Two more members of Ohio State's freshman class have "officially" become Buckeyes.
Offensive guard Ryan Jacoby and running back Marcus Crowley became the fifth and sixth true freshmen to lose their black stripes on Monday, following Ohio State's ninth practice of preseason camp.
Crowley and Jacoby have both been on campus since January, when they arrived at Ohio State as early enrollees, and both are competing for potential spots on the Buckeyes' two-deep this season. Jacoby has spent time playing guard with both the second- and third-team offensive lines in camp, while Crowley is battling with Master Teague, Demario McCall and fellow true freshman Steele Chambers – who still has his black stripe – to be the Buckeyes' backup running back.
They join Garrett Wilson and Zach Harrison, who lost their black stripes in the spring, and Harry Miller and Jameson Williams, who became the first summer enrollees from the freshman class to shed their black stripes last week, as the freshmen who have proven to their coaches that they are ready to be full-fledged members of the team.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF REMOVAL|
|LOGAN HITTLE||LB||RS JR||MARCH 21|
|CADE KACHERSKI||LB||RS FR||MARCH 21|
|BEN SCHMIESING||LB||RS FR||MARCH 21|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||SO||MARCH 25|
|DARRYL SINCLAIR||CB||RS SO||MARCH 25|
|MAX WRAY||OL||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|RYAN BATSCH||SAF||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FR||APRIL 8|
|AUSTIN KUTSCHER||WR||RS FR||APRIL 8|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||FR||APRIL 12|
|JONAH JACKSON||OL||RS SR||AUG. 6|
|HARRY MILLER||OL||FR||AUG. 8|
|JAMESON WILLIAMS||WR||FR||AUG. 8|
|RYAN JACOBY||OL||FR||AUG. 12|
|MARCUS CROWLEY||RB||FR||AUG. 12|