A top-100 offensive lineman in the 2024 class has confirmed his plans to visit Ohio State this fall.
Four-star Wisconsin offensive lineman Donovan Harbour told Eleven Warriors he plans to be at the Buckeyes’ season opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 3. Harbour was offered by Ohio State on May 30, and the 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman currently holds 17 Division I offers.
“(Coach Frye and I have) a good relationship,” Harbour told Eleven Warriors. “Although I haven’t talked to coach Frye in a while because I’ve been so busy.”
Harbour is considered the 93rd-ranked prospect and the second-best interior offensive lineman in the 2024 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Should Harbour eventually commit to the Buckeyes, he’d be only the fourth Wisconsin-born player to ever play for the Buckeyes, although he would be the second offensive lineman from the Badger State in three years after Carson Hinzman signed with OSU in December.
OSU commits recruit Bronny James
It’s not unusual for 2023 Ohio State football commits Brandon Inniss and Luke Montgomery to openly recruit other football players to join them in Columbus, both privately via text and openly on social media. On Friday, their peer recruiting efforts extended to Ohio State’s basketball team.
When ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Friday that Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Michigan and UCLA were recruiting Bronny James, the son of NBA standout LeBron James, Inniss and Montgomery lent their social media clout to help the Buckeyes recruit the younger James.
He knows the move https://t.co/yR3mwoGqv4— Luke Montgomery (@lukeMonty8) August 13, 2022
O state https://t.co/5kzxxPxLQx— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) August 12, 2022
According to a report by On3 on Monday, Ohio State is actively recruiting James and trying to schedule a visit. The report indicated Oregon and USC are also actively pursuing James, but Michigan and UCLA are not.
Ohio State just might have more than a puncher’s chance to land the talented California shooting guard, who is considered the 43rd-best prospect in the 2023 class. That would certainly qualify as the cherry on top for Chris Holtmann’s current class, which is already ranked No. 4 nationally in the composite team rankings for 2023.
Jackson puts OSU in top 10
An Ohio State running back target for the 2024 class is starting to narrow down his recruitment. Four-star Texas tailback Bryan Jackson released his top 10 list on Thursday, which consisted of Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Arkansas and Baylor.
. thank you lord. pic.twitter.com/3G8ixHFS2h— Bryan BJack Jackson (@BryanJacksonII2) August 11, 2022
Jackson was offered by OSU on Jan. 27, then visited Columbus on April 16 for the Buckeyes’ spring game. The 6-foot, 225-pound running back has racked up nearly 30 Division I offers to this point and is ranked as the 287th-best prospect in the 2024 cycle.
Bonsu commitment social media reaction
In case you missed it over the weekend, Ohio State landed its 20th commitment of the 2023 class on Sunday when four-star safety Jayden Bonsu gave his verbal to the Buckeyes.
The New Jersey product said he chose the Buckeyes because of his close relationships with safeties coach Perry Eliano and head coach Ryan Day.
“It was really close," Bonsu said of his decision during his announcement. "But me and my family re-evaluated it and came down to a decision ... My relationship with coach Eliano and coach Day was second to none. Being in Columbus felt like home to me.”
Reaction poured in on social media from Ohio State commits and the football staff following his announcement.
woke up a buckeye ! pic.twitter.com/a0wptIog8J— Jayden Bonsu (@JaydenBonsu) August 15, 2022
Boom!!! Whos next https://t.co/W7rmezBedH— Luke Montgomery (@lukeMonty8) August 14, 2022
Der it iz https://t.co/1MuaObiqS2— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) August 14, 2022
BM #CHO23N— Matt Guerrieri (@MattGuerrieri) August 14, 2022
Graham commits to Florida
A 2024 linebacker target is off the board. Four-star Georgia linebacker Myles Graham shut down his recruitment on Sunday by committing to Florida.
Graham visited OSU for the spring game in April. At the time, he planned on returning to Columbus in June for a recruiting camp, but that visit never materialized.