The Ohio State football program has made big headlines in the early stages of the offseason. Thus far, Ohio State has added four players in their 2023 recruiting class. Tight end Ty Lockwood, offensive guard Joshua Padilla, safety Cedrick Hawkins and defensive lineman Will Smith Jr. Lockwood is a four-star recruit from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Lockwood is a huge target listed at 6’5 225 pounds. Offensive guard Joshua Padilla is a four-star recruit from Dayton, Ohio. Padilla is listed at 6’4, 265 pounds. Safety Cedrick Hawkins is a four-star from Cocoa, Florida and stands at 6’0, 165 pounds. Defensive lineman Will Smith Jr. is a three-star recruit from Dublin, Ohio. Smith Jr. is the son of former Buckeyes defensive end who played under Jim Tressell. Smith Jr. is a man amongst boys listed at 6’3 260 pounds.

The Ohio State coaching staff will look much different, as they have made several changes. Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, secondary coach Matt Barnes, linebackers coach Al Washington and offensive line coach Greg Studwara have been released from their duties. Jim Knowles will serve as the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. Perry Eliano is the new safeties coach. Tim Walton will be the cornerbacks coach. Justin Frye will take over as the offensive line and run game coordinator coach and Brian Hartline has received a promotion to wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Time will tell if these coaching changes will make a difference, but what we do know is the talent will continue to pour into this program.

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