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Ohio State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Kamryn Babb.

The Buckeyes received Babb's pledge earlier this week and will just have to wait until Wednesday for his signature. The 6-foot-1, 189-pounder ranks as 247Sports' No. 65 overall prospect in the 2018 class. OSU is in the midst of a recruiting bonanza, with 11 commitments currently landing within 247Sports' top-100 players. Outlet analyst Greg Powers refers to Babb as a "machine out [on] the field" thanks to his dirt-dog mentality and his sound technical aspects -- he's one of the best route runners in the cycle and should have a chance to jostle for playing time as a true freshman.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 17 - 4:56 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah wrote that Ohio State redshirt senior OL Billy Price is "one of the best center prospects I’ve seen in the past decade."

"I gave Price the same grade I gave (Nick) Mangold when he entered the league, and Mangold ended up being a first-round selection," Jeremiah writes. The analyst also grades him higher than Vikings C Pat Elflein, who is currently in the midst of a rock-solid rookie season. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder was a unanimous All-American for the past season and won the Rimington Trophy (given to the nation's best center) for his fine efforts. He's going to be selected in the first round come the spring draft -- it's just a matter of how high he climbs.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 17 - 4:49 PM

Ohio State senior edge rusher Jalyn Holmes has accepted an invite to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Holmes (6'5/270) hasn't put up big numbers at Ohio State, but he's always flashed his athleticism and currently is viewed as a potential day-two selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. It'll be up to Holmes to stand out at the event to show he's not just a raw prospect who needs significant development before he's capable of playing at the next level.
Dec 11 - 9:45 PM

Ohio State junior LB Jerome Baker registered 16 tackles (2.0 for loss) and a sack in Saturday's win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game.

"He made plays sideline to sideline and was very effective in space, which is his specialty," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. Pauline views the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Baker as a three-down defender, one who shares many similarities with former Ohio State LB Darron Lee. During the 2016 Draft, Lee went off the board to the Jets at pick No. 20.
Dec 6 - 10:43 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 WR Kamryn Babb said that he plans on making his pledge "in the next couple weeks."

Babb (6'1/175) is trending toward a commitment to Ohio State's already well-stocked 2018 class. He sat out his senior season at Christian Brothers College High in St. Louis due to a torn ACL suffered in August, but should be healthy come the start of the 2018 campaign assuming no setbacks. When at full-strength during the offseason camp circuit, he "looked nearly uncoverable" in one-on-one drills, per Rivals.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 6 - 8:54 PM

Ohio State received a verbal commitment from five-star 2018 S Tyreke Johnson.

This one's a huge pledge for HC Urban Meyer, whose Buckeyes are currently trucking toward the winter signing periods with a real shot at finishing with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country (particularly if Alabama does not pick up the pace). Johnson (6'1/177) was also considering the likes of Georgia, Florida, UCLA, USC and Oregon before he opted to throw his lot in with Meyer and company. He ranks as Rivals' No. 12 overall prospect in the 2018 class. While Johnson is viewed by most as a safety, Ohio State is expected to attempt to work him in over at corner. He's as fluid an athletic prospect as there is in this cycle and offers a strong set of ball skills.
Source: Land of 10
Dec 5 - 7:54 PM

Ohio State redshirt junior WR Terry McLaurin caught two passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship.

McLaurin only had two touches, but he certainly made the most of them. His touchdown was an 84-yard strike from J.T. Barrett where he burned the Wisconsin backfield and simply ran past everyone else. He also had a critical nine-yard catch that set up a field goal. The junior wideout has been boom-or-bust all year, but today can count as a boom for the talented receiver.
Dec 3 - 12:13 AM

Ohio State redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett threw two interceptions and completed just 12-of-26 passes and threw two interceptions, but threw two touchdowns and rushed for another in the Big Ten Championship victory over Wisconsin on Saturday.

