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Thayer Munford is growing into one of Ohio State's top offensive linemen.

Ohio State’s Thayer Munford blossoming into larger role; latest on 5-star DE Zach Harrison’s recruitment

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Thayer Munford moving into larger role with Buckeyes

Thayer Munford played as a freshman at Ohio State, which is a big deal for any player, especially an offensive linemen. Munford, a 6-foot-6 tackle, played a reserve role for the Buckeyes in 2017, and that’s a sign he is a big part of the program’s future, Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn notes.

“He’s going to be a very good player here,” Urban Meyer said of Munford. “He’s very consistent, one of our more consistent offensive linemen.”

Latest on Ohio State recruiting target Zach Harrison

Zach Harrison, a 5-star defensive end in the 2019 class, is “undoubtedly” the top target on Ohio State’s board, according to Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly. Harrison is the No. 3 prospect in the class per 247Sports and is from Lewis Center, Ohio. He’s the kind of player most Ohio State fans expect Meyer to land. So what’s the latest with Harrison’s recruitment? Harrison keeps his recruiting process relatively quiet, but the blue-chip prospect has a handful of schools he’s seriously considering, Donnelly explains.

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What Ohio State helmet is the best?

Is there an Ohio State helmet better than the traditional gray lid with the Buckeye stickers? OK, there is not. But what’s your favorite alternate helmet the Buckeyes have had over the years? Ohio State’s Twitter account posted that question Wednesday afternoon with an accompanying look at some of the program’s altered looks.

Ohio State a No. 6 seed in very early bracketology

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi already has released his first bracketology projection for the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Ohio State, even without Ketia Bates-Diop, is listed as a No. 6 seed — which would be another solid season under Chris Holtmann. The Buckeyes were one of seven Big Ten teams in Lunardi’s incredibly early projected field.

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