The Hurry-Up: Four-star 2024 Tight End Tayvion Galloway Will Visit Ohio State for the Wisconsin Game and Three-star 2024 LB Jasen Kelly Had a Great Visit to OSU

By Garrick Hodge on September 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Tayvion Galloway

A top 2024 Ohio tight end prospect will be at the Buckeyes’ game this weekend.

Four-star LSU commit Tayvion Galloway confirmed to Eleven Warriors this week that he will make the trip to Columbus Saturday for Ohio State's contest with Wisconsin. He is expected to meet with Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson on the visit. 

It will be Galloway’s first trip to Ohio State since camping with the Buckeyes on June 1. While he has picked up around 30 Division I offers, OSU has not yet extended an offer to the 6-foot-5, 230-pound prospect. He committed to LSU on July 23 but is still visiting other schools, as he’s taken trips to Kentucky and Florida this season. 

Ohio State would like to take two tight ends in the 2024 cycle. Four-stars Christian Bentancur and Damarion Witten, both of whom have OSU offers, are among other 2024 tight ends that have visited the Buckeyes this season. 

Kelly enjoyed Ohio State visit

A fast-rising Ohio linebacker in the 2024 class had an enjoyable trip to Columbus for the Toledo game last weekend. 

Three-star linebacker Jasen Kelly, who attends Whitmer High School in Toledo, made the trip to Ohio Stadium with his high school teammate, 2025 offensive tackle Carter Lowe

“Ohio State was great,” Kelly said. “I loved it. The atmosphere and everything was amazing. I texted coach (Corey) Dennis a day or two before going down there, and I have also been in contact with Matt Guerrieri and Nick Murph.” 

While Ohio State has yet to offer Kelly, he has eight offers thus far, including Iowa State, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Massachusetts, Miami (OH) and Toledo. 

Last year, Kelly racked up 86 tackles, forced four fumbles and recorded an interception. In five games this season, he has 46 tackles (5 for loss), two sacks, five quarterback hurries, an interception and a fumble recovery. 

Toviano considering official visit to OSU

Over the summer, there were some rumblings that four-star 2023 Texas cornerback Javien Toviano may take an official visit to Ohio State for the Notre Dame game on Sept. 3. That visit never materialized, seemingly signaling the end of any chance the Buckeyes had of landing the top-40 prospect.  

But interestingly enough, the 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback told On3 this week he’d still like to take an official visit to Ohio State sometime this fall. 

“Coach Eliano and Coach Walton have been in contact recently, and it’s fun,” Toviano told On3. “They’re DBU as well and balling in the Big Ten, a premiere passing conference. Of course, it would be lovely for me to be a ballhawk in that system as well.”

Considering that he’s also mentioned that he’s made up his mind on where he’s going ahead of Week 1 of his senior season and didn’t take an official visit to Ohio State, that should be all you need to hear regarding the likelihood of him visiting the Buckeyes. But if he does make it to OSU’s campus for an official visit, you never know. 

OSU would have a spot available for him after Dijon Johnson’s decommitment left the Buckeyes with three committed cornerbacks in Calvin Simpson-Hunt, Kayin Lee and Jermaine Mathews

Nevertheless, it would be surprising to see Toviano end up anywhere besides LSU at this point, considering he’s already unofficially visited twice this fall and may take an official visit later this year.

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