RB sharp for Buck­eyes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

With 1,000-yard rusher Mike We­ber slowed by a ham­string tweak, true fresh­man J.K. Dob­bins is get­ting a lot of car­ries and a ma­jor­ity of the buzz at Ohio State train­ing camp. The La Grange, Texas, na­tive was the first fresh­man to lose the black stripe from his hel­met, sig­ni­fy­ing that he is now a fullfledged Buck­eye. At the first scrim­mage Sat­ur­day, Dob­bins was rated a “cham­pion,” the high­est grade a player can get from the coach­ing staff. That doesn’t hap­pen of­ten for a fresh­man. “It’s still early to anoint any­body, but he’s one of the fresh­men who will play this year,” Coach Ur­ban Meyer said Mon­day. We­ber, who be­came just the third Ohio State fresh­man to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a sea­son, hasn’t been able to go full speed yet. “He prac­ticed [Mon­day],” Meyer said. “He didn’t open it up yet, but he’ll be ready for game one. We’re just be­ing cau­tious. Ham­strings are just some­thing you re­ally have to watch.”

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