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 Bosa had his black stripe removed from his helmet on Monday August 12th. We continue our look at incoming freshman who will provide instant impact with defensive lineman Joey Bosa. When Urban Meyer was hired as the head football coach at The Ohio State University, he put an early recruiting priority on defensive linemen. Joey Bosa is one of the products of that recruiting emphasis. Bosa is  6’5, 270 pound freshman from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Saint Thomas Aquinas High School he was in a word, dominant.  The defense he captained in his senior year gave up less than 13 points a game, in leading Aquinas to a 13-2 record and the Florida 7A state championship. The young man’s resume has more stars than a planetarium. He was ranked in the top 60 by every major recruiting service. Scout ranked him at #38 nationally, ESPN ranked him at #56 in the class of 2013.  The five star prospect was listed as the #4 strong side defensive end in the class of 2013. He was an Under Armor all American and was a second team USA Today pick. The blood lines are also strong. Mom is an Ohio State graduate. Joey’s father was a 1987 first round pick by the Miami Dolphins. Bosa is the nephew of former Buckeye captain, Eric Kumerow. Looking at 2013 for Joey Bosa, this is a young man who is strong and versatile. He could see reps at all of the defensive line spots. He has the speed to the end position and the strength and size to play inside. He will be a play in all fourteen games in 2013, barring injury. He will play important reps. Many times freshman get mop up duty at the end of games, that is not Bosa.  Bosa will be a part of the regular defensive line rotation and he will have an early, significant impact.  He is one of the first group of frosh to reach this goal. It is hard to project or predict beyond the season we are about to begin but Joey Bosa has the physical tools and the mental make up to be a very successful defensive lineman. It is doubtful that Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington will spend a full four years in Columbus, Bosa should start very early in his time at Ohio State and has the potential to be a part of a tradition of great Ohio State defensive linemen.
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