Ohio State Buckeyes Add Buffalo Bulls Punter Transfer Tony Venneri

Tony Venneri

The Ohio State Buckeyes only have one scholarship punter on the roster, but there will be competition this off-season. On Sunday, replacement punter Tony Venneri – who most recently played for the Buffalo Bulls – announced his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Tony Venneri
Tony Venneri

Veneri, who was Buffalo’s starting punter the past two years, averaged an 43.96 yards per punt in 2023, ranking 30th in the FBS in punting average notably -Broke his own single-season school record for average, earning Freshman All-American honors from the FWAA. The 6-foot, 225-pound punter from Hamilton, Ont., brings valuable experience to Ohio State as he enters a three-way race for the starting punting job with his competitors of red shirt freshman Joe McGuire and incoming freshman Nick McLarty , who at the moment is the only scholarship punter on the roster.

With Venneri’s commitment, the Buckeyes are poised to strengthen their special teams unit. As the hard work begins, fans eagerly await the upcoming season, hoping to see Venneri’s booming punts in the scarlet and gray. #GoBuckeyes!… Read more at FryingPanSports

Tommy Eichenberg: A Gritty Linebacker with Old-School Charm

Tommy Eichenberg

Forget fancy footwork, Tommy Eichenberg is all about getting down and dirty on the field. In today’s NFL filled with sleek linebackers, Tommy’s like a classic record spinning in an age of streaming. This dude loves contact, throws himself into every play, and leaves his mark on the game, old school style.

Tommy Eichenberg
Tommy Eichenberg

The Raider’s Perfect Fit

Las Vegas grabbed Tommy with the 148th pick in the draft, and let’s just say it’s a match made in football heaven. Why? Because Tommy brings the aggression the Raiders crave in their defense. He’s all about the physical side of the game, and Raider Nation is gonna love it.

The Good, the Bad, and the Old-School

Let’s break down Eichenberg’s scouting report:

The Positives

  • Instincts Against the Run: Eichenberg reads plays quickly, positioning himself to take on blocks or make crucial stops.
  • Physicality: He’s strong and physical at the point of attack, extending against offensive linemen.
  • Linear Speed: When charging downhill, he creates stalemates or wins battles against fullbacks.
  • Tackling Technique: Eichenberg wraps up well, minimizing missed tackles.
  • Tampa 2 Coverage: His speed allows him to carry routes against tight ends in this scheme.

The Negatives

  • Lateral Movement: Eichenberg struggles
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Na’eem Offord Chooses Scarlet and Gray: Buckeyes Secure 5-Star Cornerback’s Commitment

Naeem Offord

Well, Buckeye Nation has another reason to celebrate today! Five-star corner-back Na’eem Offord has committed to Ohio State, giving the Buckeyes another huge recruiting win.

Naeem Offord

This kid is an absolute stud – the 9th ranked player overall in the 2025 class according to ESPN. At 6’2″ with track star speed, Offord has all the tools to develop into a lock-down corner at the next level. He chose the Buckeyes over Alabama, Colorado, and a bunch of other big time programs who were drooling over his talents.

But Offord saw something special happening in Columbus under coach Tim Walton. This marks the eighth commitment for Ohio State’s 2025 class, and the second five-star corner, joining fellow stud Devin Sanchez. That’s right – the top TWO cornerbacks in the country for 2025 will be Buckeyes!

You gotta think Walton and his staff are grinning from ear to ear today. Offord has that length and athleticism that defensive coordinators dream about. And with the SEC schools lurking, this is another huge victory in Ohio State’s backyard. The rich keep getting richer, folks!

So crack open a cold one, Buckeye fans. The future is looking brighter than ever in … Read more at FryingPanSports

Ohio State Running Back Chip Trayanum Finds New Home at Kentucky

Chip Trayanum

Ohio State running back Chip Trayanum has transferred to the University of Kentucky. Trayanum entered the transfer portal on December 5th, 2023, after serving as a backup to Ohio State star TreVeyon Henderson for the season. He announced his commitment to Kentucky on December 12th, 2023, after a weekend visit to Lexington.

Chip Trayanum

Why Kentucky?

Trayanum’s decision to transfer to Kentucky was likely influenced by several factors, including:

Opportunity for playing time: With the departure of Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky has a clear need at the running back position. Trayanum will have a chance to compete for the starting job and receive significant carries next season.
Familiarity with the coaching staff: Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops was an assistant coach at Ohio State from 2012 to 2014, and he recruited Trayanum to Ohio State. While Stoops was recruiting Trayanum, he built a strong relationship with him and his family. Trayanum is familiar with his style and his offense, which could have made Kentucky a comfortable place to transfer to.
A chance to play in the SEC: Being able to play against the best teams and the best players in the country in the SEC, was something that appealed to Trayanum.
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Leroy Roker Commits to Ohio State: A Game-Changer in the Buckeyes’ Defense

Leroy Roker

In an unexpected turn of events, Ohio State Football has secured a pivotal commitment from Leroy Roker, a three-star safety hailing from the sunny shores of southwest Florida. Standing tall at 6 feet 1 inch and weighing in at 170 pounds, Roker may not boast an extensive list of offers, with Iowa being the only other Power-Five contender in the mix.

Leroy Roker

What’s truly remarkable is the wave of momentum the Ohio State Buckeyes are currently riding on the recruiting front, and it’s originating from an unlikely source—the southeast. With Roker’s commitment, the Buckeyes now notch their second acquisition of the week from the Sunshine State.

The Ohio State coaching staff had their sights set on Leroy Roker from the get-go, extending an offer his way earlier this month. It wasn’t long before they brought him on board for an unforgettable visit during the Buckeyes’ standout victory over Maryland. Shortly thereafter, Roker made the decision to don the scarlet and gray, becoming a key addition to the heralded 2024 recruiting class.

Roker’s pledge now gives them a vital second safety in the 2024 class, a position that was undeniably in need of reinforcement. Alongside fellow three-star standout Jaylen McClain, … Read more at FryingPanSports

Buckeyes Secure Top CB Prospect Blake Woodby for 2025 Class

Blake Woodby

Hey there, Buckeye Nation! What a weekend it’s been for Ohio State fans. Not only did the Scarlet and Gray dominate the Purdue Boilermakers in a resounding 41-7 victory, but they also clinched a commitment from the highly touted cornerback, Blake Woodby out of St. Francis Academy in Baltimore, MD.

Blake Woodby

The announcement came in a blaze of excitement at a gathering hosted by a close relative of the young talent. The room was filled with anticipation, and when Woodby made his decision, you could practically feel the thrill reverberate through the walls.

Now, let’s talk about Woodby’s journey to choosing Ohio State. He had Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, and Oregon, all vying for his signature.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Woodby is nothing short of a four-star gem. He’s not only the 79th overall prospect for the 2025 class, but he also boasts the impressive titles of the 9th best cornerback and the 3rd most promising prospect hailing from Maryland.

This commitment speaks volumes about Ohio State’s ambitions for the 2025 season. With quarterback Tavien St. Clair and wide receiver Jayvan Boggs already on board, adding a talent like Woodby to the roster is a definitive statement of … Read more at FryingPanSports