When 2023 four-star offensive tackle Chase Bisontis visited Rutgers last week, he told Eleven Warriors a day prior he’d be paying close attention to the offensive lines for both teams.
“The OSU offensive line dominated all game,” Bisontis told Eleven Warriors.
Bisontis, rated as the 42nd-best prospect and the third-best tackle in the 2023 class, also met with the Rutgers coaching staff following his visit.
He was at SHI Stadium one day after leading Don Bosco Prep to a 28-14 victory to a win over St. Peter’s Prep, the No. 2 rated team in the state of New Jersey. In the victory, Bisontis was dominant in run blocking, rarely losing a one-on-one battle and setting up his team’s first touchdown of the night by opening up a gaping hole on the left side for his running back. He added he’d like to keep improving his technique as a pass blocker, however.
Bisontis, who primarily plays left tackle for the Ironmen, said OSU is “definitely” in his top five at the moment. He lauded the relationships he’s formed with Ryan Day and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, who he says he talks to every day.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Bisontis makes no secret about his ultimate goal as it pertains to football: make the NFL someday, and he’s looking for a school that can both help him develop into a pro caliber player while also working toward a degree. Bisontis does have an added benefit of playing for three former NFL players who are assistant coaches on Don Bosco’s staff: Leonte Carroo, Torrance Daniels and Nate Burleson. He looks up to all three for advice for what he needs to do to keep progressing as a player and navigating through the recruitment process.
“Those three guys are really important to me,” Bisontis said. “They give me advice every day and every time I see them. They want me to know what’s real and what’s fake (in the recruiting process).”
While Bisontis is trying to keep an open mind about visits this fall, he’s unlikely to make it to Ohio State this fall because half of Don Bosco’s remaining games are on Saturdays. He does plan to take an official visit to OSU in the spring, though, along with several other schools. Other institutions near the top of his list are Notre Dame, Georgia, Rutgers and Penn State.
Bisontis plans to make a college decision next spring or summer.
“Before my senior season for sure,” Bisontis said. “I’m going to finish my officials and then make my decision.”
Ausberry to visit Columbus
Ohio State has already hosted one massive recruiting weekend this season during its season opener against Oregon. Another monumental recruiting opportunity, especially when looking at some of the expected visitors, is looming at the end of this month against Penn State.
Five-star 2023 linebacker target Jaiden Ausberry will be among one of those key visitors, according to 247Sports. Ausberry camped at Ohio State on June 22, which led to a scholarship offer shortly afterward. In July, the Baton Rogue, Louisiana resident dropped a top 10 which included Ohio State.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker is the son of Verge Ausberry, the executive deputy athletic director at LSU. As you may have guessed, LSU was on the younger Ausberry’s top-10 list. Jaiden is the 32nd-best prospect and the third-best linebacker in the 2023 cycle.
Walker in constant contact with OSU
“I’m texting with coach (Ryan) Day or coach (Larry) Johnson everyday,” Walker told 247Sports. “We have a good bond.”
Walker visited Ohio State in June with his Osceola High School (Kissimmee, Florida) teammate and fellow 2023 four-star defensive lineman Derrick LeBlanc. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Walker previously announced a top 12 which included Ohio State. While Walker doesn’t think he’ll make it to a game at Ohio State this fall, he does expect to take another visit to Columbus.
Walker is rated as the 111th-best prospect and the 22nd-highest rated defensive lineman in the 2023 class.