Jack Neely


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-8
  • Weight 225
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown San Antonio, Texas
  • Last School Texas
  • High School Churchill

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)

2021 Junior Season

  • Appeared in 12 games, making nine starts and finished with a 2-3 record and a 6.10 ERA
  • Had 62 strikeouts in 41.1 innings while walking 24
  • His first nine appearances were all starts
  • He limited Iowa (March 13) to just one run on one hit over 4.1 innings while striking out seven
  • Went a career-high tying 5.0 innings vs Maryland (March 28), allowing just one run on one hit while also tying a career-high with 11 punchouts
  • Had 10 strikeouts in 4.2 innings vs. Penn State (April 25)
  • Was dominate in his first two appearances out of the pen, allowing no runs on just one hit in 4.0 combined innings vs. Purdue (May 11) and Michigan State (May 16) while striking out six. Both of those appearances resulted in Buckeye wins

Prior to Ohio State

  • Transfer from Texas
  • Made eight appearances including one start during his freshman season in 2019
  • Logged a total of 9 2/3 innings
  • Allowed no earned runs and had a season high six strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings at Stanford on March 8
  • Made first career start against Arkansas on March 19, 2019

High School

  • Lettered in three seasons at Churchill High School under head coach Dennis Schlueter
  • Named first team All-District and first team academic All-District as a senior
  • Named second team All-District as a junior
  • Played basketball for three seasons, lettering in his sophomore and junior years
  • Earned unanimous All-District honors as a junior and was twice voted to the All-Tournament team


  • Son of Joe and Amy Neely
  • Has a younger brother named Jake
  • His grandfather and great-grandfather (both named Jack) played football at Texas