The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers 2026 Top-100 Prospect Jordan Thomas; Marquise Davis, Bo Jackson and Jadyn Hudson Include the Buckeyes in Their Top Schools

By Garrick Hodge on April 3, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Jordan Thomas

Ohio State has offered a top-100 prospect from the 2026 class.

Four-star New Jersey cornerback Jordan Thomas picked up an offer from the Buckeyes on Wednesday, giving him 16 Division I offers in total.

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Thomas is considered the No. 99 prospect in the 2026 cycle. Other schools that have offered the 6-foot, 175-pound product include West Virginia, Akron, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

Thomas played both wide receiver and cornerback in his sophomore season, but Ohio State is primarily recruiting him as a defensive back.

Marquise Davis puts Ohio State in his top 10

One of Ohio State’s top running back targets in the 2025 class has narrowed down his recruitment. Four-star Ohio running back Marquise Davis included Ohio State in his top 10 on Wednesday which also included Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, USC, Penn State, Mizzou, Texas A&M and West Virginia. 

Davis has visited Ohio State multiple times throughout his recruitment, but there isn’t much of a built-in relationship with new Buckeyes running backs coach Carlos Locklyn, as the Cleveland Heights product doesn’t hold an Oregon offer. On the flipside, Michigan is very much in the running for Davis after Tony Alford left Columbus for Ann Arbor mid-spring. 

Things could obviously change between OSU and Davis in the coming weeks as Locklyn settles into his new role, but it’s probably not unreasonable to think the Buckeyes may not be the favorite for him at the moment. 

Bo Jackson includes Buckeyes in top 12

While Davis and Locklyn didn’t have much of a prior relationship, the likelihood Cleveland product and four-star 2025 running back Bo Jackson stays home is much higher following Locklyn’s arrival in Columbus. 

Jackson released a top-12 list on Tuesday consisting of Ohio State, Rutgers, Oregon, Georgia, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Penn State.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Jackson just visited Columbus on Saturday and had built a strong rapport with Locklyn in Euguene over the course of his recruitment. Along with four-star California running back Jordon Davision, there seems to be a lot of momentum with Jackson and Ohio State at the moment.  

Jadyn Hudson puts Ohio State in top four

Ohio State landed its first safety commitment of the 2025 class on Sunday after New Jersey prospect DeShawn Stewart pulled the trigger and committed. Another top safety target in the cycle has cut his recruitment down to four teams, as four-star California prospect Jadyn Hudson put Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC on his top four on Tuesday.

Hudson has already set up official visits with USC and UCLA and plans to take trips to Columbus and Tennessee later this summer. He was also one of the many recruits in attendance Saturday during the Buckeyes’ student appreciation day practice.

Trent Wilson sets commitment date for April 10

A few days after narrowing down his recruitment to Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M, four-star defensive tackle Trent Wilson is ready to make a college decision. 

The Maryland product will choose a winner from his final four on April 10, he announced Wednesday. 

Wilson just visited Ohio State on Saturday, but the Buckeyes aren’t expected to be the choice next week. One week out from the decision, Oklahoma is the heavy favorite to land Wilson.

Landon Rink commits to Texas A&M

As expected, four-star defensive tackle Landon Rink will not be playing at Ohio State. The Texas product opted to stay in-state on Wednesday and commit to Texas A&M. 

Other defensive tackle targets for Ohio State include Maxwell Roy, Trajen Odom and Kole Briehler.

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