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.
Proud to be a buckeye!!! pic.twitter.com/EOpaKkfwML
— Tyreke Smith™ (@T_23_baller) January 4, 2018
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.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 5, 2018
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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.
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) January 5, 2018
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.
SOURCES: #WAZZU’s Alex Grinch is heading to #OhioState as the Buckeyes new Co-defensive coordinator. He did a phenomenal job in Pullman and the #MountUnion product is now heading home to work for OSU.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 4, 2018
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.
Excited for what the future holds! pic.twitter.com/iXx1xXPqWu
— Jack Wohlabaugh (@JackWohlabaugh) January 4, 2018
Part of the Buckeyes’ 2016 recruiting class, Wohlabaugh never played in either of his two seasons with the Buckeyes.
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