How Ohio State pledges fared


Johnny Townsend (Orlando, Fla./Boone) is more than just a punter. While his 58-yard boot turned into a muffed punt that Boone recovered inside the 10, the Ohio State commit also recorded a sack and five tackles from his safety position. It led to a playoff-clinching 35-7 win over Cypress Creek.

Here’s how the other 16 Buckeyes commits fared over the weekend:

J.T. Barrett: Rider (Texas) quarterback is out for season with torn ACL and meniscus. Team still beat Denton 40-7.

Marcus Baugh: Tight end pledge made an interception at linebacker in Riverside (Calif.) John W. North’s 28-6 win over Arlington (Calif.). Also had three catches for 63 yards.

Joey Bosa: Defensive tackle was part of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas squad that held Cooper City scoreless in 53-0 win that clinched playoff spot.

Cam Burrows: Cornerback and Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) did not allow Mount Healthy to cross midfield until the fourth quarter of a 48-0 Division II playoff win. Mount Healthy managed just 97 yards. Burrows also recovered a fumble.

Ezekiel Elliott: Running back gained 119 yards on 13 carries and scored five total touchdowns in St. Louis John Burroughs’ 56-13 win over John F. Kennedy (Mo.). Will play Soldan tonight.