A Look Ahead to A Massive Recruiting Weekend for Ohio State with More Than 45 Visitors Expected for the Buckeyes’ Spring Game

By Garrick Hodge on April 12, 2024 at 10:10 am
Devin Sanchez
Devin Sanchez

Ohio State is gearing up for its third massive recruiting weekend of the spring.

As you’d expect for the Buckeyes’ spring game, this weekend will bring a large contingent of top prospects to Columbus with more than 45 recruits expected to be on campus Saturday. 

In the 2025 class, Ohio State will have 10 of its 11 commits on campus, allowing the coaching staff to strengthen their relationships with the soon-to-be Buckeyes and the prospects a chance to get to know each other better and help peer recruit other prospects to Columbus.

“I can’t wait to be in that environment,” four-star OSU wide receiver commit De’zie Jones told Eleven Warriors of the spring game after his commitment.

The lone commitment that isn’t expected to be in attendance is London Merritt, but the Georgia native already took an unofficial visit to OSU this spring and will be back on campus for an official visit in June. 

There will be no shortage of star power on campus this weekend, with seven combined five-star prospects in the 2025 and 2026 classes slated to take in the sights at Ohio Stadium. Four of those highly touted prospects are commits (Devin Sanchez, Na’eem Offord and Tavien St. Clair in 2025, Chris Henry Jr. in 2026). 

The lone uncommitted five-star prospect in the 2025 class expected to visit this weekend is safety Jonah Williams, who has made several visits to Ohio State and is a top target for the Buckeyes. Williams, who is close friends with Sanchez, is drawing heavy interest from Texas and Oklahoma, so a successful visit would go a long way here for OSU.

Dakorien Moore, the top-ranked wideout in the 2025 class, was supposed to be on campus this weekend but will no longer make the trip after a scheduling conflict arose due to his track meet being moved to Friday.

In the 2026 cycle, the Buckeyes will host five-star in-state offensive tackle Maxwell Riley and five-star Lousiana defensive tackle Jahkeem Stewart, the No. 1-ranked player in the class. Riley has visited campus numerous times and has already developed a strong rapport with OSU, while Stewart is making his first visit to Columbus. 

Pulling elite prospects from the South is always a tough task for OSU, but with Larry Johnson’s reputation still strong among recruits, the Buckeyes have at least a puncher’s chance. Stewart is considering reclassifying to 2025, so a standout first impression would go a long way here.

Staying with 2025, four-star offensive lineman Douglas Utu is expected to be back on campus for the first time since the fall, giving Justin Frye another shot at building a strong bond with the top-100 prospect. Three-star 2025 safety Cody Haddad will make his second visit of the spring to OSU, and since he’s decommitted from Wisconsin, it wouldn’t be totally surprising to see him end his recruitment this weekend if things go well, though the in-state product could opt to wait and take more visits in the summer.

In 2026, other intriguing visitors of note include offensive tackles Sam Greer and Micah Smith, top-40 cornerback Dorian Barney, defensive lineman Bryce Perry-Wright (the former high school teammate of Eddrick Houston) and safety Jireh Edwards.

We’ve compiled a complete expected visitor list for spring game weekend below. 




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