When you are the new guy, you have to earn your spot on the team. Whether it is being accepted by everybody at a new job in a restaurant or being a freshman on a football team, you have to prove that you belong there.
Ohio State four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Prince is the first person to do just that at the Buckeyes’ training camp. According to College Spun, Prince became the first freshman in this year’s class to have his “black stripe” removed from his helmet.
The black stripe was literally a black strip of tape that head coach Urban Meyer used as a way to tell the new guys that they have not truly earned their spot on the team yet. Meyer was elated to share the news for Prince via Twitter.
This is truly a huge honor for Prince. He has to know that to be the first freshman to be accepted onto the team is a big honor. The six-foot-seven, 305-pound tackle will have to continue to prove himself even more from here on out.
The Buckeyes open the season on September 7 when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to The Baltimore Sun