Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘Somebody’s gonna get mad but I don’t care’

The Ohio State Buckeyes have not had a punt return or a kickoff return go for a touchdown since 2014 when receiver Jalin Marshall scored on a 54-yard punt return against Indiana. It was the first of four consecutive touchdowns for the redshirt freshman that day as the Buckeyes would go on to a come-from-behind …

Spring Recap: Buckeyes Have Numbers At Receiver

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll finish going over each position group today, discussing what was learned and what still needs to happen for the Buckeyes. Up finally to conclude the series will be the Ohio State wide receivers. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Tight Ends | Offensive …

Path to Field Difficult, Not Impossible for Freshman Jayden Ballard

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is freshman wide receiver Jayden Ballard. Yesterday it was offensive lineman Matthew Jones. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Jayden Ballard No. 10 | Wide Receiver | 6-2 192 | Freshman | …

Spring Gleaning: Is a Receiver Rotation Coming Back Around for Ohio State?

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll continue going over each position group for the next week or so with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State wide receivers. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Tight Ends | Defensive Ends | Cornerbacks | Safeties] …

Freshmen get first taste of practice at Ohio State

Friday morning kicked off the first of fifteen practices scheduled for the Buckeyes and plenty of the newcomers were eager to show themselves off donning the Ohio State practice uniforms. Luckily for these early enrollees, we are just as excited to see them. Kyle McCord, who departs from one of the elite high schools in …

Spring Breakdown: Buckeyes Deep and Talented at Receiver

Snapshot Only five wide receivers caught passes for the Buckeyes last year as Ohio State employed a receiving corps with just one upperclassmen. It was a young group that had to rely heavily on Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. Those numbers may shift a bit this year as all five of those pass catchers return, …

True Freshman Wide Receiver Jayden Ballard Puts Impressive Athleticism on Display

While Ohio State’s winter workouts have surely pushed the incoming freshmen past their limits, wide receiver Jayden Ballard still had some energy left in the tank to show off a circus dunk to social media last Friday. Emeka Egbuka may have been the top-ranked receiver joining the Buckeyes in the 2021 recruiting class, but Ballard …

Finalizing the Ohio rankings for 2021

Ohio’s 2021 recruiting class might be one of the best in recent memory, especially within the Top 10 in the state rankings. The class produced plenty of highly-ranked talent for powerhouse programs like Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU, and Wisconsin. The talent was also wide spread. The depth at receiver was impressive, the top …

Quick Thoughts As Ohio State Welcomes In Early Enrollees

Ohio State mid-year enrollees have been rolling into campus all weekend and when the moving is all over, the 15 newest Buckeyes will be settled into their swanky digs where they will quarantine for a full week before winter workouts with strength coach Mickey Marotti get underway on February 1. So far, Ohio State head …

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