Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes make change to B1G Media Days roster

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Ohio State tight end Jeremy Ruckert will speak at Big Ten Media Days. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes make change to B1G Media Days roster

Ohio State is taking some of its leaders to Big Ten Media Days to speak.

One of them will be tight end Jeremy Ruckert. The Buckeyes leading tight end and offensive weapon will be in Indianapolis to represent the football program and speak to the media Friday. He’ll replace superstar wide receiver Chris Olave, who was originally slated to be in Indianapolis for the event.

Now Ruckert will have a chance to be one of the three Buckeyes players with Ryan Day at media day, joining defensive end Zach Harrison and offensive tackle Thayer Munford as speakers.

The Buckeyes will have their leaders with them in Indianapolis later this week. Jeremy Ruckert will be one of them.

New Tim May Podcast

The Tim May Podcast is back for another episode as Ohio State reaches a pivotal moment of the offseason.

Lettermen Row’s Tim May has a huge edition of the show, this time diving into C.J. Stroud and what makes him an intriguing option at quarterback this fall for the Buckeyes. Tim welcomes on Stroud’s high school coach and offensive coordinator from Rancho Cucamonga (California), Mark Verti.

Can C.J. Stroud win the Ohio State starting quarterback job? What makes Stroud the leader to become the next signal-caller for the Buckeyes? What does his high school coach think of the Ohio State quarterback race?

Find out on this episode of the Tim May Podcast with a special guest to break down C.J. Stroud and the Ohio State quarterback competition.

Do Buckeyes have problem recruiting top offensive linemen?

The best way to fight is to compete for titles and produce draft picks. Ohio State has done that as well as anyone, yet — especially along the offensive line — the challenges of recruiting against Alabama remains. Those challenges seem to be growing when it comes to offensive linemen from the south, or from southern prep powerhouses like the IMG Academy.

Why?

That’s a big question that Ohio State is going to need to evaluate. Is it simply the idea that the Tide get tackles drafted in the first round? Is it the aura of the SEC versus the Big Ten? Is it the continued changing demographics and population shift in the United States making it harder to find big-time offensive line talents close to Ohio?

Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook are discussing that and more in the latest episode of Talking Stuff, the recruiting podcast from Lettermen Row. There’s also discussion about the rising challenges in the Class of 2023, recruiting against a number of programs that are bouncing back while the traditional Ohio State recruiting footprint seems to have less top-tier talent to pick from.

Talking Stuff is presented by the fine folks at Byers Auto, the best place to buy a new or used car in Central Ohio.

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