In mid-December, California wideout Kamryn Jones became the fifth wideout Ohio State offered in the 2025 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout was humbled the offer came from head coach Ryan Day himself.
“I was really excited, especially since one of my favorite receivers in Marvin Harrison Jr. goes to Ohio State,” Jones told Eleven Warriors of his reaction to the offer. “It was a really good experience. I got to talk to coach Day and I was just really excited when I got the offer.
After A great conversation with Coach Day ,blessed to receive An offer from Ohio State pic.twitter.com/Q188YzFuJa— Kamryn Jones (@kthagreatt) December 17, 2022
“He told me he likes my ability to get in and out of my breaks and how fast I am. He also likes how I can make a defensive back miss and that he’s excited to see me grow.”
The Buckeyes were Jones’ ninth Power-Five offer, with the other eight consisting of Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisville, Washington, Boston College and Nebraska.
In two games last season for St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), Jones caught two passes for 80 yards and a touchdown while playing for one of the most star-studded high school programs in the country. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout does not yet hold a composite ranking from 247Sports, but with his recruiting pedigree and size, he figures to be among the nation’s most-coveted recruits in the cycle going forward.
Jones is primarily an outside receiver but doesn’t mind lining up in the slot occasionally. He also figures to have a much larger role on the field next season.
“I can go up and get the ball and take the top off defenses,” Jones said of his top on-field attributes.
Meanwhile, Jones said he hasn’t had much interaction with Brian Hartline as of yet, but looks forward to getting to know Ohio State’s offensive coordinator.
“I heard he’s a great wide receivers coach, I’d love to get to go to Ohio State and get to chop it up with him,” Jones said.
But the California product is all too familiar with OSU’s track record of success at developing wide receivers.
“The way Ohio State puts wide receivers out is incredible. Chris Olave was one of my favorite wide receivers to watch. They just put lots of guys out.”
Jones said he and Day have talked about he and his family taking a visit to Columbus in the spring, and the wideout is hopeful he’ll make his first trip to OSU then.
“I can’t wait to see the campus and see the classrooms. I’m really more of a classroom type of guy, football comes second in my opinion.”
Meanwhile, Ohio State offered three more prospects in the past 24 hours. We'll delve into each of those prospects offered below.
Tuesday, Ohio State offered one of the top linebackers in the 2024 class after safeties coach Perry Eliano extended an offer to four-star Texas prospect Justin Williams.
After a great talk with the buckeyes I am blessed with an offer from The Ohio State University @jacorynichols @justinallen_13 @OhioStateFB @ryandaytime @OhioStAthletics @Coach_Eliano pic.twitter.com/Jkg3qJqiRz— Justin Williams (@Justinwilliamz4) January 26, 2023
Williams is considered the 54th-best prospect and fourth-ranked linebacker in the 2024 cycle, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect holds more than 30 Division I offers, including Auburn, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCF and Utah. Earlier this month, he narrowed down his final six schools to Auburn, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and USC, so OSU will now hope to center itself in that group.
As a junior, Williams racked 95 tackles (17 for loss) and 8.5 sacks while being named district MVP.
In-state 2025 prospect Carter Lowe became the first Ohio offensive lineman the Buckeyes have offered in that cycle after OSU offensive line coach Justin Frye stopped by Lowe’s high school on Friday.
BLESSED to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University!! @CoachJFrye @CoachEricBrown @CoachTylerBitz @CoachWintersWHS @Birm pic.twitter.com/LqlpinQPFg— Carter Lowe (@big_carter72) January 27, 2023
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Lowe camped at Ohio State earlier this summer and visited Columbus for the Buckeyes’ game against Toledo in September.
Lowe holds nine Division I offers, including Cincinnati, Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Miami (OH) and Toledo. He’s also received heavy interest from Michigan.
Lowe played primarily at left tackle last season and helped Whitmer to a 7-4 record in 2022.
Lowe wasn't the only 2025 prospect with upside Ohio State offered, as defensive line coach Larry Johnson offered Georgia defensive end London Merritt Friday.
Beyond Blessed to receive an Offer from THE Ohio state university!!! @Davis33Coach @R2X_Rushmen1 @OhioStateFB #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/iAfekRmgsS— London Merritt (@merritt_london) January 27, 2023
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end holds 17 Division I offers, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, USC and West Virginia.
Last season for Woodward Academy (Atlanta, Georgia), Merritt racked up 33 tackles (6 for loss), nine sacks, six quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
Hartline visits Jordan Marshall
When Brian Hartline was made Ohio State’s offensive coordinator earlier this month, one of the biggest reasons cited for his promotion was to further involve him in recruiting efforts. Hartline continued his newfound trend of recruiting non wide receiver offensive players on Friday, stopping in Cincinnati at Archbishop Moeller High School to check in on four-star 2024 Ohio running back Jordan Marshall. Hartline also stopped in Washington D.C. earlier this week to visit four-star offensive lineman Jordan Seaton and made trips to other locations to visit a handful of other OSU offensive targets.
Ohio State Buckeyes Offensive Coordinator @brianhartline in the house today at Big Moe. #GoBigMoe #TraditionLivesHere #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/oj982HbBBx— (@BigMoBarrett) January 27, 2023
Marshall is arguably Ohio State’s top running back target in the 2024 cycle, and plans to be back at OSU for a visit sometime this spring.