|Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines 2021|
Both the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines enter Saturday's game 10-1 overall looking to place first in their division of the Big Ten conference, win a shot at the Big Ten title, and be selected to play in the CFB Playoff. Ohio State enters the game a 7 point favorite on the road in Ann Arbor. Michigan has had a hard time playing Ohio State over the past two decades including the years the Buckeye's were coached by Urban Meyer and Jim Tressel.
Both teams have released their hype videos with Jim Harbaugh asking his players "What have you done today to beat Ohio State?".
Noon in Ann Arbor and televised on Fox, The Wolverines hope to reverse their fortune against the Ohio State Buckeyes who have had the best of them since 2004. With the way Ohio State beat ranked Michigan State last weekend, many are worried the game on Saturday could also be lopsided. The Buckeyes lost to Oregon the first week of the 2021 season while Michigan fell to Michigan State 37-33 on October 30th.
The teams were not able to play last year because the team from up north had lost too many players to Covid 19 quarantine to play. But now both teams are coming into The Game playing their best football of the year with the Wolverines winning three straight after their loss. Both teams coming into this game with a plan, knowing what they want to do on the field.
When Ohio State has the Ball
CJ Stroud has looked impressive after coming back from a one week break to rest his shoulder. Against Michigan State he threw for 6 touchdowns with 432 yards. Michigan's defense has been tough to beat this year ranking nationally seventh in points allowed and ninth in total yards allowed per game. Michigan will need to slow down Ohio State to keep the game close. If Ohio State can stop the pass run of Michigan and get the ball to their three 1,000 yard receivers, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba they should be in good shape.
When Michigan has the Ball
Michigan needs to run the ball, not become one dimensional, and not let Ohio State get a lead where Michigan needs to pass every down. If Michigan gets behind, then Ohio State's defensive line can come after the quarterback and we could see a similar game to last week against the Spartans. Cade McNamara is the key for Michigan, if he can have a good game and mix up the attack, the Wolverines can stay in the game.
|11/26/2021 9:03:41 PM|
|Number 4 Ohio State vs Number 7 Michigan State 2021|
Ohio State is playing host to Michigan State in a game that could decide the East Division title.
When Mel Tucker was hired as Michigan State's coach, he promised his players that they would compete for titles. The Spartans are already pounding on the door for the second-year coach. The 2021 team is strong enough already to finish in the top 3 of the Big Ten East, if not the top 2.
How to watch?
Ohio Stadium 12:00pm November 20th on ABC
The Spartans are a significant underdog in Saturday's game against No. 4 Ohio State (9-1, 7-0) in Columbus, where 100,000 plus supporters will make the visitors' upset dream even more difficult.
Michigan State hasn't beaten Ohio State since 2015, a 5-year drought that will extend another year with a defeat Saturday in Columbus.
Buckeyes Last Week
Had the Purdue Boilermakers 59-31 at home. Quite a performance against a team that came in looking like a strong defensive team with some real ability on offense.
Michigan State Last Week
Played the Maryland Terrapins and won 40-21 at home.
When Ohio State has the Ball
There might be a lot of scores recorded with two powerful offenses on the field and the Spartans' poor pass defense.
As we saw in the Spring Game, Ohio State vs Michigan State 2021 might be one of the best games of 2021.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have a couple of capable running backs on their roster. TreVeyon Henderson has been splitting time with fellow freshman Miyan Williams, who has a 7.34 yards-per-carry average that ranks second in the FBS.
Henderson was a high school standout in Hopewell Virginia, where he rushed for 2,736 yards and 50 touchdowns in his final three seasons. He visited Michigan, Clemson, Tennessee, and Penn State before committing to Ohio State.
When Michigan State has the Ball
Kenneth Walker III of Michigan State leads major college football with 1,473 yards rushing. Only Marshall running back Rasheen Ali has more touchdowns than the Wake Forest transfer. Had a 143-yard performance in their recent Saturday win against Maryland.
