Ohio State’s Branden Bowen to start at right guard, mom reveals on Twitter

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One of Ohio State’s starting job races is over. Branden Bowen, a third-year sophomore, will be the starter at right guard.

Bowen’s mother, Natalie, broke the news Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

“Proud Mom! Just received the call that Branden will be starting as the right guard for The Ohio State!!” Natalie Bowen tweeted.

“Blessed beyond belief…I love you Momma!!” Branden responded through a quoted tweet.

Branden Bowen to start at right guard for Ohio State

Bowen is a 6-foot-7, 312-pound lineman from Draper, Utah. He was a 3-star recruit as part of the 2015 signing class for Ohio State. Earlier this week, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer didn’t name a starter, meaning the depth chart battle was still open. But Saturday’s tweet means Bowen beat out Malcolm Pridgeon, Matthew Burrell and Demetrius Knox.

The tweeted news is similar to what happened on Friday, when Austin Mack’s mother tweeted he would start. That announcement is particularly special for Mack considering the Indiana native will be playing at Indiana for the opener.

Ohio State is set to open the 2017 season at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Indiana. The game will be on ESPN.

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