Spring game shows Buckeyes' emphasis on throwing the ball

The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off their spring game Saturday by landing ESPN Jr.

Buckeyes superfan Jacob Jarvis, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, was sent into the huddle by coach Urban Meyer for the final play of the game for Team Scarlet, lining up to the right of starting quarterback J.T. Barrett.

We saw a similar special touchdown a few years ago with Nebraska's spring game. The Buckeyes players did a good job of selling Jarvis' touchdown, by "attempting" to make tackles on him. Early on Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes landed their second Rivals250 commitment of the day and it was an even bigger surprise than the first one as Owasso (Okla.) safety Josh Proctor pulled the trigger during the Spring Game.

Jacob Jarvis wasn't just a hero *on the field* for Ohio State.

Proctor gives Ohio State their seventh commitment for the 2018 class, all ranked as blue-chip players at the moment.

Back when the Buckeyes won the national championship in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2015, Jarvis was on the field and got a chance to hold the trophy and celebrate with the team.

  • Julie Sanders