After a much-needed bye week, Ohio State is now preparing to host Iowa this weekend. Entering the second half of the season, the Buckeyes’ schedule will see an increase in the level of play of their opponents. This will undoubtedly require more focus from both the players and the coaching staff. While the coaches will be busy closing out the season, they also know college football recruiting never stops.
Ohio State offers 2024 RB
Ohio State’s football staff took advantage of the free week, hitting the recruiting trail headfirst. The work resulted in the Buckeyes being the new favorites for 2023 four-star defensive end Damon Wilson (Venice, FL / Venice) and dozens of scholarship offers.
The newest recruit to receive a scholarship offer was rising 2024 running back James Peoples (San Antonio, TX / Veterans Memorial), who took to Twitter late this weekend to show off the news.
After an AMAZING Conversation with @CoachTonyAlford I’m BLESSED To Have EARNED An offer from THE Ohio State University ‼️#GoBuckeyes ⚫️⚪️@irvin8robert @Jtimmy83 @Perroni247 @RivalsNick @adamgorney @SWiltfong247 @Fhall565Hall pic.twitter.com/603o57GYfZ— James (@James_peoples17) October 17, 2022
Peoples has not yet received a composite ranking from 247Sports, but holds an impressive offer sheet including programs such as Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas, Missouri, Houston and now Ohio State. Peoples is seeing his recruitment take off as he is in the middle of an incredible season. Midway through the year, he has 1,078 rushing Yards on 107 carries and has racked up 18 TD’s.
He has yet to take any visits to schools recruiting him, but he is certainly more familiar with the schools in his home-state of Texas. Ohio State coaches Ryan Day and Tony Allen certainly seem to be interested in Peoples and will need to get him on campus to have a chance of prying him out of Texas.
For a glimpse into Peoples’ impressive season, check out his highlights below:
MID SEASON HIGHLIGHTS— James (@James_peoples17) October 12, 2022
Mid Season Stats :
1078 rushing Yards
10.1 per carry
12.5 per catch
1 TD @SWiltfong247 @Fhall565Hall @RivalsNick @Perroni247 @BHoward_11 @247Hudson
Full Video Link▶️ https://t.co/41xiW8ZoQl pic.twitter.com/Yd96iavl3G
- The Ohio State men’s basketball team added the first member of its 2024 recruiting class over the weekend when four-star point guard John Mobley Jr. committed to the Buckeyes. Mobley was a huge first addition to a class that looks to be much smaller than the Buckeyes previous two classes.
However, the team may be adding to the class much sooner than expected. 2024 four-star small forward Darren Harris (Fairfax, VA / Paul VI Catholic) is high on the Buckeyes, and will be announcing his commitment Oct. 22. Harris is set to choose between Duke, Maryland, Miami and Ohio State, with Duke being the runaway favorites. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann has proven to be one of the sport’s best recruiters, but he might need to pull off a miracle if the Buckeyes are to get Harris.
Harris is the No. 14 SF in his class and is the No. 48 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is also the No. 1 recruit from the state of Virginia.
NEWS: Darren Harris (@darrenwh11), the No. 45 overall prospect in the 2024 class, will make his college decision on Saturday, October 22nd at 2:30 PM ET, he tells @247Sports.— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) October 17, 2022
Final Four: Duke, Maryland, Miami and Ohio State. || Story: https://t.co/z4sJ48QxNr pic.twitter.com/icjkunaWfR
- The Ohio State men’s basketball team will be playing host to a different 2024 recruit this weekend when the football team plays host to Iowa. Ohio-native shooting guard Colin White (Ottawa, OH / Ottawa-glandorf) is set to visit with the Buckeyes this weekend.
2024 Colin White (@ColinWhite21) will take his unofficial to THE Ohio State University (@OhioStateHoops) on October 22 for the Iowa football game.— Ohio Buckets (@OhioBuckets) October 17, 2022
Colin is a top prospect in the 2024 class. He’s packed on 20 lbs of muscle & will be a FORCE for @TysonMac05’s Titans this winter! pic.twitter.com/QFnUHWroJC