Ohio State '20 AZ S (SR) - Latham Ransom ('22 Honorable Mention All-BIG)

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    • On his relationship with Lathan Ransom: “It’s been great. It’s familiarity – to know guys, know about their families, and they know you and your family. … Lathan is doing great. He’s the heartbeat of that room. He’s been through hardship before. He continues to battle back. He’s a warrior.”
     
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    • Guerrieri said Ransom has been “great in workouts” and “great in leadership” this offseason. He didn’t confirm whether Ransom will be available for spring practices, but he said Ransom’s efforts to get his body back in shape and ready for practice have been encouraging.
     
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    • Ransom said he suffered a lisfranc injury in his left foot during the Wisconsin game. He credited Ohio State trainer Adam Stewart for his recovery, which is supposed to take eight or seven months, but he returned from the injury within six and a half months. He believes he’s a lot faster than at the speed they estimated he’d be able to return to after the injury.
    • Ransom says he’s almost full-go for this spring, but undertstands his injury takes a little time to recover from so he’s not pushing his limits too fast. But he’s participating in most of OSU’s drills.
    • On how hard it was to deal with the injury: “It’s hard. Especially when you have goals at playing at the next level, aspirations of playing against the team up north and playing for a national championship, and you have those taken away from you, it’s definitely hard. But what makes it easier is coming here and being around my brothers, my teammates, my family, my mom, my dad, my sister, having them in my corner it helps me a lot.”
    • Ransom said he started to feel pain free during winter workouts.
    • Ransom said not playing against Michigan was “ridiculously hard. That was the only game I wanted to play all year, like that’s all I thought about, especially with how the last game ended and me not playing the way I wanted to. I guess I have to wait two years, God has a plan for me, two years to be able to play in this game.”
    • Ransom said this year’s defense should be just as good as last year’s if not better. “We all came back for a goal. And that’s to be one of the best defenses to ever play at Ohio State and the best defense in the country.”
    • On Caleb Downs: “Super excited to have him here. To have someone like that come here makes me compete every day. I love Caleb being here, we’re watching film together, competing on the field, having someone to push you like that will make you better every day. He’s someone that lives in the film room and loves to be a student of the game. And that’s something I like to gravitate to. He’s come and really gelled right in.”
    • Ransom said Sonny Styles has the ability to play every position on the field. “I think having him close to the line and having the ability to make plays gives us the opportunity to change things in the defense that we weren’t able to last year. Wherever he plays he’s going to be successful.”
    • On Matt Guerrieri: “He was here during my junior year and we gelled together a lot. He’s a great coach, ridiculously smart and brings a lot of energy every day. I loved being coached by him before and I can’t wait to have another year with him.”
    • Ransom says he loves how Ryan Day is getting more involved with different aspects of the team and calls him the best head coach in the country. “For him to be in there in our special teams room, pushing everyone to be better, holding the older guys accountable, making the older guys hold the younger guys accountable, it’ll make us a better team.”
     
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    Lathan Ransom is only doing individual and seven-on-seven drills off his injury from last season.
     

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