Big Ten: Andrew Smith

Ohio and future Buckeyes dominate Big 33

June, 20, 2011
6/20/11
2:45
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As promised in last week's mailbag, let's take a look at the annual Big 33 game from over the weekend.

The annual showcase for high school players from Ohio and Pennsylvania featured 20 future Big Ten players, including five Ohio State signees. And the Buckeye State got a boost from those future Buckeyes, as Ohio crushed Pennsylvania 50-14.

Ohio State recruits had a big hand in the win. Quarterback Cardale Jones threw two touchdowns passes, strikes of 54 and 40 yards. Receiver Devin Smith caught two touchdowns. Cornerback Doran Grant returned an interception 100 yards for a score.

The Ohio defense -- which featured Grant and future Ohio State defensive linemen Chase Farris and Steve Miller, plus Northwestern signee Andrew Smith -- held Pennsylvania to negative rushing yards.

Will the Buckeyes, though, lament one who got away? Akise Teague was named the game's MVP with 102 rushing yards, 66 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. Mr. Football in Ohio wanted to go to Ohio State but was not offered because of his lack of size. The Youngstown product signed with Cincinnati instead.

Penn State signee Shawn Oakman had said he wanted to help put Philadelphia, his hometown, back on the map. But the big defensive end did not record a tackle.

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