Ohio State Will Host Buckeye Bash and Barbecue on June 21

By Taylor Lehman on June 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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Ohio State has revealed its camp event Buckeye Bash and Barbecue on its online camp schedule, but it's unclear if the camp will replace Friday Night Lights.

Ohio State football will be hosting a camp called Buckeye Bash and Barbecue on Friday, June 21, according to Ohio State's summer camp schedule. The event was not publicly disclosed until recently.

The weekend of June 21 has stacked up to be the biggest recruiting weekend of the summer, with several crucial official visits from 2020 prospects like Paris Johnson Jr., Darrion Henry, Lathan Ransom, Michael Carmody and others, and there seemed to be some type of event in the works for that weekend, as several recruits had referred to the visit as "the barbecue."

Midway through the month of June, it seemed like Ohio State would announce its Friday Night Lights event soon and that June 21 would potentially be that date. Friday Night Lights was a camp that allowed high school players of all levels to work out with the coaching staff, much like the camps that have been hosted in the last week at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, except more campers attended because of the opportunity to play in Ohio Stadium at night.

It's unclear whether this event will replace Friday Night Lights, an event inaugurated by Urban Meyer in 2012.

The details surrounding the event, like when the barbecue lunch or dinner will be taking place and whether the camp will take place inside the Shoe, are unclear, except that the camp is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Official visitors are also not allowed to participate in camps during their visits, so those visitors will not gear up to play.

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