The Ohio State football team has finally “officially” welcomed a freshman onto its roster.
On Friday, the Buckeyes took to social media to announce running back J.K. Dobbins has become the first Ohio State freshman in 2017 to lose his black stripe.
It is a Buckeyes tradition that players must “earn” their way onto the team before the stripe is removed.
For Dobbins, that time has come and now he’s ready for business.
⬛️ BLACK STRIPE ALERT 🚨
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 4, 2017
Dobbins came to Ohio State as a four-star recruit out of Texas. He was the No. 6-ranked overall recruit in the state and the No. 2-ranked all-purpose back in the nation.
It certainly looks like he’s making a positive impression early.
The Buckeyes kickoff their 2017 campaign on Thursday, Aug. 31 against Indiana.