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Scarlet Sunrise: Former Buckeyes walk-on receiver commits to Ohio

Spencer Holbrook05/12/22
Sam Wiglusz committed to play for Ohio University. (Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Former Buckeyes walk-on receiver commits to Ohio

Sam Wiglusz spent four years working hard in the Ohio State wide receiver room.

After entering the transfer portal, Wiglusz has found a new home to get on the field and finally make an impact. Wiglusz committed to Ohio University on Wednesday, marking the end of his career with the Buckeyes but his start with the Bobcats, who struggled in the MAC last year but are expected to rebound this fall.

“Forever grateful for my time at Ohio State,” Wiglusz said on Twitter. “The things I’ve learned, experiences I’ve had, and people I’ve met have changed my life and I’ve loved every second of it. However, I’m really excited for what’s next, and happy to announce I’ll be grad-transferring to Ohio University.”

Wiglusz has three catches for 25 yards in his career, and now he can try becoming a star down the road at Ohio in the MAC. After four years with the Buckeyes, he found a new home Wednesday.

Birm breaks down Ohio State 2023 quarterback recruiting

Ohio State landed a massive commitment from a 2024 quarterback this week. But what about the pursuit of a QB in the 2023 class?

Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham took a good look at what the Buckeyes are up to in the world of quarterback recruiting in the current class after landing a five-star quarterback in both the classes of 2022 and 2024. Part of that can be found below:

Even with the commitment of 2024 five-star Dylan Raiola, the Class of 2023 is very important in the big picture quarterback continuity plans in Columbus.

And Ohio State is going to look far-and-wide for the kid that wants that opportunity. Who doesn’t want a chance at a lottery ticket? That’s what the Buckeyes are offering in this cycle. There may be no quarterback commitment in the last 10 years of Ohio State football with less pressure than the 2023 commitment will have on him.

That’s why the Buckeyes aren’t walking away from Dante Moore even as he looks at other schools. That’s why Ohio State is willing to entertain the notion of Dylan Lonergan playing baseball in Columbus. In most cases, that’s not something Ryan Day and Corey Dennis would be thrilled about, but this is a unique time. A unique opportunity.

Jeremy Birmingham

READ: Ohio State 2023 quarterback spot could be recruiting lottery ticket

Pair of former Buckeyes stars invited to NBA Draft Combine

Buckeyes superstar forward E.J. Liddell and freshman sensation Malaki Branham were both officially invited to the NBA Draft Combine on Tuesday, another sign that both will be selected in the draft later this summer.

The NBA Draft Combine will begin Monday, May 16 in Chicago and will end May 22 after days of workouts. The NBA Draft will take place June 23 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For the Buckeyes, the draft will be huge for the program, another sign that Chris Holtmann and the coaching staff are developing plenty of next-level talent during their time with the Buckeyes.

Branham has been projected as a first-round pick, and he is beginning to rise on draft board. He could be a lottery pick if he has a good NBA Draft Combine. After three years at Ohio State, Liddell has been projected to be drafted late in the first round or early in the second round. He could certainly use a good pre-draft process to bolster his stock.

READ: Malaki Branham, E.J. Liddell invited to participate in NBA Combine

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