Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Ohio State Overview: Eli Apple red-shirted the 2013 season as a true freshman ... he is majoring in communications.
More on Eli: Eli enrolled at Ohio State in January 2013 as a five-star prospect (ESPN 150) and rated as high as the No. 11 prospect nationally on the ESPN 150 ... also the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey and No. 6 cornerback prospect (247Sports) ... he played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after helping his Eastern High School team, coached by Dan Spittal, to a 7-4 record in 2012 and to a regional semifinals berth ... had 17 pass break-ups, two interceptions, 45 tackles, three forced fumbles and a blocked kick in 2012, plus 39 receptions for 770 yards and four touchdowns on offense ... was the fourth in this Ohio State class to commit ... the son of Annie and Tim Apple, Eli changed his last name from Woodard to Apple to honor Tim, his father since age 2, in December 2012 ... "...I am the man I am today because of his tireless love and commitment to our family," Eli said in a December 2012 statement. "So it is with great pride and honor to carry his last name. I am truly blessed to be Eli Apple." ... his family includes a younger sister, Jordan.