Ohio State ILB (1) - Reid Carrico (****)

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    Ohio State's most recent commitment, linebacker Reid Carrico, also had more than 150 all-purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.
     
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    DEFENSIVE CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: REID CARRICO, LB, 2021

    In Carrico's first game since committing to Ohio State, Carrico showed exactly why he was so highly coveted by Ohio State and Al Washington. He totaled 15 tackles in the game, including three tackles for loss.

    Carrico is the heart and soul of his high school team. With Carrico in the fold that tradition to continue, Ohio State hopes to continue its tradition of strong linebacker play. To have double-digit tackles and a few stops behind the line is impressive and earns Carrico the defensive champion of the week.
     
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    Sounds like a real gym rat...
     
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    I watch his film and can’t help but think Luke Kuechly. Big, athletic, and hard-nosed. Kind of throwback type of player.
     
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    LB Reid Carrico (2021), Ironton (Ohio)

    Ironton defeated South Point 38-2. Carrico led a swarming Ironton defense and also rushed for 72 yards on just six carries.
     
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    PAIRING WITH CARRICO
    Carrico is ranked as the No. 4 inside linebacker in America in the 2021 class.

    When we talked with Carrico during his junior season, he said he had played all over the field during his career, but he had not yet settled into the Mike linebacker role he was being asked to play.

    “I played a little bit of everything, man,” Carrico told Eleven Warriors at the time. “I played mostly outside linebacker, played safety, inside linebacker, defensive end. It depended what the depth chart looked like that week, who was banged up. I could move to the inside, but I wasn’t really built last year to play inside linebacker. I was only about 200 pounds last year. I was pretty skinny.”

    Things changed for Carrico, who tacked on more than 15 pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons, and he’s added to that since then, coming in at 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds. And as for his lack of experience at middle linebacker? Check out his film, and it’s clear to see he got into a rhythm quite nicely. He earned Ohio’s Division V Defensive Player of the Year award, USA Today All-American honors and a state runner-up finish to boot.

    If the Buckeyes Get Carter, they would have a dynamic one-two punch at a position of lesser need – but it would be hard to argue against nabbing two players ranked in the top six at their position. We’ll see if Washington and Carter’s relationship continues to build over the next several months.

    Other potential linebackers for the 2021 class include outside linebackers Jonathan Flowe (the younger brother of Oregon signee Justin Flowe) and Yanni Karlaftis and inside linebacker Greg Penn III.
     
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    Reid Carrico earns ratings bump in recruiting profile
    Reid Carrico is already committed to the Ohio State. Al Washington and the Buckeyes staff were so impressed by Carrico that he was able to commit in September and instantly become a key recruiter for the Buckeyes in the class of 2021.

    “I’m turning into a complete recruiter now, which ironic considering I’m not a huge recruiting guy,” Carrico told Lettermen Row after his commitment. “But we’ve got to build the class into something special.”

    Already in the fold for Ohio State, Carrico is seeing his position among the country’s elite defensive players rise. According to the 247sports.com composite ranking, Carrico is now the No. 1 inside linebacker in America.

    The bump comes after an impressive junior season and the commitment to Ryan Day’s program. Carrico doesn’t care about the bump in the composite rankings. But he does care about making himself a better football player, which will naturally boost his rating even more as he enters his senior season as a Buckeyes pledge.

    “I’m getting bigger and getting faster,” Carrico told Lettermen Row. “Right now, what I’m trying to work on is my knowledge of the game, having like a great pre-snap, you know? Football IQ stuff.

    “I have a pretty good football IQ, but I want to be a mastermind, you know what I mean?”
     

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