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2023 Defensive Lineman Kayden McDonald Suwanee Georgia

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Defensive Lineman Kayden McDonald (twitter) committed to Ohio State on October 31st for their 2023 class. He is a 4 star prospect considered the 40th best DL in the country, the 27th best overall prospect in Georgia. The 6'3" 310 lbs. recruit goes to North Gwinnett in Suwanee Georgia.

Kayden McDonald Offers and Visits

McDonald had offers from Ohio State, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and 31 other college programs. He visited Ohio State on September 24th, Clemson on November 26th, Florida on June 17th, Michigan on September 10th, and Oklahoma on October 15th. The visit to Columbus was over the weekend when the Buckeyes beat the Wisconsin Badgers.

McDonalds was recruited by defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, Ryan Day, and line coach Larry Johnson. What the coaching team can do in developing him is what put Ohio State above the rest. Academics, and his good feeling about success in Columbus were big factors too.

McDonald Crystal Ball Predictions

On the day of his college selection at his high school, 247 Rusty Mansell, Cory Fravel, Bill Kurelic, Steve Wiltfong, and Anna Adams felt he was leaning towards OSU.

An interior lineman, McDonald has idea size at this time for the next level. He has quick feet with good footwork, explosive off the line of scrimmage. Strong hands on contact. He had 62 tackles for loss in his Junior season and 20 sacks.

11/5/2022 8:35:09 PM
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Jermaine Matthews Cornerback for 2023

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Jermaine Matthews (twitter) adds to the already loaded Ohio State football 2023 class with his commitment. The 6-0 / 175 Lbs. athlete from Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH) High School made the announcement on the first day of July at his high school. Matthews is a 4 Star recruit, 21st best Athlete in the country, and the 36th best Cornerback. He is happy to get recruiting over with so he can focus on just Ohio State.

Matthews selected Ohio State as its not too far from home and he really liked the staff and the college. He is looking forward to a senior year and winning another state championship. And sees Ohio State winning the National Championship during his time in college.

Who Recruited Matthews

Tim Walton and GA Zach Grant recruited Matthews for Ohio State. Eric Wolford & Travaris Robinson for Alabama, Vince Marrow with Kentucky, Andy Aurich for Rutgers, and Joe Rudolph & Derek Jones for Virginia Tech.

Offers and Favorites

Matthews had 40 Offers total, Ohio State and Cincinnati where his favorites. He committed to Ohio State on 7-1-2022 at a high school ceremony.

Official Visits

Matthews officially visited Ohio State on June 17th, Cincinnati on June 3, and Pittsburg on June 24th.

Jermain Matthew Crystal Ball Predictions

Steve Wiltfong predicted Matthews would commit to Ohio State on June 7th, Bryce Koon said Ohio State on June 28th, Bill Kurelic was for Ohio State on June 20th, and Jason Stamm, Colin Gay, H Rodriguez, Davis Moseley, Julie Boudwin all went with Ohio State at the end of June.

Stats

Ran a 4.35 40 yard dash at the June 1st Ohio State camp.

7/29/2022 10:32:40 AM
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Brandon Inniss 2023 Wide Receiver

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Ohio State’s commitment list doesn’t stop at five-star receiver Carnell Tate, who pledged to the Buckeyes on Monday. One day after Tate’s commitment, five-star wideout Brandon Inniss (twitter) announced his intention to play for the Big Ten powerhouse. The prospect from American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL is the 2nd best receiver in the country, the 18th overall prospect, and the 4 best player in Florida for 2023.

Who Recruited Inniss

Brian Hartline recruited the 6'0" 190 lbs. Inniss for Ohio State, Robert Gillespie and Holmon Wiggins for Alabama, Prentice Gill and Anthony Garnett for Arizona State, and OSU alumni Kenny Guiton for Arkansas.

Ohio State recruiting momentum has seemingly never been so high. With some of the nation's top prospects pledging to the Buckeyes, the future is looking very bright in Columbus, Ohio. Inniss is another key player, who could help shape the future of the program. He gives Brian Hartline and his coaching staff yet another win on the recruiting trail for a five-star talent.

Offers and Favorites

Inniss had 38 Offers with Ohio State, USC and Alabama being his favorites. He committed to the Buckeyes on June 21st.

