3 Buckeyes Shed Black Stripes Following Day No. 8 Of Ohio State Fall Camp

Ohio State took a big step Saturday on the indoor turf field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where its first scrimmage highlighted the eighth day of fall camp.

While specifics from the action are publicly unknown as practices remain closed to the media with head coach Urban Meyer involved in a university investigation, the program released further indications of player improvement after three more Buckeyes shed their black helmet stripes.

Freshman defensive tackle Taron Vincent, freshman running back Brian Snead and sophomore quarterback Kory Curtis were each recognized as the latest to lose their black stripes in photos posted to OSU football’s Instagram story.

The team’s Twitter page later released videos of the removals. Director of player personnel Ryan Stamper spoke highly of each player.

Vincent and Snead both enrolled in the summer as top prospects from Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class. Vincent joined the Buckeyes as a five-star defensive tackle from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, while Snead arrived at OSU as a four-star running back out of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood.

According to the 247Sports composite, Vincent (No. 20 overall player, No. 1 defensive tackle) and Snead (No. 80 overall player, No. 3 running back) were two of the best in the country for their cycle.

Curtis, on the other hand, has been with the team for the past year. Originally from Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast, he came to Ohio State in the summer of 2017 as a walk-on quarterback.

The trio forms the latest Buckeyes to officially join the program as fall camp continues. Freshman linebacker Teradja Mitchell and senior tight end Tate Duarte were recognized Thursday, while freshman linebacker Dallas Gant did so Wednesday. Freshman defensive tackle Tommy Togiai was first during spring camp in March as an early enrollee.

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