There will always be room for speedy, elusive offensive weapons like Demario McCall in the offense at Ohio State.
Figuring out exactly how much a guy like McCall might play for Urban Meyer or even where the redshirt sophomore will line up on a given play can be a bit more complicated.
What’s not up for debate is that Demario McCall has explosive ability with the football in his hands. He can be a dangerous weapon as a rusher, and he’s proven with a handful of opportunities in the past that he can be a reliable target as a receiver. On top of that, the Buckeyes are expecting him to help out as returner on special teams, a job that Meyer doesn’t just hand out for no reason.
So, a healthy McCall is undoubtedly an asset for Ohio State. What exactly does that mean for his role moving forward this season when there is already something of a logjam at the skill positions? That’s a question that is probably going to have to wait a couple more weeks as offseason conditioning winds down and training camp begins for the Buckeyes.
But given all the buzz about his potential, the dynamic performance in the spring game and the fact that he’s already put some highlights on film, McCall was a natural pick to add to the preseason BuckIQ breakdown series. There is so much intrigue about this talented, versatile player, and that goes for Lettermen just like it surely does for fans who have clamored to see McCall more involved offensively for the program.
All the answers won’t magically present themselves. But looking at some of the ways Ohio State has unleashed Demario McCall in the past, it’s a head start to looking at just how Meyer and the rest of the staff might find spots to let him go to work this season.
Let’s roll the tape!