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Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that redshirt junior WR Johnnie Dixon is "off the charts right now."

"He's moved into the gold category as far as work ethic in practice. He's a very talented guy," Meyer said. He also said that Dixon (5'11/194) "can flat run." Dixon hauled in six passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns during the team's spring game. If he is able to break through during the coming season, it would be the first time he has done so since joining the Buckeyes as a four-star recruit out of high school. Knee injuries have limited him for stretches during his time at OSU -- Dixon has just seven catches for 55 yards in his collegiate career.
Jul 25 - 10:46 PM

When asked whether he planned on taking official visits to other programs, Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Jaiden Woodbey said, "Probably not."

Not the best of news for USC, Nebraska and Oklahoma, who have been trying to pry Woodbey from his pledge. Rivals' No. 51 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle, Woodbey (6'2/197) is an instinctual, disciplined performer at safety, where ESPN believes he will ultimately settle as he embarks on his collegiate career.
Source: Rivals
Jul 25 - 7:31 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said DC Greg Schiano was offered two "significant" head coaching jobs this offseason.

Schiano turned both jobs down and will coach at Ohio State for at least another season. Eleven Warriors astutely notes Schiano's twin sons graduate from high school after this year, so he might be willing to move once they go off to college. This will be his second season with the Buckeyes.
Jul 25 - 10:37 AM

Ohio State redshirt junior DE Darius Slade will transfer.

Slade (6'4/258) was a three-star recruit in OSU's 2014 signing class. After taking a redshirt during that season, he appeared in seven games during the 2015 campaign without recording any statistical production. A ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in August camp forced him to miss the entirety of the past campaign. Having already graduated, Slade will be eligible to play with another FBS program immediately during the coming season and would have two years eligibility remaining at his new home. Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that he "thinks" that Slade will be transferring to Arizona State.
Jul 24 - 6:59 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer indicated that he believes the Big Ten is on par with the SEC.

"I don’t think there’s a gap at all," Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days. Conference supremacy tends to be a beaten-to-death topic at such scrums, with Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher saying at the ACC incarnation earlier this month that his conference is actually really the best in the country. Just one month away from actual football games.
Source: Land of 10
Jul 24 - 6:52 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt passes along that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal S commit Josh Proctor was "much less committal about taking more trips" during this weekend's Friday Night Lights camp in Columbus.

Back in June, Proctor floated taking his share of official visits this autumn. He may still do that (Oklahoma is a program of interest), but showed little verve when it came to that possibility while he was on the Buckeyes' campus over the weekend. We'll see if he is more open to officials when he isn't being asked about it while surrounded by fellow OSU commits. Proctor (6'1/190) ranks as Rivals' No. 131 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jul 24 - 3:29 PM

In an poll of 38 media members by Cleveland.com, Ohio State was picked to win the Big Ten East with 34 votes.

There will be no preseason media poll at Big Ten Media Days next week, so this Cleveland.com survey will have to suffice. Beyond the predictable love for Ohio State, Penn State received seven first-place votes to win the East and Michigan just one. On the other side of the conference, Wisconsin was tabbed the overwhelming favorite, garnering 31 votes to win the West. The Badgers were followed up by Northwestern (five votes) and Nebraska (two votes).
Source: Land of 10
Jul 21 - 1:01 PM

Ohio State junior LB Jerome Baker was timed at 4.37 in the forty this spring.

That's at 6-foot-1, 223 pounds, folks. "Baker has ridiculous measurables," said Mickey Marotti, Ohio State’s assistant AD for football sports performance. "He’s tough and he's Ryan Shazier-like if not faster. He can fly. He was 200 [pounds when he arrived at Ohio State]. He's now 223. Darron Lee is longer and more of a strider. Jerome is made for the walk-out [linebacker position]." Baker posted 83 tackles, 9.5 TFL and two interceptions last year. ESPN's Mel Kiper listed him No. 23 overall on his first 2018 big board.
Source: SI
Jul 19 - 3:46 PM

Ohio State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 TE Jeremy Ruckert.

