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High School Insider: Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard discusses national championship opportunity

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 17:11:35-05

The College Football Playoff National Championship is nearly here.

After the most unique college football season anyone can remember due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio State (7-0) is scheduled to play Alabama (12-0) Monday night in Miami.

The WCPO High School Insider delves into a Greater Cincinnati angle this week with a conversation with Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard.

The 2015 St. Xavier graduate discusses the "chaos" of this season while describing his six-year journey through the Buckeyes program and his role as captain this season.

Also, La Salle senior safety Jaylen Johnson (Ohio State signee) and defensive back Devonta Smith (Alabama signee) join the episode to describe their thoughts on the game and why they think their future respective programs will win the national title.

You will also hear from Fairfield football coach Jason Krause after Clemson offensive tackle and former Fairfield standout Jackson Carman declared for the NFL Draft Wednesday night.

Listen to this episode in the player above.

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