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Adolphus Washington shined vs. Michigan

A trio of five-star freshmen stood out as talented youngsters on the Ohio State defensive line in 2012. But with four starters leaving the squad after the season, Noah Spence, Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington will be counted on for much more as sophomores.

The learning curve was sharp for the freshman defensive linemen that stepped onto the field for the Ohio State football team in 2012, but it's fair to say Noah Spence, Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington made the leap. Take, for example, Spence's answer when the five-star prospect from Harrisburg, Pa., was asked when he first realized he was at the high Division I level. "I mean, that happened... Recommended Stories

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