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Demario McCall is still battling an injury.

Ohio State football: Demario McCall’s status, more black stripes off, 5-star prospect wants to visit

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Demario McCall suffers setback

It sounded as though Demario McCall was getting close to being turned loose, but it appears fans might have to wait longer to see him in action.

Speaking on his radio show Thursday, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said the running back suffered a setback at practice Wednesday. That’s disappointing news for the coaching staff, since they want to see what he can do for the offense.

“He’s certainly a guy we want to take a look at,” Meyer said.

Four more black stripes removed

Another four freshmen had their black stripes removed, a sign that they’ve done enough to be considered true Buckeyes in the eyes of the coaching staff.

The list of players earning that honor is as follows:

  • Wide receiver Jaylen Harris
  • Linebacker Baron Browning
  • Offensive guard Josh Myers
  • Wide receiver Garyn Prater (a walk-on)

5-star WR wants to visit Ohio State

Amon-Ra St. Brown, the No. 11 prospect in the class of 2018 per the 247Sports composite rankings, said Thursday that he’d like to take an official visit to Ohio State.

St. Brown, a 5-star receiver from Anaheim (Calif.) Mater Dei, was speaking at his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey ceremony. He said he hasn’t set up a visit with the Buckeyes yet but that they’re on the list of the schools he’d like to see in person.

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