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
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: Tyquan Lewis is vying to start at one defensive end position in 2015 … a third-year sophomore who lettered last season, Lewis spent considerable time practicing as a No. 1 defensive end along the line this spring … one of five freshman in his 2013 recruiting class who enrolled at Ohio State in January, 2013, Lewis is majoring in sociology.
2014 Season (Freshman): Lewis played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions … his 224 plays included 201 snaps on the defensive line with the rest special team’s appearances … had a personal-best 36 plays vs. Illinois and had 35 vs. Kent State … was called on for 25 snaps along the defensive line in the national title game vs. Oregon … he had nine tackles on the season, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss (8 yards) and a quarterback hurry.
More on Tyquan: Lewis was a four-star defensive end prospect (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) from Tarboro, N.C., and Tarboro High School … a Top 25 defensive end who comes from a tremendous program at Tarboro … the Vikings, coached by Jeff Craddock, won three consecutive North Carolina Class 2A state championships and had won 21 consecutive games before falling in the 2012 state championship to East Lincoln … Lewis was injured in the title game but still played and earned defensive player of the game honors … he finished his senior season with 13 sacks and was named to the Associated Press all-state team … he had 12 sacks among his 63 tackles as a junior … is the son of Tyronda Whitaker, and a proud big brother to three younger brothers: Kenai, Tylie and Christian.