The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Legacy Wide Receiver Target Jackson Wiley Says His Visit to OSU Was "Great," Elijah Moore Puts Buckeyes in Top 10

By Garrick Hodge on March 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Jackson Wiley

Ohio State continues to make a strong impression with a legacy recruit.

Ohio 2025 wide receiver Jackson Wiley attended the Buckeyes’ second spring practice on Thursday and was impressed.

“I thought the practice was great, and the intensity was high,” Wiley told Eleven Warriors of his visit. My favorite part of the visit was probably either talking with coach Day or the photo shoot, of course.” 

While on his visit, Wiley said he spoke with Ohio State quality control coach Devin Jordan and coach Ryan Day, mainly about his offseason and future plans. He hasn’t had much contact with Brian Hartline yet but said the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach told Wiley he moved well for his age. Wiley said he does plan to camp again with the Buckeyes sometime in June. 

Wiley is the son of former Ohio State running back Michael Wiley, who played for the Buckeyes from 1996-1999, earning All-Big Ten honors in 1998 and an All-Big Ten second-team selection in 1999. 

In 10 games in his sophomore season for Olentangy High School, Wiley caught 51 passes for 645 yards with six touchdowns. To this point, Wiley has earned three Division I offers from Kentucky, Miami (OH) and Toledo.

Growing up an Ohio State fan his entire life, Jackson said an offer from the Buckeyes would be special.

“An OSU offer would mean a lot and would fuel me even more to work harder to get to the next level,” Wiley said.

Moore puts Ohio State in top 10

One of Ohio State’s top wide receiver targets for the 2024 class has narrowed his recruitment to 10 schools. Three-star Maryland prospect Elijah Moore released a top 10 Tuesday, a list that included Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Florida State, Miami, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Michigan, Maryland and Florida.

Ohio State offered Moore on his visit to Columbus for the Michigan game, an offer he took to heart.

“Coach (Brian) Hartline likes me a lot,” Moore told Eleven Warriors after his Michigan visit. “I got to talk to him for a long time about route concepts and receivers he’s had in the past. We got to talk a lot, and we had a strong bond, just about his passion for receivers.

“He just loves what he's doing. Like, his passion is being the receivers coach. He talks about it all the time. He loves his receivers that he's had as a receiver coach. He just knows what it takes to be a receiver. He knows all about it. He showed me some of his stuff, and he was a good receiver when he played in the league, too. That’s his passion, and it’s one of my passions, too. I like learning about what it takes to be a receiver. So that’s something that we had in common.” 

Moore will likely visit OSU sometime this spring, as he’s hinted in the past he may decide on a team sometime this spring before his high school team begins summer workouts. 

Graham visiting Ohio State on April 1

A 2025 defensive back that recently received an offer from the Buckeyes has set a visit date to Columbus. Michigan prospect Alex Graham told Eleven Warriors he’ll make his first trip to Ohio State on April 1 after receiving the above offer on Jan. 31.

“I was in school and got a call from my coach to come down to his office and talk to him after school,” Graham told Eleven Warriors after receiving the offer. “He sat down and told me Ohio State had offered me. I was in shock. I was just excited when I first heard it. I’m very blessed to receive an offer from there.”

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