Thursday, March 12, 2009


Ok, I know we had some pretty good wide receiver talent graduate/leave the last couple years, but I'm not really sure Ohio State needs a cheerleader suiting up for them at wideout next year!

When Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel called, nobody in the Springer family knew quite what to think.

This was several years ago, long before Josh Springer, then a Northmont High School senior, seriously entertained the idea of making the Buckeyes as a walk-on.

Turns out Tressel had called as a favor to the cheerleading staff, encouraging Springer to choose OSU over Kentucky, which had offered him a scholarship to cheer.

How bizarre and ironic, then, that this 5-foot-11, 185-pound OSU cheerleading captain might be playing for Tressel after surviving a walk-on tryout last month despite never playing a down of football in high school. He wants to be a receiver.