4-star WR KJ Hill is third OSU freshman to lose black stripe

Four-star freshman wide receiver and new Ohio State Buckeyes KJ Hill has officially gotten himself in head coach Urban Meyer’s good graces, as he became the third freshman this summer to have the black stripe removed from his helmet.

For those unaware, all newcomers to Buckeyes camp this year began camp with a black stripe down the middle of their helmets. Once said stripes are removed, it means that the coach views the respective players as a “true OSU football player” and that their role on the team could grow immensely.

Sure enough, Hill, a former star at Arkansas’s North Little Rock High School, has impressed Meyer to the point where it was really just a matter of time before he had his stripe removed.

Congrats to WR KJ Hill for getting his black stripe removed today. Go Bucks!

— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 18, 2015

Those who still have black stripes are not failures by any means, but this gives an idea of how Meyer views his players and what separates some from the rest of the pack.

Thus, when Ohio State opens the season against Virginia Tech on September 7, perhaps Hill will see some extended time at wide receiver.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to the Northeast Ohio Media Group