigan and watching the Wolverines go on to win the Big Ten and secure a berth in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes’ opponent, Utah, …

Peyton Woodyard, other top Bosco prospects get a close look at the Buckeyes

Ohio State has spent several years building good relationships at Bellflower (Cali.) powerhouse St. John Bosco. This week, geography will actually be in favor of the Buckeyes who are spending the week in southern California in preparation to play in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. The Buckeyes hit the practice field on Monday and several …

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