Good morning, Ohio State fans, and welcome to the Scarlet Sunrise. Football will always be our focus, but every day we’ll cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more.
Buckeyes tackle commit earns All-American Bowl invite
Tegra Tshabola is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country, and he is already committed to Ohio State.
He’s now also committed to play in the All-America Bowl. Tshabola will join quarterback commit Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 overall player in the class, and other Buckeyes pledges at the All-American Bowl. Tshabola accepted his invite Friday to the prestigious exhibition game, which will be held in San Antonio on Jan. 8 and can be watched on NBC.
Tshabola is currently the No. 20 ranked offensive tackle in the country and is the No. 183 overall player in the class of 2022. And he’s the latest Ohio State pledge to commit to playing in the All-American Bowl in January, where he’ll be with plenty of his fellow Ohio State commitments.
Could Buckeyes have full Horseshoe for home opener this fall?
Ohio State couldn’t host any fans last fall due to the pandemic. The Buckeyes had a limited number of fans in attendance for the spring game last month.
But the Horseshoe could soon be full again. In a statement, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine provided some optimism that Ohio Stadium could be full and guidelines be lifted in time for the Sept. 11 game against Oregon.
Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward has more on the cautious optimism:
Will Ohio State have the full complement of more than 100,000 folks providing a distinct home-field advantage against Oregon in September? That might still be a stretch at this moment, though optimism is growing and the projected number of available seats is climbing right along with it.
Ohio governor Mike DeWine provided the latest injection of excitement for the Buckeyes with his statement to the Toledo Blade on Friday morning which reiterated that the state doesn’t have a current capacity limit on outdoor events. That coupled with the trend of shrinking COVID case levels bodes well for bringing people back to Ohio Stadium and a return of the pageantry that makes college football so special.
For the full story about attendance and optimism in Ohio Stadium this fall, click here.
Five-star defensive end becoming must-get for Buckeyes
Omari Abor, a 6-foot-4. 240-pound defensive end from Duncanville (Texas) spends his game days playing against many of the country’s best high school teams. That doesn’t stop him from dominating. His work pops on the highlight tape no matter who the Panthers are playing. College coaches are paying attention, obviously. Obar has 25 offers from the best of college football. Playing for legendary coach Reginald Samples and the loaded Duncanville team helps, but the talent speaks for itself.
Ohio State. Alabama. Oklahoma. These are the teams hoping to convince the dynamic Abor to leave Texas.
The Buckeyes and legendary defensive line coach Larry Johnson will finally get their chance to meet him on June 4. And Abor is a must-get for the 2022 Ohio State recruiting class.
Elite talent, speed, flexibility and power make him Omari Abor a 5-star prospect. The impact on the 2022 recruiting class makes him a member of The List from Lettermen Row.
Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook break down his recruitment and why this Texas standout is a perfect fit for Ohio State.
Download Lettermen Row’s free app
Want an easier way to get free premium content from Lettermen Row?
The Lettermen Row app is here! Get all of the Ohio State news, analysis, videos and everything else you’ve come to expect from us in one free, convenient spot. It’s now available in both the App Store and Google Play — check it out!
The Lettermen Row app can be found for free here:
Sign up for the Scarlet Sunrise newsletter
If you enjoy the Scarlet Sunrise posts, please consider having our newsletter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Click here to sign up!