A pair of players became "official" members of the team this week as freshman defensive tackle Jaden McKenzie and walk-on quarterback Jagger LaRoe became the latest players to shed their black stripes.
McKenzie is a former three-star prospect out of Wake Forest, North Carolina. McKenzie was the No. 58 defensive tackle in the 2019 class and the No. 765 player overall.
McKenzie becomes the 16th member of the 2019 class to shed his black stripe.
LaRoe is a preferred walk-on in his redshirt freshman season. LaRoe transferred to Ohio State from Texas A&M this offseason, but under recent NCAA transfer rule changes is eligible to play this season since he was a walk-on with the Aggies.
In high school, LaRoe threw for 3,029 yards and 33 touchdowns with only five interceptions in his senior season at Colleyville Heritage.
The full list of players who have shed their stripes this year:
|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|
|CHRIS BOOKER||WR||JR||SEPT. 11|
|TOMMY EICHENBERG||LB||FR||SEPT. 25|
|J.P. ANDRADE||QB||FR||SEPT. 25|
|JADEN MCKENZIE||DT||FR||NOV. 13|
|JAGGER LAROE||QB||RS FR||NOV. 13|