Ohio State will see plenty of Buckeye State natives on 2021 schedule

Kyle Brown
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio is a state known for producing football talent. While Ohio State gets the majority of in-state talent, there will be plenty of opponents with names people will recognize when the Buckeyes play this fall.

Every team Ohio State plays, except for Oregon, boasts at least one player from Ohio on its roster.

Akron from the Mid-American Conference has the most Buckeye State players on its roster with 44. Michigan State leads the way among Big Ten teams with 18 players from Ohio while Minnesota and Purdue have nine each.

Also, while not an Ohio native, the Buckeyes will see a familiar face when they play Nebraska on Nov. 6. Former Ohio State cornerback Tyreke Johnson transferred to play for the Cornhuskers.

Here's a look at Ohio natives the Buckeyes will face in 2021

Minnesota Golden Gophers

6 Miles Fleming DB Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley

8 Thomas Rush DL Marysville, Ohio / Marysville

17 Gage Keys DL Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson

20 Donald Willis LB Garfield Heights, Ohio / Garfield Heights

22 Mike Brown-Stephens WR Springfield, Ohio / Springfield

33 Devon Williams LB Dublin, Ohio / Dublin Coffman

41 Connor Keyes LB Cincinnati, Ohio / Elder

63 Austin Beier OL Toledo, Ohio / St. John's

95 Matthew Trickett K Cleveland, Ohio / St. Ignatius

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota defensive back Miles Fleming (Bishop Hartley).

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

58 Elijah Taylor DL Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop Moeller

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Akron Zips

6 Jonzell Norrils RB Toledo, Ohio / Central Catholic

9 Jeslord Boateng OLB Dublin, Ohio / Dublin Coffman

10 Gavin Blunt WR Aurora, Ohio / Aurora

12 Cory Smigel K North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton

14 Joey Marousek QB North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton

17 Juan Jarrett OLB Cincinnati, Ohio / Princeton

19 MyJaden Horton S Cincinnati, Ohio / Princeton

20 Cole Gest RB Solon, Ohio / St. Edward 

21 Reggie Corner, Jr. LB Canton, Ohio / McKinley

21 Bryce Profitt WR Medina, Ohio / Highland

24 Brandon Bischof LB Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary

27 Bubba Arslanian LB Aurora, Ohio / Aurora

29 Jalen Hooks CB Warren, Ohio / Harding

30 Jalen Knight WR Akron, Ohio / Hoban

31 Ethan Johnson WR Medina, Ohio / Medina

34 Jaylen Ball RB Columbus, Ohio / St. Francis de Sales

34 Tyson Durant CB Copley, Ohio / Canton McKinley

37 Quentin Woodall CB Cleveland, Ohio / Brush

40 Kyle Bischof LB Mentor, Ohio / Mentor

43 Nick Dottore TE Chagrin Falls, Ohio / St. Edward

44 Sean Conroy S North Olmsted, Ohio/ North Olmsted

50 Kyle Bauman LS North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton

51 Luke Bauer ILB Uniontown, Ohio / Archbishop Hoban

52 Zach DiLauro LB Akron, Ohio / Springfield

53 Nicholas Mayle OLB Fremont, Ohio / Fremont Ross

54 Dean Ramicone OLB Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick

55 Collier Brown OLB Washington Court House, Ohio / Washington

57 Connor Francz OLB  Westlake, Ohio / Saint Ignatius

58 Marco Donatelli LB Girard, Ohio / Girard

62 Vincent Fonte, Jr. OL Copley, Ohio / Copley

63 Alex Robarge OL Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Kenston

65 Tony Georges OL Westlake, Ohio / Saint Ignatius

66 Ryan Beckman OL Avon Lake, Ohio / Avon Lake

70 Caleb Herring OL Lakewood, Ohio / St. Edward

73 Owen Murphy OL Cleveland, Ohio / Saint Ignatius

74 Ronan Chambers OL Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward

76 Nate Williams OL Utica, Ohio / Newark Catholic

77 Xavior Gray OL Massillon, Ohio / Jackson

79 Joe Gavriloff OL Kent, Ohio / Kent-Roosevelt

81 Shawn Naim WR  Brecksville, Ohio / Lutheran West

82 Jameel Williamson WR Columbus, Ohio / Dublin-Coffman

92 David Hooks DL Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary

93 Bennett Adler DL Lakewood, Ohio / St. Ignatius

96 Kendal Marshall DL Toledo, Ohio / Central Catholic

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Akron Zips

Akron wide receiver Gavin Blunt (Aurora).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 

11 Shawn Munnerlyn WR Columbus, Ohio / Independence

69 Brendan Bordner OL Columbus, Ohio / Hilliard Bradley

82 Brayden Fox WR Canton, Ohio / Archbishop Hoban

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers offensive lineman Brendan Bordner (Hilliard Bradley).

