The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers Dakorien Moore, Noah Rogers Could Commit in May, Three Prospects Include OSU in Top Schools

By Garrick Hodge on May 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Noah Rogers
Noah Rogers

Ohio State has offered its first wide receiver in the 2025 recruiting cycle.

The Buckeyes extended an offer Monday to Texas wideout Dakorien Moore, who has already built up quite the offer sheet. 

The 6-foot, 165-pound Moore has picked up more than 20 Division I offers as a high school freshman, including Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and USC.

Last fall, Moore played a prominent role in helping Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas) to a 13-2 record and a state title game appearance, catching 15 passes for 366 yards and five touchdowns. Moore was a high school teammate last season with Ohio State defensive end signee Omari Abor

Rogers could commit this month

One of Ohio State’s top targets at wide receiver is nearing the end of his recruitment. Noah Rogers told 247Sports this weekend he plans on releasing an updated top schools list soon and could commit “possibly this month.” 

The four-star 2023 North Carolina wideout said the programs he’s considering the most currently are Ohio State, Clemson, NC State, North Carolina and Florida State. 

Rogers, who was offered by Ohio State in January, visited Columbus on April 16 for OSU’s spring game. The Buckeyes are the clear favorite to land the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver, as three 247Sports Crystal Ball projections were made Monday in favor of Rogers ending up at Ohio State. 

“Zone 6 program, they throw that ball,” Rogers told 247Sports of Ohio State. “All their players are developed and it’s also the best of the best.”

OSU currently has one receiver committed in the 2023 class in Bryson Rodgers, and the Buckeyes would like to take either three or four wideouts in the cycle. Other top options include Brandon Inniss, Carnell Tate and Rico Flores

Denson, Freeling and Russaw feature OSU in top schools lists

Over the past few days, a trio of 2023 four-star recruits with Ohio State offers have trimmed down their final school lists and included the Buckeyes in each.  

A four-star 2023 cornerback with an Ohio State offer is down to his final five schools. Sharif Denson announced a top five Monday consisting of Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M. Denson visited Columbus with several of his South Florida Express teammates April 1-3 and does not currently have any official visits scheduled.

South Carolina offensive lineman Monroe Freeling put Ohio State in his top seven Friday along with Notre Dame, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Georgia and Florida. While this is certainly a welcome sign considering offensive tackle is the Buckeyes’ top need in the current class, Freeling did not visit Ohio State this spring and has not scheduled an official visit for this summer. However, he has told various recruiting outlets he would like to make a trip to Columbus sometime in the near future. 

Four-star Alabama defensive end Jaquavious Russaw announced a top 11 Sunday that includes Alabama, Auburn, USC, Miami, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama State. Russaw has only recently been on OSU’s radar as he received his offer in late March. 

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