The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers Five-star 2024 Quarterback Julian Sayin, Four-star 2024 Corner Zabien Brown, 2026 Rising Safety Justice Fitzpatrick

By Garrick Hodge on January 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Julian Sayin

Ohio State has made two more offers to high-profile prospects in the 2024 class.

Among the Buckeyes’ newest targets is a five-star quarterback committed to another school and a top-150 cornerback prospect. OSU also made an offer to a fast-rising safety prospect in the class of 2026. We’ll delve into each below. 

Julian Sayin

Ohio State has started to expand its quarterback target board for the 2024 class. And with five-star signal caller Dylan Raiola decommitting in December, the Buckeyes have entered a race to flip another five-star quarterback in 2024 from a powerhouse program. 

The Buckeyes offered five-star California prospect Julian Sayin Tuesday, making him the fifth quarterback prospect OSU has offered in 2024 (counting Raiola). Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Sayin, an Alabama commit, is the 15th-ranked player and second-best quarterback behind Raiola in the 2024 cycle. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect committed to the Crimson Tide on Nov. 2 and has around 25 Division I offers.

In 12 games for Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, California), Sayin completed 163 of 245 passes (65 percent completion rate) for 2,708 yards with 27 touchdowns to four interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 154 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns. 

Other quarterback targets for OSU in the 2024 class thus far include Jadyn Davis and Adrian Posse

Zabien Brown

Ohio State has entered the race for four-star Mater Dei cornerback standout Zabien Brown after he picked up his OSU offer Tuesday.

Brown is ranked the 139th-best player and 14th-rated cornerback in the 2024 cycle and has picked up 13 Division I offers. Other schools that have offered the 6-foot, 180-pound prospect include Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Penn State, UCLA, UNLV and USC. 

In 11 games for Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) in 2022, Brown racked up 32 tackles (one for loss), three interceptions, five pass deflections, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.


Justice Fitzpatrick

Justice Fitzpatrick became only the fourth prospect Ohio State has offered in the entire 2026 class; The second defensive prospect and the first safety after receiving his offer from Perry Eliano Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 165-pound prospect holds offers from four other Division I schools, including Arkansas, Florida State, Indiana and Miami.

Fitzpatrick only played in two games for St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) last season, but impressed with three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery. Football genes definitely run in the Fitzpatrick family, as Justice is the younger brother of former Alabama standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Daniel Calhoun puts OSU in his top 10 

A top-60 offensive tackle prospect in the 2024 class is starting to narrow his recruitment. Four-star Georgia prospect Daniel Calhoun released a top 10 Tuesday consisting of Ohio State, Clemson, Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Georgia and LSU.

“Ohio State is a very good program in the Big Ten,” Calhoun told On3. “Kind of put you in the mind of the SEC. They play smash mouth football.”

Calhoun was offered by OSU in January of 2022. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound standout is considered the 55th-best prospect overall and the third-best offensive tackle in the 2024 class.

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