Barrett clearly wasn't at his best, although it's tough to tell if that was due to the knee injury or if he just wasn't having a good day with the arm. The first touchdown was a beautiful 83-yard strike to Terry McLaurin to make it 7-0 Buckeyes, while the second touchdown was a 57-yarder where Paris Campbell did most (all) of the work. The Buckeyes are certainly headed to a New Years Six bowl, but we'll have to find out on Sunday morning whether or not they have earned one of the four playoff spots.
Dec 3 - 12:07 AM

Ohio State freshman RB J.K. Dobbins gashed Wisconsin for 174 yards on 17 carries in a 27-21 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday.

Dobbins also hauled in two passes for five yards. While 77 yards did come on a play that set up a touchdown, he was still able to run for over 100 yards on his other 16 carries, and was a focal point of the Ohio State offense. Dobbins has shown that he's one of the best freshman backs in the country, and the victory over the Badgers might have secured the Buckeyes a playoff berth.
Dec 3 - 12:03 AM

Ohio State Urban Meyer says that Buckeyes senior QB J.T. Barrett (knee) is "ready to go" against Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship on Saturday.

In this case, "ready to go" means that Barrett will get the start against the Badgers in what could be a winner-gets-in to the playoff. We'll see how mobile he is against the tough Wisconsin defense, and we'll also see if backup Dwayne Haskins gets some snaps. One way or another, we'll see the senior quarterback give it his all in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
Dec 2 - 7:50 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer described redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett (knee) as being in a "delicate" situation.

Barrett has been medically-cleared for Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this past Sunday, but it's possible that the team will have to curtail their game plan -- particularly when it comes to Barrett running the ball -- versus the Badgers. Redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins came in for the veteran against Michigan after he left with the knee issue and it would not surprise if the youngster sees some work on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 1 - 6:52 PM

When asked whether Ohio State planned on utilizing redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin on Saturday, Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer responded, "Oh sure. Absolutely."

Haskins came on for J.T. Barrett after the redshirt senior injured his knee against Michigan last weekend. He went on complete 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards and chipped in with an additional 24 yards rushing. Barrett has been medically cleared to play against the Badgers after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday and practiced in-full on Thursday, but Meyer said that the Buckeyes would understandably continue to closely monitor his health in the lead-up to the conference title bout.
Dec 1 - 5:01 PM

NFL.com Draft Analyst Chad Reuter ranks Ohio State junior CB Denzel Ward as the top defensive back playing for a conference championship on Saturday.

Ward ranks eighth overall on the list. "Ward's short-area quickness, length, and ability to play the ball in the air makes him a future NFL starter -- even if he barely scrapes 5-10 on the measuring tape. Ward has no issue being physical, either, as Michigan receivers found out last weekend." Another quality game against Wisconsin on Saturday will help Ward solidify his first-round status -- assuming he enters the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 30 - 10:27 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter ranks Ohio State sophomore DE Nick Bosa as the second best draft prospect playing in conference championship games on Saturday.

The only player who ranks above is USC quarterback Sam Darnold on Reuter's list. Bosa, brother of Chargers star Joey Bosa, has been excellent in 2017 with six sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss, and is already getting hyped as one of the top prospects for the 2019 draft. Reuter says he's very similar in size, strength, and playing style to his older brother, Joey, who has lit up the NFL in his first two seasons." He's certainly a name to watch on Saturday against Wisconsin, and could be one of -- if not the -- top picks in 2019.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 30 - 9:30 PM

Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Jaiden Woodbey said that UCLA's hiring of Chip Kelly has not boosted the Bruins in his eyes.

If you're looking for a potential flip by Woodbey, he is more intrigued by both Oklahoma and USC than he is UCLA. He likes that those two programs have already established themselves as contenders, something that might take a little more time for the Bruins at the start of Kelly's tenure. At this juncture, Rivals' No. 35 overall prospect in the 2018 class remains firm in his pledge to the Buckeyes.
Source: Rivals
Nov 30 - 3:58 PM


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