This is a massive game. The winner advances to the Big Ten East championship game and the College Football Playoff.
The team to lose will likely be left out of the college championship playoff.
|11/19/2021 11:51:33 PM|
|Ohio State Buckeyes Football vs Purdue Boilermakers 2021|
#19 Purdue Boilermakers 6-3 (4-2 in conference)
3:30pm Ohio Stadium November 13th On ABC
The Buckeyes haven't played the Boilermakers since that fateful night in 2018 when Purdue came into Ohio Stadium and knocked the Buckeyes out of playoff contention in a convincing upset. Ohio State was ranked 3rd in the country at the time and lost 49 to 20 against the unranked Purdue team.
Can Purdue upset Ohio State Football again?
Purdue pulled off a second upset of a ranked team last weekend, this time topping No. 8 Michigan State 40-29 on a great performance by quarterback Aidan O'Connell. O'Connell passed for 536 yards and 3 touchdowns on 40 for 54 pass attempts.
Ohio State will return to the Horseshoe Saturday afternoon. Purdue is coming off the 40-29 win over Michigan State. How can the Buckeyes handle another upset? Follow along for live updates from Columbus all day Saturday.
Can Ohio State offense return to being prolific?
Ohio State’s quarterbacks and running backs had combined for an astounding 1,778 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns through the first nine games. Their average of 189 yards per game had the Buckeyes on pace to smash the program’s single-season rush record. But their last two games saw the points come less frequently and with more difficulty.
I feel like we’ve been waiting to see if Ohio State can return to its almighty offensive prowess of the first part of the season. Since Ryan Day took over in 2019, the Buckeyes have never finished outside the top 25 in Football Outsiders S/P+ offensive ratings. The Buckeyes have had just one season with an adjusted scoring average below 30.0.
And while Ohio State has leaned on its offense in Day's tenure, the Buckeyes have made tweaks that have turned them into something of an offensive juggernaut. Full-field reads are more difficult for opposing defenses, but I think the real boon has been the speed Ohio State is able to generate by catching opposing defenses out of position.
Ohio State Players Continue to Play Well
As the Big Ten season continues on Saturday, Ohio State has to prepare for an offense unlike any the Buckeyes have faced this season. Let’s take a look at some of the key players on the Boilermaker offense and defense.
It’s been a quiet an beginning for the Buckeyes this season as they’ve remained relatively healthy with veterans such as Chris Olave, Sevyn Banks, Thayer Munford and Jerron Cage all making the most of their senior seasons.
Rising redshirt sophomore Ronnie Hickman is a player we are all impressed with, as the linebacker from the 2019 class who sat out last year continues to impress with a strong performance in spring practice.
Watch Purdue DE George Karlaftis and WR David Bell
Ohio State will need to account for Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis, who leads Purdue in tackles for loss with 7.5.
"They're a really good defensive line," said Karlaftis recently, who leads Purdue in tackles for loss with 7.5. "They have a lot of guys coming back so they have a lot of experience upfront. They play hard every single play. They don't take plays off."
The Purdue football wide receiver David Bell had another monster game in the Boilermakers' 40-29 upset of No. 6 Michigan State. David Bell caught eight passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, but his work after the catch was what made this such a big day for him.
"David Bell's the fastest guy on our team," Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell said. "Just watching him out there running about will give you an idea of how fast he is."
|11/13/2021 10:13:50 AM|
|No Six Ohio State at Nebraska 2021|
Ohio State enters this Saturday's game against Nebraska 7-1 overall after a tough win against Penn State at home. Nebraska welcomes in the Buckeyes to Lincoln with a usual type of year, unranked at 3 and 6 overall. The Cornhuskers are a 14.5 point underdog. Ohio State hopes to bump their national ranking with a good performance after not impressing against the Nittany Lions.
