Ohio State offensive line catch-22, defensive back recruiting analysis

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COLUMBUS — In the world of Ohio State recruiting, it seems like answers just bring more questions.

The Buckeyes have been privy to one of the most successful recruiting runs in program history and each win leads to questions of: What’s next?

Those questions get amplified along the offensive line. It’s a pivotal position for Ohio State in the Class of 2022, especially at tackle. There are two commitments now for Greg Studrawa and Ryan Day after adding George Fitzpatrick on Friday. Still there are real concerns from the outside about whether or not the Buckeyes are addressing a big need.

How did the commitment of Fitzpatrick impact that pursuit? That’s one thing that will be worth watching in a major way from now until signing day.

Another thing worth watching? For Ohio State, that is always the defensive backfield. Kerry Coombs has five commitments locked in, but uncertainty abounds as other schools work hard to sway Jaheim Singletary, Ryan Turner, Jyaire Brown and Terrance Brooks. How much should the Buckeyes worry about that? How can Ohio State make sure that the efforts to land Xavier Nwankpa and Zion Branch don’t get deterred?

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Xavier Nwankpa remains at the top of the board for Ohio State in the Class of 2022. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook are discussing those topics and more in the latest episode of Talking Stuff, the recruiting podcast from Lettermen Row.

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