The Hurry-Up: Nate Roberts, Carter Lowe, Chris Henry Jr. Among Notable Ohio State Visitors for Western Kentucky Game, OSU Offers 2025 LB Riley Pettijohn

By Garrick Hodge on September 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Carter Lowe
Carter Lowe

Ohio State’s second home game of the season likely won’t have the largest number of recruiting visitors for a game this season, but there are still plenty of highly-touted prospects from various classes making their way to Columbus this weekend.

The visitor list is highlighted by four-star 2025 tight end Nate Roberts, who’ll be making his second trip to OSU and his first since decommitting from Notre Dame in August. Roberts, arguably Ohio State’s top tight end target in the 2025 class, last visited OSU in June. He was offered by tight ends coach Keenan Bailey in May. 

“Coach Bailey came out and saw me during spring ball, and that means a lot to me,” Roberts told Eleven Warriors after getting the offer. “Just when we first met each other, I felt something between us and felt we could really do something together. I feel like he really wants me to get better and he can really coach me. He showed a lot of interest in me and I have a lot of interest in him.”

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 while splitting his time 50-50 between lining up in-line and out wide. With Roberts opening his recruitment back up, OSU and Oklahoma are considered the top two contenders to land the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end. 

Another key visitor from the 2025 class will be Ohio offensive lineman Carter Lowe, who has made multiple visits to Columbus in recent months, including a camp in June and the Buckeyes’ SummerFest July recruiting event. In the 2026 class, OSU commit Chris Henry Jr., the No. 1 ranked wideout in the cycle, is expected back on campus. Other notable prospects visiting from the 2026 class include Ohio offensive lineman Sam Greer and Ohio cornerback Elbert Hill, both of whom have OSU offers.

The list of prospects who are expected to be on campus for Saturday’s game (commits in bold):




Riley Pettijohn lands OSU offer

Ohio State has offered a top linebacker in the 2025 class. Four-star Texas prospect Riley Pettijohn announced Thursday he had received an offer from the Buckeyes, making him the 17th linebacker OSU has offered in the cycle. 

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Pettijohn is considered the 54th-best prospect and the ninth-rated linebacker in the 2025 class. He’s picked up 24 offers thus far, including Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and USC. 

In three games this season, Pettijohn has racked up 36 tackles (three for loss) with two quarterback hurries, an interception and a pass deflection. 

Kelvion Riggins puts OSU in top 10

Another OSU linebacker target in the 2025 class has started to narrow down his recruitment. Four-star Texas linebacker Kelvion Riggins dropped a top 10 list on Friday that consists of Ohio State, Texas A&M, Georgia, Baylor, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

Riggins is considered the 201st-ranked prospect and 22nd-best linebacker in the 2025 class. In August, he told Eleven Warriors he’s hopeful he’ll make an unofficial visit to Columbus this fall, but is unsure of a specific date as of now. He was offered by OSU in April. 

In three games this year, Riggins has 12 tackles (4 for loss) with a sack and three quarterback hurries. Riggins recorded 55 tackles (12 for loss) with 4.5 sacks last season.

Armondo Blount commits to Miami

A couple of days after narrowing his finalists down to five teams, five-star 2025 defensive tackle Armondo Blount is officially off the board. The Florida prospect opted to stay close to home, committing to Miami on Thursday. 

Blount picked the Hurricanes over other finalists Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida State and USC.

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