Ohio State is now 7-0 following a 20-12 win over Penn State. With another top-10 win under their belt, the Buckeyes will travel to Camp Randell to take on former Ohio State coach Luke Fickell and Wisconsin. Because of this, the majority of the headlines surrounding the Ohio State football team will focus on the upcoming game, and rightfully so. However, Ryan Day and the Buckeyes will continue to make recruiting a priority and will continue to make the recruiting headlines.
Ohio four-star OT trending towards Buckeyes
Ohio State had a boatload of recruits on campus for last weekend’s game against Penn State. The majority of the 2024 recruiting class was on hand, but so were plenty of targets in both the 2025 and 2026 classes. The matchup was the first in-game experience for many of the Ohio State targets in future classes, and the atmosphere in ‘The Shoe’ Saturday has proven to be a powerful recruiting tool once again.
Following a visit for the Penn State game, the Buckeyes have been rumored to be the leaders in multiple recruitments, including 2025 offensive tackle Carter Lowe (Toledo, OH / Whitmer).
Ryan Day has made it known that recruiting Ohio is a priority of his. Day believes that keeping the state’s best recruits at home is a recipe for success. As a result, Ohio State got a head start in Lowe’s recruitment, offering him back in January. He then took his first visit with Ohio State back in March for a spring recruiting camp. Shortly after, he attended another recruiting camp in June, and was named the camp’s MVP.
Saturday’s visit was his first in Columbus for a game day experience and it seems like the visit has already paid dividends for the Buckeyes. Shortly after the game Saturday 247Sports Director of Recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, submitted a Crystal Ball prediction for Lowe in favor of the Buckeyes. The selection is now the second favoring Ohio State, as Ohio State Insider Bill Kurelic submitted a prediction for the Buckeyes earlier this month.
These predictions are far from guarantees, but Ohio State offensive line coach Justin Frye and Ryan Day have to like where they sit following the visit. However, the Buckeyes are not completely out of the woods and they have some stiff competition for Lowe. The blue-chip prospect holds scholarship offers from programs like Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, etc.
Ohio State is in a great position for Lowe, but this doesn’t seem like a recruitment that will be ending soon. Lowe will likely take multiple visits with other schools that have offered him, especially Michigan, West Virginia and Georgia who also seem to be gaining in his recruitment.
Lowe is the No. 13 OT in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and is the No. 149 overall prospect. He is also the No. 6 recruit from the state of Ohio.
- Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Gene Ross wrote yesterday about how the Buckeyes are trending for five-star cornerback Devin Sanchez. The Buckeyes gained even more steam in his recruitment on Monday, as On3’s recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman logged an expert prediction for Sanchez in favor of the Buckeyes. Again, these predictions are not guarantees, but they do offer an insight into how a recruit is currently feeling in their recruitment.