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Test score delays Ohio State recruit Hyde

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Ohio State got some good news last week when the drug-possession charge against recruit Jaamal Berry was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Now the Buckeyes are concerned about another heralded running back recruit.

Carlos Hyde told Scout.com that he hasn't enrolled at Ohio State for summer classes because he's still trying to raise his ACT score. Hyde said he needs to score a 17 on the ACT to be academically eligible and is taking classes in Florida to reach that goal. The next ACT test date in Florida doesn't come until Sept. 12, so Hyde's availability for at least the early part of the season is very much in doubt.

Fortunately for Ohio State, Dan Herron and Brandon Saine performed well during spring and should be able to handle the load at running back. Still, the Buckeyes expected to have Berry and Hyde in the mix if they needed them. Now there's a chance neither recruit will be available this fall.

The 6-1, 230-pound Hyde was ranked as the nation's 31st best running back by ESPN's Scouts Inc.