I'm not sure what to make of Nebraska football. Do they have anything whatsoever to play for this year? There's no doubt they've gotten better under Scott Frost, but this is about the sixth team since the Huskers were good in 1994 that has gotten better each year under a new coach. All I know is I won't be surprised if they are 6-6, because if Purdue can do it, why not Nebraska.
Ohio State is undefeated in the Big Ten conference
Ohio State lost to Oregon in their second game this year and currently ranked one spot lower than them nationally. The Buckeyes hope they can finish the year with wins against Nebraska, Michigan State and Michigan and finish in the top 4. They have one of the strongest remaining schedules in the country. The Buckeyes have been solid on the road and hope to continue. They have road wins against Indiana, Minnesota, and Rutgers. Lincoln will be a little bit rowdier than the stadiums they have been in before.
Nebraska Coach Scott Frost
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost is up against a wall and looking for a win on Saturday. A talented veteran team that rebounded from a first week loss to Illinois, beating Buffalo and Fordham seemed to right the ship. But they now are 3-6 overall and looking to get back to winning. Frost a former player at Nebraska was brought in to bring back greatness to the program, but now appears to be on his way out if he cannot right the ship.
Ohio State's defense has Rebounded
The Buckeyes now lead the country with 6 defensive touchdowns and their resurgent defense is a big reason for their success. Against Penn State they were able to add seven points to their total during a time when points were not as quick coming as in prior games. Matt Barnes has been calling defensive plays since Oregon and that has made a big difference.
Nebraska Protection Issues
Quarterback Adrian Martinez has been sacked quite a bit this season for Nebraska and Ohio State is the best in the Big Ten at sacking the quarterback. Look for the Buckeyes to get after the quarterback, especially on passing downs, on Saturday.
|11/5/2021 9:47:26 PM|
|Number Five Ohio State v Number 20 Penn State|
Number five Ohio State will host number 20 Penn State at Ohio Stadium on Saturday night. The Buckeyes haven't lost a top-25 game at home since 2012 and haven't lost a home game to Penn State since 2000. The Buckeyes haven't won four straight games against the Nittany Lions since 1988-91 and haven't beaten them in back-to-back seasons since 1992-93. Ohio State has won nine of its last 10 games against Penn State and is 24-2 against the Nittany Lions since Urban Meyer became the Buckeye coach in 2012.
Penn State Lost to Illinois Last Week
Penn State's puzzling loss to Illinois, led by Bret Bielema, knocks them to No. 20, and this game has gone from headliner to "eh" across the American college football scene.
SportsLine's model just revealed its CFB picks and predictions for Penn State.
The model has now zeroed in on Penn State vs. Ohio State and has just released its college football picks and forecasts. According to SportsLine's model, the game will fall under the point total, with the teams combining for 54 points. Penn State vs. Ohio State: Ohio State -18.5 points.
Ohio State vs Penn State: Storylines
Ohio State has won four games in a row versus Penn State. The Buckeyes are rated fifth in the country, while Penn State is still mourning from last year's setback. Ryan Day believes the team has no reason to dismiss the Nittany Lions. Ohio hopes to win another game against Penn State and advance to a third consecutive College Football Playoff berth with a home victory. It will air on ABC Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Rob Oller Prediction
"Scarlet the Shoe" is Ohio State's reaction to Penn State's traditional Whiteout, and it will be the closest the Buckeyes will get to being on high alert. There's nothing to be upset about when your team's offense is first in the country in scoring (49.3) and 18th in points allowed (18.57).
Joey Kaufman Prediction
This will not be the dance of previous weeks, but expect OSU to continue to win comfortably as its powerful offense keeps putting up numbers in a hurry.
Bill Rabinowitz Prediction
This game appears to be lot different than it first looked to be when quarterback Sean Clifford was not injured. Penn State needs the quarterback to be 100 percent healthy in order for the Nittany Lions to have a chance in this one.
How to stream live free or watch Penn State at Ohio State
If your streaming provider, such as Hulu live, supports ABC, you may watch Ohio State-Penn State in a variety of ways.
