The Ohio State Buckeyes lost a ton of talent to the NFL this season. One of the most impactful players that they lost is defensive end Joey Bosa, who will likely be a top-five draft pick in April.
However, the Buckeyes received another talented player in the recruiting process that should play much like Bosa. This is because that player is his younger brother, five-star defensive end Nick Bosa.
It looks like head coach Urban Meyer is wanting to see Bosa hit the field immediately when he spoke with ESPN about his freshman season. Meyer said that he is planning on using Nick Bosa immediately in 2016 as opposed to giving him a redshirt to fully heal from a knee injury.
“He’s playing,” Meyer told ESPN. “He had the knee injury, but he’s well ahead of schedule. Looks fantastic, and he’s a little ahead of his brother at this time. It’s probably not fair for him to say that because [Joey] was developed by Larry Johnson — really [former defensive line coach Mike] Vrabel and Larry.
“But absolutely, Nick Bosa is an automatic.”
The Bosa’s both attended St. Thomas Aquinas, a powerhouse high school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nick should be able to step right up and replace Joey for the Buckeyes.
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