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Ohio State: Luke Wypler focused on rehab, thrilled recruiting is behind him

Ohio State commitment Luke Wypler is the nation's top-ranked center prospect. (Via Luke Wypler/Twitter)

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Ohio State: Luke Wypler focused on rehab, thrilled recruiting is behind him

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help you navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest: 2020 Ohio State commitment Luke Wypler.

There’s a reason very little has been heard from Luke Wypler since he committed to Ohio State last June.

He doesn’t really like the recruiting process. In fact, that is one of the reasons he worked so hard last summer to find the right school for him, opting for the Buckeyes over Stanford early so that he could avoid the madness that the recruiting world so often brings.

“Ohio State as a school has everything that I am looking [for] with the Fisher School of Business,” Wypler told Lettermen Row. “On the field, its coaching staff all have extreme experience breeding, working with and creating the best football players in the country. It’s one of the few places, along with Stanford, where the football is excellent and the academics are just as good.”

Wypler, the country’s top-ranked center, has not visited any schools since his commitment — not even Ohio State. He spent his junior season focused on winning a state championship, and though he had obvious concerns when Urban Meyer retired in December, Wypler didn’t budge on his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes. Now a few months later, the 6-foot-4, 285-pound wrestler, lacrosse player and football player is rehabbing from an off-season shoulder surgery and ready to get himself back to campus in Columbus. He’ll be in town April 5.


Wypler joined Birminology this week to update Lettermen Row on his recruitment, his rehab, his feelings on fellow commitments like his good friend Paris Johnson taking visits to other schools and what he’ll miss the most about his life in New Jersey.

Check out the video below and get a bit more familiar with future Ohio State offensive lineman Luke Wypler.

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Great interview. Looks like we got another well spoken young man. If the quality of the football skills of the new recruits, compares to the quality of their character, we are gonna be REAL GOOD. O-H! It’s been 2677 days since scUM has beaten the Bucks.


Fantastic interview Birm! What an impressive kid… well spoken, and seems to have his priorities in order. I think this interview raises the awareness that OSU’s academics have been raised significantly in the 2000’s, and preparing the student athlete for life after football is genuine, and a real plus to recruiting student athletes like Wypler. Hopefully, he will be on campus with Johnson, and they can become teammates and even closer friends!


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for and and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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