ESPN+ will also have access to the game.
Ohio State vs Penn State: Match Information
This year, Penn State has a strong team. They have a lot of talent on the field and are well-coached. I like both of their offensive and defensive coaches, and their defense can be quite good at times. But I think they're in for a rude awakening when they face Ohio State this weekend.
|10/29/2021 10:16:23 PM|
|No Five Ohio State Buckeyes at Indiana Hoosiers|
Ohio State (5-1) goes to Bloomington Indiana to face the 2-4 Hoosiers Saturday night at 7:30pm in Memorial Stadium (ABC).
This is a Big Ten East divisional battle where a struggling Hoosier team will try to spread out Ohio State. Indiana played more games in 2020 and should have been in the conference title game but Ohio State was given the honor after only 5 games, something that should still upset the Hoosiers.
Ohio State 2021 Season
Ohio State fell to Oregon to start the 2021 season but has now won four in a row. QB CJ Stroud returned after the Akron game to lead the Buckeyes in a strong fashion, out scoring teams 218-57 over four games. Ohio State now has the most yards per game in the country and their defense has become stable since the shaky beginning.
TreVeyon Henderson has everyone excited about the young running backs at Ohio State. With 9 touchdowns and 612 yards, Henderson has also been a part of the passing game with 154 yards and a couple more touchdowns. His explosive play often turns games around when Ohio State is looking to switch the momentum. Look for Henderson to do well against the Hoosiers on Saturday.
Disappointing Indiana Season
Indiana is coming off a Michigan State lose, 20-15. The team went 6-2 in 2020 but has returned to being an unimpressive football program in 2021. The team returned quarterback Michael Penix Jr and many of their defensive stars. Penix Jr has been injured while backup Jack Tuttle has lead the team to three conference loses against Iowa, Penn State and Michigan State.
|10/21/2021 8:35:10 PM|
|Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins 2021|
No 7 Ohio State (4-1) returns back to the Horseshoe on Saturday in Columbus for Homecoming against the Maryland Terrapins (4-1). With the Buckeyes having a bye week, the squad will be looking to perform well and prove that their difficult start to the season is over.
In recent history, Ohio State is 5-1 all-time against Maryland, besting the Terps by a combined score of 110-48. Everyone in Ohio will be watching the Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins this weekend.
Ohio State v Rutgers Last Week
Ohio State came out strong last week with running back TreVeyon Henderson scoring on their second play with a 44 yard run. They continued to score with Chris Olave (2), Garrett Wilson, Jeremy Ruckert, and Mitch Rossi all scoring. The finished the first half up by 39 points.
Ohio State Offensive Weapons
With 555 yards per game this year, Ohio State is averaging more than 8 and a half yards per play, making it difficult for opposition teams to match.
Garrett Wilson, who averages 17.8 yards per reception, Chris Olave, who averages more than 16 yards per catch, and true freshman TreVeyon Henderson, who averages nearly 10 yards per run, are the major playmakers.
Quarterback CJ Stroud
CJ Stroud took the Akron game off while Kyle McCord came in and showed everyone how good he could be. But Stroud's return to play with a rested shoulder was as impressive and against tougher competition. Five touchdowns and 330 yards with a Freshman of the Week award was what he was able to earn.
Most impressive was his 14.3 yards per attempt, something most quarterbacks can't do against a defense as good as Rutgers.
Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson
Olave has been a little quite of recent until the game last Saturday when he put up 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wilson has been more consistent and is leading the team with 462 yards total and 4 touchdowns.
With the kind of potential these two possess, don't be surprised if Olave sets a new record as the top receiver of the year.
Matt Barnes Calling the Defense
Matt Barnes began calling the defense a couple of weeks ago and the difference has been noticeable. He was an assistant at Maryland in 2018 so he has a lot of knowledge about the program coming to Ohio this week. A number of young players have stepped up and the team is not allowing rushing touchdowns while making interceptions every time out.
