The 6-3, 275-pound Denlinger learned he had been added to the roster of the South team for the Ohio All-Star Classic. Denlinger had previously been selected to the Ohio team for the Big 33 Football Classic.
"I am able to play in both games," Denlinger said. "I got a late call from the South coach and everything got worked out. That should really be a lot of fun.
"It will be a fun summer playing in both of those games. It's two more chances to go out and play some football. Plus, it will be good to get to know some of my new teammates at Ohio State who are playing in those games."
Denlinger's addition to the Ohio All-Star Classic means there will be nine OSU signees in both the Ohio game and the Big 33 game.
Denlinger will be joined by fellow OSU signees Rob Schoenhoft, Andre Amos, Brian Robiskie, Austin Spitler, Lawrence Wilson, Freddie Lenix and Jamario O'Neal in both games. Alex Boone will only play in the Ohio All-Star Classic, set for June 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Brian Hartline will only play in the Big 33 game, set for July 23 in Hershey, Pa.
Denlinger is set to graduate from Troy on May 28. He estimates his final GPA will be in the 3.85 range. He also scored a 23 on the ACT.
He said he has been in touch with the OSU staff about his summer.
"They just kind of said, `Enjoy your summer, work hard and come over when you can,' " Denlinger said. "They didn't stress coming over and spending the summer. I do want to go over there once or twice a week as I can to get to know everybody I'll be playing with there."