The Hurry-Up: Georgia Cornerback Tyler Redmond Says Tim Walton Made Him Feel Wanted On His Ohio State Visit, Five-Star Linebacker Jonah Williams Puts OSU in His Top 12

By Garrick Hodge on November 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Tyler Redmond

An Ohio State cornerback target in the 2025 class was impressed by what he saw on his visit to Columbus for the Penn State game on Oct. 21.

Three-star Georgia prospect Tyler Redmond was impressed both by the atmosphere in Ohio Stadium and how well the Buckeyes performed in the win.

“The visit went really well,” Redmond told Eleven Warriors. “My first takeaway was the hospitality by the staff members was unreal and the atmosphere was up there with the best atmospheres in college football.” 

While on his visit, Redmond saw Ohio State's defense and cornerbacks limit Penn State quarterback Drew Allar to 18 of 42 passing for 191 yards while dominating for most of the day. 

“They played really good,” Redmond said. “It was very sticky in man coverage. They didn’t give receivers much of a chance to make plays on the ball.” 

Redmond had the chance to catch up with Ohio State secondary coach Tim Walton on the trip, who made the 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect feel prioritized. 

“Since I haven’t been up there in a while, he was just seeing how I’ve been and telling me he really wanted me to get back up there,” Redmond said. “He really wants me to join Ohio State.” 

Redmond said he doesn’t have another visit planned to Columbus this year but he’ll likely visit Ohio State sometime after he finishes his football season. 

“Definitely the culture and the standard the past defensive backs have set for the future at the position,” Redmond said regarding the most appealing thing about potentially playing for the Buckeyes. “The history has to be up there with the top programs in the country.” 

So far in his junior year, Redmond has recorded 15 tackles, one tackle for loss and one interception.

“I’d say I’m an outside cornerback that could play inside,” Redmond said describing his game. “I’m versatile. I can press. I’m long. I can run, and I have good ball skills.” 

Redmond said he doesn’t have an exact date he’d like to commit but envisions making a decision sometime in December. On Oct. 1, Redmond released a top five schools list of Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, North Carolina State and UCF. He sees Ohio State as one of the leaders in his recruitment.

“Right now, they’re definitely one of the frontrunners,” Redmond said.

Jonah Williams puts Ohio State in his top 12

One of the top linebackers in the 2025 class has started to narrow down his recruitment. Five-star Texas prospect Jonah Williams released a top-12 on Wednesday consisting of Ohio State, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, Alabama, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas, USC, Tennessee, LSU and Arizona State. 

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Williams is considered the 16th-best prospect and second-best linebacker. The 6-foot-3, 203-pound prospect recently attended Ohio State’s game against Penn State on Oct. 21. 

“The Ohio State is different,” Williams told Eleven Warriors of his visit. 

So far this season, Williams has racked up 46 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, five pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. 

Brody Keefe enjoys Ohio State visit

North Carolina prospect Brody Keefe, an Ohio State wide receiver target in the 2026 class, was also in Columbus for the Penn State game and the atmosphere lived up to his expectations.

"Columbus was amazing,” Keefe told Eleven Warriors. “It was my second time up. First game, though. It was crazy. The student section was the biggest I’ve ever seen. Those fans are probably the most intense I’ve seen. They were lined up for us recruits – cheering for us as we walked around. On Saturday, I got to talk to coach Hartline a few times. Catching up with coach (Ed) Terwilliger is always great. And the recruiting staff is always the best. Sunday at the facility was great. I sat in on team meetings and practice and got to catch up with coach Hartline and meet a few other guys. That was really cool to be a part of. I saw again how Hartline is passionate about development and I love that. Learned more about how OSU really invests in its players, researching the best ways to keep them healthy and at their best."

In the 2023 season, Keefe has caught 37 passes for 541 yards with 11 touchdowns.

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