COLUMBUS, Ohio — Every new Ohio State football defensive end faces the ghosts of the edge rushers who came before them.
Some, like Chase Young, tear open those expectations and leave the entrails all over the field. For others, those comparisons attached by others can hang like a weight throughout their careers.
Incoming freshman Kenyatta Jackson appears to be confronting that imposing legacy head on. He will open his career wearing No. 97 — the same number Nick and Joey Bosa and Cameron Heyward wore during their stellar careers.