Ohio State’s quarterback outlook for the 2023 recruiting class is hard to predict right now.
While Ryan Day has said he wants to land a top quarterback in every recruiting cycle, landing a signal-caller he prefers is much easier said than done considering the sheer talent of OSU’s quarterback room year in and year out.
On Thursday, Ohio State identified another quarterback worthy of receiving an offer from the Buckeyes: four-star Alabama quarterback Christopher Vizzina. While Vizzina has southern roots, he and his family making an effort to visit OSU this spring shows that there’s mutual interest on his end as well as from the Buckeyes.
Vizzina is the seventh quarterback Ohio State has offered in the 2023 cycle and the fourth that remains uncommitted, along with Dante Moore, Nicholaus Iamaleava and Dylan Lonergan. He is ranked as the No. 51 overall prospect and the seventh-best quarterback in the 2023 class.
The 6-foot-4, 207-pound quarterback has more than 30 Division I offers thus far, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Penn State and West Virginia.
In 11 games for Briarwood Christian (Birmingham, Alabama) last season, Vizzina completed 134 of 196 passes for 2,065 yards with 16 touchdowns to four interceptions. He also is a true dual-threat, running for 600 yards on 122 carries with 15 rushing touchdowns.
Pringle hoping for offer
A rising offensive tackle in the 2024 class is planning on visiting Ohio State in the spring.
South Carolina prospect Kam Pringle told Eleven Warriors he is planning a visit for March 25 and is intrigued by what the Buckeyes offer.
“I’m extremely excited to be taking a visit,” Pringle said. “I would be extremely happy to earn an offer from OSU.”
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Pringle said he has spoken with Justin Frye a few times recently and is excited to continue growing that relationship. Pringle is well aware of the storied tradition of offensive linemen of the past playing for OSU, and hopes to make an impact of his own.
“Playing in the legacy of other great former offensive linemen such as Orlando Pace is something I’d really enjoy,” Pringle said.
Pringle, who said he grew up a South Carolina and a Florida fan, also said he will visit Clemson, Virginia and Alabama this spring. He does not yet hold a 247Sports ranking, and has five Division I offers: South Carolina, Arizona State, Florida, Florida State and Duke.
“I feel my best attribute as an offensive tackle is my ability to make almost any and every block regardless of the play style,” Pringle said. “I could definitely see myself as a dominant offensive tackle at the collegiate level as long as I put in work to get better.”
Williams to visit OSU in spring
Even though Ohio State already has four-star tight end Ty Lockwood’s commitment in hand, it still hopes to take another tight end this cycle. Things seem to be trending well with four-star California tight end Walker Lyons at the moment, as he recently included Ohio State in his top six schools.
But there could be another option, as Oregon tight end Riley Williams announced he will take a trip to Ohio State this spring, though ab exact date wasn’t specified.
Dates TBD! @CoachField @Coach_TGilmore @CoachZachHanson @DrewMehringer @CoachJoeCox @coachkr10 @coach_jdbaker @OSUCoachKDub @MikeDenbrock @JOE_JON_FINLEY @JeffFaris @grant_newsome pic.twitter.com/qX49fswxwx— Riley Williams (@ri_will_) March 7, 2022
Williams, who is ranked as the 115th-best prospect and the eighth-best tight end in the 2023 class, currently has 21 Division I offers. Williams was first offered by Ohio State on June 18 when he took an unofficial visit to Columbus.