COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeyes almost have an embarrassment of riches at the running back position and Ezekiel Elliott is the latest in a long line of heavily recruited backs to put on the Scarlet and Gray. "Zeke" picked Ohio State over in-state Missouri but had widespread interest from across the nation as schools continued to press after Elliott gave his pledge to the Buckeyes early in the process.
Elliott had his family in attendance at Sunday's Ohio State Media Day and was all smiles as he got to put on the new Buckeye jersey and was all smiles as he had a chance to pose for pictures and speak to many members of the media for the first time.
What are the expectations for the first year running back and what has the transition to college been like for Elliott? We talk to him about that and coming "oh so close" to losing his stripe before Media Day and what losing the black stripe will mean to him.