Inniss Visits

Inniss visited Ohio State on June 17th, Alabama on June 3rd, Miami on March 24th, and USC on March 11th. Inniss’ parents came up with him for his visit and he said that it was important for them to see the culture at Ohio State and make sure this was the place for him.

Crystal Ball Predictions

Inniss had two early predictions for USC from Greg Biggins and Josh Newberg. August of 2021 predictions for Oklahoma included Zach Berry, Gary Freeman, Geoffrey Ketchum, Joseph Hasting, Carson MacRae, CJ Clarke, Corey Bender, and Michael Langston. While Andrew Ivins, Steve Wiltfong, Bill Kurelic, Zach Blostein, Brandon Drumm, and Hale McGranahan all felt Ohio State was in the lead since May of 2022.

Stats

In 2021, Inniss had 308 yards rushing, 2 rushing touchdowns, 341 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns.

6/21/2022 4:13:34 PM
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2023 Wide Receiver Noah Rogers

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Noah Rogers (twitter), one of the top receivers in the country, attends Rolesville North Carolina High School. Rogers profile has exploded in the last few months. He looks to be the can't-miss wide receiver out of North Carolina this year, already making his way into the ranking early in the process. One of the better route-runners in the country and has impressive body control that allows him to make adjustments on the fly.

Who's Recruiting Noah Rogers

Brian Hartline, Ryan Day and the Ohio State staff will be hoping to add 2023 four-star WR Noah Rogers, who is being heavily recruited by NC State and Clemson. The four-star receiver from Rolesville NC could announce a commitment date soon. Rogers is being recruited by Todd Goebbel, the NC State Wolfpack's tight ends and fullbacks coach. And Tyler Grisham is recruiting him for Clemson.

Offers and Favorites

He has 29 offers including Alabama, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida and Clemson. Rogers top two schools are Ohio State and NC State.

Visits

Rogers will officially visit Ohio State on June 17th. On March 25th, Rogers unofficially visited NC State.

Ranking

Noah Rogers, a 4 star 2023 wide receiver now attending Rolesville High School and the #1 ranked wide receiver in North Carolina, stands 6'3" and weighs 185 pounds. He's the 11th best wide receiver in the country. Best overall prospect in North Carolina. And the 60th best national recruit overall.

Crystal Ball Predictions

Adam Friedman, Richard Schnyderite, Zach Carpenter, Kyle Kelly, Michael Clark, Steve Wiltfong, Chris Nee, Brian Dohn, Justin Thind, JC Shurburtt and Bill Kurelic are all predicting the Buckeyes.

High School Stats

Wide Receiver Noah Rogers is a playmaker that opens up the field for the offense. He had 70 receptions in 2021 with 22 touchdowns and 1430+ yards. He also had 26 receptions, 591 yards, and 9 touchdowns in 2020.

5/27/2022 8:37:44 AM
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Ohio State DT Will Smith Jr from Dublin Coffman Ohio

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Will Smith Jr is a 6'3" 260 lbs. Defensive Lineman from Dublin Coffman High School in Central Ohio. He committed to Ohio State on January 23rd, 2022 shortly after making his second visit to campus. He is rated as a 3 star prospect for 2023, the 69th best defensive lineman in the country, and the 14th best overall prospect in Ohio. He played both end and tackle for the Rocks and is the son of late Ohio State and New Orleans Saint defensive end, Will Smith.

Who Recruited Will Smith Jr

Smith was recruited by Mike Daniels for Georgia Tech, Terrance Jamison for Illinois, Marty Long for Northwestern, and Andrew Jackson for West Virginia. He has a number of college scholarship offers including Ohio State, Ball State, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Kentucky. He has always been a huge Buckeye fan since growing up right outside of Columbus.

Will Smith Jr College Visits

Smith made a number college visits prior to deciding on his destination including trips to Ohio State on October 9th, 2021 for their game against Maryland, Purdue on September 4th, 2021, Marshall on September 11th, 2021, Bowling Green on September 18th, 2021, and Notre Dame on October 2nd, 2021. He made another visit to Ohio State prior to committing where he met with Larry Johnson and new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.

