Ohio State Overview: It’s going to be rather delightful watching Demario McCall this year as he is recovered from a leg issue in 2017, has nine games of experience, 74 all-purpose “touches” and a load of big plays already … a third-year player with sophomore eligibility, McCall has six rush or receiving plays over 20 yards off just 69 touches and he averages 7.9 yards per touch on offense … he has long rushes of 48 yards (TD) vs. Rutgers last year and 39 vs. Rutgers in 2016, and long receptions of 36 yards (TD) vs. Bowling Green in 2016 and 32 yards vs. Maryland in 2016 … has a 30-yard rush and reception in each of his first two seasons of play … played in five games in 2016 and accumulated 270 rushing yards – the most by a Buckeye true freshman in 10 years – and scored three touchdowns … rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown vs. Rutgers, 73 vs. Nebraska and 53 and a score vs. Maryland … McCall is an Academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sport industry.
Honors and Awards
2017: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Demario: Two-time Associated Press all-state running back Demario McCall was a consensus 4-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) who was highly regarded nationally as a running back and athlete … ESPN rated McCall as the No. 2 running back in the class with 247Sports and Rivals ranking him as their respective No. 2 all-purpose backs … overall, he was ranked No. 38 on the ESPN 300, No. 44 by 247Sports and No. 66 on the Rivals 100 … the No. 34 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team … missed four games due to injury as a senior, but still managed to rush for 621 yards and score nine touchdowns, including scores on runs of 45, 54, 57, 66, 67 and 76 yards … named first-team all-state as a junior in 2014 after a 2,302-yard rushing season with 35 touchdowns … included was a 433-yard, six-touchdown game vs. Elyria Catholic … in 2014 helped coach Luke Durbin and North Ridgeville to its first state playoff appearance since 2009 … had 1,562 yards rushing with 25 touchdowns as a sophomore and was named third-team all-state … finished with 4,519 career rushing yards and 69 touchdowns, including 94- and 90-yard TDs … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … is the son of Rhonda Young and Jermaine Bennett.