There was a lot of talk about junior college transfer Kendall Sheffield being game ready even before his arrival at Ohio State. It seems that might just be true as he became the first member of the 2017 class to lose his black stripe.
Urban Meyer said JUCO CB Kendall Sheffield has his black stripe off his helmet already.
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) March 28, 2017
Sheffield was the nation's top junior college cornerback and is a former five-star freshman. He enrolled at Alabama where he redshirted his freshman season before transferring away to find more immediate playing time.
With his experience, he figures to be a huge part of the Ohio State secondary this season after the departures of Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore. This is the earliest a new Buckeye has lost his black stripe. The old record was held by Austin Mack. He lost his on March 31 of last year.
|DE'VAN BOGARD AND NOAH SPENCE||DB/DE||AUG. 9, 2012|
|JOE RAMSTETTER||WR||AUG. 9, 2013|
|CURTIS SAMUEL AND RAEKWON MCMILLAN||RB/LB||AUG. 10, 2014|
|ISAIAH PRINCE||OL||AUG. 13, 2015|
|AUSTIN MACK||WR||MARCH 31, 2016|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||CB||MARCH 28, 2017|