They have been taking it to the house and the defense gets the credit. Their big pass rushing lineman is Haskell Garrett who has 3 sacks on the season and is always looking for one more.
Ronnie Hickman and Denzel Burke
Ronnie Hickman blow up the Rutgers offense in his home state last weekend with 11 tackles, leading the team. Freshman Denzel Burke got his first interception and ran it back to buffer the Buckeyes lead to 14 points early in the game. With Ohio State losing defensive backs to the NFL every year, the club needs young players to step in and make an immediate impact.
Mike Locksley and Maryland
Maryland is off to a 4-1 start this season and was looking good against Iowa last week until the Hawkeyes scored 31 points in a row in the second quarter. Head Coach Mike Locksley is in his third season with the Terrapins and has had a difficult background with many defeats to overcome.
He is looking to Maryland to do what they did under Ralph Friedgen, win games, build momentum, and produce a bowl game.
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa
Taulia Tagovailoa was having a great season prior to the Iowa game and was considered for a nomination to Heisman Trophy. He is leading the Big Ten in completion percentage and has put up a number of 300 yards games. The Dontay Demus Jr. season ending knee injurie could limit his production going forward. They will look to Rakim Jarrett to take his place as the go-to receiver.
Maryland Pass Rush with Sam Okuayinonu and Durrell Nchami
Defensively, Maryland has the fourth best pass rush in the conference. They have tallied 14 sacks in five games. Sam Okuayinonu (5 sacks) and Darrell Nchami (3 sacks) are the lineman causing all the havoc for quarterbacks facing them.
|10/8/2021 1:46:05 PM|
|Ohio State Football at Rutgers Saturday|
The Ohio State Football Buckeye game against the Scarlet Knights this weekend will air on the Big Ten Network at 3:30pm. Ohio State beat Akron last weekend in a game they were supposed to win big, 59-7. Subsequently, they saw a one place drop in the college football rankings. This weekend they have their second Big Ten game of the season against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. They are on the road again with a chance to impress against a little tougher competition.
Ohio State Football 2021
CJ Stroud returns as the starting quarterback while Kyle McCord filled in last week performing as well as everyone thought he would. Outside of those two, there is still a lot of question marks for this unit. This week should tell a lot as they'll be on the road.
Rutgers Welcoming the Buckeyes
Greg Schiano has the Rutgers football team turned around and looking for a big day at home on Saturday. Rutgers lost against the Michigan Wolverines (20-13) last week and comes into this one a 15.5 point underdog. Rutgers feels its more of an even matchup than those coming from Columbus.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a ton of talent in their offense this season. Quarterback Noah Vedral leads a very talented group of receivers. But Ohio State Football has shown time and again that it is capable of making game and season adjustments to come out on top.
The Buckeyes have a solid defense and a really talented offense. Now the stage is set for Rutgers to make a big statement.
How This Game Could Go
Rutgers defensive is much improved, but their defensive backfield is suspect. Ohio State should control the line of scrimmage when Rutgers has the ball, making it hard for them to run. Rutgers Quarterback Noah Vedral has been adequate but will need to be great to pull off an upside against OSU. This is the kind of game Buckeye tailback TreVoyon Henderson can run for over 200 yards and score a couple of times. The Ohio State offensive line is starting to look good which would end this game early if the Buckeyes control both lines of scrimmage.
The Pick Is Ohio State! As the Big Ten season progresses through its non-conference and now conference schedules, the top teams will rise to the top of the standings. When the Buckeyes reach the summit, they will be an unstoppable force. The OSU Buckeyes will win the Big Ten Championship.
2021 Ohio State Football: The Next Round (Rutgers Trailer)
|10/1/2021 10:53:16 AM|
|Ohio State Buckeyes v Akron Zips Week|
Ohio State hosts Akron this Saturday at 7:40 p.m. in Ohio Stadium, as the Buckeyes look to improve their defensive woes.
