Kojo Antwi is the latest scholarship freshman to shed his black stripe.
Antwi and walk-on quarterback Mason Maggs are the 11th and 12th Ohio State freshmen to have their black stripes removed this year. They’re the second and third overall freshmen to lose their stripes this week, joining walk-on running back TC Caffey.
newest member of zone 6, @Kojo_Antwi2 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/sBifNupNqM— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 15, 2022
welcome to the brotherhood, @masonmaggs— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 15, 2022
Antwi hails from Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia. He was the No. 23 receiver and No. 146 player overall in the class of 2022 as a four-star prospect. Antwi was relentlessly pursued by Ohio State assistant Brian Hartline, with Hartline telling him that he would “coach the heck out of” Antwi when he chose to be a Buckeye.
Three months after his arrival on campus, it would appear Antwi has responded well to Hartline's teachings. The first-year receiver has enough talent and athleticism to play on the outside or in the slot, much like teammates Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Emeka Egbuka.
Antwi's speed allows him to burn opposing defensive backs over the top, but his route running and strength shine even in his first season with the Buckeyes, giving him the toughness to fight through man coverage. He is a well-rounded player who has the potential to significantly impact Ohio State, and it looks like he's already doing that early in his career.
Maggs, who also joined the Buckeyes this summer, is an alumnus of Dublin Coffman High School who gives Ohio State additional depth at quarterback behind C.J. Stroud, Kyle McCord and Devin Brown.
|TANNER MCCALISTER||S||MARCH 28||Transfer|
|KYE STOKES||S||APRIL 8||Freshman|
|CADEN CURRY||DE||APRIL 11||Freshman|
|CHIP TRAYANUM||LB||AUG. 9||Transfer|
|JYAIRE BROWN||CB||AUG. 9||Freshman|
|C.J. HICKS||LB||AUG. 13||Freshman|
|ZAK HERBSTREIT||TE||AUG. 17||Second year|
|KALEB BROWN||WR||AUG. 17||Freshman|
|KYION GRAYES||WR||AUG. 20||Freshman|
|DALLAN HAYDEN||RB||AUG. 20||Freshman|
|JOOP MITCHELL||WR||AUG. 20||Second year|
|KENYATTA JACKSON||DE||AUG. 20||Freshman|
|SONNY STYLES||S||AUG. 30||Freshman|
|TC CAFFEY||RB||SEPT. 14||Freshman|
|KOJO ANTWI||WR||SEPT. 15||Freshman|
|MASON MAGGS||QB||SEPT. 15||Freshman|