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
Ohio State Overview: Joel was among a handful of 2011 recruits to enroll early (January, 2011) at Ohio State ... he ended up lettering last year 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 ... he came out of the 2012 spring drills listed as a back-up at one tackle position.
More on Joel: Joel is exploring majors ... 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.