QB Tate Martell, OL Wyatt Davis become newest Buckeyes to lose black stripes

Ohio State freshmen seem to be losing their black stripes left and right, recently.

It was reported on Saturday that safety Brendon White was the ninth Buckeye to truly earn his right onto the football team. Under Urban Meyer-led teams, a freshman losing his black stripe essentially means that the player is “officially” welcomed into the program.

White, however, wasn’t the only newcomer to lose his stripe on Saturday. This morning, news came out that quarterback Tate Martell and offensive lineman Wyatt Davis were welcomed alongside White.

With Martell and Davis now added onto the list, 11 Buckeye freshmen have lost their black stripes. Martell, a 5-foot-10 signal caller, is ranked by 247Sports’ composite rankings as a 4-star recruit and is the No. 2-ranked dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2017.

Davis, who may not play as glamorous of a position, is touted as a 5-star recruit and the No. 24 overall player. Listed as an offensive guard, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound mammoth is ranked as the No. 1 player at his position.

Ohio State black stripe tracker

Ohio State had nine members of its 2017 recruiting class enroll early, but that doesn’t make you an official Buckeye. What does? Losing your black stripe. Here’s every player to make that leap so far this year.

Name Pos Date
J.K. Dobbins RB Aug. 4, 2017
Isaiah Pryor S Aug. 7, 2017
Chase Young DE Aug. 9, 2017
Jeffrey Okudah CB Aug. 15, 2017
Haskell Garrett DT Aug. 15, 2017
Pete Werner LB Aug. 16, 2017
Thayer Munford OT Aug. 17, 2017
Shaun Wade CB Aug. 17, 2017
Brendon White S Aug. 19, 2017
Tate Martell QB Aug. 19, 2017
Wyatt Davis OG Aug. 19, 2017

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