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Wide Receiver Caleb Burton From Del Valle Texas

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Wide receiver Caleb Burton III from Del Valle Texas committed to be a member of Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class Monday. Burton is considered the 2nd best receiver in the country for the 2022 cycle and the 15th best overall prospect. He was recruited by Buckeye coach Brian Hartline and joins Southlake Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers as the 2nd 5 star recruit to commit to Ohio State in the last 4 days.

Why Burton Selected Ohio State

The 6’ 165 lbs. receiver was looking at Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Ohio State. He had a great relationship with OSU recruiter and wide receiver’s coach Brian Hartline leading him to make the move this week. It also did not hurt that Ohio State has had great success with recent wide receivers going to the NFL. Finally Burton mentioned when committing that he has had a relationship with Ewers, saw him play in the state playoffs in Texas, and wants to be a part of the team that has Ewers throwing the ball.

Other friends that Burton has on the team include Texas high school wide receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson. He has watches both players this season at Ohio State and is impressed with their development.

Burton’s dad, Charles Burton, grew up in Texas and left to play college ball at Syracuse, so leaving the state has not been an issue for Burton.

Ohio State 2022 Recruiting Class

Ohio State’s 2022 class is now ranked as the best class in the country. 2022 classes will not be able to sign letters of intent for another year from now. Other top members of Ohio State’s class include cornerback Jyaire Brown, line backers CJ Hicks, Gabe Powers, and Dasan McCullough, tight ends Bennett Christian and Benji Gosnell, and offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola.

11/25/2020 2:42:13 PM
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Zen Michalski Floyd Knobs 2021 Offensive Tackle

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Zen Michalski is the most recent commit for Ohio State’s 2021 football recruiting class. Currently ranked the 2nd best class in the country behind Alabama, OSU’s newest class of players features Michalski, Donovan Jackson and Ben Christman on the offensive line. Michalski is a 6’6” 288 lbs. offensive tackle out of Floyd Central in Floyds Knobs Indiana. A four star recruit, he is considered the 33rd best OT in the country and the 3rd best overall prospect in Indiana. He had 24 scholarship offers including ones from Bowling Green, Boston College, Ball State and Louisville.

Visits and the Recruitment of Zen Michalski

Michalski was recruited by Greg Studrawa for Ohio State but also spoke with Coach Day daily before deciding. The current pandemic made recruiting for Michalski a little bit of an adventure. He committed to Louisville in April. The only official visit for Michalski was to Indiana State, his first offer. Ohio State offered him a scholarship based solely on film that they obtained of his game performances. The film demonstrates that he has grown into the tackle position after being a small tight-end the year before.

The feeling is that he has great potential, good feet and a big frame. He knows that he might have to wait a year to get on the field but he is fine with taking time to develop into a top tier lineman.

10/15/2020 6:03:20 PM
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Blake Miller Strongsville Ohio Offensive Tackle

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Blake Miller needs no introduction, but he's a four-star offensive lineman for those who don't know him. Regarding the 2022 cycle, he's ranked at 23 when it comes to offensive tackles in the country and favored to play at Ohio State at the next level. Everything about Miller is a process, that's from his recruitment to the lineman’s progression. His father is a high school cross country runner, and he introduced Miller to the gym at an early age of 8 years old. Since then, the gym became a consistent hobby.

Blake Miller’s attributes

At Strongsville, at only 16 years old, Miller holds the title of being the team's strongest guy. Miller is big and powerful, and his main focus is blocking the space. He's not that fast or quick, but he's almost there. That's why if you keen on his game if he doesn't have the ball that quickly, he gets his hand on the defensive linemen or locks the linebackers in the open field.

Visits and scholarship

At the moment, Miller is high on the Buckeye's scholarship offer. He has already made three visits to colleges that's Michigan, Clemson and Penn State. The quickening pace of recruitment has caught him by surprise. Recently he had offers from Toledo, Indians, Iowa State, Bowing Green, and many others, but the offer from Ohio State will be a game-changer.

Miller has a scheduled visit with Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell. He also talks to him once to thrice a month. This means that he is serious about his football career, he wants to improve daily, and with the help of Coach Robbie Caldwell, the sky is not the limit.

As per his calendar, he intends to visit the other two colleges high on his offer list, that's LSU and Tennessee. He describes them as the "up-and-comer" that have offered him scholarships this year, and he's open with other scholarships.

9/10/2020 9:25:54 PM
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Ohio State Football Depth Chart For The Coming NCAA Football Season

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The 2019 NCAA football season might have just come to an end. But it is not time to relax and go on vacation. People who love this game understand the need to make preparations for the upcoming season. In 2020, people must have a predictable depth chart for this game. There are many depths charts questions that teams need to answer this spring. Here are things you must know about Ohio State football depth chart for the coming 2020 NCAA football season.

