Ohio State freshman wide receiver Bryson Rodgers lost his black stripe on Tuesday following the Buckeyes’ 11th practice of fall camp, becoming the latest “official” member of the team.
Rodgers has been on campus since January, joining Ohio State as an early enrollee. He was a four-star prospect out of Zephyrhills (Fla.) Wiregrass Ranch – though originally from Warren, Ohio – posting 110 receptions for 1,625 yards and 29 touchdowns across three seasons on varsity. While the Buckeyes are stacked at wide receiver, Rodgers has been a factor throughout fall camp with several impressive receptions during the preseason.
Rodgers is the fifth Buckeye to lose his black stripe since camp began, joining offensive linemen Victor Cutler Jr., Luke Montgomery and Jimmy Simmons, as well as defensive tackle Tywone Malone. Other freshman to have lost their black stripe includes safety Malik Hartford, Montgomery, wide receiver Carnell Tate and tight end Jelani Thurman.