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Dedicated horse chestnuts, top targets re-mixed in rankings
The state of Ohio is recruiting at an unbelievable rate, even amidst the persistent dead time caused by the pandemic.
And it seems that the Buckeyes won’t slow down for the 2022 class either. The Buckeyes are considering some of the best prospects in the country, and three others are already pledges from the State of Ohio. On Wednesday, 247sports.com updated its top 247 in the 2022 class, and there was a lot of movement in terms of Buckeyes commitments and top goals.
The new No. 1
And the three committed prospects are all in the top 247. CJ Hicks, a linebacker from Dayton, checked in at position 101, 61 places before the last ranking update. Offensive Line Commit Tegra Tshabola slipped to 238, while Cornerback Commitment Jyaire Brown was 115.
The state of Ohio offers many prospects in the top 247 every year, and the numbers for 2022 should not be any different.
ICYMI: Urban Meyer, former Buckeyes, break off the historic 2012 season
Urban Meyer had some great teams in the state of Ohio. But no team was more important to the program than the undefeated team from 2012.
The Buckeyes defy adversity throughout the 2012 season, Urban Meyers first in Ohio. They managed a couple of exciting escapes, overcame scholarship cuts, lifted the bowl ban, and finally ended the unbeaten season with a physical win over rival Michigan in Horseshoe.
There are countless stories from this trip that have not yet been told, and five members of this team have joined Meyer in Urban Meyer’s Pint House to tell some in a conversation sponsored by our partners at Byers Auto. CJ Barnett, Evan Spencer, Reid Fragel, Jack Mewhort and Jake Stoneburner joined Lettermen Row to think about this season – and get a glass for the Ohio State team of the decade.
Bobby Carpenter breaks down Baron Browning
Baron Browning has the ability to change games from anywhere in the Ohio State defense. The versatile defender can be a force in the middle of the linebacker. He can take cover again and run from side line to side line to play games. And as an edge breaker for the Buckeyes, he can certainly wreak havoc in the backfield.
The results are clearly the way to go for Browning, who struggled with a core muscle injury last year and still ended up with 10 defeats and 5 bags duels in the best statistical season of his career with the program. There’s more room to grow there, and Browning’s dynamic ability and chance to rush passers-by this year should allow him to beat those numbers in a shortened season.
What makes Baron Browning such a disruptive force for the state of Ohio? Where is the best place to show off your athleticism in defending the Buckeyes? What is the upper limit for the senior linebacker? Former Ohio State and NFL star Bobby Carpenter appeared in a movie and answered these questions in the latest BuckIQ episode.
Roll the tape!
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