Ohio State Buckeye notes – Sept. 24


By Jim Naveau - [email protected]



RECRUITING UPDATE

George Hill, a running back from Hubbard High School in the 2016 recruiting class who has verbally committed to Ohio State, attended the Northern Illinois game a week after he watched Michigan State play Oregon.

Hill’s former Hubbard teammate L.J. Scott is MSU’s No. 2 rusher this season as a freshman. Michigan State’s top running back is redshirt freshman Madre London. Hill also might visit Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

Jaylen Harris, a junior wide receiver from Cleveland Heights, was among the high school players at the OSU-Northern Illinois game.

Jonathon Cooper, a 2016 Ohio State verbal commitment at defensive end from Gahanna Lincoln, had three sacks in a 30-0 win over Groveport Madison last week.

Westerville South sophomore running back Jaelen Gill, who already has an Ohio State offer, ran for five touchdowns and 255 yards against Canal Winchester last week. He also attended the Michigan State-Oregon game.

Robert Hainsey, a junior offensive tackle from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and Ty Chandler, a junior wide receiver from Nashville, both used Twitter to announce they have offers from Ohio State.

SAY WHAT

“I’ve got faith in my boys that we’re going to get everything right.”

—Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott on the team’s offensive problems.

BUCKEYE BRAIN BUSTERS

1. What was Western Michigan’s nickname before Broncos?

2. Where did Western Michigan play its first bowl game in 1961?

3. How many bowl games has Western Michigan won?

4. Where did OSU offensive tackle John Hicks finish in the 1973 Heisman voting?

5. Where did OSU offensive tackle Orlando Pace finish in the 1996 Heisman voting?

Answers: 1. Hilltoppers; 2. The Aviation Bowl in Dayton; 3. None, they’re 0-6; 4. Second; 5. Fourth.

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By Jim Naveau

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