COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 19: Jake Stoneburner #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions on November 19, 2011 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Jake Stoneburner has been listed at wide receiver on Ohio State's official depth chart.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have listed Jake Stoneburner at wide receiver on their official depth chart, according to Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer. Coaches noted that Stoneburner will play around the field, though, moving into the slot and even the backfield at times.
Back in June, new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer suspended Stoneburner indefinitely for off-field behavior, but he was expected to be a key part of Ohio State's offense in 2012. The 6'5, 245-pound senior was listed at tight end as a junior, but he's moving over to wideout this season to add a new layer to Meyer's pass attack.
Generally speaking, there's been optimism surrounding Stoneburner's 2012 season, even with the suspension. SB Nation gave Stoneburner an honorable mention as part of its 2012 Preseason All-America Team, and now he's officially on the receivers depth chart.