Ohio State offensive lineman Kevin Woidke has been awarded a scholarship for his senior season with the Buckeyes, according to tweets from members of his family.
A walk-on from Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School, Woidke has not seen any playing time on Ohio State's offensive line in his career but has been a regular on the Buckeyes' field goal and extra point teams for the past two seasons, appearing in 25 total games.
An Ohio State spokesperson was unable to immediately confirm that Woidke had been awarded a scholarship, but Ohio State director of on-campus recruiting Tori Magers also tweeted about Woidke's reward.
When ya guy (@kwad941) gets a FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP & forgets to tell you... so you yell at him & he proceeds to use newly found on Im Sorry s.— Tori Magers (@torilyn_m) February 11, 2019
He is too humble to make a big deal about it so allow me, CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS KEVIN!!!!!! SO DESERVING!!! YOU RULE!!!! pic.twitter.com/jfgH7ona8X
Ohio State was already at 85 scholarships for the 2019 season, so the addition of Woidke brings the Buckeyes to 86 (scholarship grid). Ohio State has until the start of fall camp, though, to get back to the limit of 85 scholarships or less – and it's likely that at least one current player will leave the program before then.