With the loss of veterans Doug Worthington and Todd Denlinger, Ohio State needs one of its young defensive linemen to step up as a difference-maker in the lineup. The 6' 2", 270-pound Simon made four tackles for loss as a true freshman backup and he was one of the defense's most dominant performers during the Buckeyes' spring scrimmages.
DB CHRISTIAN BRYANT FRESHMAN
Versatility could mean time at cornerback and safety
Rated one of the top 10 incoming cornerbacks by Rivals.com, the 5' 11", 180-pound Bryant is the latest in a line of Buckeyes to arrive from Cleveland's Glenville Prep, including former stars Ted Ginn Jr. and Donte Whitner.