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Report: Ohio State 4-Star Freshman Likely Out For The Season

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COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Ohio State Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Ohio State's wide receivers depth has taken a hit ahead of the 2018 season. One of the Buckeyes' promising freshman wideouts will likely be missing the season.

Lettermen Row is reporting that Kamryn Babb, a four-star freshman wide receiver, will likely be missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL.

Babb was the No. 13 overall wide receiver in the 2018 recruiting class.

From the report:

Coming off a knee injury that cost him his senior season at Christian Brothers College (St. Louis), Babb suffered a new one with the Buckeyes during offseason workouts in June that will likely keep him on the sideline for all of the 2018 campaign as well. Urban Meyer confirmed the injury to Lettermen Row on Tuesday at Big Ten Media Day, and Babb will now face another lengthy rehabilitation period instead of trying to crack the program’s deep rotation at wide receiver.

This latest ACL tear is in the opposite knee from the one that forced him out of action last season, continuing a string of bad injury luck for Babb after also breaking his leg as a sophomore in high school.

Babb is a true freshman, so he probably wasn't going to be a major contributor, but this is still a tough loss for the Buckeyes.

The 6-foot-1 wide receiver out of Missouri was the No. 73 overall recruit in the country.

Ohio State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.