Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and defensive line assistant Larry Johnson were overjoyed when Idaho four-star defensive tackle Tommy Togiai committed to the Buckeyes in December 2017.
Togiai matriculated in January and apparently went to work. The 6-3, 290-pounder on Wednesday became the first member of the vaunted 2018 recruiting class to shed his black stripe.
He is the first true freshman to "officially" join Meyer's team in the spring since wide receiver Austin Mack, who first accomplished the feat in 2016.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF REMOVAL|
|AARON COX||DL||RS FR||MARCH 30|
|DE'SHAWN WHITE||WR||SO||MARCH 30|
|TOMMY TOGIAI||DL||FR||APRIL 11|