Thursday, July 9, 2009


Less than a month after Ohio State incoming freshman tailback, Jaamal Berry, was arrested on drug charges in Miami, the Buckeyes found out that another frosh running back is in hot water, albeit, not with the law.

Carlos Hyde, a 6-1, 240-pound wrecking ball of a runner from the "Sunshine State," recently recorded a 16 on his ACT, one point below the minimum requirement for admission to OSU. Unfortunately, the freshman-to-be who has drawn comparisons to Beanie Wells for his great size and brutish style of running, will not be able to re-take the ACT until September, meaning that he'll be ruled ineligible to play in the 2009 season.

Hyde rushed for 1,653 yards and 16 touchdowns last season for Naples High School (Naples, Florida). Hyde selected to play football at Ohio State over the likes of Florida, Florida State, Miami, Fla., Alabama and Auburn.

Hyde said that he still plans to attend Ohio State once he scores high enough on his ACT. He said that he will enroll in January if he scores a 17 or higher in September.

With Hyde's 2009 season dashed and Berry's status still a bit in the air, it looks like the Buckeyes' backfield will headlined by sophomore Daniel "Boom" Herron and junior Brandon Saine. Senior Marcus Williams will most likely begin the summer as the third back on the depth chart.