1/28/2022 3:36:21 PM
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2022 Defensive Tackle Hero Kanu from Santa Margarita

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Hero Kanu (twitter) is a defensive tackle in the 2022 recruiting class. Kanu attended high school at Santa Margarita Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. The 6'5" and 293 lbs. prospect will be announcing is commitment on January 8th on NBC. Ohio State discovered Kanu at their June Camp in 2021. He quickly became a prospect they had to get after inviting him back for a second day of camp.

Who's Recruiting Hero Kanu

The list of coaches recruiting Kanu is quite long, Tray Scott for Georgia, Mike Elston and Marcus Freeman for Notre Dame, Larry Johnson for Ohio State, Calvin Thibodeaux and Jamar Cain for Oklahoma, and Holmon Wiggins and Freddie Roach for Alabama.

Kanu Offers and Favorites

Kanu has 26 offers with Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma leading.

Kanu Visits

Kanu has taken 5 Visits including November 13th to LSU, November 6th to Georgia, October 23rd to Notre Dame, October 30th to Ohio State for their Penn State match-up, and October 16th to Oklahoma. Camped at 16 different colleges over the summer of 2021.

National Ranking

Kanu is considered a 4 Star recruit, the 18th best defensive lineman and the 7th best overall in California.

Kanu Crystal Ball Predictions

Steve Wiltfong is predicting Kanu commits to Ohio State with high confidence. Bill Kurelic says Ohio State with medium confidence. Brandon Drumm goes with Ohio State with medium confidence. Eric Lammers, Ben Bachmann, Geoffrey Ketchum, and Trent Smallwood all say Ohio State. While Sam Spiegelman changed his prediction from Ohio State to Oklahoma on November 23rd.

Bowl Invitations

Kanu is invited to the All American Bowl. The bowl will air on NBC January 2nd at 2pm. He will be on the West squad with a number of current Ohio State commits.

12/30/2021 2:46:43 PM
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Devin Brown Ohio State Quarterback

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2022 Quarterback Devin Brown Committed to Ohio State on December 1st 2021 out of Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. The 6-3 190 lbs. recruit is the sixth best quarterback in the country and the best overall recruit in Utah for 2022. Corey Dennis recruited Brown for Ohio State while Jeff Lebby led recruiting for Ole Miss, AJ Milwee for Texas, and Graham Harrell for USC.

Devin Brown Visits

Brown visited Ole Miss on October 9th, Texas on November 13th, Ohio State on November 20th, November 28th AJ Milwee from Texas Longhorns visited Brown, and Jeff Lebby from the Ole Miss Rebels visited Brown making a final push before the commitment to Ohio State.

Devin Brown Offers

Brown had over 16 Offers including Arizona, USC, Texas, Ole Miss, and Ohio State. He was committed to USC before opening back up his recruitment on November 24th, four days after his Ohio State visit.

Crystal Ball Prediction for Devin Brown

Steve Wiltfong and Blair Angulo had Ohio State with high certainty prior to the commitment. Gerard Martinez had USC with High certainty. Greg Biggins had Ohio State with Med certainty. And Evan Flood had Wisconsin with Med certainty.

Brown is schedule to play in a number of high school all-star games at the end of his Senior season including the All American Bowl, the Polynesian Bowl, and the Elite 11 Finals.

Brown Scouting Report

With a basketball background, the quarterback is a force to be reckoned with. On his passes, he displays excellent arm strength and zip. He demonstrates the ability to toss off-platform without losing velocity. And he distributes to all levels of the field and appears to roll out to space with ease.

Brown High School Stats

In 2021, Brown was 254/372 for 4881 with 57 touchdowns. In 2020 Brown was 151/232 passing for 1761 and 18 touchdowns. 2019, Brown completed 100 passes on 221 attempts for 1319 yards and 10 touchdowns. He progressively got better as his career continued.

12/13/2021 10:56:04 PM
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2023 Ohio State Safety Sonny Styles

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Sonny Styles from Pickerington Central High School recently committed to playing college football at Ohio State. The 6'4" 215 lbs. safety is rated a 5 Star and the best safety in the country. Also the number one prospect in Ohio.

Styles announced his commitment to the Buckeyes via Twitter.

