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What Rittenberg says
“The impact of several powerful recruiting cycles under Coach Ryan Dyke shows the Ohio State offense to be loaded into the 2024 season. After crossing 2,165 yards and 21 touchdowns in the last five games last season, quarterback CJ Strode enters his final college season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate. Kyle McCord must be ready to step in 2023 and perhaps 2024, and QB recruitment continues to be strong. Ohio State will have the best triple threat in the country, along with Stroad, wide receiver Jackson Smith-Enggba, and Trevion Henderson, who has played 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns and played at least two seasons in Columbus. Smith-Enggba (1,606 receiving yards) will lead a wideout group that relies heavily on Julian Fleming, Marvin Harrison Jr. and dynamic sophomore Emeka Egbuka. Sophomore Mian Williams will back up Henderson, who averaged 7.2 yards per car.
“Ohio State Justin Fry is no less talented, but needs a boost after conquering Michigan at the end of last fall. Downt Jones and Paris Johnson Jr. are one of the best tackle teams in the country, while Center Luke Wipler and Guard Matt Jones won the All-Big Ten Awards in 2021. Sophomore qualifies for Wipler and Project Starting Guard Donovan Jackson. Josh Fryer, a rotation piece on the guard. The Buckeyes will miss Jeremy Ruckert, and will have to turn to veteran Mitch Rossi, junior Gee Scott Jr. and others.
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