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Ohio State: Cade Stover ready to focus on football, grind with Buckeyes

Whatever position Ohio State wants Cade Stover to play, he'll do it to get on the field. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

Ohio State Football Recruiting

Ohio State: Cade Stover ready to focus on football, grind with Buckeyes

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: Buckeyes 2019 signee Cade Stover.

Life has always been pretty simple for Lexington High School Star athlete Cade Stover, and that’s the way the future Ohio State linebacker prefers it.

Throughout his senior year for the Minutemen, Stover — Ohio’s Gatorade Player of the Year in football — shared snippets of his day-to-day life with Lettermen Row readers in our Senior Tackle series, opening up his world of sports, family and farming and sharing the things that made him who he is.

“I look forward to nothing more after these days than my mother’s home-cooked meals,” Stover wrote in one entry. “Every night when I get home there is a homemade meal waiting on the table for me and my family. That never fails to disappoint, and I know it’s something I am going to miss when I leave for school. Just sitting at the dinner table every night with my family talking about the day and things to come is what brings us so close together. We can talk openly and honestly about anything.”

The Buckeyes football signee has finished up his basketball career as the all-time leading scorer in his school’s prestigious history and though giving up life on the hardwood is one of the harder things he’s ever done, he’s ready to turn his attention full-time to football and Ohio State, where he’ll arrive in June.

Stover joined Birminology and talked about the decision to give up hoops, his relationship with the new Ohio State coaching staff and gave his thoughts on whether or not he’d beat 2021 football commitment Jack Sawyer in a game of 1-on-1 hoops.

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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.