The Hurry-Up: Kylan Fox Said Getting Ohio State Offer Was "big-time," John Walker Will Commit July 28 and Jayden Bonsu Moves Up Commitment Date

By Garrick Hodge on July 1, 2022 at 5:37 pm
Kylan Fox

Four-star 2024 Georgia prospect Kylan Fox was determined to show Ohio State his versatility when he camped in Columbus on June 21. 

Fox worked out with Larry Johnson at the defensive end in the morning session, then participated in the afternoon session as a tight end, working primarily with Kevin Wilson and caught passes from 2024 five-star Ohio State quarterback commitment Dylan Raiola. His efforts landed him an offer from the Buckeyes, though it’s still unclear what position OSU would like him to play at the next level. 

“OSU is recruiting me for both positions,” Fox told Eleven Warriors. “It was good working with them both because I got the inside scoop of how they coach their guys. It was big-time getting the offer because they think highly of me and I appreciate that.” 

Fox, considered the 187th-best prospect in 2024 according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, says he does not have a preference for what position he plays at the next level.

“It doesn’t matter what position I play, I just want to play,” Fox said. 

OSU has already jumped high on the list of schools Fox is interested in playing for and said he plans on taking a visit to Columbus later this fall. 

“I hope to learn a lot more about the place,” Fox said. “Campus is beautiful and so are the facilities. There’s a lot of legendary things in between those walls.” 

Fox, who will be entering his junior year, said he doesn’t have a decision timeline yet. 

Walker to commit July 28

One of Ohio State’s highest priority defensive lineman targets has narrowed his recruitment down to five teams. Four-star Florida 2023 prospect John Walker announced a top five Friday of Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, UCF and Miami. 

The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Walker recently took an official visit to Ohio State June 24-26, and the Buckeyes are believed to be in a strong position to land the projected inside defensive tackle. Walker was originally eying a decision in October, but OSU will now only have to wait a few weeks to find out if it has done enough to land the top-100 talent. 

Bonsu moves up commitment date

On Thursday evening, four-star 2023 New Jersey safety Jayden Bonsu teased that a big announcement was coming. What resulted was an NFT partnership that had absolutely nothing to do with his recruitment, but hey, good for him. 

Friday, though, Bonsu did drop a bit of news that does directly impact his decision timeline. Bonsu originally set a commitment date for Aug. 20 but has since moved that date up to July 20. 

Bonsu has narrowed down his recruitment to Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Alabama. However, OSU and Miami are thought to be the biggest contender to land the New Jersey safety. OSU already has two safeties committed in the 2023 class in Cedrick Hawkins and Malik Hartford, and the Buckeyes would love to add Bonsu and potentially five-star defensive back Caleb Downs to that group before all is said and done. 

Harris commits to Georgia 

Ohio State is on a roll recruiting. Last week, the Buckeyes had three straight wide receiver commitments to finish off that position for the current cycle. This week, it was Tim Walton’s turn to make a notable impact, as OSU landed three cornerback commitments, most recently Jermaine Mathews on Friday

With Mathews’ commitment, it concluded the Buckeyes’ cornerback recruiting for the current cycle. That meant the Buckeyes’ lone remaining target at the position, four-star Florida cornerback Daniel Harris, was going to head elsewhere. Harris officially committed to Georgia on Friday.  

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