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Buckeyes’ primary destination arrives in Columbus to visit
The recruitment deadline is still in place, and the Buckeyes will not be able to recruit until at least April.
But if recruits want to visit in their spare time, that’s allowed, but without contact with Ohio State coaches. That’s exactly what four-star linebacker Raesjon Davis from Santa Ana, California Mater Dei is doing this weekend.
Davis is in Columbus to visit the city and see the state of Ohio for himself this weekend. This is a possible sign that the momentum is shifting in favor of the Buckeyes for one of their two undetermined goals.
And the new freshmen who enrolled early may have a chance to be near Davis this weekend. Lettermen Row’s Birm has more:
The chance for the incoming freshman class and their parents to be there for Davis and his parents means they don’t have to spend the entire weekend alone. Real relationship building can occur. Ohio State signatory Jaylen Johnson will also travel to Columbus to see Davis, and he has been instrumental to the program’s recruiting efforts up to that point.
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Greg Mattison, Buckeyes Co-Defensive Co-ordinator, is retiring
Greg Mattison, Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator, has retired after 41 years on the sidelines of football.
Mattison reinforced his legacy as one of the most respected defensive minds in football with two seasons in the state of Ohio before his resignation was announced on Friday.
Mattison was working on it both sides of The Game of spending time with Michigan and the Buckeyes. He won a national championship in partnership with Urban Meyer in Florida. He worked at the highest level in the sport while serving on the staff of the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. And he has earned a reputation for putting together powerful, fundamentally solid and stingy defense mechanisms everywhere.
That veteran experience was key for Ohio state coach Ryan Day as he plucked Mattison from the other side of the rivalry two years ago to anchor his first staff on the program. Given Mattison’s age, the move was likely always a short-term bridge to the future, but his knowledge of the game was borne out by both the linebackers he mainly worked with and the coaches he mentored at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, widely praised.
What does Mattison’s resignation mean for the future Ohio State program? Lettermen Row broke it down into a quick reaction presented by Byers Auto.
Ryan Day meets with the media for a preview of the off-season
Ohio state coach Ryan Day met with the media Friday morning to break down Greg Mattison’s resignation, analyze the upcoming quarterback competition, and preview the off-season to-do list for the Buckeyes to obtain. The press conference can be found below.
After Day spoke to the media, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward, Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook responded to the press conference by dropping out of the Buckeyes quarterback competition and how it might play out in spring practice next month. They also talked about positions the Buckeyes must move forward in and who might soon be stepping into those roles. It’s another quick response from Lettermen Row.
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