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DL Tyreke Smith (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by wadc45, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. MGMT

    MGMT Junior

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    Bill Lucas Senior

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    SUPREME '18 SUMMER ENROLLEES START MATRICULATING AT OHIO STATE

    TYREKE SMITH

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    Eight members of Ohio State's vaunted 2018 class, the Supreme 18, early enrolled back in January.

    The rest of the reinforcements started arriving in Columbus Saturday with four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith, four-star safety Josh Proctor, and four-star linebacker K'Vaughan Pope marking the first wave of summer enrollees.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2018/06/93510/supreme-18-sumer-enrollees-start-matriculating-at-ohio-state
     
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    JEREMY RUCKERT, JOSH PROCTOR LEAD NEW ARRIVALS EXPECTED TO PLAY MEANINGFUL SNAPS THIS SEASON

    Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class is now fully on campus and ready to make some noise.

    The Buckeyes 2018 recruiting class was another elite one pulled in by Urban Meyer. Featuring three five-stars and a whopping 13 top-100 ranked players, the class finished #2 in the 247sports composite rankings, trailing only Georgia.

    Of course, a class filled with that much talent is expected to have some players who can contribute immediately. Here, we will take a look at a few players who enrolled this week that can step on the field and make a difference from game one.

    TYREKE SMITH, DEFENSIVE END

    The defensive line for Ohio State has been one of the strongest units on the team in recent years, but with the departures of Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, Tracy Sprinkle, Michael Hill, and Sam Hubbard, the opportunity is there for young players to step in and earn playing time.

    Enter Smith, another athletic freak out of Cleveland whom the Buckeyes were able to hold off Penn State in order to land. Another highly-touted player, checking in at #34 in the final 2018 rankings, Smith has a good opportunity to earn playing time this season immediately as coach Larry Johnson is a fan of rotating his players in order to keep them fresh throughout the season.

    With Nick Bosa and Chase Young expected to be one of the nations best pass-rushing duos this season, and Jonathon Cooper filling in as well, the rotation is fairly thin this season. Smith can—and likely will— help change that.





    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2018/06/93635/jeremy-ruckert-josh-proctor-lead-new-arrivals-expected-to-play-meaningful-snaps-this-season
     
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  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    https://theathletic.com/354279/2018/06/13/tyreke-smith-rough/

    Race, recruiting and never being quiet: The Tyreke Smith story
    By Ari Wasserman

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Before he decided to never be silent, before the T-shirt, before he committed to Penn State and before his mother had a candid conversation with Urban Meyer the night he flipped to Ohio State, multiple experiences shaped Tyreke Smith’s worldview.

    I hope I don’t get killed for being black today

    A peek inside how that became part of his everyday thinking came on the night of Sept. 16, 2016, when Tyreke, a defensive end at Cleveland Heights High School, missed a game against Lake Catholic with a broken fibula. He wanted to get some food with friends after the game. But by the time the game ended and players showered and changed, it was pushing midnight.

    Steak ’n Shake is always open, even if it was 25 minutes away. That’s what they wanted. So Tyreke and his best friend, Zaire Webb, headed for the 24-hour fast-food joint on Som Center Road in Willoughby. The food was taking forever, so Smith called his parents, Randy and Michelle, to tell them he might not be home until well after 1 a.m. Randy told his son to hurry.

    On the way back, Tyreke missed the highway, so he pulled over into the parking lot of Eastlake North High School to check his GPS. His lights were off. Moments later, Tyreke and Zaire saw police lights rushing toward them. Two police officers walked up to the driver’s-side door at 1:38 a.m.

    “What are you doing in my city, slim?” one of the officers asked.

    Tyreke and Zaire explained they had just finished eating at Steak ’n Shake and were trying to get back home. One of the officers, who refused to call Tyreke by his name, continued to challenge them, accusing them of lying, assuming they lost their driver’s licenses and that they came from a party down the road. From Tyreke and Zaire’s perspective, the stop was hostile and uncomfortable for something as seemingly routine as lights being off in a parking lot.

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