When Air Noland committed to Ohio State, the Buckeyes completed their 2024 quarterback recruiting.
Still, when and where the Buckeyes search for a quarterback in 2025 is worth monitoring in the future. Only two quarterbacks have picked up Ohio State offers to this point in the 2025 cycle: Five-star Michigan signal-caller Bryce Underwood and four-star Ohio prospect Ryan Montgomery. Both players competed at the Under Armour Next Camp in Obetz on May 7. Both earned MVP honors from their positions.
Ohio State offered Montgomery as a freshman, and he has continued to improve his game with each season. He certainly looked the part of a future high-caliber collegiate signal caller with his camp performance in individual drills and one-on-one competition.
“I thought I did pretty well,” Montgomery said after the camp. “I’m striving for perfection, so I’m never satisfied with whatever I do, but I thought I did pretty well today. It was a great day to get out and compete with some of the top guys nationally.”
OSU 2025 QB target Ryan Montgomery completes a pass in one-on-one drills. pic.twitter.com/kYn0GFLP10— Garrick Hodge (@Garrick_Hodge) May 7, 2023
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback visited Ohio State twice this spring, once for a spring practice in March and again for the Buckeyes’ spring football game in April. Montgomery said he feels a stronger connection with quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis each time he visits Columbus.
“I’m definitely still building a relationship with coach Dennis,” Montgomery said. “Our relationship is getting stronger each day.”
On both visits, Montgomery had a rare opportunity to pull double duty. He observed the Buckeyes’ practice as a recruit, but also wanted to watch his older brother, Luke Montgomery, who’s in his freshman season as an offensive lineman for the Buckeyes.
“Oh, (watching Luke) was surreal,” Montgomery said. “Even at the spring game we were at that that was super surreal for us. I mean, he's always talked about wanting to be a Buckeye, everybody in Ohio wants to be a Buckeye and play in The Shoe. But I mean to see that come to fruition is really cool because he’s been working for it his whole life.”
While at the spring game, Montgomery sported a custom T-shirt dedicated to supporting his brother. Members of the Findlay football team that also attended the spring game wore the same shirt. The younger Montgomery said the idea came from his parents.
As for his goals for this offseason, Montgomery said he would visit several camps this summer, mostly so he can receive instruction from different college coaches. He also plans to participate in Ohio State's yearly 7-on-7 camp on June 21 with his Findlay teammates.
Nate Roberts picks up Ohio State offer
Ohio State has offered a highly-touted tight end in the 2025 class. Tight ends coach Keenan Bailey extended an offer to four-star Oklahoma tight end Nate Roberts on Tuesday, making him the seventh tight end the Buckeyes have offered so far in that cycle.
Grateful to receive an offer from Ohio State University! @ryandaytime @CoachKee @brianhartline @OhioStateFB @OhioStAthletics @OhioState247 @adamgorney @SWiltfong247 @AllenTrieu @ChadSimmons_ @WashingtonWarr5 #okpreps pic.twitter.com/11PTJ87dbo— Nate Roberts (@nateroberts2025) May 16, 2023
Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Roberts is considered the 126th-best prospect and fifth-ranked tight end in the 2025 cycle. He holds more than 20 Division I offers, including Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, TCU, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UNLV and Wisconsin.
In Roberts’ sophomore year at Washington High School (Washington, Oklahoma), he helped lead his team to a 17-0 record and a state title while catching 33 passes for 705 yards with 11 receiving touchdowns.
Ohio State adds transfer kicker Austin Snyder
Ohio State added a kicker from the transfer portal on Monday, adding former Groveport Madison standout Austin Snyder, who will likely be a preferred walk-on with the Buckeyes.
Small town kid with big city dreams #Committed pic.twitter.com/jxDrnD170f— Austin Snyder (@austinsny) May 15, 2023
Snyder played three seasons at Division II University of Findlay, converting 31 of 40 career field goals and 105 of 111 extra points. His career-long field goal is 51 yards.
Kicker in the portal. 2 years of eligibility with 31 made field goals. Game winning kicks with 50+ yard field goals. 3x school and 2x conference record holder. pic.twitter.com/EgU3UwfDMt— Austin Snyder (@austinsny) December 18, 2022
Snyder will join his former coach, Rob Keys, at Ohio State. Keys, who coached 11 years at Findlay with a 75-42 overall record, joined the Buckeyes' staff as a quality control coach assisting the program's special teams in 2022.