Giving back to his community has always been important to the safety of Ohio state Lathan Ransom and he spent part of his day doing so on Monday.
Ransom spent a few hours Monday afternoon at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Central Ohio, which provides housing for families of out-of-town children who are hospitalized at the nearby Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other hospitals around Columbus. Ransom served lunch to the families staying at the house, which he wanted to do because of the example given to him by his mother, who is a social worker.
âJust seeing what they are doing for the community and how much they are helping families in need really got me there,â Ransom said. âAnd my mom also has a background in social work. So I really wanted to come in here and see what my mom is doing, because I know how much she helps people around the house, so I just wanted to see what they are doing here, and this place is an amazing place.
Ransom says Eleven warriors that he wants to continue to find ways to give back to the Columbus community, knowing that he has the platform to do so as an Ohio State football player.
âEspecially when I got home, I tried to do my best to help my community. And now that I have roots in Columbus, I just want to try and start helping this community as well, âsaid Ransom, a sophomore from Tucson, Arizona. âI think when I focus on football, I focus on football. But there are also times when I have to put aside the fact that there are other people who are in more difficult situations than me, and I try to help them because I am blessed and I have lots of great opportunities and I just want to help give them back.
Taking the time to give back on Monday helped Ransom, he said, cope with the disappointment of Ohio State’s loss to Michigan on Saturday, a loss that kept the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten Championship. This week’s game.
While Ransom said it was “too early” to say how the Buckeyes would advance as a defense as they won’t know what bowl game they are playing until Sunday, he said he was eager to return to the game. work even though the Ohio State college football playoff hopes look bleak.
âWe’re just focused and want to get back to work,â Ransom said. âThere is a lot to chew on. We just have to learn from this game. That’s all I have to say.
Ransom, who said he had “learned a lot this year” because he had held multiple positions – cover security and free security – and saw consistent playing time all season for the first time in his career in the Ohio State said the Buckeyes have to “just remember how it feels” after suffering their first loss to Michigan since 2011.
âRemember how it feels and train where we don’t have to feel it anymore,â Ransom said. âWe just have to learn. We have to learn from the way we played and watch the movie. Really take responsibility for what we have done wrong.