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Kyion Grayes High On Ohio State With Johnnie Dixon Conversation

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Chandler Arizona wide receiver prospect Kyion Grayes is very interested in Ohio State for 2022 according to sources, after de-committing to Arizona. The 6’1” receiver is considered the 46th best player at the position nationally and the 3rd best overall prospect in the state of Arizona. Five analyst consider Grayes high on Ohio State including Tom Loy, Steve Wiltfong, Bill Kurelic, Blair Angulo, and Jason Scheer. He is also being recruited by Arizona, Oregon, and Penn State with 16 scholarship offers total. Brian Hartline is recruiting Grayes for the Buckeyes but a random conversation with graduated receiver Johnnie Dixon has led to even more interest.

Grayes Johnnie Dixon Connection

Johnnie Dixon has been in Arizona for a stint with the Cardinals after graduating from Ohio State. Grayes noticed Dixon wearing Ohio State gear and wanted to speak with him as he had been contacted by the coaching staff. Dixon and Grayes have gone to the same training facility since May. Dixon had no problem telling Grayes about his great experience in Columbus, on campus, at practices, in games, and how its like family.

What Kyion Grayes Offers

He has a skill of finding the open areas in the defense, with room to increase size and a strong work ethic. Has an explosiveness from the snap with good hands. Could start in college for a number of years.

2/22/2021 3:32:48 PM
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Ohio State 2022 Quarterback Quinn Ewers from Southlake Carroll Texas

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Ohio State has the best quarterback in the country coming to campus in 2022 in Southlake Carroll Texas prospect Quinn Ewers. Recruited by quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis, Ewers in the the top prospect nationally and in Texas for the year, playing at an upper echelon program. Schools involved in trying to secure a commitment from Ewers included Texas, Alabama, Auburn and others. He was on his way to the Texas Longhorns before the program began to have some problems, and coaching changes, that led him to change his pledge.

Ewers has a pro-style quarterback with the mobility to be a dual threat. He is able to change his arm angle and deliver accurate passes on the run without an issue. Some compare him to Drew Lock.

Ryan Day Develops Quarterbacks

Ryan Day has had great success developing quarterbacks at Ohio State and is known as a coach that develops NFL caliber signal callers. He should have three quarterbacks drafted in the first round of the NFL draft when Justin Fields is drafted this year. Two years ago he had Dwayne Haskins Jr picked 15th overall. And OSU transfer Joe Burrow has selected last year with the first pick overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quarterbacks at Ohio State

Ohio State is building one loaded quarterback room with 5 star recruits three years in a row. CJ Stroud and Jack Miller will compete for the starting job next year. Then Kyle McCord will have a year to develop before he battles Ewers for the starting job. Only more impressive than the quarterback room is the wide receiver room with top national talent committing three years in a row with names like Garrett Wilson, Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith-Njibga, and Emeka Egbuka.

1/12/2021 8:04:15 PM
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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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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.

Rivals Camp Cincinnati: OL vs. DL - Best on Best

4/24/2020 9:14:29 PM
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Where Will He Go? The Latest on Buckeye's Top Recruit Donovan Edwards

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With the departure of standout tailback J.K. Dobbins to the NFL, Ohio State has placed native of West Bloomfield Michigan, RB Donovan Edwards at the top of their wish list. The Buckeye's are in what seems to be a heated tug of war battle with the Michigan Wolverines for the right to have Edwards in their backfield beginning in 2021. What are the new developments in the situation, and what are the chances Ohio State will secure it's next feature back?

Donovan Edwards Ranking


A marvelous physical specimen, Donovan Edwards has been dazzling scouts and coaches alike all across the nation. By watching the tape on him, you will quickly come to the reality that he checks all of the boxes off of the superstar running back checklist after watching just a few plays. With a height of 5'11" and weighing a chiseled 190 lbs., Edwards appears to actually be larger than life on a football field.

The versatile and dynamic Edwards is the 22nd ranked player and 2nd ranked running back in the nation for the class of 2021 according to 247sports.com. He is also the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Michigan for the touted class. Seemingly every program that is serious about winning football games has reached out to Donovan Edwards and offered him a scholarship.

Donovan Edwards Scholarship Offers

The schools include (at the time of this publication); Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Alabama, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida, FSU, Illinois, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina A & T, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas, Texas A & M, USC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Akron.

