Ryan Day, Al Washington, and the rest of the Ohio State football coaching staff might’ve landed a verbal pledge from four-star Archbishop Alter class of 2022 athlete CJ Hicks, but that wasn’t the only the only time the Buckeyes found their name in the headlines over the weekend.
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Buckeyes hand out new 2022 offers
Before you can join the Buckeyes the class of 2022 like CJ Hicks did on Friday, you first have to earn a scholarship offer from the Ohio State coaching staff. Now one step closer to calling Columbus their future stomping grounds, four highly sought after soon-to-be junior prospects walked away from the weekend holding an opportunity to rock the Scarlet and Gray at the collegiate level.
Want to know which recruits landed an offer from the Buckeyes? We’ve got you covered:
Four-star S Zion Branch
Town: Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman
Size: 6-foot-2/190 pounds
Other Offers: Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, etc
Breakdown: A product of the same program that produced current Buckeye Haskell Garrett, Ohio State is now hoping to bring another Gael into the fold. Rated a top-75 prospect in the class of 2022, Branch has shown ball hawking ability from the safety spot, finishing his sophomore campaign with nearly 30 total tackles and five interceptions at Bishop Gorman.
After an amazing talk with @ryandaytime @CoachMattBarnes @DB_CoachCoombs @MickeyMarotti l am extremely blessed and humbled to say that I have received an offer from THE Ohio State University‼️@OhioStateFB @DHill39 @bangulo @adamgorney @GregBiggins @BrandonHuffman @BishopGormanFB pic.twitter.com/3NGfdqBhVL— Zion Branch (@zionbranch) May 1, 2020
Four-star TE Donovan Green
Town: Dickinson, TX/Dickinson
Size: 6-foot-4/210 pounds
Other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M, etc
Breakdown: Considered the top overall tight end in the 2022 class, Green is a big time pass catching threat at Dickinson High. Hauling in 34 receptions as a sophomore, he finished the year with 615 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
After a great talk with @ryandaytime and @OSUCoachKDub honored to receive a offer to continue playing football @OhioStateFB @DickinsonFB @DemetricDWarren @AWilliamsUSA @Nextlevelsports @simplyCoachO @justamom48XOS @Perroni247 @samspiegs @Texan_Live @MarkBermanFox26 @vypehouston pic.twitter.com/Et0ZH7ezP5— Donovan Green ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@Donovangreen23) May 1, 2020
Four-star OT Joey Tanona
Town: Zionsville, IN/Zionsville
Size: 6-foot-5/280 pounds
Other Offers: Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, etc
Breakdown: Exactly what most college coaches look for in big guys up front, Tanona shows the skill set to play tackle or guard at the next level. A tough kid with long arms, and good speed for a lineman, he was a big reason why the Zionsville rushing attack accounted for over 2,000 total yards this past season.
Three-star OG Demon “DJ” Moore
Town: Fort Wayne, IN/R. Nelson Snider
Size: 6-foot-4/295 pounds
Other Offers: Indiana, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Texas A&M
Breakdown: Starting to watch his recruitment take off, Moore is adding offers and interest by the day. A road-grader type, Moore has seen time at multiple spots on the line, and brings decent athleticism to the table for his size. Still raw, he’s a recruit who could see his stock rise with more time on the field to perfect his craft during his last two seasons of high school ball at R. Nelson Snider.