The Hurry-Up: Linebackers Tarvos Alford and Anthony Sacca to Commit Saturday and Ohio State Offers Four New Prospects After Thursday's Practice

By Garrick Hodge on March 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Tarvos Alford

As you’d expect in late March, a lot is happening in the recruiting sphere.

We started Friday by writing about a crucial recruiting weekend for Ohio State that features plenty of key visitors from the 2025 and 2026 classes, but there’s more happening than just visits. 

On Saturday, two OSU linebacker targets will announce their commitments: Four-star Florida prospect Tarvos Alford and four-star Pennsylvania standout Anthony Sacca. Sacca will choose from a finalist panel of OSU, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Alabama and Duke. One day before he announces, the Fighting Irish are the likely choice. 

Alford, who just visited OSU last weekend, is down to the Buckeyes, Miami, Florida State, Tennessee and Florida. The Buckeyes are the heavy favorite to land the Florida prospect’s commitment, but regardless of what team he picks Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker is still expected to take multiple official visits this summer. Should OSU land his verbal, he’d be the second linebacker commitment in the 2025 cycle along with Eli Lee

The Buckeyes also offered four new prospects who attended Thursday’s practice, and we’ll go over each new offer below.

Brodie McWhorter

Ryan Day and Chip Kelly have been handing out a lot of quarterback offers in the 2026 class in recent weeks. Two more went out on Thursday, making eight total signal-callers who have received an OSU offer in the 2026 class. 

Georgia quarterback Brodie McWhorter was the first of the two to announce his offer and Thursday wasn’t his first time at OSU. McWhorter’s first visit to OSU was the Buckeyes’ spring game a year ago and he later returned to campus for the Buckeyes’ third game of the season against Western Kentucky last September.

McWhorter doesn’t hold a composite ranking from 247Sports as of yet, but has picked up 16 Division I offers. Other schools that have offered him include North Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, TCU, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.  

Troy Huhn

The second quarterback offer went to California prospect Troy Huhn.

Huhn, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal caller, has earned 15 Division I offers. Other schools on his offer sheet include Florida State, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, San Diego State, Texas, Texas A&M and UCF.

Huhn completed 133 of 223 passes for 1,623 yards and threw 16 touchdowns to six interceptions in his sophomore year. He also added three rushing touchdowns. 

Shaun Scott

2026 California defensive end Shaun Scott took his second visit to Ohio State on Thursday and walked out of Columbus with an offer in hand.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect from California powerhouse Mater Dei has earned 17 Division I offers, including Florida, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, UNLV, USC, Washington and Washington State.

As a sophomore, Scott recorded 19 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, two pass deflections and a blocked punt. 

Kenneth Goodwin III

Ohio State offered its sixth linebacker of the 2026 cycle on Thursday when James Laurinaitis made an offer to Las Vegas prospect Kenneth Goodwin III. 

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker has eight offers, also including Georgia, Boston College, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas A&M and Washington.

Goodwin recorded 40 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore.

Mason Short to announce decision on April 5

An Ohio State offensive line target in the 2025 class has set a commitment date. Four-star Georgia prospect Mason Short will make his college decision on April 5 and choose from a final four of Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson and Kentucky. 

Around a week ahead of his decision, the battle for Short is mainly between Clemson and Georgia. It would be a surrpise if the Buckeyes ended up being the pick for Short, who originally committed to Alabama before decommitting in January when Nick Saban retired.

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