Entrance Exam: Tyvis Powell

Tyvis Powell was able to enroll early and get some playing time in Ohio State's spring game. Courtesy Powell Family

Entrance Exam is a series at BuckeyeNation where we chat with incoming freshmen in Ohio State athletics.

Tyvis Powell (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) knows all about pulling his weight.The 6-foot-3, 196-pound Powell did his share of turning heads -- and tires -- during his high school days at Bedford.

It started with flipping over 250-pound steel-belted tractor wheels in the offseason before his senior season with the Bearcats and it has earned him respect throughout.