Position Break-Down

This projection is intended to showcase how the Ohio State will line up in the upcoming season. Besides, you will know that experienced will get the first crack at crucial spots. Then, they will be backed by other talented players. At the quarterback position, you expect more competition for the number 2 spot. Jack Miller and C. J Stroud will be competing to fill this spot. Running back position is a spot where you will expect high competition. Master Teague III will replace Dobbins in the starting lineup. Then, Steele Chambers will offer backup in running position.

Wide Receiver and Tight End Positions

Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert can play well in this position. Farrell will likely startup in this position for a third consecutive year. These players will shape the Ohio State depth chart for next season. For wide receiver (Z), people should expect Chris Olave and Jameson Williams to fill this spot. Either Garrett Wilson or Julian Fleming will supply a wide receiver (X). You also expect Jaelen Gill and Jaxon Smith-Njigba to occupy a wide receiver (Slot).

Offensive Lines, Defensive Lines, and Corner Back

For the defensive tackle nose and techniques, the Ohio depth chart will be exciting next season. People expect to see Tommy Togiai, Antwuan Jackson, Taron Vincent, and Haskell Garrett. There should be experienced players at the cornerback, such as Shaun Wade, Tyreke Johnson, Cameron Brown, and Sevyns Back. Expect other players like Marcus Williamson and Lejond Cavazos. The safety position is likely to be occupied by Josh Proctor and Marcus Hooker. Then, consider kickers, such as Blake Haubeil and Jake Seibert.

Ohio State Football Depth Chart Conclusion

When coming up with the Ohio State football depth chart, you must also consider punt returners, such as Garrett Wilson and Cameron Martinez. In all positions, you will find competitive and experienced players. Jael Gill and Demario McCall are likely to be kickoff returners. However, people can expect changes in this formation before the college football season begins. In the nationally and conference for the 2020 season, the Ohio State football team look set for college football. If you want to know two Ohio State chart depths could stack up in next season, consider reading this guide. They are likely to perform well in the conference and nationally.

Ohio State 2020 Roster Preview - NCAA Football 21 (Updated Roster for NCAA 14)

8/8/2020 5:28:49 PM
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Malaki Branham Ohio State 2021 Shooting Guard

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Ohio State got the shooting guard they wanted from the State of Ohio this past week. Malaki Branham is considered the 5th best shooting guard in the country and the number one overall player in Ohio for 2021. He selected Ohio State over Alabama, Xavier and Louisville.

Malaki Branham visits

He visited Columbus a number of times in addition to taking a look at Xavier and Louisville. But Chris Holtmann and staff pursued him well, keeping in contact constantly.

Branham was high on Holtmann’s wish list for this upcoming OSU class. He joins point guard Meechie Johnson and Kalen Etzler in the 2021 class. Ohio State’s class jumped to number two in the national rank after Branham committed.

Branham Crystal Ball Predictions

From Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's, the same school as Lebron James. He was predicted to pick Ohio State but almost every basketball analyst. Assistant Coach Ryan Pedon recruited him for the Buckeyes.

7/23/2020 8:41:04 PM
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Bowen Hardman 2022 Ohio State Basketball Recruit

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Bowen Hardman committed to Ohio State for the 2022 basketball class last week in what became the first commit of the class. Hardman is a 6’5” guard from Cincinnati Princeton. He also had offers from Ohio, Xavier and Cincinnati. He played varsity as a freshman and averaged 12.1 point a game in his second high school season. He always felt Ohio State would be a good fit and is already proud of his college selection.

The Cincinnati guard had break-out games against Winton Woods and Lakota West were he went for 20 points and 21 points respectively. He has two years more of high school hoops to play but is already considered a three star prospect.

In AAU, Hardman plays for All-Ohio Red and was recruited by Jake Diebler for Ohio State and Sean Dwyer for Cincinnati.

State of Ohio 2022 Class

Hardman is one of four in the Ohio class of 2022 to currently have scholarship offers. The Ohio class overall is viewed as very strong. He has taken a number of visits to Columbus including one in August and September. And then a final one in October when he received his offer to play for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State Basketball Classes

With only two commits in the 2021 class, Kalen Etzler and Meechie Johnson, the Buckeyes look to have a class of 4 recruits for 2022 when the class is finished. Chris Holtmann is still looking to add St Vincent-St Mary shooting guard Malaki Branham to the OSU 2021 class. Richmond Heights Cleveland small forward Josiah Harris is a recruit to watch out for committing to Ohio State for 2022.

Bowen Hardman Ultimate Highlights // 2022 Ohio State SG Commit // Princeton Cincinnati, OH

6/1/2020 9:52:29 PM
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Emeka Egbuka Checks All the Boxes for the Buckeyes

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When it comes to top-tier wide receivers, Emeka Egbuka checks all the boxes—size, speed, versatility, and the ability to be a game-changer. All of the experts agree that this young man from Washington is a playmaker, and he certainly would look good in an Ohio State uniform.

Emeka Egbuka Offers

But the Buckeyes will have to battle to land Egbuka, who has become part of a fierce recruiting battle. Reports indicate that Egbuka has narrowed his list to a half-dozen or so Top Ten schools, and geography may come into play with as Egbuka comes closer to making his final choice.

Other offers have come from Miami and Georgia, but wherever he lands, academics likely won’t be a problem for Egbuka. He maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school, and Egbuka certainly comes from excellent intellectual and athletic stock. His father is a is a civil engineer played who nearly tried out for the Nigerian junior national soccer team, while his mother was a three-sport standout who turned down a chance to go to Columbia and now works in IT for Kaiser Permanente.

What Egbuka has to offer?

So who is Emeka Egbuka? Let’s start with the basics. At 6’1 190 pounds, the five-star receiver has the size and body control to compete in space for balls within his formidable catch radius, and Ekbuga’s 4.42 speed is excellent for his size. Moreover, Ekbuga has been a force on special teams, with three TDs to his credit as a returner on special teams. That only adds to his resume as a playmaker, and the icing on the cake is that Egbuka has been rated the number one athlete and the number eight recruit in the 2021 class by 247Sports.

The comparables also include Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, so Egbuka is keeping some elite company of his own.

Egbuka Visits

Naturally, that resume has inspired plenty of admiration and interest from afar. The Steilacoom resident has been visited by Ryan Day and past University of Washington coach Chris Petersen, and his visits to date have included Clemson, Alabama and LSU, among others.

What Ohio State offers Egbuka

But the Buckeyes have plenty to offer as well. One reason some experts expect Egbuka, who is projected to go to Ohio State, to join the Buckeye’s is the recent strength of OSU’s wide receiver draft classes, which have included the likes of Michael Thomas and Terry McLaurin.

While it it true that the Buckeyes tend to stack their wide receiver group with top-flight prospects and rotate receivers in and out of the lineup, that draft record is definitely reason for optimism when it comes to his NFL future.

If he does choose Ohio State, Egbuka will be part of an elite wide receiver corps. The OSU wide receiver room will include Marvin Harrison, Jr as well as five-star prospects Julian Fleming and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The Buckeyes recruiting class is considered the best in the country, but landing Egbuka would be an impressive addition.

The Pacific northwest may play a significant role in his choice as well. Washington State has already made an offer, and Washington is basing its hopes on the fact that Egbuka has already visited the school, not to mention that the Huskies roster will include QB Sam Huard, the son of former NFL signal caller Damon Huard.

Ohio State recruiting: Breaking down Emeka Egbuka top-four list

But a different local connection comes in the form of another Washington native, Gee Scott Jr., who will also be an incoming OSU freshman this fall. Egbuka has talked openly of Scott being a leader and a confidant, and that may sway him to consider the Buckeyes more seriously.

There’s no clear favorite right now, but regardless of where he goes, Egbuka’s future in both football and academics is a bright one. And the Buckeyes believe they have a serious shot to convince him to hope take his talents to Columbus this fall.

5/17/2020 7:11:49 PM
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Offensive Tackle Tegra Tshabola Lakota West to Ohio State

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Tegra Tshabola kept the rapid commitments coming for Ohio State when he selected the Buckeyes as his college destination yesterday. The 6’6” 305lbs. sophomore offensive tackle from nearby West Chester Ohio is the second commit for the OSU 2022 class. He joins cornerback Jyaire Brown who made his selection the day prior.

Tshabola is considered the 6th best offensive tackle in the class and the 69th best overall prospect in the country. And a four star recruit he grew up watching Ohio State football.

Tegra Tshabola Recruitment

Coaches Al Washington and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa recruited Tshabola for Ohio State. They gave him a scholarship offer back in November of 2019. The Buckeye coaches knew they had to offer him early before every school in the country went after his services. He is compared to JC Latham, a 2021 Buckeye recruit will similar dominating strength.

He had scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Louisville, Florida, Kentucky, Arizona State and 8 others.

What Tshabola Offers Ohio State

Tshabola is reported to already look like a college athlete in his build. He can quickly get off the line and stay low. His strength puts him over-the-top of everyone at his level. A great run blocker, he should improve at pass blocking during his two remaining years in high school.

Starting offensive linemen in 2022 for Ohio State look to include Petit-Frere, Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson (a friend of Tshabola).