Maryland Terrapins

89 Anthony Booker Jr. DL  Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Maryland Terrapins

Maryland defensive lineman Anthony Booker Jr. (Winton Woods).

Indiana Hoosiers

49 Sam Daugstrup TE Avon Lake, Ohio / Saint Ignatius    

50 Zach Carpenter OL Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop Moeller    

55 Luke Lane OL Lebanon, Ohio / Lebanon

88 AJ Barner TE  Aurora, Ohio / Aurora

95 Sean Wracher LS Akron, Ohio / Saint Ignatius

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana long snapper Sean Wracher (Saint Ignatius).

Penn State Nittany Lions

14 Sean Clifford QB  Cincinnati, Ohio / Saint Xavier

27 Aeneas Hawkins DT Cincinnati, Ohio / Moeller

70 Juice Scruggs OL Ashtabula, Ohio / Cathedral Prep (Pa.)

73 Mike Miranda OL Stow, Ohio / Stow-Munroe Falls

82 Liam Clifford WR Maineville, Ohio / St. Xavier

91 Chris Stoll SN Westerville, Ohio / St. Francis DeSales

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford (St. Xavier).

Nebraska Cornhuskers

70 Matt Sichterman OL  Cincinnati, Ohio / Kings

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska offensive lineman Matt Sichterman (Kings).

Purdue Boilermakers

9 Mershawn Rice WR Reynoldsburg, Ohio / Reynoldsburg

24 Nyles Beverly DB Macadonia, Ohio / Nordonia

43 Kieren Douglas LB Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central

68 Cam Craig OL Dublin, Ohio / Jerome

74 Eric Miller OL Mason, Ohio / William Mason

79 Jared Bycznski OL Berea, Ohio / Berea-Midpark

83 Jack Cravaack TE Cincinnati, Ohio / Madeira

86 Kory Taylor WR Hilliard, Ohio / Bradley

91 Dontay Hunter II DE Westerville, Ohio / Westerville Central

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue linebacker Kieren Douglas (Pickerington Central).

Michigan State Spartans

3 Xavier Henderson S Reynoldsburg, Ohio / Pickerington Central

4 Matt Coghlin K Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop Moeller

7 Michael Dowell S North Ridgeville, Ohio / St. Edward

12 Michael Gravely S Cleveland, Ohio / Glenville

15 Angelo Grose CB Mansfield, Ohio / Mansfield Senior

21 Chase Kline LB Chardon, Ohio / Chardon

26 Brandon Wright DE Euclid, Ohio / Euclid

47 Jeff Pietrowski DE Medina, Ohio / St. Edward

55 Zach Slade DE Lewis Center, Ohio / Lewis Center

56 Matt Carrick OG Minerva, Ohio / Perry

59 Nick Samac OL Mentor, Ohio / Mentor

62 Luke Campbell OL Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy

64 Jacob Slade DT Lewis Center, Ohio / Lewis Center

67 J.D. Duplain OL Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville

76 AJ Arcuri OT Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty

83 Montorie Foster WR Cleveland, Ohio / St. Edward

88 Trenton Gillison TE Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central

98 Avery Dunn DE Shaker Heights, Ohio / Shaker Heights

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State cornerback Angelo Grose (Mansfield Senior).

Michigan Wolverines

29 Joey Velazquez LB Columbus, Ohio / St. Francis De Sales

35 Caden Kolesar DB Westlake, Ohio / St. Edward

37 Edward Warinner LB Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty

70 Nolan Rumler OL Akron, Ohio / Archbishop Hoban

83 Erick All TE Fairfield, Ohio / Fairfield

85 Joel Honigford OL Sugarcreek, Ohio / Garaway

91 Brad Robbins P Westerville, Ohio / Westerville South

99 Gabe Newburg DL Clayton, Ohio / Northmont

Ohio State football schedule 2021:Meet the Michigan Wolverines

Michigan tight end Erick All (Fairfield).

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