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
Ohio State had its second practice of the spring Thursday; now the team is off until the 19th
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: Joshua Perry - he prefers Joshua over the truncated Josh - is a rapidly improving and physically imposing young man who is becoming a force at linebacker for the Buckeyes ... he "is pretty well done," coach Urban Meyer said this spring in complimenting Perry's improving linebacker play ... a veteran of 24 games with 10 starts behind him, Perry is switching from the strong-side and middle linebacker roles he filled his first two seasons to the departed Ryan Shazier's weak-side linebacker position this year ... he made the move to the new position this spring ... a family resource management major, Perry interned during the 2014 May session with Continental Realty ... he was an OSU Scholar-Athlete following the 2012-13 academic year.
2013 Season: Perry played in 13 games as a true sophomore and started 10 times at the strong-side linebacker position ... he totaled 64 tackles to rank fourth on the team in total tackles ... also had two tackles-for-loss and two pass break-ups ... produced eight games with five or more tackles including a team-leading and career-high 10 vs. Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl ... sacked Clemson's Taj Boyd in the end zone for a sack and a safety for one of his biggest plays of the year ... Perry also had nine tackles vs. Indiana and seven vs. both Wisconsin and Michigan ... had a solo tackle high of seven vs. Clemson with six solos vs. Indiana.
2012 Season: Perry played and lettered as a true freshman in 2012 ... he played in 10 games for the undefeated Buckeyes, mostly on special teams, but he did see action on defense in four games, including a personal-high 32 plays vs. Nebraska ... he recorded five tackles on the season with three hits coming vs. the Cornhuskers ... Perry was one of six in the 2012 recruiting class to enroll in school in January 2012 and take part in spring drills.
More on Joshua: Perry was the first Ohio State commitment of the 2012 class (June 2010) ... rated as the No. 9 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com and No. 11 nationally at the position by Rivals.com ... the No. 6 senior in Ohio by Rivals.com; No. 9 by Scout.com ... also was a member of the Rivals.com 250 ... named second-team Ohio Division I all-state by the Associated Press as a senior for coach Ed Terwilliger ... had 70 tackles and seven sacks as a senior ... he was top-five twice in the long jump at the Ohio state track and field championships, including a runner-up finish as a sophomore in 2010 (current Buckeye receiver Devin Smith won the event) ... produced a long jump personal-best leap of 23 feet, and also ran the hurdles and 400 meters ... played basketball as well ... older brother, Wes, studies jazz and music education at Ohio State and younger brother, Jahred, is a freshman at Ohio State ... the Perry's are the sons of Jim and Georgette Perry.
JOSHUA PERRY'S DEFENSIVE STATS