The Hurry-Up: Kameron Davis Said It Was a "blessing" to Get an Ohio State Offer, Darron Reed Picks LSU and Harlem Berry Lands Buckeyes Offer

By Garrick Hodge on July 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm
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Tony Alford and five-star 2024 Georiga running back Kameron Davis are in the beginning stages of building a relationship. 

The pair have been in touch for about a month and a half or so, and Thursday, Alford took the next step in the recruiting process by extending the 5-foot-10, 190-pound prospect an OSU offer.

“It felt really good,” Davis told Eleven Warriors of picking up the offer from Ohio State. “It was another offer in the recruiting process that I’ve always wanted. Especially after talking with coach Alford, it was a blessing to get the offer from Ohio State.” 

While Alford and Davis haven’t been in contact for long, Davis said he’s been impressed with Alford’s message early in the process.  

“Each time we’ve connected it’s about something different,” Davis said. “But one of our main conversations has always been about school and how practices and everything else has been going with my high school.” 

Landing the commitment from Davis is going to be a tall task for OSU considering he’s been committed to Florida State since Feb. 25, 2021. 

“I’ve been locked in on Florida State for about a year and a half,” Davis said. “So there’s really no interest changed, my heart still says Florida State. It’s just me trying to fulfill the recruiting process and get the whole experience.” 

Considering his pedigree, it seems obvious why Alford would take a shot on trying to flip Davis anyway. According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Davis is considered the 21st-best prospect nationally. He was Dougherty High School’s (Albany, Georgia) quarterback last season, but will play running back at the collegiate level. Last season, he racked up 3,150 total yards and 31 total touchdowns. 

Plus, despite reaffirming his commitment to Florida State, Davis said he’d still like to make a trip to Columbus and has interest in OSU. 

“They’re a school that produces great running backs,” Davis said. “They have big names in the NFL. It’s a great thought to have the opportunity to go to Ohio State. I don’t have a visit set for the fall, but I will be trying to visit Ohio State very soon.”

Reed commits to LSU

Ohio State will have to head back to the drawing board. After a fight to the finish with LSU for four-star 2023 defensive lineman Darron Reed’s commitment, the Georgia prospect went with the Tigers instead on Monday. 

With Reed off the board, Ohio State will turn its attention to other targets, such as Jason Moore, Matayo Uiagalelei, Desmond Umeozulu and John Walker.

Berry picks up an OSU offer

Ohio State made another offer to a running back in the 2025 class over the weekend when it offered Louisiana prospect Harlem Berry on Sunday. Berry was the fifth running back OSU offered in the 2025 cycle. 

Berry burst onto the national recruiting scene after an explosive year for St Martin's Episcopal School (Metairie, Louisiana). The 5-foot-11, 175-pound running back ran for 2,036 yards and 30 touchdowns as a freshman and also recorded a 4.38-second 40-yard dash. He’s also a track star in the making, winning the Louisiana 1A state title in both the 100- and the 200-meter dash. 

The Buckeyes were Berry’s seventh offer, with Grambling State, LSU, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and UTSA making up the others. 

Washington leaves OSU off top 4

Four-star 2023 defensive lineman A’Mauri Washington was once thought to be a priority Ohio State target, and the interest certainly appeared to be mutual on Washington’s end. But OSU hasn’t connected with Washington much over the past few months, so it’s no surprise that Washington left OSU off his top four last week. Washington released a top four of Oregon, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida. 

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