Ohio State held it's annual media day Sunday, providing the first opportunity for the media to speak with the team's true freshmen.
Fans have heard plenty about the group that joining the Buckeyes this year, a 25-person class ranked second in the country, but the players had a chance t speak for themselves today.
Head coach Urban Meyer often says he would like all the true freshmen to see the field, but despite his distaste for redshirting players it's incredibly unlikely that the entire 2016 class does in fact play. While it's still early in camp, Meyer was willing to highlight some of the true freshmen that have stood out so far.
"Probably a little bit too early still," he said when asked who might play. "Michael Jordan for sure is playing. That's done. Keandre (Jones)is a guy that we anticipate to play, Jahsen Wint, the kid from Brooklyn is a guy that might be a special teams guy for us.
"Receiver, (Binjimen) Victor's got a long way to go but we're glad he's here. Jake Hausmann has moved ahead of, he's pretty close to being in the mix. So still early, but those are a couple names you got (Jonathon Cooper) is doing very well for us, Jordan Fuller I think is going to play."
One true freshmen who likely wont see the field is Dwayne Haskins. Even if the quarterback does beat out Joe Burrow for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, the Buckeyes are hoping J.T. Barrett remains healthy enough to avoid using a second QB. Haskins spoke about his role on the team and making the adjustment to college ball.
Austin Mack, who is competing to start at wide receiver, has already adjusted to college after enrolling at Ohio State in the fall. Meyer has mentioned Mack repeatedly as a guy who will be a factor on offense this season and did so once again today.
"When you take a kid like that that is very serious about his trade, came from a very good high school program, has a guy that trained him in the off season, and then we get him, that's why he's game ready,' Meyer said. "And he will play this year.
Mack spoke about how getting to campus last January has helped him make the adjustment, getting his black stripe removed and his expectations for the coming season.
Another freshman who is hoping to contribute on offense this fall is running back Demario McCall. Barrett sited the speedster as a player that stood out with the second team at Saturday's scrimmage while Meyer sited him as a guy competing with Dontre Wilson for punt return duties.
McCall spoke about how he thinks he will fit in to the Ohio State offense and what he needs to work on to see the field at running back.