Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
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
Ohio State Overview: Tracy Sprinkle is a third-year sophomore with the program … he played in three games as a freshman in 2014 for the College Football Playoff national champions: Kent State, Rutgers and the Big Ten championship game vs. Wisconsin … he red-shirted the 2013 season as a true freshman … he is majoring in consumer and family financial services.
More on Tracy: Sprinkle was one of five Buckeyes in the 2013 recruiting class to enroll at Ohio State in January 2013 and take part in spring drills … The 2012 Associated Press first-team all-Ohio selection and Division I co-defensive player of the year, Sprinkle recorded 19 sacks and 30 total tackles-for-loss among his 103 tackles as a senior … dominant games included five sacks against Amherst Steele and four sacks (and 12 tackles) against Hudson … the first defensive player since Matt Wilhelm in 1999 to win the prestigious Lorain County Golden Helmet award as the best player in the county … also was named the Northeast Ohio All-Lake District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Elyria, coached by Kevin Fell, was 7-3 in both 2012 and 2011 … Sprinkle, a Top 30 strong side defensive end by 247Sports, had 27 sacks his final two seasons of play … he was a third-team all-state pick as a junior after making 94 tackles and eight sacks … one of two players from Elyria H.S. on the current roster (Chase Farris) … is the son of Tracie Sprinkle and Percy Hicks.