Edwards Projected to Ohio State


This past week, an interesting report surfaced from 247sports.com that sent ripples through the Buckeye's fan base and alumni. According to Jeremy Birmingham of Lettermen Row, Steve Wiltfong and Allen Trieu (recruiting analysts from 247sports.com and creators of their crystal ball predictions) changed their crystal ball prediction on Donovan Edwards from Michigan to Ohio State.

Since it's the dead-period of recruiting, it's important to tread carefully about these type of predictions. If Edwards had a decision date picked, then a forecast of him landing at Ohio State would carry more weight. He doesn't however, so the sudden change could have just been the result of a few random phone calls placed to him from the Ohio State coaching staff. Back in December of 2019, Edwards was tracked down in the halls of West Bloomfield High School by a local reporter. The following is a brief interview courtesy of Detroit Free Press;

Donovan Edwards Interview


"We are here for signing day. We got Chase, Sterling, Cornell, Cory, and K.D. All the guys here for National Signing Day, I used to grow up with these guys. Me and Sterling knew each other since I was in first grade and he was in the second grade. So it's just like everything that we been through, it's beautiful." Edwards told the Detroit Free Press.
"How many schools that offered you a scholarship are you seriously considering?"
"Around 10. Coach Jim Harbaugh told me I'm No. 1 on their board. Like, Nick Saban told me I'm No. 1 on their board. I was talking to Notre Dame last week, and coach Taylor was talking about how I could be used for multiple things. It doesn't have to just be running back for me. It could be receiver, punt returns, anything. To be able to contribute to my team in multiple ways is appealing to me." Donovan Edwards boasted and deadpanned to the Detroit Free Press.

Donovan Edwards, top 2021 running back, talks recruiting, Buckeyes

3/4/2020 2:43:08 PM
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Update on Four Star Ohio State Recruit Jakailin Johnson

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The Ohio State Buckeye's have been hot on the recruitment trail recently. They already have secured 10 commitments for the 2021 class, 5 coming from the state of Ohio. It has earned them the No. 1 ranked class in the country. Ryan Day's team is far from done, however, as the Buckeye's continue to position themselves for a National Championship run for the 2021-2022 season. Today we take a peek at Four Star cornerback Jakailin Johnson, who is high on OSU's wish list.

Ohio State had an elite defense in 2019, which helped them maintain the No. 1 FBS ranking for much of the season. Much of the credit could easily be given to the team's pass rush and ability to stop the run. Getting after the quarterback certainly covered up some of the team's deficiencies in the defensive backfield. Cornerback Jakailin Johnson would be a great addition and solidify the team's pass defense in 2021.

Who is Recruiting Jakailin Johnson

Jakailin Johnson plays for Desmet in St. Louis, Missouri and is listed at 6'0", 168 lbs., He is the No. 2 player in the state of Missouri. Johnson is also the No. 6 cornerback in the nation and No. 69 player in the nation according to 247 sports. A brilliantly gifted athlete, he also plays wide receiver at Desmet. One of the most sought after cornerbacks for the 2021 class, Ohio State is not the only school courting him. Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Florida, Oregon, and Missouri are also recruiting him and are in active talks with the DB. Schools he has scholarship offers on the table from are Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, Texas A & M, and Virginia Tech according to ESPN.The Buckeye's have not secured a commitment from a cornerback yet for their 2021 class. Ohio State's Brian Hartline, who many consider the best recruiter in the country, met with Jakailin Johnson this past week. Rivals forecasts his commitment to Ohio State as a 100% probability.

What does Jakailin Johnson Bring?

Jakailin Johnson would bring a lot to the Buckeye's defense. He is a fierce competitor that has the type of leadership qualities most coaches look for. Johnson has great speed, and one of the best sets of hands you will ever see. He rarely fails to make a play on the ball. The St. Louis native would provide Ohio State with a reliable source for interceptions. His awareness and play recognition is outstanding. Johnson routinely picks off passes that many defensive backs would have done a great job just deflecting.What likely has drawn the Buckeye's to Johnson, is how well he will potentially fit in with the prototypical type of defensive back the team has become known for. His aggressiveness, along with his speed, would allow him to help out in the run game similar to how Ohio State oftentimes uses their DB's. Jakailin Johnson does possess a great deal of hit power.

De Smet Jesuit (MO) vs. Christian Brothers College (MO) - ESPN Broadcast Highlights

2/12/2020 1:46:30 PM
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