"I have decided to attend The Ohio State University! GO BUCKS!" he wrote. Styles is an athlete who plays multiple positions for his high school team, according to reports. The safety posted a highlight reel on Twitter with the caption, "I have been waiting for this time to come since I was 4 years old."

Al Washington for Ohio State was recruiting him along with Bill O'Brien for Alabama and Matt Thurin for Boston College.

Sonny Styles Visits

Styles has taken four unofficial visits including unofficially visiting Florida on September 4th, a June 22nd unofficial visit to Ole Miss, a June 21st unofficial visit to Florida State, and a June 6th unofficial visit to Michigan State.

Sonny Styles Scholarship Offers

Styles has 24 scholarship offers including Ohio State, Alabama, Boston College, Cincinnati, and Clemson. He recently committed to Ohio State on November 13th for the 2023 season. He becomes apart of a class that totals three players and is rated the 6th best in the country. Tight End Ty Lockwood from Independence Indiana and Offensive Lineman Joshua Padilla from Dayton Ohio are also members of the class at this time.

Crystal Ball Prediction

Before Styles committed to Ohio State, Tom Loy predicted he would commit to Notre Dame.

Scouting Report

With his height, length, and physical growth as a high school junior, he is a physical prototypical safety. For a player of his size, he changes directions and runs in a straight line very well. At 210 pounds, he is smooth in his moves and is capable of playing in space even covering man to man. Shows good ball skills and hands.

11/23/2021 8:14:08 AM
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Offensive Lineman Avery Henry for 2022

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Offensive lineman Avery Henry From the Red Devils in Saint Clairsville, Ohio committed to play for Ohio State 2022. Henry is a 6'7" 305 lbs. lineman who lost 65 pounds this past year to get into better shape.

Henry is a 3 Star recruit, the 122nd Offensive Tackle and the 42nd best overall recruit in Ohio for 2022. Many are comparing him to Ohio State lineman Dawand Jones who came underrated to OSU but developed into a really good lineman over three years.

Henry will play tackle in the future for the Buckeyes.

Who recruited Avery Henry?

Five colleges recruited Henry including Ohio State, Iowa State, Akron, Eastern Michigan, and Syracuse. Ohio State line coach Greg Studrawa visited Saint Clairsville to see Henry play Wheeling Central Catholic and gave an offer after the weekend.

Avery Henry Visits

Henry visited Iowa State on June 11th. He was committed to the Iowa State Cyclones prior to the OSU offer this Fall. He stated that he wanted to play closer to home prior to receiving the Akron and Ohio State offers. He made an unofficial visit to Columbus Ohio prior to committing to the Buckeyes.

Avery Henry Offers

Henry had 6 scholarship offers including Akron, Iowa State, Eastern Michigan, Syracuse, Ohio State and West Virginia. Members of his family had played for the Mountaineers so some felt that was the natural destination.

Crystal Ball Prediction

Allen Trieu on October 18th predicted with high confidence that he would select the Buckeyes after he completed the Columbus Ohio visit.

Scouting Report

Henry is a good athlete that dropped weight this past year and played basketball for his high school. First Team All Ohio in 2020 and 2019.

10/22/2021 10:55:51 PM
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Wide Receiver Kojo Antwi from Suawanee Georgia

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Lambert Wide receiver Kojo Antwi committed to Ohio State early in July after receiving offers from Alabama, Georgia, USC and Texas A&M. Considered a 4 star recruit, the 18th best receiver in the country and the 127th best over prospect, Antwi is set to play in the All-American Bowl January 8th before joining the Buckeyes. He was recruited by OSU coach Brian Hartline and area recruiter Al Washington and made his decision a couple of weeks after an official (June 18th) visit to Columbus.

Kojo Antwi’s Decision

Georgia and Texas A&M were strong considerations with his family in Georgia and a brother living close to the Aggies. Antwi does have some family in Cincinnati Ohio. During the visit to Ohio, his family really liked the academics at Ohio State with the young prospect looking to major in computer science.

What Antwi Offers Ohio State

Antwi is a 6’0” 190lbs bulky receiver with good speed and game breaking ability. Has shown good hands and body control. Runs track in addition to football. Open the 2021 season with a 63 yard catch and run for a touchdown for Lambert.

8/28/2021 9:33:51 PM
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