Tegra Tshabola Visits

Tshabola attended the Tennessee Junior Day in March and was on hand for Ohio State’s victory over Penn State during the 2019 regular season. Ryan Day made a point of speaking to Tshabola prior to the start of the game which was not expected as the coaches were gearing up for the big game. That talk put Ohio State at the top of his list.

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4/24/2020 9:14:29 PM
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Ohio State Point Guard Abel Porter 2020

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Coming in as the oldest player on Ohio State’s basketball team, Utah transfer point guard Abel Porter will be out of high school for 6 years. Porter is 6’3” 200 point guard with one year of eligibility. He made his decision known on Twitter on Saturday.

Porter played on the Aggies’ hoops team for 4 years with a red-shirt freshman season. The team won the Mountain West Conference this past shortened year. From Farmington Utah, Porter spent two years on mission in Russia before joining Utah State as a walk-on.

Porter averaged 4.3 points a game, 1.9 boards and 2.4 assists during his time at Utah State. He had an outstanding junior season starting all games and leading the team in points per game. He had interest from Gonzaga, Ohio State, Stanford, Hawaii and Santa Clara.

Abel Porter Commitment

Joining many in the 2020 transfer portal, Ohio State was looking for a CJ Walker and Duane Washington Jr backup that could play immediately and found Porter as a very good option.

Porter is married and his wife is graduating from Utah State this Spring making it an easy move to relocate to Columbus and pursue additional degrees. He graduates with a Master’s Degree from Utah State.

He hopes to come in and make an impact on a winning team. He isn’t looking to lead in scoring but to be a role player that helps the team while earning a degree and enjoying the city.

Abel Porter reflects on his best week as an Aggie

4/14/2020 11:06:04 PM
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Ohio State Freshman DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney Leave

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Basketball is a fantastic sport, and great athletes have graced this field. Probably Michael Jordan was your favorite player, or you feel that LeBron James should have never left Cleveland Cavaliers. Basketball keeps making headlines. Whether it’s a pro basketball player moving to a rival team, or your favorite team picking the best rookie, there is always great news gracing the basketball world.

Ohio State basketball, widely known as the Buckeyes, is going through a moment of reckoning as DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney are leaving the team after one year. DJ Carton has made it clear that he is leaving Ohio State after taking a leave to cater for his mental health. The Ohio State guard made it clear through his twitter handle that he has been suffering from psychological issues and wants to start it all again.

Ohio State is also facing a recruit movement as Alonzo Gaffney is even leaving basically to pursue professional opportunities. The 6-foot-9 power forward possesses both athleticism and frame to make him stand out in a basketball court. It is an excellent opportunity for him to pursue his dreams and entertain his fans elsewhere.

What Next for DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney

It was a bold move by DJ Carton to announce that he will be leaving Ohio State temporarily to pursue mental health assistance. Many people have praised his decision to seek help and fight mental health problems. The Buckeyes were on the forefront in the league and ended the final 11 games without Carton. Many thought he would make a comeback, and perceived him as the star of the future and pride of the Buckeyes.

Unfortunately, DJ Carton, in his thank you message to coach Holtmann and the coaching staff was clear that he is not returning to Ohio State. Carton said that he is making a fresh start and will enter the transfer portal and pursue a new program. He went on to wish his teammates the best of luck in their endeavors. The Ohio State fans will miss his electrifying performance and left-handed dunks in the court.

Despite being one of the top recruits for Ohio State, Alonzo Gaffney’s stay looks to be short-lived. According to reports from numerous sources, it seems Gaffney will call quits on Ohio State, and he is not returning soon for his sophomore season. With the support of his family and coaching team, everything seems possible. There is a likelihood Alonzo will look forward to pursuing greener pastures and become a pro basketball player.

Best Performances from Carton and Alonzo

DJ Carton’s presence could be felt in the team and court last season. He was an impact player finishing third on the team and averaging 10.4 points per game. Carton also averaged 3.0 assists per game, making 40% three-pointer attempts.

Alonzo Gaffney averaged 1.9 points per game last season and played 17 games for the Buckeyes. He shot 56.6% from the floor and went 1-of 6 from the three-pointer range.

D.J. Carton, E.J. Liddell, Alonzo Gaffney and Ibrahima Diallo’s first Ohio State press conference

What in Store for Ohio State Basketball

Ohio State has an impeccable reputation, and it will look forward to adding more players to its roster and get to the limit of 13. However, the management will work hard on adding a guard as the team already has many players at the forward position. Seth Towns is the latest addition to the side, and they should fill Gaffney’s position.

Without DJ Carton, CJ Walker should take on a more significant role and take the Buckeyes to higher heights. In essence, Ohio State has a lot to do with DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney out of their schedule and rank at the top.

3/30/2020 9:14:16 PM
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