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Ohio State RB commit Master Teague has successful surgery on left ankle

The future Buckeye back will take the rest of his senior season off.

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Successful surgery for Teague

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that ‘18 RB Master Teague, an Ohio State commit since June of this year, may have to miss the rest of his senior season at Blackman (TN) due to a left ankle injury that he actually played on for a little bit in the Blaze’s most recent game against Oakland (TN). In that contest, Teague tallied up about 150 yards on the ground in the loss, but it wasn’t long after that the three-star back found out he would need to have surgery.

On Wednesday, that surgery took place and all indications are that it went well for the 14th-highest graded running back in the class. According to his father Corey, who spoke with Bill Kurelic of 247Sports.com, “everything went well and as planned” for Teague. His father also relayed to Kurelic that there was “no tearing on the tendons and no ligament issues” for the Buckeye commit.

In the piece by Kurelic, it states that Teague is planning on enrolling early at Ohio State in January. The good news is that Corey expects his son to be at full strength prior to his arrival in Columbus. “(He’ll be) out of the boot first of November. So definitely 100% before January,” he told Kurelic.

With all of this being said, Master Teague has a passion and a work ethic that are through the roof. I fully expect him to take this injury in stride and come back bigger, stronger, and faster. With the expectation that Teague has played his final game as a high school athlete, the next time we may see the 5'11, 210-pounder may very well be in Scarlet and Gray.

Oweh may see Bucks in action soon

As for someone who may ultimately join Teague in Columbus, ‘18 DE Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy (NJ) is one to keep your eyes on. Oweh is a four-star prospect and one of the country’s premier defensive ends. Obviously, the Buckeyes are very much all-in with hopes of bringing the Blairstown native to Columbus.

As we mentioned above, Oweh is a New Jersey prospect and sure enough, Ohio State will be in Piscataway this weekend as they will face off against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. So, since it’s so close for Oweh, maybe he will show face on Saturday.

While it’s not as major as Oweh taking a visit to the Ohio State campus would be, it’s still a pretty big deal. For Oweh to get any sort of first person look into how the defensive line rotates and performs, as well as getting to see how his potential college defensive line coach Larry Johnson handles things when the ball is in the air is an opportunity that the Buckeyes would love to have.

We will see if Oweh does ultimately make the trip. If so, I would say that it would likely be a visit that could only increase the chances of Urban Meyer receiving his pledge when the time comes. As of now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball reads 38% in favor of the Buckeyes, who are hoping to outpace Notre Dame and Penn State — the current favorite for Oweh.

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State Basketball Head Coach Chris Holtmann visited ‘18 Andrew Nembhard of Montverde Academy (FL) yesterday, according to Corey Evans of Rivals.com. Nembhard is a five-star prospect and the 28th overall player in his class. The 6'4, 185-pounder is also the seventh-highest graded point guard in the country.
  • To the surprise of few, ‘18 C Morris Udeze of Montverde Academy (FL), a three-star prospect who officially visited Ohio State on September 15th, announced his commitment to Wichita State on Wednesday over the Buckeyes and Butler.