The Ohio State football program deserves a pat on the back after this past weekend. With its biggest in-conference game to date this season, the Buckeyes had a lot on the line Saturday. All eyes were on the Ohio State-Penn State game, and it did not disappoint. While the Buckeyes certainly had their struggles throughout the game, the team was victorious and remains undefeated in conference game.
However, it is back to business as usual for the Buckeyes and all eyes are on Nebraska. While the team prepares for the Cornhuskers, the coaching staff remains committed to recruiting. In case you missed Ohio State making the recruiting headlines Monday, no need to worry as Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered.
Ohio State recruit reactions from the weekend
As has been mentioned on numerous occasions, this past weekend was huge for Ohio State’s recruiting efforts. The atmosphere of ‘The Shoe’ was electric Saturday, and following the weekend visits, reactions from some of the recruits who witnessed the day flooded social media. These reactions continued into Monday.
2024 four-star quarterback Adrian Posse was one of the bigger names on campus Saturday, and it seems as if the visit did not disappoint. Posse said he “loved the atmosphere,” in Ohio Stadium and wants to come back. Ohio State has offered three QBs in the 2024 class, including Posse.
Another high-priority Ohio State target in Columbus for the weekend was 2022 five-star defensive end Omari Abor. The Buckeyes have been picking up a lot of steam with Abor as of late, including a Crystal Ball prediction from 247Sports Directer of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Abor not only acknowledged the Crystal Ball, he had previously pinned Wiltfong’s Tweet to his Twitter profile. That Tweet would still be pinned, if not for the one he posted Monday.
One of Ohio State’s top recruiting tools is its ability to recruit from the inside. Multiple Ohio State commits were in Abor’s mentions following the above Tweet. Both C.J. Hicks and Kenyatta Jackson made sure to let Abor know where they think he should continue his football career.
The defense we bringing in is so tuff!— Kenyatta Jackson Jr (@kjacksonjr_) November 1, 2021
Abor was not the only priority defensive recruit in attendance Saturday. 2022 four-star Safety prospect Xavier Nwankpa also enjoyed what he saw in Ohio Stadium. Right on cue, both Hicks and Jackson jumped at the chance to help sway Nwankpa to join them in Columbus.
However, Hicks and Jackson were not the only members of the Ohio State football program to show Nwankpa some love. Both Ohio State WR commit Kyion Grayes and cornerback commit Jyaire Brown were quick to jump into Nwankpa’s mentions. It is safe to say Nwankpa is one of Ohio State’s top remaining targets in this year’s class. Grayes also mentioned fellow Ohio State 2022 four-star safety target Zion Branch in his tweet.
Ohio State also played host to a pair of current teammates from Monsignor Pace (Miami Gardens, FL) on Saturday in 2024 linebacker Vincent Shavers and 2024 wide receiver Joshisa Trader. Both seemed to enjoy their visit to Columbus, and as both continue to improve in high school, they will likely be ranked near the top of 247Sports 2024 rankings once released. The Buckeyes would love for the two to continue playing together at the next level.
Ohio state fans show love!!! pic.twitter.com/L6ygtVAohS— Joshisa”jojo”Trader ¹ (@joshisathe1) November 1, 2021
Maiden, NC native and 2023 three-star WR Chris Culliver also seemed to enjoy his time in Columbus for his unofficial visit. Culliver has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes, but one may not be too far off.
The Buckeyes also played host two a couple international prospects. German 2022 offensive Tackle Moritz Oberhofer and 2022 defensive tackle Hero Kanu were both in Columbus for the weekend.
With such a successful night, Ohio State is hoping to soon earn commitments from some of the above recruits. Stay up-to-date with all things Ohio State recruiting with Land-Grant Holy Land.