The Hurry-Up: Tayvion Galloway Embracing Opportunity to Camp with Ohio State, Five-star Javien Toviano Puts OSU in His Top 8 and Byron Louis Picks Up a Buckeyes Offer

By Garrick Hodge on May 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Tayvion Galloway

Ohio State’s recruiting camp season will begin next week, with the first of six one-day camps scheduled for June 1.

These camps serve as a showcase of sorts for prospects across the country to work out in front of and be coached by members of the Ohio State coaching staff. Hundreds of prospects attend each camp hoping to impress OSU coaches enough to land an offer. 

One of Ohio’s top prospects in the 2024 class confirmed he will camp with OSU on June 1: Four-star Chillicothe tight end Tayvion Galloway.   

“I’m just ready to get out there and learn and have fun competing,” Galloway told Eleven Warriors. “Not really looking to show the coaches anything because they already know everything they need to know. I’m just looking to go out there and enjoy myself and enjoy learning from some of the best coaches in the country.”

This will be Galloway’s third visit to OSU and his first since attending a spring practice in late March. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Galloway said he and Wilson have spoken either weekly or biweekly since his last visit to OSU. Earlier this week, Wilson visited Chillicothe High School to watch Galloway work out. 

“We can’t legally talk in person during those workouts when coaches come on campus to watch us at our high school but he told Darren Gammell (of Darren Junior Recruiting Source) that it was a good day that I ran crisp routes and had a good practice,” Galloway said.

Galloway has 25 Division I offers, including three SEC schools and six from the Big Ten. He would consider adding OSU to that list a blessing.

“Nothing is given but if I earn an offer from The Ohio State I’ll be really blessed to be the first (Chillicothe player) to earn that offer since (former OSU tight end) Ben Hartsock,” Galloway said.

Toviano includes OSU in top 8

A five-star 2023 cornerback with an Ohio State offer trimmed his school list down to eight on Tuesday. Texas prospect Javien Toviano included the Buckeyes on his top eight that also features Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon and Alabama.

Toviano, the 25th-ranked prospect nationally in the 2023 class per 247Sports’ composite rankings, was offered by Ohio State on Oct. 25. He has not visited Columbus since receiving the offer. While the Buckeyes would like to pair two more cornerbacks in the 2023 class with commit Dijon Johnson, Toviano is seen as a long shot to end up in Columbus, even if he thinks highly of Tim Walton and Perry Eliano. 

“Ohio State’s production rate is unbelievable from the cornerback standpoint as well as the defensive back in general,” Toviano told On3. “When you think about DBU, Ohio State is a school that instantly comes up in the conversation. With the new hires Tim Walton and Perry Eliano, I think that the room can only get better. They also happen to be in the greatest position to compete year in and year out. I think that it’s a perfect setting if you wanna go play big-time football, get a great education, as well as go play in the league.”

Louis picks up Buckeyes offer

Byron Louis, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound tailback from Florida, became the third running back in the 2025 class to receive an Ohio State offer on Tuesday.

Louis joins Jordon Davison and Donovan Johnson as the only other running backs in the 2025 cycles to hold offers from the Buckeyes so far. Louis has 10 Division I offers to this point, including Georgia, Florida State, Miami and Texas A&M. 

The soon-to-be sophomore running back plays at American Heritage High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), where he is teammates with 2023 Ohio State running back commit Mark Fletcher and 2023 OSU wide receiver target Brandon Inniss.

Louis saw limited action behind Fletcher for American Heritage last season, playing in six games and totaling 186 yards on 28 carries with two rushing touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 20 yards.

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