Ohio State’s Baron Browning due for breakout year; Buckeyes basketball lands transfer Keyshawn Woods
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Why Baron Browning is going to break out in 2018
Ohio State’s Baron Browning had a strong spring practice as buzz around the linebacker continued to grow. Browning found time in limited roles as a freshman in 2017, but much bigger things should be in store for him this season. Browning will compete for the starting middle linebacker spot, and he’s a good bet to win the role and be the Buckeyes’ leading tackler in 2018, Land of 10’s Austin Ward writes.
Ohio State basketball lands grad transfer Keyshawn Woods
The Buckeyes backcourt got a little deeper Tuesday night when Keyshawn Woods, a grad transfer from Wake Forest, announced his commitment to Ohio State. Woods should be able to have an instant impact for Chris Holtmann’s team, which lost plenty of production from its 2017-18 squad. Woods scored 11.9 points per game for Wake Forest last season, and he has a 42.5 3-point percentage in his three-year college career.
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Where are Ohio State players projected to land in 2018 NFL Draft?
It’s going to be another strong draft for Ohio State, but there’s not a lot of consensus on where a handful of Buckeyes will go this week in the NFL draft. There are a plethora of mock drafts out there, but Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn put many of them in one place to give fans a good idea of when different players will hear their names called.
How Ohio State recruiting will keep its Detroit pipeline without Kerry Coombs
Ohio State was able to have some success recruiting in Detroit thanks in large part to former assistant Kerry Coombs. But with Coombs off to the NFL on the Tennessee Titans staff, how will the Buckeyes continue to recruit in the Motor City? It’s going to take a big effort from new cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson, Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly notes.
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