The Ohio State football program self-reports recruiting violations

The Ohio State football program has decided to self-report some recruiting violations, none of which are major.

Nov 4, 2023; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord (6), offensive
Nov 4, 2023; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord (6), offensive / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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The Ohio State football program usually does a pretty good job of following rules when it comes to recruiting. They don't have too many violations on that front. When they do, they are typically minor in nature. That's exactly what happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Ohio State decided to self-report some recruiting violations, all of which were Level III violations. None were even close to Level I violations, which are categorized as the worst kind of violation. Only one of the violations seems relevant to me when you see them spelled out.

One of the violations is a case of a recruit getting a graphic after he visited campus. Another is Brian Hartline seeing Chris Henry Jr. while he was on campus. The final one is Ohio State reaching out to someone in the transfer portal too soon, which is the only I deem notable.

It's unclear which prospect that was. Most fans who don't like the Ohio State football team have alleged that it could stem from contacting Caleb Downs. It may be. All I know is that all of these violations are minor and the Buckeyes will likely receive mild punishments if they are punished at all.

Obviously violations are never a good thing. But at least the Buckeyes are taking the high road and self-reporting them. They're nothing like the violations Michigan is allegedly accused of. Those punishments will come down before football season and hurt them for sure.

Ohio State will keep on pushing on the recruiting front as they prepare for Spring practice next week. Once practice gets underway, we will be able to see how this new roster comes together and how Will Howard looks as the new starting quarterback. We'll have some questions get answered.

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Until then, we'll let you know if any punishments come down from these minor violations.