Ohio State Buckeyes: Exclusive Interview with 2018 DT Taron Vincent

Taron Vincent is part of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ 2018 college football recruiting class and looks to be a potential superstar. The son of former NFL star Troy Vincent, Taron is ready to continue the family legacy of stardom on the gridiron.

Standing in at 6-foot-2 and 285 pounds, Vincent will be a force to be reckoned with on the defensive line for the Buckeyes for the next four years.

Urban Meyer has done an excellent job with the Buckeyes’ 2018 class. There are very few teams in college football that were able to get more talent and it has set them up for continued dominance in the Big Ten. Vincent will be a big part of that plan moving forward.

According to 247 Sports, Vincent is the No. 1 ranked defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 13 ranked prospect overall. He is also the No. 2 ranked prospect in the loaded class of talent coming out of the state of Florida. Needless to say, he is a name that college football fans and NFL Draft analysts will want to follow closely over the next couple of years.

Vincent talked about his communications with Meyer and Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson in a 2016 interview.

“I talk to [defensive line coach Larry] Johnson and [Urban] Meyer once a week. We’re really tight. I went to camp up there this summer. I like Coach Johnson a lot, I love how he teaches and the techniques he teaches. You see all the guys he puts in the NFL, so  you know he knows what he’s doing.”

Evan Massey of Lifestyle Sports 101 had the chance to sit down for an interview with Vincent. Quite a few topics were discussed and it is must-read material for any Ohio State or big college football fan.

First up, Vincent talked about why he chose to commit to Ohio State over the plethora of other top schools that were recruiting him.

“I committed to Ohio State because of my relationship with the coaches and the family environment it brings and also that I know I’ll be developed as a player and also a man.”

He then went on to talk about what Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff has told him about their expectations for him.

“Just for me to come in and compete and work hard and I’ll have a chance to make an immediate impact.”

If you haven’t had a chance to see Vincent play, he has a brief breakdown of what he’ll bring to the field for you.

“I’m very violent off the ball, use my hands well, and I’m a high motor player.”

Vincent also has some big goals already set for himself and the Buckeyes during his tenure with the team.

“Well while I’m there I want to win at least one National Championship and for myself I want to be freshman All-American and down the line go down as one of the greats to play at Ohio State.”

He talked about a potential NFL comparison that he thinks he matches up well with.

“Ndamukong Suh because of how violent he plays and gets after the ball, so I try to model my game after his.”

Vincent also had some advice for young football players with dreams of playing college football in the future.

“Trust the process and work hard in school and on the field and the rest will take care of itself.”

Needless to say, the sky is the limit for Vincent heading into his college career at Ohio State. Assuming he reaches his full potential, there is nothing holding him back from being a top NFL Draft pick in the future and becoming a star on Sunday’s.

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Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this interview and follow Vincent as he takes the next step in his career.

Evan Massey is the Managing Editor for Lifestyle Sports 101. He is a sports writer who has also covered politics, entertainment, and many other things. He has seen his work featured on ESPN, Forbes, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports, and plenty of other online publications.