As the Ohio State Buckeyes look to repeat as national champions, it looks as if they will have to do so without one of their expected recruits. Three-star offensive tackle Mirko Jurkovic is straightening out some academic issues before he can join the squad in preparation for the upcoming season.
The criteria for which he is ineligible has not been released, but it must be met before he can play.
With many players joining teams in the spring of their senior years, Jurkovic is already behind the eight-ball. Likely having to sit out until 2016, the college outlook for IMG Academy’s players seems to be more muddled than most.
Not long ago, Malik Henry was dismissed from the team, and now Jurkovic is handling details that should have been met during his schooling.
However, this is not the first player this year that Ohio State has targeted to not be in camp this summer. Former recruit Jamel Dean was not medically cleared by Ohio State and found his way to Auburn.
Jurkovic will likely not see much of the field early in the season, but he is still a strong talent that may have his name pop-up again in a few years.
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