Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier discusses last year’s undefeated season, areas where he can improve and biggest question mark on defense.
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Mark your calendars, Ohio State fans: The Buckeyes’ 2013 homecoming game has been set. Ohio State will host the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 19 for its homecoming game, with a scheduled kickoff of…
For most college football recruits, announcing a top 12 doesn’t attract a ton of views. For someone like ESPN 150 safety Jamal Adams (Lewisville, Texas/Hebron), a top 12 is news that many programs have anticipated for months. That’s because Adams, a 6-foot, 199-pound, four-star defensive back, has been quite vocal about his high school football team’s expectations and teammates but very tight-lipped about his recruiting. Many have speculated his interest, but he’s rarely confirmed or denied any reports.
WARREN, Ohio — James Daniels (Warren, Ohio/Harding) is familiar with the drill. The 2015 defensive tackle prospect’s father played offensive guard for Ohio State and had a brief stint in the NFL. His brother recently went through the recruiting cycle. “My dad tells me the tips,” said Daniels, whose father, LeShun Daniels, lettered at Ohio State from 1994-96. “He tells me what to look for. He lets me know what the most important thing is.
WINTER PARK, Fla. — Defensive end Trent Harris (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park) originally was set to announce his college destination before his spring game on Thursday night, but an offer from Ohio State caused the talented pass-rusher to delay his decision. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound athlete said he just decided to enjoy the process and slow things down. “A lot of schools started coming in and I just wanted to open it up and just make sure I make the right choice for my future and just enjoy the time,” Harris said.
Here’s a look at the next steps Ohio State needs to take in the recruiting Class of 2014 to make this class stronger. It in all likelihood will be a small class, so every commitment matters — as it should. We’ll look at it in three parts. Where the Buckeyes have made strides, where they’re strong and where they need to make up some ground. Where they’re strong 1. Defensive line Much of the reason Ohio State is so strong here is the fact the Buckeyes have made such a push in the two previous classes in the trenches.
It’s time to dip into the BuckeyeNation recruiting mailbag and answer some of your questions. We’ll try to give everyone a chance to get their questions answered. We encourage you to send your questions by Twitter at @bbournival, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting a question in the Horseshoe Pit forum. @Hay_breezy: Where do the Buckeyes stand with Brandon Harris and Kyle Allen? BuckeyeNation: Both quarterbacks have seen their recruiting skyrocket in recent weeks.
With spring in the books for more than a month, the long march through the offseason and back to football is only beginning. But BuckeyeNation is going to keep doing its part to speed up the journey — or at least make it more interesting. This week, that means a bunch of countdown lists, wrapping up today with a look at the best offensive players and top defenders Ohio State will be taking on this fall. RANKING THE TOP OFFENSIVE OPPONENTS 1. Allen Robinson, Penn State: As a sophomore, Robinson turned in one of the most productive seasons in program history for the Nittany Lions and comfortably led the Big Ten with 1,013 receiving yards.
After getting the long-awaited verbal commitment from Akron LB Dante Booker on Thursday—per Jeremy Birmingham of Eleven Warriors—Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class stands at nine. The Buckeyes do have a good group of…