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

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    • Styles said he came to the facility the day after the Michigan game to watch it. He said it โ€œhurtsโ€ to see plays he wishes he could have back.
    • Styles said the team has to move on from the Michigan loss and focus on Missouri, who has โ€œsome really good playersโ€ on offense, including Luther Burden and Brady Cook.
    • On Missouri playing 10 and 11 personnel: โ€œThereโ€™s a lot of receivers on the field, a chance for explosive plays and receivers out of the backfield, stuff like that. You just have to keep studying them.โ€
    • On how Devin Brown has reacted to Kyle McCord leaving: โ€œThe way it is at Ohio State, the next guy is going to step up. Heโ€™s shown leadership and is here for a reason. Heโ€™s capable.โ€
    • On what he learned from the Michigan game: โ€œI think that game just comes down to a few plays that kind of change the game. If you take a different angle or have your eyes here, so all those little things matter.โ€
     
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    • Ohio State is still evaluating the best position for Sonny Styles moving forward. "He has the flexibility to do a lot of different things and that's great. ... He's really willing to embrace some of those roles."
     
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    • On Sonny Styles, his potential to play linebacker: โ€œThatโ€™s a question above me. But I think Sonny has such a rare skillset in the sense that he can look like a safety, an outside linebacker, an old-school Sam, to use those terms. Heโ€™s so versatile. There are a lot of different roles that we can put Sonny in to bring out the best in him. With his body size and his age, when you try to project him forward, heโ€™s in that Isaiah Simmons mix where youโ€™re like, โ€˜What really is he?โ€™ Heโ€™s just a weapon.โ€
     
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    • On whether he is lobbying for Styles to become a linebacker: โ€œI think every coach on our defensive staff would lobby for Sonny to come to their room. He has that versatility and that skill set. โ€ฆ I think itโ€™s a combination of Coach Knowles and Coach Day talking about whatโ€™s best for our defense and whatโ€™s best for our future. โ€ฆ When you look at his body size, I think that he would excel as a linebacker. I also think that he has a unique skill set where he can play out in space like he did last year.โ€
     
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