Buckeye Leaves: Emeka Egbuka, Aaron Scott Jr., Sam Williams-Dixon Shine In Spring Game

By April 13, 2024 (1:57 pm)Football

Ohio State’s offense won the day in the annual spring game played at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, coming away with a 34-33, but Buckeyes stood out on both sides of the ball. Here are Buckeye Sports Bulletin’s picks for players most deserving of Buckeye Leaves following the spring exhibition:

Patrick Engels: Senior wide receiver Emeka Egbuka sat for the entire second half of the spring game, but he certainly made his presence during the early portions of the scrimmage.

With many of the defensive starters still playing in the first half, he was the most productive wide receiver on the field, finding the open field on many occasions and finishing with four catches for 47 yards. He also had perhaps the highlight of the day late in the second quarter when he hauled in an impressive leaping one-handed catch down the sidelines.

Braden Moles: Ohio State is set to split carries between running backs TreVeyon Henderson and Quinshon Judkins this season, but freshman Sam Williams-Dixon showed during the spring game that he may deserve a spot in the rotation.

Williams-Dixon ended up with the most touches on offense, leading the team in rushing yards and scoring a touchdown, and had a 7-yard reception. He was able to consistently find holes and made it to the outside when necessary, displaying a shifty nature that could make him valuable for Ohio State, even as a freshman.

Greg Wilson: Freshman Aaron Scott Jr. deserves a Buckeye leaf for his performance in the spring game. He got on the field early on with the second team and was solid in coverage when he was out there. He finished with several tackles and almost picked off Julian Sayin in the third quarter, with the ball going off of his outstretched fingertips.

It was a solid showing for the early enrollee, who is currently blocked in a very deep cornerback room. However if he can prove he deserves to play, he could find his way onto the field in some role when the fall comes around. He came in as a five-star recruit from Springfield, Ohio, and to this point has proven he deserved his high rating.

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