After months of waiting, Ohio State’s home opener is less than 24 hours away.
Several highly touted prospects are expected to attend the Buckeyes’ noon contest against Youngstown State in each of the 2024, 2025 and 2026 classes.
A handful of OSU commits should be in Ohio Stadium Saturday, including five-star wideout Jeremiah Smith, in-state 2024 prospects Bryce West, Damarion Witten, Aaron Scott, Garrett Stover and Sam Williams-Dixon, four-star Indiana offensive tackle Ian Moore and four-star 2025 quarterback Tavien St. Clair.
In the 2025 class, in-state targets Dorian Brew and Marquise Davis highlight the guest list, with both making their first trips to OSU since working out at a recruiting camp earlier this summer. Brew is a five-star prospect and is considered the No. 5 cornerback in the country per 247Sports’ composite rankings, while Davis is a top-150 player nationally and the 14th-ranked running back. Five-star 2025 wide receiver Dallas Wilson, an Oregon commit, is also expected to make his first visit to OSU this weekend.
A full expected visitors list is below. OSU commits are bolded.
- Jeremiah Smith, wide receiver
Back in The this weekend! pic.twitter.com/4ih2MK81my— Jeremiah Smith (@Jermiah_Smith1) September 5, 2023
- Aaron Scott, cornerback
- Damarion Witten, tight end
- Garrett Stover, linebacker
- Sam Williams-Dixon, running back
- Tavien St. Clair, quarterback
- Dorian Brew, cornerback
- Marquise Davis, running back
- Jameil Hamm, defensive end
- Michael Taylor, running back
- Mason Alexander, cornerback
- Dallas Wilson, wide receiver
I will be at Ohio State this weekend pic.twitter.com/oj88u0Bl2E— Jabari Brady (@_jbrady1) September 7, 2023
Jadyn Hudson puts Buckeyes in top 10
Ohio State 2025 four-star safety target Jadyn Hudson has started to narrow down his recruitment. Hudson released a top 10 schools list on Thursday consisting of Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, LSU, USC, Washington, Georgia, Penn State, Tennessee and Miami.
BREAKING: Four-Star Safety Jadyn Hudson is down to Schools!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) September 7, 2023
The 62 180 S from Pittsburg, CA is ranked as a Top 60 Player in the 2025 Class (No. 6 S)
Where Should He Go?https://t.co/HJOBuKbfBE pic.twitter.com/6Q02vRWRni
Hudson, considered the 66th-ranked player and the seventh-best safety in the 2024 class per 247Sports’ composite rankings, told Eleven Warriors last month he planned on attending an OSU game later this fall, but was unsure of a specific date. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound product was offered by the Buckeyes on March 20 after visiting Columbus for a spring practice.
“It would be really cool, I do love the way they use their safeties,” Hudson said after his spring visit of potentially playing for OSU. “They’re also not afraid to use their freshmen. If you’re ready to play, then you’ll play. (Coach Perry Eliano) told me I’d play free safety and boundary (if I went to Ohio State).”
Jordan Seaton will change his OSU official visit date
Four-star 2024 offensive lineman Jordan Seaton has shuffled his visits around. The top-40 prospect told On3 this week he’ll likely reschedule his Ohio State official visit to sometime in November instead of taking it on Oct. 7 for the Maryland game as originally scheduled.
“Ohio State has kind of always been in my recruitment process,” Seaton told On3. “Me and coach (Justin) Frye, we’ve been on since I want to say my sophomore year. He’s been coming around — recently I was at St. John’s in (Washington) D.C. — him, the D-Line coach and the head coach, they all came to my school multiple times. Just them showing consistency and the passion that they have. And they know how I can be at a school like that, that would definitely help them right now.”
Seaton added if he had to name a leader in his recruitment at the moment, it would probably be Alabama. Other schools Seaton plans to visit this fall include Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and possibly Colorado and Florida State. The IMG Academy product is one of two offensive lineman targets remaining for OSU in the 2024 class along with Brandon Baker.
Brandon Baker to commit on Sept. 24
With a few weeks to go before his commitment, Ohio State and Texas are the teams best positioned to land the California product. If OSU can land Baker, it would add him to an already talented 2024 offensive line corps of Ian Moore, Devontae and Deontae Armstrong and Marc Nave.