Everybody is chasing the elite recruits, and championships aren’t usually won unless there’s a pretty impressive constellation of four- and five-star athletes on a roster.
But those guys also aren’t typically solely responsible for taking a program to the next level, and it can often come down to which coaching staffs properly identify and develop the players without as much buzz coming out of high school — or the ones intent on proving those doubts wrong at the next level.
BuckeyeNation will look at five of those players on the Ohio State roster that will be key to making a title run, all of them capable of outplaying that three-star label.
No. 5: Jordan Hall
- Who: The senior running back was forced to redshirt due to a pair of injuries that limited him to just three games in a season that had once held a lot of promise for the projected starter in the backfield. He was productive in his two complete outings, rushing for 192 yards on 34 carries in nonconference wins over California and UAB, and with plenty of time to heal and the decision made to return, he’ll once again have a shot at playing a significant role for the Buckeyes before leaving campus.
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