While each weekend in June has proven to be tremendously busy over the course of this month, Tuesday was a surprisingly action-packed day for Ohio State this week. In case you missed any of the goings on with the Buckeyes and their latest recruiting happenings, we here are Land-Grant Holy Land are always here to get you caught back up!
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Of course, the biggest news of the day for Ohio State was the commitment of four-star running back Dallan Hayden. A Tennessee legacy, he had long been predicted to end up with the Volunteers, but over the course of the last few months, the Buckeyes had slowly began working their way into the picture. Hayden took an official visit to Columbus this past weekend and really must have loved what he saw, as it was enough to pull the trigger and join Ohio State’s 2022 class on Tuesday.
Hayden’s commitment further strengthens the Buckeyes No. 1 nationally-ranked recruiting class, which now sits at 262.51 points with 14 commits — over 30 points higher than Notre Dame’s No. 2-ranked class despite OSU having one less commit. After hauling in a pair of talented backs in the 2021 class, there is a good chance that Hayden is the only player to be added at the position for Ohio State in this cycle. Tony Alford is likely more than okay with this, as the 5-foot-11, 195-pound ballcarrier was high on their target board as someone they think can develop better than their recruiting ranking.
In addition, as far as commitment videos go, this one was pretty darn cool:
In addition to Ohio State’s newest commitment, the Buckeyes were busy in the scouting department on Tuesday, handing out a whopping four new offers to some really talented players in the upcoming recruiting cycles.
The first offer of the day went out to five-star 2023 linebacker Jaiden Ausberry. The No. 2 LB and No. 32 player in the class overall, Ausberry hails out of Baton Rouge, LA. The 6-foot, 195 pound prospect currently holds around 14 offers, already including many of the nation’s top programs among the likes of Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas, USC and now Ohio State. Ausberry made the trip from LSU’s backyard to Columbus this week, and after a strong camp with position coach Al Washington came away with his latest offer.
After a great camp and talk with @CoachWash56, I am extremely blessed to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University!!⭕️ ⚪️@samspiegs @JeritRoser @SWiltfong247 @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/6CAkrEFElq— Jaiden Ausberry † (@AusberryJaiden) June 22, 2021
Next up on the list is four-star 2023 safety/linebacker Ta’Mere Robinson. Making the short trip over from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Robinson came to the Buckeyes’ camp as the nation’s No. 4 linebacker and the No. 62 prospect in his class overall. Standing at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Robinson seems to be the type of guy Ohio State would love to recruit to play the bullet position. The physical defensive recruit already holds double-digit offers, including from Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and others.
After a great camp and a great conversation with Coach @ryandaytime I'm excited to say that I've received an offer from THE University of Ohio State #GoBuckeyes @CoachWash56 @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @210ths @_Drew_55 @Evolve2tenths pic.twitter.com/gYd0Y3gsFP— ᴛᴀᴅᴅᴇʀ ③ (@TaMereRobinson3) June 22, 2021
Moving to the class of 2024, the next guy to get the Scarlet and Gray offer on Tuesday was quarterback prospect Jadyn Davis. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound signal caller is a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and becomes just the second QB in the class to earn an offer from Ohio State after really impressing in camp. Ratings have not yet been released for the 2024 class, but his early offer sheet of Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Oklahoma, Penn State and now the Buckeyes should really tell you all you need to know about what kind of elite talent people think Davis can be at the next level.
After a great talk with @ryandaytime , I am extremely excited and blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University @CoreyDennis_ @OhioStateFB @ZLendyak @TGurley81 #GoBuckeyes⭕️ pic.twitter.com/ZEw36XYw6P— Jadyn Davis (@iamjadyndavis) June 22, 2021
Davis wasn't the only quarterback, however, to get a nod from Ohio State on Tuesday, as 2023 QB Dante Moore was the fourth and final player to earn and offer from the football powerhouse. A five-star prospect, Moore is currently rated as the No. 3 QB and No. 14 player in the country overall for his class, and hails from a place Ryan Day would love to steal him from — Detroit, Michigan. Likely the top overall target for the Wolverines in the cycle, the No. 1 player from that state up North holds offers from Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State and nearly two dozen others thus far.
- In addition to the new offers, Ohio State also hosted a pair of huge names in five-star defensive end Brenan Vernon and five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss at camp on Tuesday. Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors has interviews with them and a handful of other talented prospects that were in Columbus yesterday here.
Vernon, who looks eerily similar to a young Nick Bosa with Joey Bosa’s hair, is the No. 6 DL and No. 18 player in the country in 2023 with five Crystal Balls already in favor of Ohio State. Inniss is the No. 1 WR and the No. 7 overall player in 2023, and with the way Brian Hartline has made a habit of landing the top receiver in each of the past few classes, he will certainly be a name to watch moving forward.