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Buckeyes commit Jordan Hancock opts out of senior season
The current pandemic has Ohio State’s season in a state of uncertainty. And it has already impacted some of the top recruits in the country, some committed to the Buckeyes. Five-star running back commit TreVeyon Henderson won’t be playing his senior season because his state of Virginia canceled fall sports.
And now, Ohio State cornerback commitment Jordan Hancock will not play his senior season of high school either. Hancock made the news public on his Twitter account Monday, citing health concerns related to his parents.
Thank You For Everything North Gwinnett ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xIeqrzjYW2
— jordan hancock (@jordanhancock_7) August 3, 2020
Hancock, a four-star defensive back from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia, decommitted from Clemson and committed to Ohio State in July. He is the No. 5 cornerback in America and No. 76 overall player in the class of 2021. Now, he will begin to focus on becoming an Ohio State star.
His high school football career is over.
New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
On the latest Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters, three former Buckeyes have plenty to talk about.
Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by former Ohio State stars Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick and Doug Worthington for a fun, casual conversation about the upcoming training camp, which is expected to start Friday for the Buckeyes. The panel breaks down which Buckeyes need training camp the most and who can stand out in the next month before the season starts.
They also talk about the players of the PAC-12, who have a list of demands for their conference, and what it means for the state of college football moving forward.
As always, Lettermen Live is hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.
Andre Turrentine joins Birminology
The summer didn’t go as expected for Andre Turrentine or any other 2021 Buckeyes verbal, but that’s OK.
Gone are the chances to spend a weekend in Columbus gathered together and building rapport amongst the recruiting class. Group chats have to suffice as the Covid-19 pandemic forces changes to travel plans and pretty much everything else. When Turrentine committed to Ohio State in March, just days after the pandemic began, he didn’t think it’d last this long and neither did most people.
That’s why Andre Turrentine is grateful he took the recruiting visits that he did last November, December and into January rather than holding off and waiting to make spring time trips. It allowed him the chance to sort through his 25-or-so offers and make an informed decision on where he would have his best future.
Does Turrentine feel like he’s not getting enough love from Ohio State fans? Does he care? How are schools around the country still recruiting him? The Buckeyes verbal opens up on those items and more in the latest episode of Birminology with Birm on Lettermen Row.
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