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Ohio State offers three new prospects after taking down Penn State

The Buckeyes wasted no time as they began their pursuit of three new prospects by sending out offers after defeating the Nittany Lions.

Dylan Raiola
Mike Roach, 247Sports

At this point, it is no secret that Ohio State had talented prospects littered throughout Ohio Stadium on Saturday to take in the Buckeyes hard-fought victory against Penn State by a final score of 33-24. Fresh off of the win over the Nittany Lions, Ohio State wasted no time getting out offers to some new prospects that they will now pursuit going forward.

Buckeyes dish out three offers

One offer that went out on Sunday morning was to 2023 athlete Austin Siereveld of Lakota East (OH). The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder is projected as an offensive lineman at the next level and the Buckeyes are just one of few programs after the Middletown native. Aside from Ohio State, Siereveld also has offers from Michigan State, Ohio, and Toledo under his belt. According to Allen Treiu of 247Sports, Siereveld has made the short trip to Columbus several times already to get on campus and check out what the Buckeyes have to offer.

2024 four-star quarterback Dylan Raiola of Burleson (TX) entered his visit to Ohio State without a Buckeye offer under his belt. However, the Lone Star State standout would ultimately wind up departing Columbus with an offer. Ohio State delivered an offer to the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder on Saturday. Raiola, who has one Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Georgia, already has offers from the likes of Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Texas, USC, and many more.

The final recipient of an Ohio State offer this weekend is a name that Ohio State fans should be very familiar with to this point in 2025 quarterback Ryan Montgomery of Findlay (OH). Ryan is the younger brother of 2023 four-star offensive lineman Luke Montgomery, one of the major Ohio State targets in the 2022 recruiting class. The offer comes fresh off the heels of Notre Dame’s offer to the younger Montgomery. The Fighting Irish are also a major contender for the older Luke. The offer to Montgomery means the Buckeyes have now sent out their first offer in the 2025 recruiting class — a good sign for just how high Ohio State is on Montgomery.

Wagner down to five, sets decision

The sixth-highest graded player from the state of Ohio looks to be nearing the final stages of his recruitment. That’s because 2022 four-star offensive tackle Aamil Wagner of Wayne (OH) announced on Friday that he will begin focusing on just a handful of schools going forward in his recruitment.

Wagner, a Dayton native, pegged Ohio State as a program still in the running for his eventual pledge. The No. 12 overall offensive tackle also included Kentucky, Maryland, Notre Dame, and Penn State as schools that are still potential options as Wagner aims to find his collegiate destination in the coming months.

Wagner is currently graded as the No. 134 overall player in the country, and the highly-touted prospect has a couple of Crystal Ball forecasts in favor of Kentucky to be the eventual winner in this recruitment. Wagner will be choosing between the five schools in just a couple of weeks as he has decided on Nov. 11 as the date to put his recruitment to bed once and for all.

Quick Hits

  • 247Sports’ Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong casted a new Crystal Ball prediction on Sunday in favor of Ohio State for 2022 five-star edge Omari Abor of Duncanville (TX). The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder is the No. 24 overall player in the class, and was on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit to check out the contest between the Buckeyes and Penn State.
  • According to Andrew Ivins of 247Sports, 2022 four-star edge Kenyatta Jackson Jr. of Chaminade-Madonna Prep (FL) had a big showing on Friday night in the Lions’ 37-6 disposal of Lakewood (FL). Ivins notes that Jackson, who committed to Ohio State earlier this month, tallied four sacks, two tipped passes, and one fumble recovery in the win.
  • Last night, 2023 three-star point guard Gabe Cupps of Centerville (OH) revealed his top three schools in his recruitment thus far. Ohio State, as expected, was included in the list and will have to outlast the likes of Indiana and Stanford if they hope the add the No. 4 player in-state to the fold.
  • The Buckeyes were able to get 2023 four-star center Gus Yalden of IMG Academy (FL) on campus for a visit this past weekend, according to Jake Weingarten of Stockristers.com. Yalden currently falls just outside of the top 100 prospects at No. 111 overall.