As far as Ohio State is concerned, it’s officially offer season.
The Buckeyes extended three offers to various recruits on Wednesday, and one day later, OSU extended a whopping six offers: three to players in the 2023 class and three to prospects in the 2024 class. Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline certainly had a busy day in Texas, so we’ll start there.
Hartline offers two Texas WRs
Excited to say Ive received an offer from Ohio state @Perroni247 @brianhartline @WestonZernechel @Coach_Hannan @coachlang02 @LCLobosFootball @LCHS_CoachFish @OhioStateFB #GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/jOwFdDR6j6— JAQUAIZE PETTAWAY (@JAQUAIZE4) January 20, 2022
Pettaway is a highly-coveted prospect in the cycle, considered to be the 42nd-best prospect and the eighth-best wideout in the 2023 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s the seventh-ranked player in Texas.
In eight games for Langham Creek High School (Houston, Texas) this past season, Pettaway caught 43 passes for 745 yards with seven receiving touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound standout also returned punts and kicks for Langham Creek. Twenty-four Division I schools have extended an offer to Pettaway, including Florida, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Auburn, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee and USC.
Wilson, another four-star wideout, is considered the 228th-best player and the 28th-best wideout in the 2023 cycle. In nine games for Dekaney High School (Houston, Texas) as a junior, Wilson had 34 receptions for 469 yards with eight receiving touchdowns.
If Ryan Day wants to break out any wide receiver reverse pass trick plays in the future, Wilson may be an option to run those, as the 6-foot-1, 195-pound standout has also played quarterback in short spurts. He completed five of 12 passes for two touchdowns and one interception last season. Wilson has racked up 12 Division I offers thus far, including LSU, Texas A&M, Purdue, Houston, Baylor, Colorado and Arkansas.
Ohio State has now extended three offers to receivers from Texas in the last three days, as 2024 prospect Micah Hudson received an offer Tuesday. In the 2023 class, five of Ohio State’s 12 wide receiver offers are now from Texas, with Pettaway and Wilson joining Jalen Hale, Braylon James and Johntay Cook II.
Two linebackers land offers
Four-star 2023 Georgia linebacker Raul Aguirre was another recipient of an Ohio State offer on Thursday morning.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker is considered the 120th-best player and the eighth-best linebacker in the class of 2023. In eight games for Whitewater High School (Fayetteville, Georgia) last season, Aguirre racked up 80 total tackles (three for loss) and averaged 10 tackles per game. Aguirre also recorded a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery.
He has racked up 13 Division I offers thus far, including offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan State, Auburn and Arkansas.
In the 2024 class, it was a heck of a day for linebacker Myles Graham. Although he does not yet have a 247Sports rating, Graham’s recruitment officially blew up Thursday afternoon, as he received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Coastal Carolina and Ohio State all on the same day.
As a sophomore, Graham attended Evangelical Christian High School (Fort Myers, Florida), and recorded 130 tackles with eight pass deflections, an interception and two forced fumbles. He recently transferred to Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and will now be high school teammates with 2023 Ohio State defensive end target AJ Hoffler. He was recently invited to play in the 2024 Under Armour All-American Game.
Graham now has 13 Division I offers, also including Georgia, Louisville, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas.
Stewart adds OSU offer
Sticking with the class of 2024, Ohio State offered Dylan Stewart, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive lineman from Washington, D.C.
Stewart, who also does not yet have a 247Sports rating, has picked up six Division I offers thus far, also including Boston College, Bowling Green, Maryland, NC State and Penn State.
Buckeyes offer Calhoun
Another 2024 prospect who landed an offer Thursday was Georgia offensive tackle Daniel Calhoun.
Calhoun, a 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive lineman, is ranked as the 74th-best prospect and the second-best offensive tackle in the 2024 class. He’s racked up 20 Division I offers including Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Tennessee.