Ja'Had Carter, Arvell Reese Black Stripe

Transfer Safety Ja’Had Carter, Freshman Defensive End Arvell Reese Lose Black Stripes

Two more Buckeyes have been welcomed to the Brotherhood.

Following Ohio State football practice on Tuesday, senior transfer safety Ja’Had Carter and freshman defensive end Arvell Reese had the black stripes removed from their helmets, making them official Buckeyes.

Carter transferred in from Syracuse, where he was a three-year starter for the Orange. He arrived in the winter, but suffered an injury during spring, missing half of camp. Carter played nickel in the spring, but opened in fall camp as the Buckeyes’ No. 1 free safety.

Carter has also been a little banged up in fall camp. He is currently competing with sixth-year senior Josh Proctor and true freshman Malik Hartford for the starting free safety job.

Arvell Reese came to Ohio State as a four-star linebacker, but moved to defensive end in fall camp. Even before practice started, head coach Ryan Day singled him out early on as somebody who was impressing the coaching staff.

Reese could eventually move back to linebacker, but he has clearly taken to the defensive line. He brings speed and physicality to the position. The Buckeyes are deep at defensive end this year, but it may not be that way next year.

Reese is the 11th member of Ohio State’s 21-person signing class to lose his black stripe.

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Black Stripe Tracker

OT Tegra Tshabola (redshirt freshman) โ€“ย March 23
OT George Fitzpatrick (redshirt freshman) โ€“ย March 23
CB Davison Igbinosun (sophomore transfer) โ€“ย March 25
WR Carnell Tate โ€“ย March 25
QB Tristan Gebbia (graduate) โ€“ย April 1
OL Quinton Burke (senior walk-on) โ€“ย April 1
TE Jelani Thurman โ€“ย April 7
S Malik Hartford โ€“ย April 7
RB Chase Brecht (sophomore walk-on) โ€“ย April 7
QB Chad Ray (senior walk-on) โ€“ย April 12
OL Vic Cutler (graduate) โ€“ย August 10
OL Jimmy Simmons (redshirt sophomore) โ€“ย August 10
OL Luke Montgomery โ€“ย August 12
DT Tywone Malone (redshirt sophomore transfer) โ€“ย August 12
WR Bryson Rodgers โ€“ย August 15
CB Jermaine Mathews, Jr. โ€“ย August 15
WR David Adolph (redshirt freshman walk-on) โ€“ย August 16
CB Lorenzo Styles, Jr. (junior transfer) โ€“ย August 16
WR Noah Rogers โ€“ย August 19
DT Kayden McDonald โ€“ย August 19
OC Josh Padilla โ€“ย August 21
WR Brandon Inniss โ€“ย August 21
SAF Jaโ€™Had Carter (senior transfer) – August 22
DE Arvell Reese – August 22

Freshmen Still Waiting

QB Lincoln Kienholz | OT Miles Walker | OG Austin Siereveld | DE Joshua Mickens | DL Jason Moore | DT Will Smith, Jr. | LB Nigel Glover | CB Calvin Simpson-Hunt | SAF Cedrick Hawkins | SAF Jayden Bonsu

Transfers Still Waiting

LS John Ferlmann

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