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Ohio State is 5-0 and I'm not complaining.
While there are certainly things that can be worked on fundamentally, from an overall team effort, the Buckeyes were solid for four quarters. That's something that could not be said for the first four games of the season. Coach Meyer and his staff were able to put it all together.
With Buckeye fans rejoicing a big win, some doubters continue to glare down towards the secondary. Andrew Maxwell was able to find holes in the secondary on more than one occasion, which is certainly a cause for concern.
You'd better believe that Mark Pantoni is well aware of the concerns on the defensive side of the ball and will look to remedy them in the very near future. As it stands, Ohio State currently has four or five guys in the class of '13 committed that are defensive backs or athletes that may eventually be converted to defensive back. That's another reason why high school games are important, to hone your skills so that you can be prepared for the next level.
Let's take a look at how future Buckeyes helped their teams win over this past weekend:
DE Joey Bosa - St. Thomas Aquinas and defensive end Joey Bosa defeated Hollywood McArthur 65-20 to move to 3-1 on the season. Bosa was putting pressure into the backfield for much of the night to help his defense hold McArthur to just 20 points.
ATH Jalin Marshall - Playing quarterback for his team, Jalin Marshall carried the ball 18 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns and completed 3 of 8 passes for 81 yards in Middletown's 27-26 loss to Cincinnati Oak Hills.
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 238 yards on 20 carries and had two touchdowns as St. Louis Burroughs defeated St. Louis Westminster Christian 33-7.
QB JT Barrett - JT Barrett continues to impress after having yet another great game in leading Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider to a 50-14 win over previously undefeated Trophy Club Byron Nelson. Barrett completed 8 of 12 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He also rushed for 130 yards on 22 carries and scored twice.
CB Cameron Burrows - Trotwood-Madison and DB Cam Burrows moved to 4-2 on the season with a 42-0 win over Piqua tonight. Burrows played a big part in helping keep a shutout going against Piqua.
DE Tracy Sprinkle - Defensive end Tracy Sprinkle had another big game tonight. Sprinkle made eight tackles including a sack and three for loss. Sprinkle also had a pass deflection and three quarterback hurries as Elyria defeated Parma Heights Valley Forge 49-20.
DE/LB Tyquan Lewis - Ohio State's newest commit, defensive end/outside linebacker Tyquan Lewis, registered two sacks as Tarboro defeated Snow Hill Greene Central to a tune of 47-16.
ATH Taivon Jacobs - Taivon Jacobs was flying all over the field once again and was able to contribute 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns as District Heights Suitland defeated Springdale Flowers 26-14.
S Jayme Thompson - Defensive back Jayme Thompson made eight tackles and forced two fumbles as Toledo Central Catholic defeated Fremont Ross 42-21 Friday night. Thompson could be one of three possible recruits to see some playing time next year, based off this year's secondary alone.
OL Evan Lisle - Centerville, with the help of offensive lineman Evan Lisle, won for the fourth weekend in a row, defeating Kettering Fairmont 17-13. Centerville now moves to 4-2 for the season.
ATH Darron Lee - We couldn't track down much of Darron Lee's performance this week, but we do know he threw an 8-yard touchdown pass as New Albany defeated Delaware 26-13.
DL Michael Hill - Pendleton and defensive lineman Michael Hill lost to Crescent 20-10 to fall to 3-3 on the season.
OL Tim Gardner - Lawrence Central and OL Tim Gardner moved to 7-0 with a 47-6 win at home over Indianapolis Southport. Gardner continued to help his team on the offensive side of the ball, despite his team's lack of success.