Who's on the Buckeyes roster? Here is Ohio State football's scholarship chart for 2021
Ohio State currently projects to enter the upcoming season with 86 players on scholarship.
It is a larger group than in previous seasons, including five so-called “super seniors” who were granted another season of eligibility by the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But those five — defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, defensive tackle Antwaun Jackson, cornerback Demario McCall, left tackle Thayer Munford and cornerback Marcus Williamson — do not count against the 85-man scholarship limit.
For a full breakdown of the Buckeyes’ scholarship picture for 2021, see the table below. It contains Quinn Ewers, the top-ranked quarterback recruit from the class of 2022 who graduated a year from his high school in suburban Dallas to enroll at Ohio State. He officially joined the football program on Sunday.
But transfer linebacker Palaie Gaoteote is not included. Coach Ryan Day said at the start of preseason training camp that Gaoteote has not yet been put on scholarship while the team awaits an eligibility ruling from the NCAA after he arrived from USC this summer.