The Hurry-Up: Three-star 2024 OT Eagan Boyer Excited for Upcoming Visit to Ohio State, Four-star 2025 OL Chauncey Gooden Picks Up Buckeyes Offer

By Garrick Hodge on February 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Eagan Boyer

A 2024 offensive tackle prospect high on Ohio State is getting ready to make a spring visit to Columbus.

Three-star North Carolina prospect Eagan Boyer confirmed he will visit Columbus on April 4 and is interested in seeing what the Buckeyes have to offer. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing the town and school, but most importantly, getting to know the coaches better and watching them coach,” Boyer told Eleven Warriors.

Boyer, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound tackle, has a busy spring ahead of him. In addition to Ohio State, he’ll visit Auburn, Clemson, Michigan State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin this spring, all of whom have extended an offer to the North Carolina prospect.

An Ohio State offer has yet to come for Boyer, considered the 513th-best prospect and 43rd-best tackle in the 2024 class per 247Sports’ composite rankings. But he’s hoping that changes soon. 

“An offer would be awesome,” Boyer said. “It’s a top program that’s in the mix for a national championship every year, so it would be huge to have an opportunity to play there.”

Boyer is hoping to develop a connection with offensive line coach Justin Frye while on his visit, but he said his primary recruiter has been director of recruiting strategy Nick Murphy. 

“I’ve mainly spoken with coach Murph,” Boyer said. “He’s from Charlotte and played at one of my rivals. They like my length and athleticism like most of the schools do. We haven’t talked about a position, but I’m assuming they are looking at me as a tackle. Playing for a top winning program and knowing I’m going to get developed to my full potential (would be appealing about Ohio State).”

Chauncey Gooden picks up Ohio State offer

A high-profile offensive lineman in the 2025 class has been added to Ohio State’s recruiting board. The Buckeyes extended an offer to four-star Tennessee prospect Chauncey Gooden on Monday. 

Gooden is considered the 78th-best prospect and fourth-rated interior offensive lineman per 247Sports’ rankings. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound prospect has hauled in 47 Division I offers. Some of those schools include Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

Gooden helped lead Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, Tennessee) to a 13-0 record last season. He’s the high school teammate of Ohio State four-star linebacker 2024 target Edwin Spillman

Kewan Lacy puts Ohio State in his top 11

A three-star 2024 running back with an Ohio State offer has narrowed down his recruitment. Texas prospect Kewan Lacy released a top 11 schools list on Tuesday: Ohio State, Tennessee, Penn State, Oregon, Baylor, TCU, Nebraska, Miami, Ole Miss, Michigan, Alabama and Arizona State. 

Lacy is considered the 489th-best prospect in the 2024 class and the 38th-ranked running back. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back picked up his OSU offer on June 11. OSU would like to take two running backs in the 2024 class and currently focuses on priority targets such as Jordan Marshall, Sam Williams-Dixon, James Peoples, Stacy Gage and others.

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