Ohio State fell to its rival Saturday, giving the program an 11-1 record. The Buckeyes are now on the outside looking in for the College Football Playoff, and unless multiple teams lose this week in their conference championship games, it will remain that way.
The Buckeyes will likely be heading to a marquee bowl game, but this is not enough of a consolation prize to make up for last weekend’s loss. While Ohio State will be trying to get over the loss, the team can still pick up some last-minute recruiting wins in the coming months. The Early Signing Period will soon begin and the Buckeyes still have a couple targets remaining they would like to secure commitments from.
Many of the headlines surrounding Ohio State this week will focus on what the team could have accomplished this year, but the Buckeyes will also continue to make the recruiting headlines.
Ohio State QB commit receives accolade
Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class is almost completely wrapped up. There are a few recruits the Buckeyes are still hoping to add in the coming weeks, but for the most part, the team has shifted focus towards the 2025 class.
The Buckeyes have gotten off to a quick start in 2025, securing four verbal commitments, including one from four-star quarterback Tavien St. Clair (Bellfontaine, OH / Bellfontaine). St. Clair is currently slated as one of the top recruits in the state of Ohio in his class, and he is one of the top quarterbacks in the entire cycle.
St. Clair had a very impressive junior season, which came to an end this past weekend. He completed more than 70 percent of his pass attempts for 3,083 yards. He also threw 37 touchdowns to just six interceptions. On Monday, he received another impressive accolade as he accepted an invite to play in the 2025 All-American Bowl.
St. Clair committed to Ohio State in June of this year, and there has been nothing to insinuate he could be swaying on his pledge. He is the No. 4 QB in his class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 57 overall recruit. He is also the No. 2 recruit from Ohio.
With the 2024 Early Signing Period quickly approaching, Ohio State is still targeting a handful of recruits. Possibly the biggest name of the list, five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton, appears to be less and less realistic as the cycle comes to an end. Seaton included Ohio State as one of his final schools, but it appears Oregon and Tennessee have separated themselves from the rest of his list.
Ohio State is still working on getting him to campus, as he has yet to make the trip to Columbus this season. If the Buckeyes are able to get him in town, their chances in landing him will jump exponentially. However, if they are not able to get the coveted official visit, the Buckeyes will likely need to look elsewhere to complete a haul on the offensive line that includes four-star Ian Moore, three-star twins Devontae Armstrong and Deontae Armstrong as well as Ohio State’s newest commit, Gabe VanSickle.