Ryan Day and the rest of the Ohio State staff are making sure the team stays loaded with talent for years to come. Still looking to close out the 2021 class strong and finish with the No. 1 group in the nation, the Buckeyes have been hard at work scouting talent in both the 2022 and 2023 cycles. Recruiting never stops, and at a powerhouse program like the one that resides in Columbus, you must always be a step ahead of the competition to remain at the top.
On Saturday, the team sent out its latest offer to a member of the 2023 class, reaching out to Georgia commit Treyaun Webb. The Florida native announced the offer via his Twitter page.
Webb, an athlete out of Trinity Christian Academy, has been committed to the Bulldogs since November of last year. The 6-foot, 188-pound standout now holds over 36 different offers from nearly all of the nation’s top programs, including the likes of Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State and obviously Georgia. With his primary recruiter being Tony Alford, the Buckeyes likely see him as a running back at the next level.
Ohio State has been busy early on in the 2023 class when it comes to the talent-rich Florida area. According to 247Sports, the Buckeyes currently have eight offers out in the cycle, and five of those are from the Sunshine State. In addition to Webb, the program has offered a trio of Florida offensive tackles in Payton Kirkland, TJ Shanahan, and Clay Wedin in addition to defensive end Derrick LeBlanc.
Ratings for the 2023 have not yet been released, so we will have to wait and see where these guys stack up with the rest of the class. However, you know if Ohio State is offering players that are currently high school sophomores, they will likely be pretty high up the list.
- On Sunday, Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts dropped a list of five recruits he thinks could be the next to commit to Ohio State, regardless of current class standing. At the top of the list was 2022 linebacker Dasan McCullough. The nation’s No. 7 athlete and No. 69 player overall, McCullough has flirted with the Buckeyes for quite a while now, and just this past Thursday received a Crystal Ball to OSU from 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong with a confidence of seven.
Here he is reacting to the commitment of Gabe Powers on Saturday:
boom— Dasan Mccullough ¹✊ (@Dasan2022) August 1, 2020
- Oh yea, in case you somehow missed it, Ohio State got a commitment from the nation’s No. 2 OLB on Saturday. Powers, the No. 1 player in Ohio in 2022, chose the Buckeyes out of 18 different scholarship offers, including Kentucky, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and others. Powers’ commitment, the fourth in the class, gave OSU the No. 2 group in the cycle thus far, trailing only LSU (who has five total commits).
- A big reason for Ohio State’s early success in 2022? Look no further than C.J. Hicks, who has taken on the role as “Captain Buckeye” in his relentless pursuit of adding talent to his class. Between Hicks’ efforts in 2022 and TreVeyon Henderson’s in 2021, Ryan Day’s job gets just a little bit easier as his recruits continue to do work on the trail themselves.