Preseason honors continue to roll in for both high school and collegiate athletes alike.
Five-star 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola is the latest Ohio State commit to earn a preseason honor from MaxPreps.
The Arizona signal caller was named to MaxPreps’ class of 2024 preseason All-America team on Wednesday, earning second-team honors. Luke Montgomery, Kayin Lee and Brandon Inniss earned second-team honors for the 2023 All-America team earlier this week.
Plenty of other Ohio State targets also made MaxPreps’ 2024 preseason All-America team. First-team selections include five-star wideout Jeremiah Smith, five-star running back Jerrick Gibson, five-star wide receiver Joshisa Trader, five-star defensive lineman Eddrick Houston, five-star linebacker Sammy Brown, five-star cornerback Desmond Ricks, five-star cornerback Ellis Robinson IV, five-star safety KJ Bolden, four-star offensive lineman Waltclaire Flynn Jr., four-star running back Davion Gause, four-star linebacker Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa and four-star cornerback Marcelles Williams.
OSU targets on the second team include five-star safety Peyton Woodyard, four-star running back Stacy Gage, four-star offensive lineman Daniel Calhoun, four-star offensive lineman Guerby Lambert, four-star defensive lineman Booker Pickett Jr., four-star defensive lineman Hevin Brown-Shuler, four-star linebacker Aaron Chiles and four-star edge Adarius Hayes.
Gumino loves Ohio State’s culture
A quarterback who camped at Ohio State on June 1 has been invited to attend an Ohio State game this fall. 2025 Illinois prospect Colton Gumino told Eleven Warriors Wednesday that while the visit isn’t set in stone yet, he plans on attending the Buckeyes’ game against Wisconsin on Sept. 24.
Gumino is hoping to continue to build his relationship with Corey Dennis and was excited to learn from him while attending OSU’s camp.
Great day @OhioStateFB camp! Thanks to all the coaches for coming out to coach @CoreyDennis_ @Bill_Kurelic @ThrowItDeep @247Sports @CoachBigPete @TomLoy247 @TNTignite @EDGYTIM @Lemmingscouting pic.twitter.com/XYQtEx4pGD— Colton Gumino (@cjguminoQB) June 1, 2022
“It was great,” Gumino said of his camp experience. “The coaches are real with you and spot on with everything they say. The facilities are also unreal there. The stuff that they do with their players makes me want to be a player at Ohio State in the next three years. I love the culture there.”
The 6-foot, 165-pound Gumino already has a bit of a connection to the Dennis family. He was coached by Dennis’ brother, Chris Dennis, when he played for IMG Academy in the spring of his eighth-grade season. Later that summer, Gumino camped at Ohio State for the first time, and Chris texted Gumino a week after telling him Corey was impressed with what he saw. Camping with the Buckeyes again a year later, Gumino got another chance to learn from OSU’s quarterback coach.
Gumino has received interest from various Division I schools, including Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, Tennessee and Wisconsin, but no offers as of yet. Should an offer come from Ohio State, Gumino will be ecstatic.
“It would mean everything to me,” Gumino said. “I’ve trained my whole life for this and I’d love to go there.”
Ffrench Jr. plans to visit OSU this fall
One of the fastest-rising wideouts in the 2025 class is hoping to make it back to Columbus sometime this fall.
Florida wideout Jamie Ffrench Jr. impressed Brian Hartline enough at a recruiting camp in June to earn an Ohio State offer.
"I don't quite know where it stands right now because I'm young, but it's definitely top five," Ffrench said in June of his Ohio State offer.
Ffrench Jr. told Eleven Warriors he will “definitely” be at an OSU game later this fall. The 6-foot, 165-pound wideout is unsure of specifically which game he’ll attend, though. The highly-touted prospect has 15 Division I offers, also including Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Texas A&M, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Pittsburgh and Mississippi State.