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Miamisburg’s Josh Myers zeroing in on first Ohio State start: ‘It’s an amazing feeling’

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Sophomore from Miamisburg is in line to be Ohio State's No. 1 center this season.

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Josh Myers has reached the point of his Ohio State football career no news is good news.

The Miamisburg grad entered spring as the favorite to be the new starting center for the Buckeyes.

He solidified that spot during 15 practices in March and April, checking off another box on the development list that started even longer ago than most.

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He was considered one of the best players in the class of 2015 early in his high school career and verbally committed to Ohio State more than four years ago — January of his sophomore year at Miamisburg.

After enrolling in time for spring practice in 2017, Myers made his debut last year and eventually worked his way up to second-string center by the end of 2018.

Now the countdown is on to his first start — August 31 when Florida Atlantic comes to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes.

“Oh, it's an amazing feeling,” he said. “I'm so excited. And before I came into camp I really wanted to focus on going and taking that (No. 1 center job), going and getting that spot and not settling and saying it's mine or it's not.

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“Regardless of the situation I just really wanted to focus on going and getting it one way or another, and so that's been a focal point for me throughout camp so far.”

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He is looking to replace four starters from last season.

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What he’s doing meets the approval of offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.

“Josh Meyers is becoming a great player, working his tail off,” Studrawa said. "His attention to detail is unbelievable. He's becoming exactly what I think he would become.”