Ohio State had a record crowd of over 100,000 players at the spring game Saturday and a handful of Buckeyes spoke to the media after the game.
J.T Barrett didn’t play in the second half – there was little reason to jeopardize his health even if he was in a no-contact jersey – but the Buckeyes leader praised Ohio State fans for turning out in record numbers before speaking to which of the young wide receivers caught his eye.
One of the receivers Barrett mentioned, Terry McLaurin, spoke about the nerves that some of his teammates felt playing in front of such a large crowd for the first time and addressed the step forward tp:he feels the Buckeyes and the wide receiver unit specifically made Saturday.
Defensively, Jerome Baker might have had the play of the day with a leaping, one-handed interception of Joe Burrow. The linebacker talked about that interception and the heated linebacker competition that was waged during spring practice.
Another linebacker in that competition, Dante Booker, said he was not surprised by the play Baker was able to make and adding his thoughts on Luke Fickell’s unit.
On the back end of the defense Marshon Lattimore hauled in an interception and recorded a tackle for the gray team. The oft-injured corner talked about finally feeling healthy and carrying over momentum gained during the spring into the offseason.