Ohio State's defensive line, though as deep as any in the country, took a hit Monday afternoon when head coach Urban Meyer announced the indefinite suspension of redshirt senior defensive tackle Michael Hill for the start of the 2017 season.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says Michael Hill is suspended for the start of the season. Has not determined the length of the suspension.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 7, 2017
Meyer didn't expand upon the reasoning for Hill's suspension.— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) August 7, 2017
"He's suspended for a few games," Meyer said. "I have not determined exactly what it is right now. He won't play in the opener."
Hill, a former four-star recruit from Pendleton, South Carolina, signed with the Buckeye in 2013. Hill finished the 2016 season with 20 combined tackles, according to ESPN.
Hill was expected to provide rotational depth behind Dre'Mont Jones and Tracy Sprinkle to begin the season.