One of Ohio State’s top 2024 cornerback targets is planning his return trip to Columbus.
Five-star Florida cornerback Ellis Robinson IV took a trip to Columbus on June 23-24 and had an enjoyable time at OSU’s campus. He plans on making a return trip to Ohio State sometime this fall, though he’s not sure for which game as of now.
“Yes, definitely,” Robinson IV told Eleven Warriors of his plans to visit. “My parents and I are planning to get to a game based around my football season schedule.”
Ohio State has long been after Robinson, offering him in October 2021 after the Buckeyes evaluated his film weekly at the start of his sophomore season. With a heap of turnover on Ohio State’s defensive coaching staff after the 2021 season concluded, Robinson IV said he’s building a strong rapport with current OSU coaches.
“They all do a good job of keeping in touch,” Robinson IV said. “I speak to multiple coaches from OSU, including coach Day. I’m just trying to continue to build a relationship with the staff and feel comfortable.
Robinson IV transferred to IMG Academy (Bradenton Florida) this offseason after playing his sophomore year at Iona Preparatory School (New Rochelle, New York). According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Robinson IV is considered the 12th-best prospect and second-best cornerback in the 2024 cycle. Robinson IV has already started to slightly narrow his recruitment and included Ohio State on his top 10 list on June 10.
Edwards visiting for Notre Dame game
A top 2024 defensive line target is making plans to be in Columbus next month.
Four-star defensive end KingJoseph Edwards confirmed to Eleven Warriors he plans on attending Ohio State’s season opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 3. Edwards also said he’s been hearing a lot from the Buckeyes’ coaching staff.
“I speak with multiple staff members from Ohio State weekly,” Edwards told Eleven Warriors. “(Coach Johnson) is my favorite.”
Edwards, a top-50 prospect nationally, last visited Columbus in March for a spring practice, where he received his offer.
“I was very excited,” Edwards said in March after receiving the offer. “I was surprised because I didn’t think they were going to offer me. Coach Johnson told me after I still needed to improve, I just can’t sit around and not get better at my game. Coach Day told me he was excited for me being there and that I should come back for a camp this summer and work one-on-one with coach Johnson.”
Edwards is being recruited as a tight end by some schools and a defensive lineman at others, but the 6-foot-5, 242-pound prospect has said Ohio State is recruiting him as either a defensive end or outside linebacker. He says he does not have a preference for where he plays in college.
“(Coach Johnson) likes that I’m fast and explosive,” Edwards said. “He also likes my physicality when I’m trying to get the ball.”
Bolden attending season opener
Edwards won’t be the only highly touted 2024 defensive prospect in attendance for the Notre Dame game. Five-star safety KJ Bolden also confirmed to Eleven Warriors he plans on attending Ohio State’s season opener, which will mark his first visit to OSU since he visited Columbus April 15.
Bolden, who’s ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle, is a cousin of Ohio State safeties coach Perry Eliano.