#MOTSAGRising Depth Chart Preview; Tight Ends

I am honestly surprised that Richard didn’t steal the TE’s for his Zone 6 preview in yesterday’s article. I would imagine they spend a lot more time with Zone 6(Brian Hartline) than with the slobs(Greg Studrawa) or their position coach Kevin Wilson.

The nice thing about this group is there are many interchangeable parts and sometimes we might see three TE sets and still be just as dangerous up the middle of the field with returning lettermen Farrell, Hausmann and Ruckert. All three are very capable blockers and pass-catchers.

Look for it to be much of the same as it was all last season.

TE – 89 Luke Farrell or 88 Jeremy Ruckert or 81 Jake Hausmann

This writer believes that Jeremy Ruckert will blow up this season and provide a consistent hot route and that will equate into a lot of yards, maybe the most by a TE in a while for Ohio State. Seems we will all get our wishes this season as it’s the most experience they have enjoyed at TE.

Luke Farrell is no slouch when it comes to catching the football but his road grading mentality will help as much as needed on the edge this season. Look for him and Ruckert to be two of the leaders in the locker-room as well.

Look for true frosh Joe Royer out of Cincinnati Elder and Cade Stover who moved over from the defense to see some time on the field replacing the spot Rashod Berry help last season. The Buckeyes have tried to keep four in the rotation of late because of the physicality of the position!

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