INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State football plans to open preseason camp on Aug. 3, and will do with a roster nearly at full health.

Ryan Day confirmed in interviews at Friday’s Big Ten Media Days session that almost every veteran player who missed time this spring is expected to be healthy for the start of camp. That list included defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, offensive lineman Harry Miller, linebacker Dallas Gant, cornerback Sevyn Banks and Cameron Brown, running back Master Teague, receiver Julian Fleming and safety Kourt Williams.

Brown tore an Achilles tendon in the second game of the 2020 season at Penn State. He is expected to contend for a starting cornerback spot opposite Banks, a returning starter. Their absence during the spring allowed several other young quarterbacks to play a lot of snaps.

Williams missed the entire 2020 season with a torn ACL. Day said Friday the redshirt freshman. who was once considered a likely candidate to end up at the hybrid Bullet position, is playing safety.

Day did say receiver Kamryn Babb will not be healthy to start camp. He suffered the latest in a series of injuries this spring. Linebacker Mitchell Melton was already expected to miss some or all of the coming season. He was seen on crutches during the spring with what Day called a “long-term injury.”

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