Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Team assists nonprofit that
USATSPI: Ohio State vs. Purdue - 11/02/13
Ohio State Overview: Joel Hale is one of the more experienced defensive linemen and is a leader on this team ... he is expected to be a key performer at the nose tackle position in 2013 after having played in 15 games and making 10 tackles over the past two seasons ... he played in seven games for the undefeated Buckeyes in 2012 and was awarded his second varsity letter ... totaled six tackles, including two vs. Purdue ... played a career-high 31 plays from scrimmage vs. UAB and played 25 vs. Indiana ... Hale was among a handful of 2011 recruits to enroll early (January, 2011) at Ohio State ... he lettered as a true freshman, earning playing time in the defensive line rotation ... he played in nine games, including the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl ... he was in on four tackles, including two in the game against one of his home-state schools, Purdue.
More on Joel: Joel Hale is majoring in consumer and family financial services ... he was selected as Indiana's "defensive line" Mr. Football as a senior after recording 40 tackles and nine forced fumbles for coach Eric Moore's Center Grove H.S. team ... also named all-state, all-MICC conference and all-county ... lettered in track and field as well ... Joel is the son of Dawn Whitaker and Khris Hale.