Ohio State is now 11-0 following a 37-3 victory over Minnesota. The game was the last home game for this year’s Ohio State football team, and now the Buckeyes will be busy preparing for the biggest game of every season. This weekend, Ohio State will travel to the state up north to take on its rivals. Because of this, the majority of headlines surrounding the Buckeyes will focus on the upcoming game - and rightfully so.
However, Ryan Day and the Ohio State coaching staff understand the importance of recruiting so the Buckeyes will not be short of recruiting headlines this week either.
Five-star OT has Ohio State in top 7
Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class is almost finalized. National Signing Day is next month, and the Buckeyes are expecting the majority of their recruiting class to sign Letters of Intent as soon as they are able.
As a result, Ohio State has been able to place more of a focus on the 2025 and 2026 recruiting classes. However, it is hoping to pull off one last big recruiting win when five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton (Bradenton, FL / IMG Academy) announces his commitment.
Seaton has not yet announced when he will make his commitment, and he may wait until signing day. However, he has taken another step in his recruitment as he dropped his top seven schools on Friday and included the Buckeyes.
BREAKING: Five-Star OT Jordan Seaton tells me he’s down to 7️⃣ Schools!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 18, 2023
The 6’6 290 OT from Washington DC is ranked as the No. 1 OT in the ‘24 Class
Where Should He Go? https://t.co/tJNhBqBO53 pic.twitter.com/c6ViLLKcKa
Alongside Ohio State, Seaton also included Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, Alabama and Maryland. Seaton was able to take visits to all of the above schools, including Ohio State. However, he has not been able to take an official visit with the school for an in-game experience. He was scheduled to taken an official visit with the Buckeyes when they played host to Michigan State, but was unable to do so because his high school team was still in the playoffs.
Following the cancellation of his official visit to Ohio State, Seaton made it known he still wanted to visit with the school and that the Buckeyes will always be in the running. That being said, Ohio State has a lot of ground to make up in a short amount of time if it is going to earn his commitment.
Seaton has been able to take official visits with multiple of his other contending schools, including an official visit to Tennessee this past weekend. The visit was a return trip for him, and the Volunteers seem like they could be the current leaders in his recruitment.
As it sits, Tennessee, Oregon, Alabama and Ohio State seem to be the best bet to land Seaton, but the Buckeyes will need to go all out for him in this last month before the signing period.
Seaton is the No. 1 OT in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 15 overall prospect. He is also the No. 4 recruit out of the talent-rich state of Florida.
- Ohio State 2025 four-star DL target Christopher Burgess Jr. (Chicago, IL / Simeon) is scheduled to announce his commitment on Jan. 6 during the All-American Bowl. Burgess holds more than 30 scholarship offers, but has not released a top schools list. Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and LSU seem to be the teams to beat, but it is anyone's guess on where he will end up. Burgess recently spoke with Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports on his recruitment, and Ohio State in particular as he was in attendance for the game Saturday. Burgess had the following to say:
Chicago (Ill.) Simeon Top247 2025 DE Christopher Burgess Jr. is taking a couple more visits before announcing his college decision at @AABonNBC on Jan. 6. The blue-chipper was at #OhioState on Saturday.— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) November 19, 2023
"My relationship with Larry Johnson keeps me coming back."
- Ohio State’s biggest-named fan recently took to social media to help recruit Ohio State 2024 verbal commit and five-star wide receiver, Jeremiah Smith.