Julian Sayin

Julian Sayin Is The Latest To Lose Black Stripe

Ohio State spring practice is now in its final week for 2024 and quarterback Julian Sayin is the latest member of the team to shed his black stripe, signifying his ‘official’ arrival as a Buckeye.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder out of Carlsbad (Calif.) came to Ohio State by way of the transfer portal from Alabama after the retirement of Nick Saban after only being on campus for a few short weeks.

Bama’s loss is Ohio State’s gain as the Buckeyes put together a strong class of two quarterbacks with Sayin and Air Noland out of suburban Atlanta.

Sayin was far from an unknown for the Buckeyes as Ryan Day recruited Sayin out of high school but saw the talented signal caller opt for the Crimson Tide until everything changed.

It has all worked out for Ohio State as Sayin has been impressive in his limited action as a true freshman throughout spring practice. With the Buckeyes entering the 2024 season without a starting quarterback, Sayin has certainly been in the mix, even if there are older quarterbacks in Devin Brown, Will Howard and Lincoln Kienholz ahead of him in terms of seniority.

The Black Stripe program was installed at Ohio State under then-head coach Urban Meyer. The loss of the stripe means a player is ‘officially’ a member of the team, even though there isn’t really any set criteria to lose a stripe.

As a senior in high school, Sayin threw for 2,347 yards along with 24 touchdowns against just on interception.

Sayin will take part in Ohio State’s spring game on April 13th at Ohio Stadium. Tickets are still available for the game and for those out of town, the scrimmage will be aired nationwide on FOX.

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