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A quick note on alternate uniforms
Ohio State will be wearing alternate uniforms against Penn State on Oct. 28, the same day the Buckeyes will be hosting a boatload of important recruits on visits. Thus far, reactions to the gray jerseys indicate fans view them somewhere between “bad” and “literally the worst thing ever.”
There’s some good news, though. First, recruits generally view alternate jerseys more favorably than adults. They are less likely to hate them, for whatever that’s worth. The even better news is that all of the above doesn’t matter. Contrary to a lazy narrative that seemingly won’t die, while recruits may like alternate jerseys, nobody is picking a school based on what that team wears one game a season.
So, to sum up: Ohio State likely will face an afternoon of ridicule on Twitter. Those are the breaks. Apparently the money is worth it. But those jabs likely won’t come from recruits, and the ugliness won’t have any impact either way on their decisions.
Kamryn Babb continues recovery from ACL injury
Ohio State has long been viewed as the leader for St. Louis Christian Brothers wide receiver Kamryn Babb, a 4-star prospect in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite. Things have gone a bit quiet since Babb tore his ACL, but his hometown newspaper recently provided some updates in a profile.
After Babb tore the ACL in his right knee in early August, he called the schools recruiting him to inform them of the injury — and dialed the Buckeyes before any other program. Though he had concerns, his injury hasn’t impacted interest in him.
“It’s been pretty good, no change or anything like that,” he told the Post-Dispatch. “All the same schools that were talking to me before the injury are still talking to me. … So I’m just taking one day at a time, giving them an update on my rehab. It’s going pretty good. Nothing’s changed.”
Babb has not yet used any official visits, but he plans to be at the Buckeyes game against Penn State.
Coveted 2020 QB set to check out Ohio State
It’s never too early to go after a quarterback, and Ohio State will have a huge visitor for its game against Penn State with Phoenix Chaparral sophomore Jack Miller making the trip to Columbus. Miller already holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA, in addition to the Buckeyes.
Back in August, my colleague Jeremy Birmingham profiled Miller and what his visit could mean for Ohio State. On Wednesday, Rivals.com recruiting analyst Adam Gorney dropped an update on Milller with his thoughts on the visit.
“It’s very big and I’m looking at the atmosphere on game day and if I can see myself going to school there,” Miller told Rivals.
Miller doesn’t yet have a composite ranking, but 247Sports lists him as its No. 1 pro-style quarterback for the Class of 2020.
Crazy how the tables turned, now I’m up.
— Emory Jones (@eXjones6) October 18, 2017
Ima ball and do me regardless so what make u think I care wat anybody else gotta say 💯 pic.twitter.com/lEsZzGQJ0I
— Campaign_B6 (@snead655) October 18, 2017
Playing football is ALOT more than just football. The ones who don’t play it won’t get it ..
— 7ERADJA . (@WhosThatNumber7) October 18, 2017
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