Akron could be the ideal opponent at the ideal time. The Zips are 1-2, with their lone victory coming against Bryant last week, which they won 35-14. Akron was defeated by Auburn 60-10 and Temple 45-24. Some consider Akron to be the worst team in Division 1 football.
CJ Stroud Not To Play
Ohio State Buckeye quarterback C.J. Stroud will not be the starting QB on Saturday against Akron, coach Ryan Day told fans on his weekly radio show today. Some feel this could open the door for Jack Miller or Kyle McCord to take over the program. But the team is saying that nothing will change after this week and Stroud will continue to be the starter.
According to Day, Stroud is nursing a shoulder injury, and the coaching staff felt that a week of rest would benefit the redshirt freshman as the Big Ten conference schedule approaches. Stroud was suffering from the same injury prior to the Tulsa game a week ago.
LB Dallas Gant Enters the Transfer Portal
Dallas Gant, an Ohio State reserve linebacker, has entered the NCAA transfer portal and has left the team.
Gant, a senior who has played in all three games this season and 38 overall in his Ohio State career, entered his name into the portal on Tuesday. He has a total of 53 tackles in his career, including two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 3.5 tackles for loss. He is hoping to be picked up and be eligible for next season. He would have 2 years of college football remaining thanks to the new Covid 19 eligibility rules.
Gant, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 232 pounds, made the most of his contributions during the 2019 season.
RB TreVeyon Henderson Signs Deal with Arbys
TreVeyon Henderson had a breakout performance in Ohio State's win over Tulsa. He now has a new Name, Image, and Likeness deal.
The freshman is joining Arby's as it launches a new campaign called Arby's RBs. The national fast-food chain will sponsor the first 200 running backs who sign up and successfully post about the deal on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #TonightImGettingArbys. He will reportedly receive $500 and a some Arby's swag.
Ohio State Falls in AP Poll after Tulsa
Ohio State fell one spot to No. 10 in the most recent Associated Press college football poll, which was released on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Buckeyes defeated Tulsa 41-20. TreVeyon Henderson, a freshman running back, set a freshman rushing record with 277 yards in the game.
Larry Johnson Looking for Pass Rush
Head Coach Day said the offensive line needs to do a better job of making quarterbacks feel uncomfortable in the pocket, and given that Ohio State has only 4 sacks through 3 games (22 teams in the country have fewer) it's simple to see.
Larry Johnson, the defensive line coach, cannot sleep when his team isn't able get pressure on the quarterback. So he is considering changing personnel and putting the right people on the field to get the job done this coming weekend.
|9/23/2021 9:32:35 PM|
|No 3 Ohio State v No 11 Oregon|
Saturday September 11th 2021 at Noon on FOX
Oregon Ducks (1-0) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
Oregon Against Fresno State
Oregon, a Pac 12 top contender, began the season going up against Fresno State, coming out on top 31-24. They were evenly balanced with 172 yards passing and 186 yards rushing. Running back CJ Verdell ran 18 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Johnny Johnson III caught 3 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. They didn’t allow Fresno State to run much, only 76 yards. But the Bulldogs got them for 298 yards through the air.
Ohio State Last Weekend
Being an Ohio State fan, you know the Buckeyes beat Big Ten in conference Minnesota 45-31 last Thursday. Quarterback CJ Stroud passed for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. Miyan Williams ran 9 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. While Chris Olave was in good form with 4 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Ohio State is considered a 14.5 favorite to win in the Horseshoe in this out of conference important contest.
