The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers Four-star 2025 Ohio Prospect Dorian Brew, 2024 Offensive Tackle Jameson Riggs and 2026 Running Back Messiah Mickens

By Garrick Hodge on January 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Dorian Brew

Ohio State extended three more offers to players over the weekend, one from each of the 2024, 2025 and 2026 recruiting classes.

The Buckeyes offered an offensive tackle in the 2024 cycle, a top 55-national prospect in 2025 that resides in Ohio and a running back that became the sixth player from the 2026 class to receive an offer from OSU. We’ll delve into each below.

Dorian Brew

Various prospects, a good chunk of them local, visited Ohio State on Saturday and took in the Buckeyes men’s basketball team’s win over Iowa in Columbus. Those visitors included four-star 2024 safety commit Garrett Stover, recent OSU offensive linemen offers Devontae and Deontae Armstrong and four-star 2025 Ohio wide receiver/defensive back Dorian Brew. 

Considered the 52nd-best prospect nationally and the 13th-ranked wide receiver in 2025 per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Brew left OSU with an offer in hand from newly promoted offensive coordinator Brian Hartline and safeties coach Perry Eliano, as the Buckeyes are recruiting him as both a wideout and a defensive back at the moment. 

Brew, who also visited OSU for the Buckeyes’ win against the Hawkeyes last fall, has picked up 13 Division I offers to this point, also including Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound standout from Englewood, Ohio, is the son of Donica Merriman, a Ohio State Athletics Hall of Famer in track and field. Brew is no slouch himself on the track, as he’s recorded a 4.4-second laser time in the 40-yard dash.

Brew caught seven passes for 143 yards and made 10 tackles with two interceptions and six pass deflections last season for Northmont High School.

Jameson Riggs

Justin Frye offered another offensive tackle prospect in the 2024 class over the weekend, giving an offer to three-star Georgia prospect Jameson Riggs. 

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Riggs is considered the 409th-best prospect and 31st-rated offensive tackle in 2024 per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Riggs has picked up nearly 30 Division I offers thus far in his recruitment, including Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. 

Riggs played primarily left tackle for Hiram High School (Hiram, Georgia) as the Hornets went 5-5 in the 2022 season.

Messiah Mickens

Ohio State has offered its first running back in the 2026 class as Messiah Mickens picked up an offer from the Buckeyes over the weekend. 

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Mickens has picked up seven Division I offers heading into his sophomore season, also including Alabama, Kent State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. 

In 13 games for Trinity High School (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) this season, Mickens ran for 961 yards on 123 carries (7.8 yards per carry) with three 100-yard rushing games and 18 rushing touchdowns. He added 16 catches for 200 yards in the receiving game.

Mickens joins Georgia quarterback Julian Lewis, Ohio wide receiver Chris Henry Jr., Florida wide receiver Malachi Toney, Georgia defensive end Tyler Atkinson and Florida safety Justice Fitzpatrick as 2026 prospects who have received Ohio State offers so far.

Michael Smith to commit Tuesday

One of Ohio State’s top tight end targets in the class of 2024, Michael Smith, is set to make his commitment at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. Smith is expected to choose from a final four of Ohio State, South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee. 

Of the four schools vying for Smith’s commitment, South Carolina is the projected favorite to land the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Georgia tight end.

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