Ohio State Players to Watch
Styles has had a lot of people buzzing with his performance this Spring and Summer.
Carter excelled for three seasons in Upstate New York, but will now be looking to make a significant impact in Columbus.
Jim Knowles says Malik Hartford is still in the competition to start at one of the safety positions.
After being sidelined by a hamstring injury, Hancock is ready to show what he can do at full strength
No matter who gets the starting nod this year, Brown has a bright future in Columbus
McCord is entering the most important two-week stretch of his collegiate career.
After earning playing time on offense with his play on special teams, Xavier Johnson had a couple big touchdowns in Ohio State’s most important games.
Egbuka is entering this season as possibly the second-best receiver in the country.
Several players arrived on campus this summer and are making positive impressions.
Tshabola likely won't be Ohio State’s starting tackle job this season, but he is a superstar in waiting!
Stover finally found a home (position) in 2022, but saw his breakout season come to an unfortunate and untimely end in the CFP. Now back as a proven and unselfish veteran leader, he is looking to finish his Ohio State career on a high note.
Ohio State is stacked at running back when everyone is healthy, but Trayanum might get more snaps even if the injury bug doesn’t bite as often in 2023.
After starting 13 games last year, Jackson will take on more responsibility this year on an offensive line that will be replacing three starters.
Pryor missed all of last season with an ACL injury last August
After being buried at running back on the depth chart, Chambers now is in the conversation as one of the best linebackers in the country.
As injuries impacted the Ohio State RB room in 2022, Hayden was given opportunities and excelled against multiple Big Ten opponents. Will this lead to consistent carries in 2023, or will Hayden take a back seat to now-healthy vets?
Cody Simon is fully recovered from a shoulder injury and ready to tackle the season’s challenges
After an impressive freshman year, Denzel Burke struggled at times adjusting to Jim Knowles’ system during his sophomore campaign.
Player to Watch: After the memorable game against Penn State last year, J.T. Tuimoloau looking for more consistency in 2023
Even though the defensive end had a once-in-a-lifetime game against Penn State, he disappeared at times the rest of the year.
Offensive line is the biggest question for the Buckeyes this season, but the San Diego State transfer might just be the answer.
The corner will try and help to restore some glory to a unit that has struggled over the past few years.
Unfairly labeled a ‘tweener’ and overshadowed by certain peers in his recruiting class, Curry beat most to the punch and saw the field early in Columbus. With a year of solid experience now under his belt, he will look to establish his name as one of the household variety.
Especially after getting snubbed for the Butkus Award...
After showing flashes of what he can do over the past couple of years, Sawyer is poised to make the leap for the Buckeyes.
After getting his feet wet in limited action last year, linebacker C.J. Hicks will see his role expand in his sophomore season.
After a breakout 2022, Hamilton is poised to serve as a strong, consistent force for Jim Knowles’ defense.
Sonny Styles can, should, and will be a starter for the season opener.
Ballard was a high four-star recruit in the 2021 class but has seemingly become Ohio State’s ‘forgotten’ wide receiver.
We begin a month of players to watch with perhaps the most obvious choice.
The former walk-on made a name for himself in 2022 with his strong play on offense and special teams.
Where will Fryar line up on the Ohio State offensive line in 2023?
Now bigger, badder, and more confident thanks to a strong spring, Jackson should play a major role up front for Larry Johnson’s Rushmen.