COLUMBUS — The 2022 recruiting cycle for Ohio State started with a major need at linebacker. The Buckeyes lost four seniors from their current roster following the national championship game loss to Alabama. After this season, Dallas Gant, Teradja Mitchell and K’Vaughan Pope will follow. So, when Al Washington landed three early commitments from C.J. Hicks, Gabe Powers and Dasan McCullough, there was no doubt about why. The need was there. Those three each fit nicely into a role the Buckeyes were trying to fill. The last few months, however, have provided time and change. McCullough flipped to Indiana, where he’s now set to play alongside his two brothers and for his father, Deland.
The Big Ten saw 44 of its brightest stars get selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, second only to the SEC, and seven players from the conference heard their name called in the very first round. Potent offensive weapons like Ohio State and Minnesota’s Justin Fields and Rashod Bateman, as well as defensive difference-makers like […]
Jumbo Package: How high would Alabama’s second team rank in the top 25? Share this story Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Related There are a few schools that Mandel has ranked lower that I think could hang with Alabama B. LSU (No. 9) has the talent to beat this group. (It might have the talent to beat actual Alabama this year.) Oregon could win as well. Alabama B’s offensive line probably would struggle to block Ducks defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Noah Sewell. But even if I drop Alabama B behind those teams, it’s still a top-10 squad. Ohio State B wouldn’t be far behind. And that’s what frustrates those who would like to see a little more variety at the top of the sport.
C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord each threw two touchdown passes while Emeka Egbuka had 123 receiving yards and Jack Sawyer had three sacks in Saturday's spring game. Jack Miller started behind center for Team Buckeye and completed six of his first eight passing attempts for 51 yards – and one of his incompletions was dropped by Jameson Williams – but the game’s opening drive ended with Ryan Watts intercepting a Miller pass in the end zone. C.J. Stroud started the game for Team Brutus and promptly put his arm on display on his second play in the game, completing a 40-yard deep ball to Chris Olave, who made a leaping catch over newly converted cornerback Demario McCall. Stroud completed his opening drive by throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.