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Defensive end Jayson Oweh is choosing between Ohio State and Penn State.

Ohio State football: Jayson Oweh and Tyreke Smith set to announce commitments; pair of Buckeyes make AP All-Bowl team

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Jayson Owe, Tyreke Smith set to announce commitments

It’s decision day for Jayson Oweh and Tyreke Smith, two of the top remaining Ohio State targets in the 2018 class. They’ll announce their college choices Thursday night during the Under Armour All-American Game, which starts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Oweh, a 4-star defensive end from Blairstown, N.J., and the  No. 106 commit in the 2018 class per the 247Sports composite, will pick either the Buckeyes or their Big Ten east rivals, Penn State. Smith, meanwhile, has already committed to his school in private and will make that choice public on Thursday night. A Cleveland Heights native and a 4-star defensive end, Smith was considering Penn State, USC, Oregon and Alabama in addition to the Buckeyes.

Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class is currently ranked second in the nation per 247Sports after signing 21 players during the early signing period.

Buckeyes basketball resumes Big Ten play

Ohio State’s men’s basketball team is back on the court in Big Ten play for the first time in 2018. The Buckeyes play at Iowa on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU), hoping to keep their perfect conference record intact.

Chris Holtmann’s team won its first two Big Ten games in December, trouncing Wisconsin on the road and completing a home comeback against Michigan. The Buckeyes (11-4, 2-0 Big Ten) are looking for their seventh win in the last eight games.

Sam Hubbard, Damon Webb named to AP All-Bowl team

Two Ohio State defenders were honored for their stellar performances against USC in the Dec. 29 Cotton Bowl. Both defensive end Sam Hubbard and safety Damon Webb were named to The Associated Press’ All-Bowl team. Hubbard, who declared for the NFL draft after the game, had 3 1/2 tackles for loss — 2 1/2 of which were sacks — against the Trojans. Webb had a pick-6 off USC quarterback Sam Darnold and also recovered a fumble in Ohio State’s 24-7 win.

The full AP All-Bowl team can be found here.

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Former Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston gets NFL chance

Cameron Johnston, a former Ohio State punter, will have a chance to make an NFL roster in 2018. Johnston was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. Johnston, from Geelong, Australia, was Ohio State’s punter from 2013-16 and was the Big Ten’s Punter of the Year in 2016.

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