Boeckmans talk grayshirting

It was a bit of a surprise to learn that QB Todd Boeckman would be grayshirting. Charles Babb caught up with Todd and his father today to talk about it, and they are excited with the opportunity.

I recently caught up to Coach Boeckman and talked with him about Todd's commitment to the Buckeyes and his greyshirting at the behest of the Ohio State staff. He had this to say:

"He wants to be a Buckeye. I mean that's the bottom line. It spreads the quarterback position out. Quarterback is a position where maturity plays a big, big part in production. You get some extra-ordinary people who can step in as a freshman, but in a lot of cases it is two or three years down the road once you are there and possibly involving a redshirt.

"I think it is a win-win situation. It gives Todd a little more chance to mature and to learn the system, it's not a rush situation. There's people in front of him where he can learn from. They are not all bunched together so there is a little separation. He's real comfortable with it. We are very, very comfortable with it. So as I said in essence, he is a commitment to the class of 2004. He will go on board next January."

Todd added that he was happy about it as well:

"Yes I am, definitely. I think it is a great opportunity for me."


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