Ryan Day read the letter that OL Paris Johnson Jr. had in The Players’ Tribune. Day couldn’t have been prouder of Johnson at Friday’s media availability.

Johnson wrote a letter that ended up the in The Players’ Tribune on Thursday talking about his Ohio State career and what led him to Columbus.

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Day described Johnson as a tremendous young man.

“Paris Johnson is a tremendous young man. I did read his letter. I think that’s why we get into coaching,” Day said. “To see his growth, what he’s done on and off the field and to see his impact is tremendous.”

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Johnson has played in 12 games for the Buckeyes this season, being a veteran presence on the offensive line. Players like Johnson will need to step up in order for Ohio State to beat Georgia in the College Football Playoff.

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