The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers Top-75 2025 Prospect Isaiah Campbell Along with Five Other Players, Ryan Day Visits Carter Lowe One Day Before His Commitment

By Garrick Hodge on January 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Isaiah Campbell

With about a week left in the open period, Ohio State coaches have made their recruiting efforts count.

In the last few days, the Buckeyes have offered six new prospects, four in the 2025 class and two in the 2026 cycle. We’ll break down each new offer below.

Isaiah Campbell

The most highly-touted prospect offered is four-star 2025 North Carolina defensive lineman Isaiah Campbell, who is considered the 72nd-ranked prospect nationally and the fifth-best defensive lineman in the 2025 cycle per 247Sports’ composite rankings. 

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect holds offers from more than 30 Division I schools, including North Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, NC State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCF, USC, Virginia and Wake Forest. 

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Campbell racked up 110 tackles (27 for loss) with 16 sacks, 36 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his junior season.


Donovan Olugbode

On Thursday, Brian Hartline stopped by IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) to offer 2025 wide receiver Donovan Olugbode. 

Olugbode is ranked as the 170th prospect and the 21st wideout in the 2025 class. OSU has had recent success recruiting an IMG Academy wideout, with Carnell Tate seeing the field regularly last season as a true freshman. 

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect has offers from the likes of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, TCU, Tennessee, USC, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Darren Ikinnagbon

Larry Johnson has had a busy week on the recruiting trail and capped it by offering 2025 New Jersey defensive end Darren Ikinnagbon.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Ikinnagbon is considered the 333rd-ranked player and the 26th-best edge prospect in the 2025 cycle. He’s picked up more than 20 Division I offers, including Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Iowa State, Kent State, Maryland, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Wake Forest and West Virginia. 

Last season, Ikinnagbon recorded 25 tackles (five for loss) with two sacks.

Malachi Goodwin

Justin Frye’s latest offensive line offer in the 2025 class came as he visited New Jersey offensive lineman Malachi Goodwin on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound prospect doesn’t hold a composite ranking yet but has seen a fast rise in his recruitment over the past few months and holds offers from Boston College, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, USC, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.


Devin Carter

Hartline also offered one of the top wide receivers in the 2026 class, four-star Georgia prospect Devin Carter. The 6-foot, 165-pound Carter has been a Florida State commit since April, so the Buckeyes would need to flip him if they wanted to pair him with five-star wideout Chris Henry Jr. in the 2026 class.

Carter is ranked as the 35th-best prospect and the No. 3 wide receiver in the 2026 cycle. He’s earned offers from UCF, USC, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, LSU, Michigan, NC State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. 

Isaiah Williams

OSU safeties coach Matt Guerrieri made Texas prospect Isaiah Williams the third safety with an OSU offer in the 2026 class by offering the 6-foot, 185-pound prospect on Wednesday. 

Williams doesn’t hold a composite ranking but has more than 20 Division I offers, including Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Houston, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Washington. 

In his sophomore season, Williams recorded 86 tackles (7 for loss), a forced fumble, four interceptions and five pass deflections.

Day, Frye visit Carter Lowe ahead of commitment

One day ahead of four-star offensive tackle Carter Lowe’s commitment, Ryan Day and Justin Frye headed to Toledo to visit Lowe and ensure him he remains a top priority for the Buckeyes in the 2025 class.

Lowe will announce his commitment at 3 p.m. Saturday and choose from a final five of Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Less than 24 hours before his announcement, the Buckeyes remain in great shape to land their first offensive line commitment for the current cycle. 

OSU staff checks in on 2025 targets around the nation

Lowe wasn’t the only priority target in the 2025 class the OSU coaching staff checked in on in the past few days. In the past 48 hours, the Buckeyes have visited defensive lineman Landon Rink, wide receivers Winston Watkins and Jaime Ffrench, cornerback Dorian Brew, running back Marquise Davis and defensive lineman Brandon Caesar, among others.

Day, Jim Knowles, Tim Walton and Matt Guerrieri also stopped in Texas to visit five-star cornerback commit Devin Sanchez on Wednesday.

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