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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Ohio State redshirt sophomore DT Robert "BB" Landers as a potential second-day choice.

Landers (6'1/282) flashed in rotational duty last year, piling up 7.5 TFL in only 299 defensive plays. He tied Tyquan Lewis for the team lead with three multi-TFL games.
Jun 28 - 5:40 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Ohio State senior T Jamarco Jones as the No. 2 senior draft prospect at his position.

Only Notre Dame T Mike McGlinchey ranks higher among senior tackles in Kiper's early estimation. Jones (6'5/310) earned Second Team All-Big Ten recognition from the coaches and media in 2016, his first year as a starter. Waler Football's Charlie Campbell is a bit more conservative than Kiper when it comes to Jones, ranking him as the No. 11 draft-eligible tackle prospect. He sees him being drafted in the third or fourth round.
Jun 23 - 5:59 PM

Ohio State promoted special teams coordinator/cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs to assistant coordinator of defense.

"He is an outstanding coach, instructor and mentor to the young men in this program. He is one of the best recruiters in the nation," said HC Urban Meyer in a statement. While Coombs has received the new title, he will continue to work in both of his previous capacities with special teams and corners. He has been with Ohio State for the past five seasons.
Jun 22 - 4:42 PM

Ohio State freshman WR Trevon Grimes indicated that he is almost 100% recovered from the torn ACL suffered as a senior in high school.

Grimes (6'4/190) was sidelined by a torn ACL last September, but said at the end of May that he was 89-90% recovered from that serious injury. The five-star freshman expects to be medically cleared for all activities by the start of August camp. Whether he will be ready or not later this summer should clarify in the coming weeks.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 20 - 9:25 PM

Ohio State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 OL Matt Jones.

Erasmus High School (New York) HC Danny Landberg said of his pupil's decision, "There is an opportunity to play early. They are graduating three starters on the offensive line. He is going to go in as a guard-center. He will have the opportunity to play right away." The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder ranks as Scout.com's No. 145 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle, with outlet analyst Brian Dohn noting that he "shows quickness in firing off the ball, a strong initial punch and tremendous upper body strength." Dohn was impressed with Jones' improvements in his footwork as a junior.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 18 - 1:31 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer called redshirt junior WR Parris Campbell the team's "best playmaker."

"We moved Parris inside a little bit, and he’s dynamic. He was a running back in high school. Big dude that can run and catch — he’s that guy right now," Meyer said. The 6-foot-1, 208-pounder could see his fair share of work at H-Back during the coming season, same hybrid running back/wideout position manned by Curtis Samuel last season. This past season, Campbell logged 13 catches for 121 yards while rushing for 54 yards and a touchdown on four carries. He should see a significant statistical bump during the coming season so long as he is able to maintain his health
Source: Ohio.com
Jun 18 - 1:01 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore DE Rashod Berry could be utilized as a tight end at times during the coming season.

Berry as an offensive option was not something that the Buckeyes had been planning for, but with backup TE A.J. Alexander suffering a season-ending knee injury while playing basketball earlier this month, desperate times could call for desperate measure. This wouldn't be a cold transition, though. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Berry actually began his career with the Buckeyes as a tight end before OSU shifted him to defense. Just how heavily HC Urban Meyer might utilize him in that capacity for the coming season won't be clear until August camp kicks off. Marcus Baugh is locked in as the team's starter.
Source: Land of 10
Jun 17 - 3:31 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt passes along that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal RB commit Jaelan Gill looks to be 100% recovered from a broken leg suffered last season.

Helmholdt writes that Gill showed "the confidence to make the cuts and jukes" on his formerly bum leg while at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge last weekend. The analyst referred to him as the "clear" winner of the running back MVP during the camp in Indianapolis. Gill's health will be worth monitoring over the coming months, but at this juncture, it looks like the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder should be able to hit the ground at full speed when he starts into his senior season at Westerville South (Ohio).
Source: Rivals
Jun 16 - 8:32 PM

Ohio State sophomore TE A.J. Alexander is expected to miss the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury while playing pickup basketball earlier this month.

