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Evan Pryor taking social stand, willing to skip season
Evan Pryor is one of the best running back prospects in the country. He is dominant on the field, torching defenses and scoring seemingly whenever he wants. But the 2021 Ohio State commit is more than a football player.
After a racist social media post from a student at his high school surfaced online, Pryor is taking a stand against racism.
Pryor has committed to not playing his senior season of football at Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina, if changes are not made at the school.
“Every day I experience racism from many white students on social media,” Pryor said in a tweet. “I demand change in my school. Racism and racial injustice must end. #NoChangeNoPlay.”
Ohio State’s football program has been addressing the ongoing protests with anti-racism messages and a rally on campus over the last month. And it appears the recruits committed to Ohio State are using their voice for change, as well.
Offensive line should dominate for Buckeyes
The Buckeyes were a force along the offensive line last year, but now they’ll have to replace NFL Draft pick Jonah Jackson and steady right tackle Branden Bowen to follow up with another impressive line this season. Ohio State has been building depth and talent waiting to take their place to meet that moment for the last couple years, starting on the recruiting trail and continuing through offseason conditioning and into the game experience the program has given even the first-time starters.
How will the unit come together for the Buckeyes? As Offensive Line Week comes to an end at Lettermen Row, make sure to check out this rewind back through all of the recent BuckIQ breakdowns from former Ohio State standouts to get a better sense of the potential up front.
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Josh Myers adding to rich Ohio State tradition at center
Josh Myers had big shoes to fill last year in becoming the starting center for the Buckeyes. He’s the latest in a long line of successful Ohio State centers, which includes first-round picks, Rimington Award winners and All-Americans. But Myers doesn’t shy away from the expectations that come with his position.
Lettermen Row broke down the tradition of centers at Ohio State and how Myers can grow the rich history. Part of that can be found here:
Myers returned to school for one more crack at a national title, knowing the expectations he will carry with him throughout the fall and into the College Football Playoff. He knows the expectations he faces in his second year as the apex of the offense.
But Myers chooses not to worry about expectations and holding up a legacy. He embraces the position he has to uphold. And in doing so, he’s writing the next chapter in the long line of greatness at center for the Buckeyes.
For the full story, click here.
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