Ohio State is very much about putting stickers on its helmets. But before you can earn Buckeye stickers, or even truly be considered a part of the team, you have to lose your black stripe at practice.
Beginners for Ohio State all get black stripes placed down the center of their practice helmets and they have to earn their removal. Two Buckeye freshmen did just that on Wednesday.
Two more Black Stripes gone today! Rodjay Burns & Dwayne Haskins you earned it! pic.twitter.com/dCIRHLkQ6C
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 17, 2016
Both Burns and Haskins are true freshmen and part of Ohio State’s 2016 recruiting class. Burns is a 6-foot-2 cornerback from Lousiville, and he was rated as the sixth-best 2016 recruit from Kentucky by 247 Sports.
Meanwhile, Haskins is a four-star quarterback from Potomac, Md. Haskins was tabbed as the seventh-best pro-style quarterback in his class and had his stripe removed by Buckeyes starting signal caller, J.T. Barrett.
Burns and Haskins were the latest Buckeyes to get the stripe off their helmets. Eight others had the honor last Saturday.
These eight have earned the right to be called Buckeyes. pic.twitter.com/1rPM18wKm3
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 13, 2016