What Happens On An Official Visit?

Are you one of those recruiting fans that always wondered what happens on an Official Visit? Thanks to 2015 commit Nick Conner we now have an itinerary for his OV that happens this weekend…

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Some highlight thoughts for me…

– It is pretty obvious the school does all they can to separate the parents and recruits in the evening so the recruits host players can take them out and show them a good time.

– Academic Presentations only take 15 mins of 48 hours lol

– A good basketball game can always help in recruiting… Morehead St wont move the needle much.

– They get a nap on Saturday lol

– They eat really well for free all weekend.

– The highlight video inside the ‘Shoe should be awesome

– Kerry Coombs Gameday video will be LOUD.

Ohio State Lands Their Running Back

The 2015 class is going to be a great class full of star players and one way or another they were destined to get a former Michigan Running Back Commit. The question was which one Mike Weber or Damien Harris? Both are highly ranked RBs both were once committed to Michigan. Both decommitted as things went down the drain for UM. Both had OSU at the top of their lists. It was a race to land the spot and it went back and forth all year who would they land.

Today that question was answered….

JT Barrett involved in a Police Investigation (Per Report)

Update…..

Officers responded early Tuesday morning to a disturbance at Ohio State Quarterback J.T. Barrett’s apartment, according to a report from the Columbus Division of Police.

In the report, Barrett says a woman identified as his girlfriend — Alexandria Barrett-Clark — refused to leave his apartment after he asked her to do so. Barrett says she “ran at him and pushed him.”

Barrett says Barrett-Clark hit him. In the report, he say he pushed her awy in self-defense, which caused her to fall to a bed. Barrett says he again asked her to leave. Agan, he says, she refused.

Barrett-Clark says she told Barrett that she would leave in the morning.

She told police that Barrett confronted her in his bedroom and “choked her on the bed.” She said Barrett used his forearm to apply pressue to her neck before taking her phone away from her.

Barrett-Clark told police she managed to get away from Barrett and call police.

Police say a witness told them that he was upstairs when he heard arguing. But, he says, he did not see any kind of fight between Barrett and Barrett-Clark.

Police said neither Barrett, nor Barrett-Clark, had any visible injuries and refused medical treatment.

Police did not make any arrests and no charges were filed.

The incident has been referred to the Prosecutor’s Office.

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You can see the full report here.

JT Barrett wins Natl Freshman Of The Year Award

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J.T. Barrett has been tabbed as the CFPA National Freshman Performer of the Year, the organization announced today.

Barrett, 11-1 as Ohio State’s starting quarterback before suffering a season-ending injury against Michigan, became a Heisman Trophy candidate after finishing his campaign with school record totals of 3,772 total yards and 45 touchdowns responsible for. His touchdowns total is a Big Ten record. He passed for 2,834 yards and a school-record 34 touchdowns and he rushed for an additional 938 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Barrett etched his name throughout the Ohio State record book in 2014, setting school records in seven different categories, including touchdown passes, touchdowns responsible for, total offense, longest run by a Ohio State quarterback (86 yards), rushing yards by a quarterback (189), touchdown passes in a single game (six) and touchdown passes for a three-game span (14). Additionally, he was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week a conference-record seven times.

See the entire release here from Ohio State Athletics.

Tom Herman Wins Broyles Award (Top Asst Coach)

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Buckeyes Sugar Bowl Uniforms Unveiled

As you can see the uniforms are amazing and typically awesome considering OSUs colors.

You can see more about the uniforms here.

More B1G Awards For Ohio State

Buckeyes Win B1G Awards

JT Barrett also won “Hardest Working Player of the Year” award.

Offense All B1G

Pat Elfien was named 1st team all B1G by Coaches named 2nd team by Media.

Jeff Heuerman and Taylor Decker named 2nd team All B1G by both media and coaches.

Defense All B1G

Joey Bosa was named 1st team All-B1G by both the media and coaches.

Doran Grant was named 1st team by Coaches 2nd team by Media.

Media 2nd team All B1G- Michael Bennett, Joshua Perry, and Doran Grant.

Coaches 2nd team- Micahel Bennett.

Thad Matta Lands a Young Gun

Local kid makes hometown proud and becomes a Buckeye. I could come up with days upon days of titles for this post. What I cant do is offer a lot of info about this young man. He is a Freshman at Upper Arlington in the class of 2018. He is 6’4″ and 170 pounds but that is sure to change by 2018 right?

Here is Dane Goodwin in his own words….

Hopefully we will have more on Dane soon…

Breaking News: Worst Fears Confirmed For Kosta Karageorge Family

Last week Walk-On Kosta Karageorge went missing after calling his mother in the middle of the night with cryptic messages about his concussions. It was what he said and how he said it that sent a Mother and family into panic mode. They tried to contact Kosta with no luck and called Columbus Police to report him missing.

Instantly news spread and efforts were made to find him. Hundreds of volunteers put up posters and even former Buckeye alumni raised money for a reward to help find Kosta.

Today a body was found near his apartment just off campus and Columbus Police just confirmed it sadly is the body of Kosta Karageorge.

It is with a very sad heart that this has become the worst case scenario. Sports aside this is a young man who suffered and was struggling. This is devastating news to the family and his team and all of Buckeye Nation.

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