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Rushmen anchor All-Decade defensive line
The Big Ten Network All-Decade team is being rolled out this week, and while there was plenty to argue about when the cornerbacks were announced — no Buckeyes cornerbacks were selected to the first-team — it was hard to argue with the defensive line selections.
Both Joey Bosa and Chase Young made the first-team All-Decade list for the conference, an unsurprising announcement for two of the best defensive linemen in Ohio State history. They were joined by former Purdue defensive lineman Ryan Kerrigan and former Wisconsin standout J.J. Watt. Nick Bosa made the second-team.
Both Young and Joey Bosa dominated during their time with the Buckeyes. Bosa nearly broke the single-season sack record, and Young did break it in 2019.
Ohio State continues to have a good showing in the All-Decade team, which includes Billy Price, Wyatt Davis and Malik Hooker as first-team selections.
Talking Stuff presented by Byers Auto
The recruiting trail is more quiet than it usually is this time of year, but there’s still plenty to break down for Ohio State.
Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham and staff writer Spencer Holbrook are back with the latest details, news, notes and rumors surrounding the world of Ohio State football recruiting. It’s Talking Stuff presented by Byers Auto.
On this episode, Birm and Spencer break down the Elite 11 quarterback camp, where Kyle McCord had an impressive showing, but came up short in the MVP honors. They also talk about where the Buckeyes will look to next after missing out on five-star cornerback Tony Grimes, who chose North Carolina.
As part of Tight Ends Week at Lettermen Row, the guys break down what’s next at that position, too.
Don’t miss the latest show presented by Byers Auto.
Jake Stoneburner breaks down Joe Royer
Ohio State has plenty of talent at tight end. And the Buckeyes added another talented one to their tight end room in the 2020 recruiting class.
Royer isn’t likely to pile up catches or alter the philosophy of the offense, even though it’s clear he’s got the physical tools and natural ability to do it. He did it at Cincinnati Elder High School, and he could do it again for the Buckeyes.
But like the other tight ends who have signed with the Buckeyes before him, Royer didn’t commit to the program because he was chasing individual numbers. There is a bigger picture that keeps drawing players of his caliber at that position to Ohio State — and it doesn’t hurt that relatively modest statistics isn’t slowing down the NFL pipeline at tight end any.
What made Joe Royer so appealing to Ohio State as a recruit? What can the four-star prospect become at tight end for the Buckeyes? When might he start having an impact on the field for the program? Former Ohio State and NFL tight end Jake Stoneburner was back in the film lab looking at highlights and trying to answer those questions in the latest episode of BuckIQ.
Roll the tape!
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