Ohio State will be without a total of 10 scholarship winners when they visit Rutgers on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET; BTN). Buckeyes No. 3 (2-0) released their status report on Friday and among the players who will not join the OSU are tight fifth-level end-users Jake Hausmann and senior soccer player Blake Haubeil.
Only players who decide to play time or are not present in the game are listed on the status report. The state of Ohio did not state clearly why a player was on the status report, but in some cases such as Haubeil (groin), the base corner defender Cameron Brown (out of season with broken Achilles) and the real freshman safety Kourt Williams (during the season with the ACL torn) the reason has been made public.
Hausmann caught a 13-meter pass last week at Penn State. Haubeil missed a short goal in the first half and did not return to the match. Huan head coach Ryan Day mentioned after the game that Haubeil was out of reserve and that he is dealing with a groin illness.
Last week, Buckeyes used fourth year students Dominic DiMaccio was their striker after Haubeil was injured. However, Day did mention that the freshmen were indeed Jake Seibert may also be an option as the kicker moves forward.
At the narrow end, the State of Ohio is very deep. The starter is a fifth year student Luke Farrellwho went against Penn State but was able to return and not appear on this week’s status report. And one of the stars with the ability to break through the team is Junior TE Jeremy Ruckertwho caught two touches last week, Nittany Lions.
A youngster who could watch the first stretch of action in his college career on Saturday night is a tight-ended freshman redshirt Cade Stover. Buckeyes use a lot of tight last two sets – and they rotate their top three TEs pretty much – so this could be a good chance for Stover.
Here is the full status report from the State of Ohio:
CB Cameron Brown
CB Lejond cavazos
DL Jacolbe Cowan
RB Marcus Crowley
AND Gavin Cupp
TE Patrick Gurd
WR Jaylen Harris
K Blake Haubeil
COME Jake Hausmann
LS Roen McCullough
DT Jaden Mckenzie
PURE Kourt Williams
DECIDES GAME TIME
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STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OHIO 2020 (TBA start time unless otherwise noted)
October 24: Nebraska – [Final score: Ohio State 52, Nebraska 17]
October 31: at Penn State [Ohio State 38, Penn State 25]
November 7: Rutgers – 7:30 pm ET (BTN)
November 14: in Maryland – 3:30 pm ET (BTN)
November 21: Indiana
November 28: in Illinois
December 5: at Michigan State
December 12: Michigan – 12 midnight ET (FOX)
December 19: Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, Ind.