Ohio State’s 2021 class is now No. 2 in the nation behind Alabama, however the Buckeyes should have a couple more five-stars added to the mix soon, which would land them back at the top spot when all is said and done. Until then, it’s been relatively quiet in the recruiting realm as of late, and today is no exception. Still, the little news we have in today’s State Secrets suggests that Ohio State’s recruiting future is bright.
No. 2 DE “definitely considering Ohio State”
Five-star defensive end Enai White has offers from schools all over the country, but told Bucknuts that Penn State, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, Ohio State and LSU were among the schools recruiting him the hardest. The Philadelphia native also said that he wants to “get away,” which is a negative for Penn State (which is three hours away from White) but a positive for the Buckeyes.
“I probably do want to get away, but I will go any place I can call home,” said White. “So if that place is Penn State, I would stay. I am looking for a place I can call home and would be family.”
White, who is the class of 2022’s No. 2 defensive end, said Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson has mentioned a comparison to Chase Young.
“(Ohio State) has one of the best defensive lines coaches there, so I am definitely considering them,” White said. “(Johnson) tells me (about Young) all the time. He sent me videos of Chase of how he produced, how he worked. Him and Nick Bosa. We talk all the time.”
White plans to announce his top 10 schools on his birthday, Nov. 9.
No. 4 QB believes Buckeye offense would be a good fit
Also interested in Ohio State is the No. 4 quarterback in the country, Tad Hudson— teammate of Ohio State 2021 running back commit Evan Pryor.
“I’ve called Ohio State I think twice in the past couple of months,” Hudson told Bucknuts. “I’ve talked to coach (Ryan) Day once. It went great. It was really cool. We talked a little ball, but mostly it was getting to know him a little bit...I think (Ohio State’s offense) would be a very good fit for me.”
Hudson is a four-star 2023 prospect, and is the country’s No. 27 overall prospect, the No. 4 pro-style quarterback, and the No. 1 prospect in North Carolina. He threw for 2,500 yards during his sophomore season.
Update on tight end target Benji Gosnell
Four-star tight end Benji Gosnell, who is Ohio State’s top target to join three-star commit Bennett Christian in the 2022 class, told Zack Carpenter of Eleven Warriors that he will not likely be able to visit Columbus before the end of September. He is hoping to make the trip in October or November before he makes his decision between Ohio State, Florida and North Carolina.
Gosnell is the No. 11 tight end in the 2022 class and the No. 8 prospect out of North Carolina.
Ohio State OT target and Louisville commit wants recruiting dead period lifted
Three-star OT Zen Michalski tweeted that he wants the recruiting dead period lifted. Despite his commitment to Louisville. Michalski said he “didn’t get to visit a single college” and he also happened to recently receive an offer from Ohio State on Sept. 8.
He is the No. 48 OT in the 2021 class and the No. 10 player in Indiana.