Alexander has undergone surgery to repair the knee injury. He caught four passes for 27 yards in 13 games during his true freshman campaign in 2016. This spring, the 6-foot-2, 252-pounder had been taking the bulk of first-team reps while Marcus Baugh recovered from shoulder surgery. Baugh is expected to be fully healthy come the start of the season, but with Alexander now scuttled for the coming campaign, Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann will be battling it out to serve as Baugh's backup in August camp.
Jun 16 - 4:30 PM

A team source told 247Sports that Ohio State redshirt junior WR Terry McLaurin was one of "the two most impressive [receivers] during the spring."

The other name the team source highlighted in the receiving corp was that of Parris Campbell. He noted that on the whole, though, the totem pole for the position group "remains murky." Former four-star recruit McLaurin finished the past season having caught 11 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. McLaurin, Campbell, Johnnie Dixon (who excelled in the Buckeyes' spring game) and K.J. Hill are among the wideouts who will be trying to gain a foothold on the depth chart in August, but at this juncture, it sounds like Campbell and McLaurin have made the best impression this offseason.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 13 - 6:30 PM

Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal RB commit Jaelen Gill was named the MVP for his position at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Florida State pledge James Cook was probably considered the favorite for this, but Gill snatched it away from him. There were questions entering the offseason about how the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder would bounce back from a broken leg which limited him for much of the 2016 season. He has answered those questions and then some on the camp circuit, not only excelling in Indianapolis this weekend, but earlier impressing at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp stop in Columbus. Gill ranks as the No. 49 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 11 - 1:30 PM

Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Jaiden Woodbey indicated that he is interested to see what Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley has to offer.

Woodbey remains locked into his commitment to Ohio State, but has been open exploring other options. He is planning to take an official visit to Oklahoma and also hopes to check out Texas A&M. The Sooners visit is of particular interest, here. Rather than be scared off by the retirement of OU HC Bob Stoops, the 6-foot-2, 197-pounder said, "I feel like Riley could make a really big impact. He’s been there for a minute and I feel like a younger head at the top of the system will give Oklahoma a little spark." While Stoops' retirement figures to cause some prospects to reconsider their interest in the Sooners, the inverse will be true in some cases, too, as evidenced by Woodbey's intrigue in what Riley might bring to the table.
Source: Rivals
Jun 9 - 6:38 PM

Ohio State senior edge rusher Sam Hubbard played some linebacker this spring.

The ultra-athletic Hubbard began his collegiate career at safety and recruited as a tight end or linebacker by some other schools. If he's able to play linebacker at a high level this fall, his NFL profile will only serve to benefit. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom had Hubbard ticketed into the first-round in a recent 2018 mock draft.
Source: ESPN
Jun 7 - 4:19 PM

Ohio State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 LB Teradja Mitchell.

Mitchell had narrowed his choice down to Florida State or Ohio State before he took the plunge with the Buckeyes. "It came down to life after football. I felt like I made a 40-year decision instead of a four-year decision by picking Ohio State," said the 6-foot-2, 247-pounder. "I feel like you can't beat their programs for life after football." As for what he might bring to the field in Columbus over the coming years, Scout.com's Michael Clark calls Mitchell "a big-time athlete with great instincts." The analyst likes his ability to read and react, but would like to see the baby Buckeye pack on a little bit of playing weight over the next year-plus. He ranks as Scout's No. 16 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 3 - 12:28 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman TE Luke Farrell has added 10-15 pounds this offseason.

Farrell is currently listed at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds on the OSU team page, though that page does not carry a timestamp. Call it somewhere in that vicinity. The big redshirt freshman specifically pointed to new OC Kevin Wilson as a major helping hand on the weight and strength front, saying, "He really pinpointed the issues I had been having, and we’ve been working on them every day. When I came in here, I wasn’t as strong as you’d expect a tight end to be. He has helped me a lot with that." Farrell will be trying to carve out a role behind expected starter Marcus Baugh in August camp.
Jun 2 - 8:02 PM


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