Ohio State '22 OH SAF (JR) - Alex "Sonny" Styles

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    Sonny Styles looks like a freak.......

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    • Styles could play any of adjuster, bandit and nickel safety as well as Sam linebacker, Day said. “Sonny can move around, and he can do a lot of different things.”
     
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    • On Sonny Styles’ versatility: “He’s kind of a unicorn, so to speak. I love the kid. We’re just trying to create the very best opportunities for our guys to be on the field to give us the very best chance to win games.”
     
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    • Styles thinks the nickel safety position is a good fit for his game because it enables him to demonstrate his versatility. “I’m able to be in the slot, play in coverage, be able to blitz off the edge, things like that. So I think just a way for them to display my versatility. It feels good to know that they trust me or believe in me to move me around different places.”
    • Styles said it is “super cool” and “special” to play with his older brother again after Lorenzo Styles Jr.‘s transfer from Notre Dame to Ohio State. He said he didn’t try to convince his brother to play at Ohio State, but “home felt like the best place for him.”
    • On being in a position to play a more prominent role this year, Styles said “it feels good, but I just got to keep getting better.”
    • Styles said he said he has “a lot more confidence” going into his sophomore year than he did as a freshman.
    • On how the defense will be different in Jim Knowles’ second year: “I think the team’s gonna be flying around a little bit more. I think guys got a better understanding of the defense. And I think he’s just going to be a different intensity. I think we improved last year, but it’s going to improve even more.”
    • Styles believes going up against Ohio State’s receivers and tight ends in practice is preparing him well for having to cover a wide variety of receivers and tight ends during the season. “You get those reps against them, then you get in the game against other dudes, I think the game’s a little slower.”
    • Styles said Kam Chancellor and Sean Taylor were two of the safeties he idolized growing up.
    • On freshman tight end Jelani Thurman: “He’s a specimen. You guys like that to say about me, that’s a specimen right there. And I think he’s gonna keep getting better. He’s gonna be a great player.”
    • On freshman safety Malik Hartford: “I think what’s really impressive about Malik is he doesn’t act like a freshman. He knows what he supposed to do, he’s very trustworthy, and I think you can expect good things from him. He doesn’t make those freshman mistakes.”
    • Styles said he thinks he made “a really good decision” reclassifying and enrolling at Ohio State last year instead of this year. “I felt me reclassing was gonna set me up for this year, and I think it did.”
    • Styles said he was 6-foot-4 and 218 pounds when he arrived at Ohio State last year and is 6-4, 229 now.
     
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    DC Jim Knowles was asked if safeties Sonny Styles and Ja'Had Carter have solidified themselves as starters.

    Knowles says Styles has. "Sonny is definitely a guy we're going to have on the field as much as we can. He can match up to both 11 and 12-personnel."
     
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