Ohio State football: Honors for J.T. Barrett and Billy Price, update on Trevon Grimes; Chris Holtmann signs recruiting class

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J.T. Barrett and Billy Price earn prestigious nomination

Two of Ohio State’s most important fifth-year senior leaders, quarterback J.T. Barrett and center Billy Price, were honored on Wednesday as finalists for Lowe’s Senior Class Award.

The award, which has 10 finalists, is awarded to a player who “must have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.”

You can help this Ohio State duo by voting for them here.

Florida punter Johnny Townsend,  a former Ohio State commit, is also among the finalists.

Urban Meyer believes Trevon Grimes will return to Ohio State

Though he was not expected to contribute much in 2017, the extended absence of wide receiver Trevon Grimes – one of the Buckeyes highest-ranked 2017 signees – continues to be a hot topic as some folks have begun to turn their attention to Ohio State’s potential 2018 roster.

Grimes left the school in late September, heading home to Florida for personal reasons, and Urban Meyer said Wednesday night that he remains in the Sunshine State with a plan to return to Columbus next year.

The Buckeyes have no seniors among their wide receivers, but rumors about potential early departures could make Grimes very important in the future.

Buckeyes basketball welcomes 4 new signees

With a season opening game against Robert Morris on Friday night, you would think new Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann would be centrally focused this week. That, of course, would mean ignoring the most hopeful day of the year for any program: National Signing Day.

That was Wednesday, and Ohio State signed four Top 300 prospects, good for the nation’s 17th-best Class of 2018.

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