Ohio State has missed out on its top remaining target in the 2024 class.
Five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton shocked the recruiting world on Thursday, announcing his commitment to Colorado.
BREAKING: Five-Star Plus+ OT Jordan Seaton tells me he has Committed to Colorado!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 7, 2023
The No. 1 OT in 24 chose the Buffaloes over Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, & Ohio State
Boulder youre getting someone who is going to work & compete #TheSavior https://t.co/TgW61Lg9B4 pic.twitter.com/7qO5eM3Coe
Oregon, Ohio State and Tennessee were the three schools that appeared to have the most momentum with Seaton late in his recruitment publicly, with the Volunteers surging to the front in the final days before his decision. But Seaton threw everyone a curveball, and opted to commit to Deion Sanders and Colorado instead.
Per 247Sports' composite rankings, Seaton is considered the 15th-ranked prospect and the top-rated offensive tackle in the 2024 class.
Seaton visited OSU last weekend for an official visit, a trip that went well by all accounts and was the last trip he took in his recruitment. It was his first trip to Columbus since November of 2022. Ultimately, the late push from the Buckeyes wasn't enough to land the 6-foot-5, 287-pound product.
With Seaton no longer in the fold, Ohio State's 2024 class will have four offensive linemen: Ian Moore, Deontae and Devontae Armstrong and Gabe VanSickle. It's entirely possible OSU will seek further improvements to the offensive line via the transfer portal, though.