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Ohio State Will Face Another Numbers Crunch in 2019

“They’ll figure it out. They have to.”

That’s my go-to response whenever I’m asked how Ohio State will navigate the current recruiting process while already facing tight scholarship numbers. And though it may seem cliche — in reality — the Buckeyes simply have no other choice.

The NCAA mandates that programs must be down to 85 scholarship players on their roster by the time the first day of classes or fall camp rolls around. And with just 10 seniors on this year’s scholarship grid, Ohio State will be well over the limit in 2019 if it signs another full recruiting class.