Four-star New Jersey offensive tackle Chase Bisontis is certainly feeling like he's a priority to Ohio State.
Both Ryan Day and newly hired offensive line coach Justin Frye visited the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Bisontis at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, New Jersey) on Monday. The visit was the second time Frye had seen Bisontis in person, as he also made the trip to New Jersey last week. Frye and Bisontis have also already spoken on the phone several times since Ohio State hired Frye earlier this month.
“It went really well,” Bisontis told Eleven Warriors of the latest visit. “They really make me feel like a top priority for them. It’s real love.”
After the visit, Day spoke with Bisontis’ coach and had very strong praise for the talented lineman.
“(He told him about NIL opportunities) and that I could play as a freshman,” Bisontis said.
A true freshman offensive lineman playing right away at Ohio State isn’t too common, but not impossible either, and it speaks to how high OSU is on Bisontis. According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Bisontis is ranked as the 53rd-best player and the fourth-best offensive tackle in the 2023 class. He’s also the top-rated player in New Jersey.
He’s expected to take an official visit to Ohio State later this spring and will likely decide on a school by the end of June.
Moore picks up OSU offer
Ohio State set its sights on one of the top defensive linemen in the 2023 cycle on Wednesday. The Buckeyes and defensive line coach Larry Johnson offered four-star Maryland defensive lineman Jason Moore, making him the 17th defensive line prospect to receive an offer from OSU in the 2023 class.
Moore is considered to be the 44th-best player and the seventh-best defensive lineman in the 2023 cycle. He’s also rated the top player in the state of Maryland. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Moore has racked up 18 Division I offers thus far, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Moore helped lead DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Maryland) to a 7-3 record last season.
Castell offered by Buckeyes
Florida has been a popular recruiting ground for Ohio State the past two weeks, with OSU offering a plethora of prospects in the Sunshine State. Two more Florida players were offered by Ohio State on Wednesday, the first being three-star safety Jordan Castell.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Castell is considered the 381st-best prospect and the 32nd-best safety in the 2023 recruiting class. Castell has 24 Division I offers, including Alabama, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, Missouri, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Virginia. In 13 games for West Orange High School (Winter Garden, Florida) last season, Castell had 36 tackles, two interceptions, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.
Four-star Rodgers gets Buckeyes offer
Four-star Florida wide receiver Bryson Rodgers also received an offer from Ohio State on Wednesday. OSU wide receivers coach Brian Hartline presented the offer.
WOW!!! What a dream come true.After a phenomenal conversation with @brianhartline , I am happy to announce I have received an offer from THE Ohio State University! @hdcoach_mark @MrLeggo1 @DauntaPeterson @TeamTampa813 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/ozoE02QNAd— Iam_uno (@IBryson13) January 26, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Rodgers is the 295th-best prospect and the 40th-best wideout in the 2023 class. He has collected 26 Division I offers, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
In 10 games for Wiregrass Ranch High School (Zephyrhills, Florida) as a junior, Rodgers caught 42 passes for 645 yards with 14 receiving touchdowns.
Lee receives OSU offer
While Johnson was in Maryland on Wednesday, he also presented an offer to 2024 cornerback Braydon Lee.
Extremely excited to announce that I have just received my 9th offer from THEE Ohio State University!#GoBucks@ryandaytime @R2X_Rushmen1 @CHFJAGS @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/6MwKK5Fpf0— Braydon Lee (@_brayofficial) January 26, 2022
Lee does not yet hold a 247Sports ranking, but holds nine offers including Boston College, Maryland, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.