The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Offers 2026 Prospects Brady Palmer, Anthony Davis and Luke Wafle and 2025 OL Alai Kalaniuvalu is Visiting OSU This Weekend

By Garrick Hodge on April 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Brady Palmer

We’ve made it to the eve of Ohio State’s spring game.

By now, most of you know it’s a pretty important recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes with more than 45 prospects slated to be on campus for the spring game. Recruits have already started arriving in bunches, and a few have picked up some offers, so let’s delve into those right away.

Brady Palmer

Ohio State has gone on a bit of a spree offering 2026 quarterbacks this spring. Ryan Day offered California prospect Brady Palmer on Friday, making him the eighth signal caller the Buckeyes have offered in the 2026 cycle. 

Ohio State was the sixth offer the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Palmer has picked up in his recruitment, with the other five coming from Colorado State, Arizona, San Diego State, Washington State and Washington. Palmer doesn’t hold a composite ranking from 247Sports as of yet.

In his sophomore season, Palmer completed 171 of 261 passes for 2,499 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also ran for 390 yards on 100 carries with one touchdown.

Anthony Davis

No, not that Anthony Davis (but he sure would help Ohio State hoops). But James Laurinaitis has identified a promising linebacker prospect in the 2026 class, and extended an offer to the Georgia prospect on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Davis has picked up more than 25 Division I offers, including Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, NC State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Texas A&M. 

As a sophomore, Davis recorded 67 tackles, six for loss, 3.5 sacks, nine quarterback hurries, an interception and a pass deflection.  

Luke Wafle

Larry Johnson offered a top-100 prospect in the 2026 class after extending an offer to New Jersey prospect Luke Wafle on Friday. 

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Wafle is considered the No. 86 prospect and the sixth-ranked edge player in the 2026 class. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end has picked up 16 Division I offers, including Georgia, Michigan, Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

Last season, Wafle recorded 1.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and three tackles for loss.

2025 OL Alai Kalaniuvalu visiting Ohio State this weekend

One name I didn’t initially have in our recruiting preview for this weekend that we’ve since confirmed is four-star 2025 offensive lineman Alai Kalaniuvalu, who is on campus this weekend with his high school teammate and fellow four-star offensive lineman Douglas Utu. Both Kalaniuvalu and Utu would make fine additions to Ohio State’s 2025 recruiting class, so Justin Frye will certainly have his hands full this weekend.

Trent Wilson commits to Oklahoma 

A defensive tackle in the 2025 class with an Ohio State offer is off the board after four-star Maryland prospect Trent Wilson committed to Oklahoma on Wednesday. Wilson, who had visited Ohio State on March 30, trimmed down his choices to Oklahoma, OSU, Penn State and Texas A&M.

With Wilson no longer in the fold, Ohio State will shift its focus to other defensive tackle targets, including Trajen Odom, Maxwell Roy, Jarquez Carter and Kole Briehler.

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