Two more players have shed their black stripes as redshirt freshman offensive lineman Max Wray and sophomore walk-on safety Ryan Batsch saw their stripes removed on Monday afternoon.
Wray battled an injury most of his first season at Ohio State and didn't play a snap as a true freshman. Now entering his redshirt freshman season, Wray is part of an offensive line that lacks much proven depth. His emergence would be vital to the Buckeyes' success in the trenches going forward.
Batsch is a sophomore walk out of Loveland High School in Cincinnati. In high school, Batsch was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball and volleyball and was a team captain for the football and volleyball teams. He joined the Ohio State football team during the summer of 2018.
So far, no freshman member of the 2019 recruiting class has lost their black stripe. Sophomore Georgia transfer Justin Fields is the lone scholarship newcomer without a black stripe after he shed his last week.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF REMOVAL|
|LOGAN HITTLE||LB||SR||MARCH 21|
|CADE KACHERSKI||LB||SO||MARCH 21|
|BEN SCHMIESING||LB||SO||MARCH 21|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||SO||MARCH 25|
|DARRYL SINCLAIR||CB||JR||MARCH 25|
|MAX WRAY||OL||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|RYAN BATSCH||SAF||SO||APRIL 1|