OSU recruiting: Player bios


By Jim Naveau - [email protected]



Malik Barrow (Tampa, Fla., IMG Academy). 6-2, 275, Defensive tackle. Four-star recruit. Transferred to IMG after three years at Tampa Catholic. Injury cut short his senior season.

Tuf Borland (Bolingbrook, Ill., Bollingbrook). 6-1, 220, Outside linebacker. Four-star recruit. High school team was in playoffs all four years.

Nick Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas). 6-3, 250, Defensive end. Five-star recruit. Younger brother of Joey Bosa. ESPN.com ranks him the No. 3 recruit regardless of position.

Rodjay Burns (Louisville, Ky., Trinity). 6-1, 175, Athlete. A recent flip from Louisville. First-team all-state as junior and senior. Runner-up for Mr. Football in Kentucky.

Drue Chrisman (Cincinnati LaSalle). 6-1, 180, Punter. Considered the top punting prospect in the country. Averaged 46.4 yards a kick as a senior.

Jonathon Cooper (Gahanna Lincoln). 6-3, 238, Defensive end. Four-star recruit. Ranked as one of the top 50 players in the country by 247Sports and Rivals.com

Gavin Cupp (Leipsic). 6-5, 295. Offensive lineman. Three-star recruit. He was ranked one of the top 15 prospects in Ohio. First-team All-Ohio. Team was in the playoffs all four years he was in high school.

Wayne Davis (Norfolk, Va., Lake Taylor). 5-11, 187, Cornerback. Four-star recruit. Associated Press Player of the Year in Virginia as a senior.

Luke Farrell (Perry). 6-6, 244, Tight end. Four-star recruit. Ranks No. 163 on the ESPN 300. 33 catches for 446 yards as a senior.

Kareem Felder (Baltimore, Md., St. Frances Academy). 5-11, 165, Cornerback. Ranked the No. 2 cornerback in Maryland. Four interceptions as a senior.

Jordan Fuller (Westwood, N.J., Old Tappan). 6-1, 200, Defensive back. Four-star recruit. Urban Meyer called getting him “a big get.” Rated a top 10 cornerback recruit by several recruiting analysts.

Tyler Gerald (Sciotoville East). 6-5, 315, Offensive lineman. 4-star recruit. Transferred to IMG Academy for his senior season. Injury limited him to six games.

Malik Harrison (Columbus Walnut Ridge) 6-4, 215, Athlete. Made his decision on signing day. Passed for 1,161 yards and rushed for 867 yards as a quarterback his senior season.

Dwayne Haskins (Potomac, Md., Bullis School) 6-3, 204, Quarterback. Four-star recruit. Former Maryland commitment. Passed for 2,217 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. Rated a top-five pro-style quarterback.

Jake Hausmann (Cincinnati Moeller). 6-4, 240, Tight end. Four-star recruit. Ranked as one of the top five tight ends in the 2016 recruiting class.

Kierre Hawkins (Maple Heights). 6-4, 222, Athlete. Committed since October 2014. Four-star recruit. Has played quarterback, running back, receiver and defense.

Keandre Jones (Olney, Md., Our Lady of Good Counsel). 6-3, 205, Outside linebacker. Another former Maryland commitment. Four-star recruit. Rated one of the top 10 outside linebacker recruits.

Michael Jordan (Canton, Mich., Plymouth). 6-6, 309, Offensive lineman. Four-star recruit. First-team all-state. Reportedly averaged six “pancake” blocks a game and did not allow a sack. Rated the No. 1 offensive lineman in Michigan.

Austin Mack (Fort Wayne, Ind., Bishop Luers). 6-1, 211, Wide receiver. Four-star recruit. Scored 49 career touchdowns. Caught 69 passes as a junior. Ranked a top 10 receiver nationally.

Demario McCall (North Ridgeville). 5-9, 176, Running back. Four-star recruit. Ranked No. 38 on ESPN 300 list. Rushed for 621 yards in six games as a senior.

Malcolm Pridgeon (Nassau Community College) 6-8, 325, Offensive lineman. Only the third junior college player signed by Ohio State in the last 10 years. Could compete for a starting job.

Binjimen Victor (Coconut Creek, Fla.). 6-4, 174, Wide receiver. Four-star recruit. Caught 42 passes for 846 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Ranked a top 15 receiver nationally.

Antonio Williams (New London, N.C., North Stanly). 5-11, 212, Running back. Four-star recruit. Rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a senior, junior and sophomore and finished with 7,999 yards rushing.

Jahsen Wint (Brooklyn, N.Y., Erasmus Hall). 5-11, 180, Athlete. Four-star recruit. Ranked the No.1 athlete in the state of New York by ESPN.com.

Jack Wohlabaugh (Stow Walsh Jesuit). 6-4, 280, Offensive lineman. Four-star recruit. Ranked the No. 4 center prospect nationally by Scout.com.

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By Jim Naveau

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