Between work and everything else going on these days, you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding your Ohio State Buckeyes. Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help you get caught back up with what took place on Tuesday.
Buckeyes offer 2023 playmakers
If there’s one position in the Ohio State locker room that is packed, it’s wide receiver. From the looks of things that isn’t something that will stop anytime soon. Just adding three top receivers in 2021, and already holding a verbal commitment from class of 2022 five-star playmaker Caleb Burton, Ryan Day, Brian Hartline, and the OSU coaching staff turned their attention to trying to add a pair of the top 2023 wide outs to their future roster on Tuesday.
Announcing their offers from Ohio State within just minutes of each other, four-star rated prospects Brandon Inniss (Miami Gardens, FL/TRU Prep Academy), and Jalen Hale (Longview, TX/Longview) now add the Big Ten power Buckeyes to their growing lists of college opportunities. Sharing their excitement via their Twitter accounts, both were “Blessed” to earn a chance to wear the Scarlet and Gray on Saturday afternoons.
After a conversation with @brianhartline I’m blessed to say I just received a offer to Ohio State @coachjohnking @CoachWritt @Lobo_Football @SkysTheLimitWR @LemmingReport @samspiegs @SWiltfong247 @drobalwayzopen ⚫️ #Buckeyes #OhioState pic.twitter.com/9PTeFg144z— Jalen Hale (@JalenHale8) February 23, 2021
Rated first (Inniss), and seventh (Hale) overall at their position, according to 247Sports, both have shown big play ability with the ball in their hands. Two different builds of players, Inniss a 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, hauled in 28 passes for 638 yards and five touchdowns while the taller 6-foot-3, 175-pound Hale snatched down 39 receptions for nearly 700 yards, and 10 trips to the end zone last season.
Two of the fasting rising prospects in 2023, Inniss and Hale both hold numerous college offers from programs throughout the country. Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia are just a few of the over 25 offers Inniss currently holds at the moment. Locking in over a dozen early scholarships, Hale has the likes of Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech after him.
Just digging deep into the class of 2023, Inniss and Hale are the first two wide outs offered by the Ohio State coaching staff for that recruiting cycle. Want to see what caught the Buckeyes attention? Check out these highlights of the two pass-catchers in action:
- Four-star rated class of 2023 cornerback Tony Mitchell (Alabaster, AL/Thompson) also received a offer from the Buckeyes on Tuesday. Looked at as the top corner in the soon-to-be junior class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound standout adds the Ohio State scholarship alongside programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon.