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ATH Xavier Johnson (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    A new name appearing out of nowhere....

    WR/DB Xavier Johnson (Cincinnati OH Summit Country Day School; 6'1" 215 lbs)

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  2. ShakerBuck

    ShakerBuck Junior

    wasn't he offered as preferred walk-on
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Correct. Immense talent for a preferred walk-on.
  4. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  5. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

    Anybody know what his major is gonna be?
  6. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    This raises an interesting question: Is there any way a school can offer a kid with solid grades a full academic scholarship and then call him a preferred walk on so that he doesn't count against the scholarship limit?
  7. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    I don’t think that’s how it works. If he gets a fully funded academic scholarship he would then count against the scholarship limit. Unless I’m missing something. The preferred walk-on is to be part of the team but your on the hook for the education. (Just like pretty much every other student at tOSU)
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  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This is correct. In fact, if a kid gets an athletic scholarship in any other sport and plays football as a "walk on", he counts as a football scholarship athlete. There is no way around the 85-scholarship limit.
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    If that were the case then Ohio State, Alabama, USC, etc., would be handing out "academic" scholarships like candy to football recruits...
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  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Correct. The NCAA is not stupid:wink:
  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Welcome to the Buckeye family Xavier :groove::chest::pissed3::yay2::yay2:
  12. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Welcome to Buckeyes Nation Xavier!!!

  13. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    I'm not sure about full academic scholarships, but we've had a partial academic scholarship walk-on at Ohio State. And pretty recently, actually.

    Antonio "Yao" Smith was a walk-on during the Tressel era that earned an academic (partial) scholarship coming out of HS. He didn't count against our 85 scholarship limit for football... until he earned an athletic scholarship that paid for his whole scholarship. Ended up being an All-American his SR year
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  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Just a reminder that the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft began his collegiate career as a walk-on.
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