How Oregon Can Compete
Oregon might try to control the clock by running the ball a lot like Minnesota did, but Ohio State can score quickly. Quarterback Anthony Brown could do a decent job of moving the ball on the ground. And the Ducks have a better defense than the Golden Gophers with Kayvon Thibodeaux on the edge, but not enough to win this one.
|9/9/2021 9:31:07 PM|
|Louisiana G Cedric Russell Transfers for Buckeyes|
With Duane Washington Jr leaving Ohio State for the NBA draft recently, the Buckeyes were looking for a guard to add to the roster and found Louisiana Lafayette 6’2” guard Cedric Russell. He will be eligible for the 2021-2022 basketball season at Ohio State. He is a transfer who completed four years for the Ragin Cajuns in the Sub Belt conference.
Cedric Russell Sharp Shooter
A sharp shooter from 3 point range, he made 40% from behind the arc, placing him in the top 20 nationally at the division I level. Russell’s average points per game increased over the last three years from 11.4 to 14.4 to 17.2, in his final year. He was also looking at St Johns, Marquette, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma as new destinations.
Russell seems quite enthusiastic about his final two years of college ball being played at a major Big Ten program like OSU.
Ohio State Men’s Basketball 2021-2022
Ohio State’s 2021 season begins against Akron on November 9th. Chris Holtmann also added guard Jamari Wheeler from Penn State for the upcoming season, a player that is known for defense. Wheeler replaces point guard CJ Walker on the roster who graduated at end of last season.
Cedric Russell Sunbelt highlights
|7/16/2021 2:21:44 PM|
|Duane Washington Jr's Departure From The Buckeyes|
Duane Washington Jr has declared that he is planning on leaving Ohio State for the NBA Draft effective immediately. All Ohio State basketball fans are waiting to see where Duane Washington Jr will get drafted or will he be an international star like David Lighty. He would have been a senior next season at Ohio State. Take a look at his career in the basketball program and prospects to decide for yourself if you will be a first-round pick:
Duane Washington Jr's College Stats
From the moment he put on a Buckeyes jersey, Duane has been beloved by Ohio fans across the state and country. Now, it's time to look at Duane Washington Jr's stats to see if he has lived up to the hype. For a basketball player, threat and versatility, it's Duane Washington Jr that decides the outcome of the game. Duane Jr stands at 6-3 and 210 pounds with tremendous physical tools that were developed during his prime playing days in high school basketball. He played three years at Ohio State with his minutes per game increasing each year along with his average points per game, 7 in 2018 to 16.4 in 2020. His assists per game steadily rose from 1.1 as a freshman to 2.9 in his 3rd year. He was also able to grab more rebounds per game, finishing with 3.4 a game as a Junior.
Chances of Being a First-Round Pick For Duane Washington Jr
You've heard about the massive transformation that Duane Washington Jr. is implementing with his basketball game. He shot 41.0% from the field last year and was the the most consistent player for Chris Holtmann as a junior. And with an incredibly athletic build and high basketball IQ---Washington could be a devastating scorer for any team that drafts him. Therefore, it is likely that teams that are rebuilding their bench will sign him in the upcoming draft. If teams do pass on him in the second round, you can be sure to see him on a NBA G league roster next year.
How Wise Was It For Duane Washington Jr To Declare for the draft
It is not every day a player leaves the school in the midst of his final year of eligibility. When Duane Washington Jr originally committed to Ohio State, there was a big celebration by Buckeye fans. He also posed for pictures next to a poster of himself wearing an Ohio State jersey. This then led him to work out with his future teammates, including Keita Bates Diop and C.J. Jackson. Recently he made himself eligible for the NBA draft but still leave open the possibility of returning to the Buckeyes. But late June saw him take the final step and remain in the draft ending his college career.
Scouts feel that he is an above average athlete that sometimes takes questionable shots. That he is a good shooter and excellent from the foul line but does not tend to draw fouls. He handles the ball well but did not produce the assists they would like to see in a college guard. And that he is good at defensive but could improve his focus and rebounding.
|7/1/2021 9:24:48 PM|
|Wide Receiver Kaleb Brown Attends NFA 7v7|
2022 All-American Kaleb Brown spent June working out at the NFA (National Football Association) 7v7 tournament.
The 5’11” 180 lbs. wide receiver from Chicago Illinois is considered the 5th best at his position in the country and a four star recruit. He is a selection for the 2022 All American Bowl on January 8th on NBC from San Antonio Texas.
