The black stripes are continuing to fly off the helmets of Ohio State newcomers.

This week, Ohio State has provided frequent updates on the transfer players and incoming freshmen who have shed their black stripes during fall practice, which is a tradition that dates back to the Urban Meyer era. It means a player has officially earned the right to be called a Buckeye.

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Former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon was the first to lose his black stripe in 2020.

On Monday, Ohio State announced that wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and linebacker Kourt Williams both lost their black stripes this week, becoming the first members of the 2020 recruiting class to receive the honor.

Later in the week, freshman Gee Scott Jr. lost his black stripe. Saturday, Ohio State revealed that receiver Julian Fleming and defensive lineman Ty Hamilton became the latest Buckeyes to drop the black stripe.

So far, six players have lost their black stripes since the B1G announced it would be playing football in the fall.