One of the fastest-rising cornerbacks in Ohio in the 2024 cycle is still in search of an Ohio State offer.
Three-star Springfield cornerback Aaron Scott Jr. has picked up 15 Division I offers total, including from the likes of Notre Dame, Tennessee, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana and Boston College. But there’s still one offer the 6-foot-1, 160-pound cornerback craves: Ohio State.
“That’s my family’s favorite school,” Scott Jr. told Eleven Warriors. “They all grew up watching Ohio State. So it would be a blessing to get an offer from them.”
Scott Jr. will have his chance to earn his offer at one of Ohio State’s recruiting camps this summer, though he’s unsure specifically of which one he’ll attend because he is focused on finishing his high school track season first.
“I want to show the coaches my footwork and how elusive I am with my speed,” Scott Jr. said of his goal when he camps with OSU. “I want to show them my breaks and how I can guard if we do one-on-ones and how physical I am.”
Scott Jr. is currently rated the 276th-best prospect in the 2024 class and the 28th-best cornerback. He’s the second-rated cornerback in Ohio in 2024 behind Glenville product Bryce West.
In late March, Scott Jr. took his lone visit of the spring to OSU for a spring practice and was impressed with what he saw.
“I walked around the facilities, I got to watch the practice and walk through the locker room and all that,” Scott Jr. said.
While on his visit, Scott Jr. had conversations with cornerbacks coach Tim Walton, safeties coach Perry Eliano and Ryan Day.
“I was in a meeting with coach Walton just going over NFL film and stuff,” Scott Jr. said. “I got to talk to him about what he liked about me. He said going to Ohio State won’t just make you better at football, it’ll prepare you for later in life. (Walton said he liked) my IQ on the field and knowing where the ball is at, and also how long I am and my speed and aggressiveness. He said he loves how aggressive I play.”
Scott Jr. definitely has interest in Ohio State, and hopes to let his on-field abilities show why he’s deserving of a Buckeyes offer in June.
Rogers includes OSU in top five
Noah Rogers’ recruitment is nearing its end.
The four-star 6-foot-2, 180-pound North Carolina wideout announced his final five schools on Thursday, narrowing his choices down to Ohio State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Florida State and Clemson.
Though the list was just released recently, it’s no secret around the recruiting industry where Rogers is trending at the moment. Six 247Sports Crystal Ball Projections have been cast in favor of Rogers ending up at Ohio State, and by all accounts, it’s very likely that he could end up being the Buckeyes’ second wide receiver commit in 2023, possibly as soon as this month.
Uiagalelei considering OSU for official visit
One of Ohio State’s priority defensive end targets for the class of 2023 is getting closer to setting up his official visits. Five-star California defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei told 247Sports this week he’s working on setting up his official visits, and Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Alabama and Clemson are all contenders to receive them.
“I want to take a few in June, one after the other on consecutive weekends and I'm trying to see what dates work best for me right now,” Uiagalelei told 247Sports. “Those are the main schools for me that I want to visit so hopefully I can lock those in soon here.”
Uiagalelei recently visited OSU on April 16 for the Buckeyes’ spring game, and his draw to the Buckeyes has always centered around potentially playing for defensive line coach Larry Johnson. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end has not specified a commitment timetable and will simply commit when he feels the time is right.