Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.
Miller accounts for three TDs in the win
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Ohio State vs Indiana
Ohio State hosts California Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State hosts Central Florida Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State hosts Miami Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Braxton Miller threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 20 seconds left to give Ohio State the victory.
Ohio State Overview: Devin Smith is a terrific athlete and a fast athlete ... this key member of the Ohio State receiving corps is a former state high school high jump champ who has spent one season sprinting and jumping with the Buckeye track and field team ... he enters his junior season of 2013 having played in all 25 games the past two seasons for the Buckeyes, including making 10 starts during the 2012 season ... he also enters his junior season with 44 career receptions for 912 yards and a 20.7-yards-per-reception average ... he has 10 touchdown receptions with the average length for those scores an impressive 39.3 yards ... as a sophomore in 2012 he was second on the team with 30 receptions and with 618 receiving yards, and his six touchdowns led all Buckeye receivers ... he scored winning touchdowns on long catch-and-run plays vs. California (72-yarder with 3:26 to play) and Michigan State (63-yarder to put Buckeyes up 17-13 late in the third quarter) ... scored two touchdowns vs. Indiana, including a 46-yarder with 6:47 left to play that proved to be the winning points in a 52-49 win ... also had a 60-yard TD grab vs. Indiana, giving him three TDs in 2012 of 60-or-more yards ... also had multi-touchdowns vs. Cal with a 25-yard score in addition to his game-winning 72-yard score ... scored the first touchdown of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State, a spectacular, leaping one-handed grab against Miami that ended up being recognized as Intersport's GEICO Play of the Year ... his two 100-yard receiving games - a career-high 145 yards vs. Cal and 106 yards vs. Indiana - helped Smith rank ninth in the Big Ten with 51.5 receiving yards per game last year ... averaged 29.5 yards per catch vs. Cal (5 for 145 yards), good for third-place all-time at Ohio State for a single game ... Devin played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2011 ...he was among a trio of receivers who led the Buckeyes with 14 receptions, but he ranked first with 294 receiving yards and he was first among wide receivers with four touchdowns ... scored two of his touchdowns in the win over Colorado ... also scored against Akron and he was on the receiving end of the highlight play of the year for the Buckeyes, calmly hauling in Braxton Miller's 40-yard aerial with 20 seconds left for a game-winning touchdown in the 33-29 win over a fine Wisconsin team ... returned four kickoffs for 86 yards and a 21.5 average ... Devin scored points for Ohio State's track team at both the 2012 Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships ... he finished eighth indoors in the high jump (6-9) and 12th outdoors (6-9.75) ... also competed in the 100-meter dash and long jump for the Buckeyes ... as a sophomore this past season, he qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships as part of the Buckeyes' 4x100-meter relay team ... the team earned honorable mention All-America status.
More on Devin: Devin is majoring in communications ... he was a two-time first-team all-Ohio performer for coach Jason Hall at Massillon Washington H.S. ... he had 110 career catches for 2,119 yards and 24 touchdowns (second-best in school history) ... all-county Independent player of year ... state long jump champion and a state qualifier in the high jump and as part of the 4x200 relay ... also a basketball standout ... Ohio North-South Classic, Big 33 Game ... Devin is the son of Atina Smith and Andre Simpson.
DEVIN SMITH'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS