ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his first Big Board of the 2015 college football season on Thursday, noting that Ohio State junior DE Joey Bosa has "versatility that will fit all schemes."
Ohio State senior DL Adolphus Washington "has a tall, moldable frame and is a limber big man who can easily throw his weight around," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said he will inform his QBs on Saturday of which one will start versus Virginia Tech on Monday.
Ohio State QB Cardale Jones is "doing fine" on Thursday after he was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night for a severe migraine, according to beat writer Bill Rabinowitz.
Ohio State redshirt junior QB Cardale Jones was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night with severe head pain, according to Tony Zarrella of Cleveland 19 News.
Ohio State junior RB Ezekiel Elliott has "a beautiful mix of speed and power," according to NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
In an ESPN poll of 99 college football players, 30% said that Ohio State would win the national title again this season.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer anticipates playing redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett and redshirt junior Cardale Jones "throughout the course of the season."
Virginia Tech DC Bud Foster compared Ohio State's offense to Georgia Tech's.
Last season, Ohio State running backs averaged just 3.53 YPC against Virginia Tech, as compared to 6.57 YPC against the rest of their schedule.
Urban Meyer said that if Ohio State decided to use two quarterbacks, "it could be in game, it could be weekly."
Ohio State redshirt sophomore CB Eli Apple's ability to constantly be around the pass "portend[s] to a strong career in Columbus," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Ohio State named six captains for the 2015 season, including redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett and graduate Braxton Miller.
Ohio State junior RB Ezekiel Elliott anticipates being able to fully use his stiff arm in 2015.
Ohio State sophomore WR Noah Brown will miss the 2015 season with a broken leg.