Following a triumphant press conference from Urban Meyer after the head coach signed the No. 2 recruiting class in the country that featured 25 players a few of Ohio State’s assistants weighed in on the incoming crop, including new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.
Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell spoke about recruiting local product Malik Harrison and the talented group of defensive lineman that the Buckeyes have coming in.
The 2016 recruiting class became all the more important after nine Buckeyes left eligibility on the table and declared early for the NFL Draft. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs spoke about those departures and how it impacted the recruiting cycle.
The former Colerain High School coach also spoke about that challenge that the players who just signed on to become Buckeyes face. The high school stars now have to start from scratch at the collegiate level.
On national signing day Ohio State took an opportunity to formally introduce offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. The offensive line coach at Maryland last season, Studrawa was hired in January shortly after the conclusion of the Buckeyes’ season and allowed Ed Warinner to transition to coaching the tight ends while retaining his role as offensive coordinator.
Studrawa is a native of Fostoria, Ohio, and was a graduate assistant at Ohio State in 1997. He coached at Bowling Green with Meyer in 2001 and 2002. The head coach spoke about his happiness in being able to return to Ohio.
The newly minted offensive line coach spoke about in-state offensive line recruit Gavin Cupp and the connection they built as Ohio-born offensive lineman before addressing his relationship and similarities with coach Warinner.