Ohio State recruiting, player quote and OSU trivia questions

RECRUITING UPDATE

Brandon Baker, a 4-star offensive lineman from Santa Ana, Calif. Mater Dei High School, ranked the No. 80 recruit nationally in the 2024 class, has received an offer from Ohio State. In addition to OSU, he has offers from Florida, Miami, USC, Oregon, Oklahoma, Michigan and Penn State. He has 19 offers overall.

Kam Pringle, a 4-star offensive tackle from Woodland High School in Dorchester, S.C. in the 2024 recruiting class, has put OSU in his top 10, along with North Carolina State, Virginia, Tennessee, LSU, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson and Auburn. He has 21 offers overall.

SAY WHAT

“Fastest kid on our team.”

— Julian Fleming on Jayden Ballard

BUCKEYES TRIVIA

1. How many football conference championships has Rutgers won?

2. How many buildings on Ohio State’s campus are named for football coaches?

3. Who is the last Ohio State football player to also play basketball for OSU?

4. Who was the first Ohio State quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a season?

Answers: 1. One (Big East in 2012); 2. Two (Woody Hayes and John Wilce); 3. Nate Salley in 2002-2003; 4. Bob Hoying in 1995.

Jim Naveau has covered local and high school sports for The Lima News since 1978 and Ohio State football since 1992. His OSU coverage appears in more than 30 newspapers. Naveau, a Miami University graduate, also worked at the Greenville Advocate and the Piqua Daily Call. He has seen every boys state basketball tournament since 1977. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0414.