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Ohio State: 4-star DE Tyreke Smith commits at All-America game; Buckeyes basketball beats Iowa

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Tyreke Smith commits to Ohio State

Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class got even better on Thursday night. Tyreke Smith, a 4-star defensive end, committed to the Buckeyes during the Under Armour All-America Game. A Cleveland resident, Smith stayed in state. He is considered the No. 60 recruit in the 2018 class and was one of the top uncommitted players left after the early signing period.

The Buckeyes now have 22 players committed in their 2018 class, which is ranked second in the nation in the 247Sports composite.

Jayson Oweh picks Penn State over Ohio State

The Buckeyes missed out on another 4-star defensive end Thursday night, however. Jayson Oweh, the No. 106 recruit in the class, committed to Penn State over Ohio State at the Under Armour All-America Game.

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Ohio State basketball beats Iowa to keep perfect Big Ten record intact

The Buckeyes men’s basketball team stayed undefeated in the Big Ten on Thursday night, picking up a 92-81 road win at Iowa. Ohio State jumped out to a 46-32 halftime lead and maintained its advantage in the final 20 minutes. Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop led all players with 27 points and also grabbed 13 rebounds in the victory.

It’s the seventh win in eight games for Chris Holtmann’s team, which is 12-4 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. Ohio State will face a tough test on Sunday when it hosts No. 1 Michigan State.

Alex Grinch set to join Ohio State’s staff as co-defensive coordinator

After nearly a month of speculation, Alex Grinch will be joining Ohio State’s staff. The Buckeyes will bring in Grinch — who spent the last three seasons as Washington State’s defensive coordinator — as their co-defensive coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman. Grinch is an Ohio native and is expected to join Urban Meyer’s staff as the 10th assistant coach. A new NCAA rule allowing the expansion of coaching staffs goes into effect on Tuesday.

Buckeyes OL Jack Wohlabaugh announces transfer

The Buckeyes depth on the offensive line took a hit Thursday when Jack Wohlabaugh announced he was transferring to Duke.

Part of the Buckeyes’ 2016 recruiting class, Wohlabaugh never played in either of his two seasons with the Buckeyes.

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