The Hurry-Up: Four-star 2025 Defensive Tackle Landon Rink Will Take Official Visit to Ohio State May 31, 2026 QB Dia Bell to Visit Columbus Thursday

By Garrick Hodge on March 15, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Landon Rink

One of Ohio State’s defensive tackle targets has locked in an official visit to Columbus.

Four-star Texas defensive lineman Landon Rink announced he’ll take an official visit to OSU on May 31. He will also take visits to Penn State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma this summer.

“Ohio State, they're extremely prestigious,” Rink told Rivals. “I really loved the Bosa brothers and Chase Young growing up. Looking at those guys now, they're all ballers in the NFL and to be coached by a guy like coach Johnson is a really, extremely good thing. I talk to coach (Larry) Johnson pretty much every day as well.”

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Rink is considered the 311th-ranked prospect and the 36th-ranked defensive lineman. He picked up his OSU offer in September. Rink, who will likely make a decision sometime after taking his official visits, may also make a spring visit to Ohio State.

In Rink’s junior season, the 6-foot-2, 270-pound lineman recorded 71 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, five pass deflections, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and four quarterback hurries. 

Dia Bell to visit OSU Thursday

An intriguing quarterback prospect in the 2026 class will make his way to Ohio State next week. Florida prospect Dia Bell will be in Columbus on Thursday and also has spring visits set up with Texas, Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn and North Carolina.

Bell visited OSU last summer, and while he doesn’t hold an offer from the Buckeyes as of yet, he’s racked up nearly 25 Division I offers. Other offers he’s earned include Utah, Arizona, Auburn, BYU, Colorado, Florida, Houston, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

As a sophomore, Bell completed 122 of 189 passes for 1,929 yards with 20 passing touchdowns to just four interceptions. He also ran for two rushing touchdowns. He’s high school teammates with OSU 2026 wide receiver target Malachi Toney at American Heritage High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), the alma mater of OSU wide receiver Brandon Inniss.

Bell is the son of Raja Bell, a former FIU basketball standout who spent 12 seasons in the NBA and was named to the All-NBA Defensive team twice. 

Davison confirms he’s still hoping to visit to Ohio State

Once Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford left OSU for its archrival Michigan, it was natural to ask how his vacancy might affect recruiting, and how it could impact visits this spring.

One of Ohio State’s top running back targets in the 2025 class, four-star California prospect Jordon Davison, told 247Sports he’s still planning on taking his scheduled visit to Columbus on March 27 but that he will discuss those plans with his family further.

Davison said while Alford leaving OSU is unfortunate, it won’t make him consider the Buckeyes any less.

“Not really, but it does hurt though because of the relationship I had with coach Alford,” Davison told 247Sports when asked if Alford leaving impacts his interest in OSU.  “Hopefully they hire someone I have a relationship with already.”

Davison is a top-100 prospect in the 2025 class and is considered the 83rd-ranked player and the seventh-best running back in the cycle.

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