Jurkovic Won't Report With 2015 Class

Ohio State's 2015 class will be whole when the group begins classes Monday, but one member of the class won't join them because of an academic issue.

Sources indicate to BuckeyeSports.com that incoming Ohio State offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic Jr. will not enroll with the rest of the Buckeyes' 2015 class, which reports to begin classes and summer conditioning Monday.

The news was first reported by Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.

Jurkovic was a three-star recruit from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and was part of an offensive line-heavy class in 2015. He is originally from South Bend, Ind., and is the son of former Notre Dame and NFL offensive guard Mirko Sr.

The rest of Ohio State's eighth-rated 2015 class is expected to arrive over the weekend, though four members -- offensive lineman Grant Schmidt, defensive lineman Jashon Cornell, linebacker Nick Conner and safety Jamel Dean -- arrived in January, though Dean later left the school amid a disagreement over the stability of his surgically repaired knee.

Jurkovic was expected to play on the interior line along with four-star prospect Matthew Burrell. He was rated the No. 38 offensive guard in the nation.


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