Brown recently committed to play college football after Ohio State after being recruited by over 19 schools including Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida and Alabama. He has a relationship with two Wolverine teammates in AJ Henning and JJ McCarthy which led some to believe that he would end up in Ann Arbor. But Brian Hartline has kept constant contact with the highly sought after player and landed the deal.
Kaleb Brown At The Slot
Brown was featured as a tailback at Saint Rita High School but is projected to play slot receiver at the next level. Being a little different than the number of top rated receivers OSU has secured over the past three years could help Brown find the field.
He can get separation with burst and quickness and has great hands. He is a possibility in the kick return game early in his time in Columbus.
Kaleb Brown Visits
Brown was on an official visit to Ohio State when he made his commitment to the school. He stated that his relationship with receivers coach Hartline was a major factor and being recruited during the dead period showed who was really serious.
|6/18/2021 3:01:05 PM|
|Ryan Turner 2022 Ohio State Commit to Visit June 11th|
Ryan Turner is considered one of South Florida’s best defensive backs. Rated a three star recruit and the 34th best nationally at the position. He adds to a strong 2022 class ranked 2 in the country and the top class in the Big Ten. Kye Stokes, Jaheim Singletary and Jyaire Brown are already part of the class at defensive back.
Turner picked Ohio State over offers from Penn State, Clemson and Boston College. He had 27 scholarship offers before he made the commitment to the Buckeyes on May 5th 2021.
Why Ryan Turner
At 6’0” 180lbs. he’s a physical back like Ohio State is always looking for.
Kerry Combs and Matt Barnes went after Turner after a junior season that only provided stats of 16 tackles and 1 interception. His stock has risen over the Winter months.
Turner has great speed, ability to make tackles, ball skills, and good strength.
What Turner Means for Ohio State
Ohio State had an outstanding 2021 defensive backfield class. With Turner now in the 2022 class, they turn to add one more at the position from either Toriano Pride or Jayden Bellamy. Both Pride and Bellamy are planning visits to Columbus this coming month on June 11th.
|5/28/2021 7:16:43 PM|
|Ohio State Players In The 2021 NFL Draft|
Justin Fields - 1st Round - 11th Pick to the Bears
Justin Fields will be the first selection from Ohio State in the 2021 NFL Draft. Many different predictions on where he will be selected. Could go to the Detroit Lions at the 7th pick or all the way down to the 32nd pick with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he would sit behind Tom Brady for a couple of years. Picking a quality NFL quarterback in the draft is often a coin flip with 50% of the selections not working out. Trevor Lawrence from Clemson and Zach Wilson from Brigham Young will probably be the top 2 quarterback selections with Alabama quarterback Mac Jones also being considered higher than Fields.
Ohio State Players to Also Be Drafted
Guard Wyatt Davis – 3rd Round - 86th Pick to the Vikings
Linebacker Pete Werner – 2nd Round - 60th Pick to the Saints
Cornerback Shaun Wade – 5th Round 160th Pick to Ravens
Center Josh Myers – 2nd Round - 62nd Pick to the Packers
Running Back Trey Sermon – 3rd Round 88th Pick to 49ers
Defensive Tackle Tommy Togiai – 4th Round 132nd Pick to Browns
Linebacker Baron Browning – 3rd Round 105th Pick to Broncos
Defensive End Jonathon Cooper – 7th Round 239th Pick to Broncos
Linebacker Tuf Borland – Undrafted
Linebacker Justin Hilliard – Undrafted
Tight End Luke Farrell – 5th Round 145th Pick to Jackson
Punter Drew Chisman - Undrafted
Kicker Blake Haubeil - Undrafted
Ohio State 2021 NFL Draft Prospects
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