Prime get for HC Urban Meyer on this one. Ruckert (6'5/230) ranks as Scout.com's No. 1 tight end for the 2018 cycle and their No. 40 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. He settled on Ohio State over Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame. ESPN's Craig Haubert comps Ruckert to former Clemson TE Jordan Leggett, writing, "With a little bigger but similar build at the same stage, Ruckert -- like Leggett -- is a smooth, athletic tight end who can be a productive target with big-play ability." All 15 of Ohio State's pledges in the class are four-star recruits, with 14 landing in the ESPN 300. They are looking like prime contenders to earn a No. 1 team ranking when the dust settles, particularly given Alabama's sluggish cycle to date.
Jul 18 - 7:27 PM

Ohio State redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett took to social media to deny a rumor that he had broken his wrist.

This looks like it was just a rotten case of internet rumor-mongering. A user on the Ohio State sports blog The Ozone floated the broken wrist without any backing, after which it spread around the information superhighway until Barrett, himself, was forced to address it. The Heisman contender wrote on Twitter, "My wrist is not broken, just so y'all know" followed by a thumbs-up emoji.
Jul 15 - 2:34 PM

Erasmus Hall HC Danny Landberg believes that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal T commit Matt Jones will be a first-round pick down the road.

"If you watch his film, he’s so dominant. He went up against a kid with a Boston College offer and treated him like a child," Landberg explained. "His athleticism is so spectacular. When a guy like [strength and conditioning coach] Mickey Marotti at Ohio State gets him in the weight room, it’s going to triple." Ohio State scooped up the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Jones' pledge in mid-June. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 145 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Land of 10
Jul 15 - 2:19 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney writes that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Jaiden Woodbey "sounds like he’s more committed to the Buckeyes than ever."

Gorney forwards that USC, Nebraska and Oklahoma could potentially receive visits from Woodbey (6'2/197) down the road, but that his behavior at The Opening was very much that of a player who plans on inking up with OSU in the winter. Woodbey was openly recruiting other prospects while in Beaverton and in particular has been trying to sway CB Anthony Cook (Rivals No. 9 overall prospect for 2018) and DE K.J. Henry (No. 15 overall) over to the Buckeyes' cause. For his part, Woodbey ranks as the outlet's No. 51 overall player in the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Jul 10 - 6:32 PM

Scout.com's John Garcia Jr. writes that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Brenton Cox "may have worked his way into the five-star discussion."

Garcia loved what Cox showed at The Opening, noting that the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was "the most balanced defensive end" in Beaverton. The analyst passes along that he "won reps with speed, power and combination moves on either side of the line and against the top tackles in attendance." Georgia and Alabama continue to nip at the Ohio State commit, but for the time being, it would appear that he has no intention of shifting off of his current pledge. Scout.com ranks Cox as the No. 50 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 10 - 2:52 PM

Ohio State CB Kendall Sheffield could have a "meteoric rise" this season, in the eyes of Mark Dulgerian.

Sheffield played at Alabama before dropping down to Blinn Community College at the JUCO level. He then committed to Ohio State and has a chance to play immediately after Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley jumped to the NFL. We saw both of those names emerge as legitimate first rounders last season.
Jul 7 - 11:34 AM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 TE Jeremy Ruckert is working with a top-four of Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Ruckert (6'5/230) does not have a commitment date in place, but he plans on sorting that out after he returns home from Beaverton, Oregon, and The Opening. While the Lindenhurst, New York, native could potentially take visits to Michigan and Ohio State later this month, he has no planned visits on his current schedule. Scout.com ranks Ruckert as the No. 40 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle and the No. 1 tight end in the class. Outlet analyst Brian Dohn notes that because he has played his fair share of wide receiver in high school, he still has some blocking concepts which he needs to shore up before he begins his collegiate career.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 2 - 3:35 PM


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