Two fresh slobs on the roster are now "officially" part of the team as a pair of freshman offensive linemen – Dawand Jones and Enokk Vimahi – are the latest players to shed their black stripes.
A three-star offensive tackle and basketball center out of Indianapolis, Jones arrived in Columbus at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds but has already slimmed down 25 pounds according to the video.
"This guy came in, a basketball guy, we converted him to football," Ryan Stamper said of Jones. "Getting tougher every day. Getting better every day."
Vimahi was a four-star interior lineman out of Kahuku, Hawaii. He was the No. 7 offensive guard in the 2019 class and the No. 124 player overall.
Unlike Jones, Vimahi has put on weight since arriving at Ohio State. When he got to Columbus, he weighed 258. Now, according to the video, he's 294 pounds.
"I just want to thank you for taking me in," Vimahi said. "It wasn't easy coming from Hawaii, but what we got here is special and it's all worth it."
With Jones and Vimahi shedding their stripes, only five scholarship players still have theirs: Ronnie Hickman, Tommy Eichenberg, Cormontae Hamilton, Jaden McKenzie, and Gunnar Hoak.
|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|
|CADE STOVER||LB||FR||AUG. 13|
|BRYSON SHAW||SAF||FR||AUG. 14|
|NOAH POTTER||DE||FR||AUG. 15|
|STEELE CHAMBERS||RB||FR||AUG. 15|
|CRAIG YOUNG||LB||FR||AUG. 19|
|DANNY VANATSKY||QB||RS FR||AUG. 19|
|ZAID HAMDAN||DT||RS FR||AUG. 24|
|ENOKK VIMAHI||OG||FR||SEPT. 4|
|DAWAND JONES||OT||FR||SEPT. 4|