If for any reason Snead doesn’t return to Ohio State as a full-time member of the football team, next season and beyond can get pretty weird. I know Steele Chambers is a really good high school running back and that he’ll start his Buckeyes career at tailback, but I can’t help but see Jerome Baker-type skills when I see him on film. I just think he’s likely to finish his college career on defense.
Ohio State is chasing Noah Cain, as we talked about earlier this week. The Buckeyes are also likely to host Deondrick Glass, a 4-star running back from Texas, at some point this season for an official visit. On Thursday, they offered another 2019 running back, Miami commit Marcus Crowley, a former teammate of Shaun Wade and Tyreke Johnson at Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian.
It’s clear the Buckeyes see a need at tailback. I do too. I don’t see a loaded running backs room as I look at the roster’s current makeup. The question really isn’t whether or not it is crucial to get one, but whether or not they have the inside track to land any of the players they’re pursuing.