Ohio State picked up a relatively easy 36-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. While they were doing so, the Buckeyes also had their final chance of the season to host recruits for a game day atmosphere. It was a fun night in Columbus, and it seems as though all went well on the recruiting front, with three new prospects coming away from the weekend with Ohio State offers in hand.
The first of that trio is 2025 wide receiver Talyn Taylor. Hailing out of Big Ten country in Illinois, Taylor currently ranks as the No. 15 WR and the No. 95 overall player in the class, per the 247Sports Composite. The 6-foot, 165-pound athlete holds over 20 offers to his name, with Ohio State now joining the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC and more. He has made prior visits with both the Wolverines and the Fighting Irish, but as we have seen more often than not with Brian Hartline, things could escalate quickly here if there is mutual interest between the two parties.
#AGTG After a great conversation with @ryandaytime I am extremely blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University! @brianhartline @ParkerFleming_ @Rivals_Clint @AllenTrieu @ChadSimmons_ @LemmingReport @GenevaViking pic.twitter.com/30226WsYgU— Talyn Taylor (@taylor_talyn) November 19, 2023
Next up is 2025 safety Messiah Delhomme. Making the trip to Ohio State this weekend from Virginia, Delhomme currently ranks as the No. 9 safety and the No. 127 player nationally per 247Sports’ rankings. Delhomme did a little bit of everything for the Raiders as a sophomore, rushing for 827 yards, racking up 575 yards as a receiver, and also recording 61 tackles and eight interceptions as a defensive back. The 6-foot-1 track athlete was named VHSL Class 4 First Team All-State as both a receiver and DB, and was also named the Region 4A Defensive Player of the Year.
I’m extremely blessed and grateful to say I have received my 16th D1 Scholarship from THE Ohio State University @ryandaytime @jchorba16 @Coach_Eliano @CoachSykes3 @Coach_D_Moody @coach_1906 @247Sports pic.twitter.com/otOTTuMoJs— Messiah Delhomme (@DelhommeMessiah) November 19, 2023
The final player on our list is 2025 defensive lineman Jarquez Carter. A Florida native, Carter ranks as the No. 49 DL and No. 63 player out of the Sunshine State per 247Sports’ rankings. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound tackle also plays basketball for Newberry, but put up impressive numbers on the gridiron to the tune of 78 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a sophomore. Carter holds over a dozen offers to his name to this point, including from programs such as Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and now the Buckeyes.
- In addition to the three new offerees, Ohio State had a chance to impressive some other high profile targets on Saturday. One of them was current USC commit Julian Lewis, the No. 1 QB and No. 1 overall player in the 2026 class. With a long way to go until Lewis signs on the dotted line and the Trojans finishing up a 7-5 season before their move to the Big Ten, there is still plenty of time for Ryan Day to make up some ground, and it sounds like the visit this weekend was very well received.
“It was a great atmosphere,” Lewis told Bucknuts. “I’m glad I got to finally get up there. I was super tired from my game the night before and an early flight, but it was worth the trip.”
In addition to Lewis, the Buckeyes also played host to five-star corner Dorian Brew. The No. 4 CB and No. 21 prospect overall the 2025 class, it was the third Ohio State game the Texas native has attended this season. With how well the Silver Bullets are playing under Tim Walton and Perry Eliano, and with OSU making his top 10 schools just last week, things seem to be trending very well for the Buckeyes with one of the nation’s premier defenders in the upcoming cycle.