If there’s one position Ohio State doesn’t have to worry about for quite some time, its quarterback. With Justin Fields this season, Gunnar Hoak as his backup, two stellar freshmen— Jack Miller and CJ Stroud—fighting for next season’s starting job, and 2021 commit Kyle McCord arriving in Columbus next January, the Buckeyes’ offense should be in pretty good hands for the foreseeable future.
However, you know as well as I do that Ryan Day and the rest of the recruiting staff won’t rest until they’ve earned a commitment from every class of the decade, and sure enough, they already have their eyes on a few 2022, 2023 and 2024 prospects.
Bucknuts has previously mentioned a few 2022 quarterbacks to keep an eye on, such as Quinn Ewers, Maalik Murphy and Gunner Stockton who all hold offers from Ohio State, and today, Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts named another 2022 QB and four 2023 and 2024 prospects who could be next.
Class of 2022’s Tayven Jackson of Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove currently only has offers from Central Michigan and Indiana, but has attended an Ohio State game and told Bucknuts that he is interested in the Buckeyes.
2023 prospects, Cameron Edge, Tad Hudson and Aliam Appler, and 2024 prospect Jadyn Davis have all spoken to Ohio State staff and have all expressed their interest in the school. Kurelic emphasized Edge, Hudson and Davis as the ones most likely to land an offer from the Buckeyes and Edge as the one most likely to actually become a Buckeye.
- Ohio State reached out to a “huge” 2022 offensive tackle on Tuesday, according to Kurelic. Yaser Alawadi from Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine East is the No. 10 prospect in his state and the country’s No. 53 OT. He is 6-foot-8 and 300-pounds.
After speaking with coach Greg Mattison, he told Bucknuts that he liked what he heard, and that Ohio State is a “top notch school” and they are “a great football program with an even better coaching staff.”
Alawadi holds eight scholarship offers, and while he doesn’t hold an offer from OSU yet, he said an offer from the Buckeyes would be “like a dream come true.”
- Cincinnati offers Ohio State 2022 commit Tegra Tshabola.
I’m proud to announce that I have received an offer to play D1 football for my hometown. I’d like to thank @Marcus_Freeman1 @CoachFick @CoachTomBolden @LakotaWestFB and the whole Bearcat family #uc #bearcats #gocats pic.twitter.com/Azx47VqUgc— Tegra Tshabola (@tshabola_tegra) July 6, 2020
Tshabola is from West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West—just 25 minutes down the road from UC. He is the No. 2 prospect in Ohio and the country’s No. 6 offensive tackle. He committed to Ohio State on April 23 and currently holds 14 offers.
- Additionally, one of Ohio State’s top 2022 D-line targets added another offer to his stack this week.
Four-star Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove defensive tackle Caden Curry was officially offered by Michigan on Tuesday. Curry is No. 134 overall, the country’s No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 1 in the state of Indiana. He holds 15 offers, including Alabama, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State.
Curry told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports that “it’s exciting to have an opportunity from both the Wolverines and Buckeyes.”