The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.
98 JERRON CAGE
Defensive Line | 6-3, 280, Fr.
Cincinnati / Winton Woods
Overview: Two-time Associated Press Division II first-team all-state defensive lineman Jerron Cage was a unanimous 4-star prospect rated among the Top 15 defensive tackles in his class by ESPN (No. 11) and 247Sports (No. 14) ... Scout rated him as its No. 16 defensive tackle ... Cage, whose older brother, Daniel, has started 11 games along the defensive line for Notre Dame the past two seasons and will be a senior in 2017, is a member of the ESPN 300 (No. 138) and the No. 3 player in the state according to ESPN ... the No. 2 tackle in the Midwest according to Scout ... a PrepStar Top 300 All-American ... first-team MaxPreps/JJ Huddle all-Ohio selection ... two-time Cincinnati Enquirer all-area selection ... a three-year starter for coach Andre Parker, Cage recorded 43 tackles-for-loss for his career, a total that includes 24 quarterback sacks ... the three-time all-Southwest District performer was its defensive player of the year in 2015 as a junior when he posted 48 tackles, including 10 sacks ... led Winton Woods defenders with 81 tackles as a senior ... has also been a standout wrestler throughout his high school career under the direction of coach Jason Dean ... is the son of Dionne and Adrian Cage.