Garrett Wilson is "officially" a Buckeye.
The highly-touted freshman became the first 2019 early enrollee to lose his black stripe, shedding it after Monday's practice.
Wilson committed to the Buckeyes as the No. 2 receiver in the 2019 class, the highest-rated wide receiver prospect in Ohio State history, given that Ted Ginn Jr. was recruited as a defensive back. The five-star out of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, was the No. 20 overall prospect in the country and figures to be an immediate contributor to the receiving corps.
Last year, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai was the only early enrollee to shed his black stripe during spring practices. Austin Mack was the first early enrollee to lose his black stripe – a tradition that started when Urban Meyer became Ohio State's head coach – before the end of spring when he accomplished that feat in 2016.
Also losing his black stripe was sophomore walk-on receiver Austin Kutscher out of Massillon, Ohio.
Before coming to Ohio State, Kutscher was a two-time captain at Massillon High School and was voted the team's MVP with 93 catches for 1,349 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, totaling the second-most receiving yards and third-most receptions in Massillon single-season history.
|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|
|AUSTIN KUTSCHER||WR||SO||APRIL 8|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FR||APRIL 8|