The Hurry-Up: Five-star 2026 Tight End Brock Harris Picks Up an Offer from Ohio State, Four-star Offensive Lineman Avery Gach Puts the Buckeyes in His Top Four Schools

By Garrick Hodge on April 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Brock Harris

Ohio State has offered a five-star tight end in the 2026 recruiting class.

Keenan Bailey extended an offer to Utah prospect Brock Harris on Sunday, giving the highly touted prospect an offer after taking his time to build a relationship with the 6-foot-6, 238-pound product during the recruiting process.

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Harris is considered the No. 21 prospect and No. 2 tight end in the 2026 cycle. Five-star North Carolina tight end Kendre Harrison, whom the Buckeyes have also offered, is the No. 1-ranked player at the position.

Harris has picked up 30 Division I offers, including Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Cal, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin. 

As a sophomore, Harris caught 55 passes for 665 yards with eight touchdowns in 10 games. He’s already earned an invitation to the 2026 All-American Bowl.

Avery Gach includes OSU in top four

One of Ohio State’s top offensive line targets in the 2025 class has narrowed down his recruitment to four Big Ten schools. 

Four-star Michigan offensive tackle Avery Gach released a top four on Saturday consisting of Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. Gach has taken numerous visits to Ohio State, including one earlier this month. He’s also developed a strong rapport with OSU offensive line coach Justin Frye.

“I love Frye, he’s a really good coach,” Gach told Eleven Warriors last summer. “He produces a ton of NFL talent and he’s a really good guy.”

While OSU has put in a good amount of work into recruiting Gach, Michigan is the perceived frontrunner for the 6-foot-5, 275-pound product. 

Isaiah Gibson schedules official visit to Columbus

Four-star Georgia defensive end Isaiah Gibson may be committed to USC, but that’s not stopping him from taking visits to other schools this summer. 

Per 247Sports, Gibson has scheduled an official visit to Ohio State for June 18. He’ll also take visits to Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Florida and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect will likely take his official visit to USC this fall. 

Gibson was offered by Larry Johnson in January, then committed to the Trojans on March 24. Considering the amount of visits Gibson is taking, it’s clear his recruitment is far from over, but it’s still a long shot at this point that the Buckeyes will eventually win this recruitment.

Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng puts Buckeyes in top 13

A 2025 linebacker with an Ohio State offer has (sort of?) narrowed down his recruitment. Four-star Florida linebacker Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng released a top 13 on Sunday consisting of Ohio State, Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Louisville, USC, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Florida State and Stanford.

Owusu-Boateng is ranked as the No. 69 prospect and the No. 9 linebacker in the 2025 class. He was the second linebacker OSU offered in the 2025 cycle, receiving his offer in April 2022. 

Of his 13 finalists, the only official visits he has set are to Stanford, South Carolina and Georgia. Unless he schedules an official visit to Columbus, it’s pretty safe to take the field over Ohio State for Owusu-Boateng.

Nate Marshall commits to Michigan

Despite winning a national championship, Michigan hasn’t had much momentum on the recruiting trail in the past few months. That finally changed on Monday when the Wolverines landed the commitment of top-35 prospect Nathaniel Marshall, who also held an offer from Ohio State, though the Buckeyes hadn’t been connected to Marshall much since the offer. 

With Marshall in the fold, Michigan now has four commitments for the 2025 cycle.

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