Entrance Exam: Tyvis Powell

Freshman defensive back sees OSU secondary becoming elite again

Updated: August 3, 2012, 9:17 AM ET
By Brad Bournival | BuckeyeNation
Tyvis PowellCourtesy Powell FamilyTyvis Powell was able to enroll early and get some playing time in Ohio State's spring game.
Entrance Exam is a series at BuckeyeNation where we chat with incoming freshmen in Ohio State athletics.

Tyvis Powell (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) knows all about pulling his weight.The 6-foot-3, 196-pound Powell did his share of turning heads -- and tires -- during his high school days at Bedford.

It started with flipping over 250-pound steel-belted tractor wheels in the offseason before his senior season with the Bearcats and it has earned him respect throughout.

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