Get To Know Ohio State Early Enrollee Josh Myers

With a total of 21 new players set to join the program for 2017, we'll be posting a quick breakdown on a player a day so you can learn more about the new Buckeyes. Next up, offensive lineman Josh Myers.

ACCOLADES: Myers, a U.S. Army All-American, was a first-team Associated Press Division II all-state pick as a junior and senior and helped Miamisburg make four state playoff appearances. He was also named first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference four times.

MYERS SAYS: “There’s a lot of things that play into it, but when it came down to it I just knew. I just knew I didn’t want to be anywhere else but there (Ohio State).”

EXPERT’S TAKE: “He is a really strong kid, physically strong. He’s got a great body, he’s got a wide base, but he’s really agile for such a big kid. He moves his feet really well. He bends really well, can really move people in the running game. That’s what I like about him. So many times his team, when they get in trouble they line up and run behind him and everybody knows it’s coming and he clears the way. He has just great physical skill to play that position.” – Bill Greene

PERSONAL: Myers’ mother, Julie, is in the University of Dayton Athletics Hall of Fame as a basketball player. His father, Brad, was an offensive lineman at Kentucky from 1984-87. His brother, Zach, also played football for Kentucky, capping his career as a Wildcat in 2016. Myers enrolled early at Ohio State.

2017 OUTLOOK: Where Myers will play along the OSU offensive front is not quite clear. He did line up at left guard in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7, should that be any indication as to where he will play in college. Regardless of what his position will be with the Buckeyes, Myers will have to work on his pass blocking, as Miamisburg's offense is centered around the triple option.   

COMMIT DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

This bio was originally published in Buckeye Sports Bulletin, the newspaper “For The Buckeye Fan Who Needs To Know More." For four free trial issues of Buckeye Sports Bulletin with no obligation, click here.

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