The Hurry-Up: Five-star 2025 Wide Receiver Dakorien Moore Will Visit Ohio State This Weekend, 2026 Running Back Javian Osborne Picks Up an Offer from the Buckeyes

By Garrick Hodge on April 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Dakorien Moore

This weekend’s recruiting visitor list just got a lot more intriguing.

Five-star Texas wideout Dakorien Moore, ranked the No. 1 wideout in the 2025 class, will be making his second visit of the spring to Columbus this weekend for the Buckeyes’ spring game. He previously visited campus in March for a spring practice. 

“What impresses me about Ohio State is how many different types of playmakers and NFL-ready players they have,” Moore told On3. “They had a good practice when I came by and it looked real competitive. Everyone looked like they were into the practice and wanted to work. It was just a good day in the office for the guys. 

“Another thing that impresses me is how consistent (Brian) Hartline is on getting the best receiver from each class and makes them even better and ultimately a first-round draft pick.”

Moore has been committed to LSU since last August but is also still considering OSU, Texas and Oregon. Ohio State five-star cornerback commit Devin Sanchez has been a vocal peer recruiter of Moore as he’s attempting to get his fellow Texan to join him in Columbus. 

Moore will be visiting Ohio State with his mother and opted to see Columbus for a second time this spring instead of competing in a seven-on-seven tournament.

In Moore’s junior season, he hauled in 71 passes for 1,523 yards and 18 touchdowns en route to leading Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas) to a state championship.

Javian Osborne picks up Buckeyes offer

Ohio State running backs coach Carlos Locklyn has offered another running back in his brief Columbus tenure. Rising 2026 Texas prospect Javian Osborne picked up an offer from Locklyn on Monday, making him the fourth running back the Buckeyes have offered in the 2026 class. 

Osborne doesn’t hold a composite ranking from 247Sports yet, but he has picked up more than 20 Division I offers, including Texas, Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, Washington and Wisconsin.

As a sophomore, the 5-foot-10, 188-pound Osborne ran for an eye-popping 2,231 yards on 290 carries with 39 rushing touchdowns. He added 181 receiving yards on 15 catches with two receiving touchdowns. In his freshman year, Osborne recorded 1,064 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 7.39 yards per carry.

Jahkeem Stewart to visit Ohio State this weekend

Moore won’t be the only highly touted prospect on campus this weekend. Five-star Louisiana defensive lineman Jahkeem Stewart, the No. 1 overall player in the 2026 class, confirmed Wednesday he’ll be in attendance for the Buckeyes’ spring game on Saturday.

This will be Stewart’s first visit to Columbus, so a successful experience would go a long way with the New Orleans resident. There’s also speculation in the recruiting industry that Stewart could eventually end up reclassifying to the 2025 class. If that’s the route Stewart decides to eventually go, that makes this weekend all the more crucial to make a strong impression on the 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect. 

Luka Gilbert commits to Miami

An in-state tight end with an Ohio State offer in the 2025 class is off the board. Four-star Ohio tight end Luka Gilbert committed to Miami on Monday, giving the Hurricanes their sixth commit in the current cycle. 

Gilbert, who visited Columbus earlier this spring, earned his Ohio State offer about a year ago, but the Buckeyes have zeroed in on other targets at the position, primarily Nate Roberts and Brock Schott

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