The Hurry-Up: Austin Siereveld Says He Wants to Play for Someone Like Justin Frye, Ben Roebuck Will Visit Ohio State Saturday and Kam Pringle Picks Up an Offer

By Garrick Hodge on March 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Austin Siereveld

One of Ohio State’s top interior offensive line targets for the 2023 class was back on campus Tuesday for an unofficial visit.

Four-star 2023 Ohio offensive lineman Austin Siereveld was at Ohio State for the first time since attending the Penn State game on Oct. 30 and enjoyed the experience of touring the facilities and watching Ohio State’s third spring practice.

“I loved everything about what I saw (Tuesday),” Siereveld told Eleven Warriors this week. “Watching practice was awesome, getting the chance to see what it is like to be coached if I go here was pretty cool.” 

Talking with Justin Frye in person was something Siereveld said was important to him to accomplish on this visit. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman liked what he heard from Ohio State’s new offensive line coach. 

“He tells me all the time that he wants to coach me and I want to play for someone like that,” Siereveld said of Frye. 

Siereveld said Frye has not told him which position on the line he sees Siereveld playing, but the Lakota East product estimates he will be an interior lineman at the next level, playing either guard or center.

Siereveld also spoke with Ryan Day on Tuesday.

“He loved everything about me and he pointed out the size of my legs and I thought that was funny,” Siereveld said. “He just told me everything about what Ohio State has to offer.”  

Siereveld said he does not have another Ohio State visit planned, but will likely be back in Columbus soon. He added he does not have a commitment timeframe and will pull the trigger on a decision when he’s ready. While working out at the Under Armour Next camp on Sunday, Siereveld said he’d likely take a few official visits this summer, with Alabama and Notre Dame among the other schools he’s considering.

Siereveld is ranked as the 328th-best player and the 19th-best interior offensive lineman in the 2023 cycle, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. 

Roebuck to visit Saturday

One of the emerging offensive tackles in Ohio for the 2024 class will be taking a spring visit to Ohio State on Saturday. 

St. Edward offensive tackle Ben Roebuck announced he’d be taking a trip to Columbus this weekend, and several of his high school teammates will join him, including 2023 defensive end Michael Kilbane, 2024 offensive tackle Deontae Armstrong and 2024 offensive tackle Devontae Armstrong

None of the four players mentioned above have an offer from Ohio State yet, but all are hoping to land one. 

Roebuck already has 15 offers after a breakout sophomore season during St. Edward’s 2021 state title run. He was one of the offensive line MVPs at the Under Armour Next camp in Obetz, Ohio on Sunday.

“It’s really crazy,” Roebuck told Eleven Warriors Sunday. “I didn’t expect to be named one of the MVPs, I just wanted to get better and get some reps. But it’s something really amazing that I got chosen.” 

Even though he does not hold an OSU offer yet, Roebuck has been in regular communication with the Buckeyes. 

“I’ve been talking with coach Frye a lot,” Roebuck said. “He’ll send me a graphic, and it’s like a cue for me to call him. I’ve talked to him three or four times over the last couple of weeks. He’s really nice. He visited our school two months ago and at first I didn’t even notice him. He was just such a nice person.” 

Roebuck made his first visit to Ohio State last fall for the Michigan State game on Nov. 20, but he is eager to get a closer look at the Buckeyes’ facilities on this visit. He said the Ohio State coaching staff has not talked to him about when he might receive an offer, but he is hoping for one from the Buckeyes. 

Other key recruits visiting Ohio State on Saturday include four-star Georgia 2024 tight end KingJoesph Edwards and four-star 2023 defensive end Caleb Herring.

Neither Edwards nor Herring have an OSU offer, but that could change this weekend or sometime in the future. 

Pringle gets OSU offer

Ohio State offered its third offensive tackle prospect in the 2024 class on Friday. South Carolina offensive tackle Kam Pringle received his offer while making his first visit to Ohio State.

“Playing in the legacy of other great former offensive linemen such as Orlando Pace is something I’d really enjoy,” Pringle told Eleven Warriors earlier this month.

Pringle currently has 12 Division I scholarship offers, a list that includes South Carolina, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Virginia Tech. He is ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in On3’s consensus rankings for the 2024 class.

“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.”

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