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Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman is "a moving chess piece" and "plays an underrated role as a blocker in the run game," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"OSU TE Jeff Heuerman isn't a big play target. But he's a moving chess piece that plays an underrated role as a blocker in the run game," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 255 pound Heuerman is coming into his own as a blocking, receiving and route running threat for Ohio State and finished last season third on the team with 26 receptions and 466 receiving yards. The Ohio State prospect has played in 23 games over the past two seasons and started in nine games last year.
Jul 8 - 11:19 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Ohio State senior WR Devin Smith is a "strong vertical route runner" with "deceiving top-end speed."

"OSU WR Devin Smith is the teams top returning target. Strong vertical route runner. Deceiving top-end speed and tracks the ball well," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 200 pound Smith had 44 catches for 660 yards in 2013 for the Buckeyes. Smith should be the focal point of an unproven receiving unit, and he should expect a heavier workload going into this season.
Jul 8 - 8:43 AM

Ohio State announces freshman DL Tracy Sprinkle is no longer a member of the football team.

"Sprinkle's status will be re-evaluated after all legal issues are resolved," Marcus Hartman tweeted. The defensive lineman was recently arrested after a bar "brawl" and faces three charges, including cocaine possession. He had already been suspended indefinitely following the initial report.
Jul 7 - 12:24 PM

Ohio State Buckeyes freshman DL Tracy Sprinkle was arrested Friday for an altercation at a local bar and suspended indefinitely, According to a report from ElevenWarriors.com.

The redshirt freshman was named the 2012 Associated Press first-team all-Ohio selection and Division I co-defensive player of the year. As a senior at Elyria High School, Sprinkle recorded 19 sacks and 30 total tackles-for-loss among his 103 tackles.
Jul 5 - 5:49 PM

Ohio State 2015 DE recruit Jashon Cornell compared himself and fellow 2015 OLB recruit Justin Hilliard to a Terrell Suggs/Ray Lewis combination.

Hilliard (6-foot-2, 230 pounds), from Cincinnati, is the No. 21 ranked overall prospect, while Cornell (6-4, 260), from Saint Paul, Minn., is the consensus No. 37 recruit. Both started Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's Fourth of July celebration early by committing on Wednesday. While the duo is easy to dream on, one shouldn't forget that commitments are non-binding.
Jul 2 - 2:43 PM

Ohio State secured a verbal commitment from four-star 2015 DE recruit Jashon Cornell.

Rivals ranks Cornell as the No. 6 recruit at his position and the top product out of Minnesota. Last year, freshman Joey Bosa jumped out as a breakout star, and Cornell's first season in 2015 could be Bosa's last.
Jul 2 - 10:52 AM

Ohio State landed two big 2015 recruits on Wednesday in four-star ILB Justin Hilliard and four-star DE Jashon Cornell.

Hilliard is the top ranked inside linebacker by Rivals and the No. 2 recruit in Ohio. The Buckeyes have a history of developing off line of scrimmage linebackers, and Hilliard hopes to continue the streak.
Jul 2 - 10:31 AM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman is recovering from foot surgery which took place in March.

The foundation of the injury was a sprain. "Heuerman isn’t back to full speed yet, but he is out of the protective boot he had worn for a couple of months," Buckeye Extra writes. Mel Kiper recently deemed Heuerman as a "sleeper" at the position.
Jun 16 - 1:26 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller has entered the "soft-passing" phase of his shoulder rehab.

Miller underwent offseason shoulder surgery. "He’s on schedule, I think, a little ahead of schedule," head coach Urban Meyer said. "His demeanor is fantastic. His attitude is great." Miller missed a large portion of last season, but should be 100 percent heading into his final year with the Buckeyes.
Jun 16 - 12:59 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper sees Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman as a sleeper.

"I'd consider Heuerman a sleeper because his athletic credentials are pretty impressive, as he's a great leaper (they have him at higher than 36 inches) and a really strong kid who I think will run pretty well when it's time," Kiper wrote. "At 6-foot-5 and nearly 260 pounds, he has decent length and plenty of size." The analyst believes Braxton Miller will target Heuerman more in 2014, which should allow him to easily surpass the 26 catches he collected past season. He's a tight end to target in Big 10 leagues.
Jun 15 - 12:53 AM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller leads the FBS in game-winning touchdown scoring drives, according to one study.

There are a few factors that play into this. First, Miller is one of the longest tenured starters in the FBS. Ohio State's quality of talent should also not be overlooked. Possessing the opportunity to play in close games is also important for a study like this, and is a reason why someone like Marcus Mariota is not even among the top 11. With that said, Miller's six exposures that fit the criteria are very impressive. Hopefully he takes an even bigger step towards becoming a poised passer.
Source: Ohio State
Jun 12 - 2:26 PM

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper ranks Ohio State senior DL Michael Bennett as his No.1 senior DT.

"An effective penetrator, Bennett has good quickness and initial get-off, and he uses his hands well to clear blocks and make plays in the backfield. He became a regular target of double-teams and combination blocks as the 2013 season went on. Plays with good leverage. Had 7.0 sacks among 11.5 tackles for loss in 2013," Kiper wrote. The 6-3,285 pound senior has great burst and agility, and scouts should be impressed with Bennett's skill set as an interior pass rusher moving forward.
Jun 10 - 10:15 PM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant "is one of the most dynamic athletes in college football," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Grant has room to grow, with a "game that's beginning to round into form," according to Brooks, and we already know that he'll test well next winter with a great combination of speed and athletic ability. "If he continues to make strides in man coverage throughout his senior campaign, Grant could enjoy a meteoric rise up the charts this fall," wrote the scribe.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 4 - 8:20 PM

Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence appeals to NFL scouts because he's "an athletic edge rusher with impressive speed and quickness," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Spence shows terrific snap-count anticipation and first-step quickness, but is still unpolished as a rusher off the edge," Brooks wrote. "He is still learning how to sequence his moves, but his impressive athleticism has allowed him to post solid production with a limited arsenal of pitches. If he can add a wrinkle or two to his game in the fall, Spence could be one of the most intriguing prospects to watch down the road." Spence led the Buckeyes with 8.5 sacks in 2013 but missed the Orange Bowl against Clemson after testing positive for a small amount of ecstasy.
Source: NFL.com
May 31 - 4:02 PM

Ohio State has dismissed sophomore walk on WR Brandon Ojikutu, according to Eleven Warriors.

A "violation of team rules" resulted in the dismissal according to the report. Jamal Marcus' departure from the program was reported at the same time. Ojikutu had no contributed in live action.
May 27 - 12:29 PM


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