The Hurry-Up: Alabama RB Commit Anthony Rogers to Visit Ohio State This Week, OT Josh Petty Schedules an OSU Official Visit for June 14, Top-70 Prospect J’Zavien Currence Intrigued by the Buckeyes

By Garrick Hodge on May 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm
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As many of you already know, Ohio State begins a crucial recruiting stretch this weekend as it begins hosting prospects on official visits for four straight weekends.

But there’s also an important unofficial visitor coming to campus this week as well. 

Per 247Sports, four-star 2025 Alabama running back commit Anthony Rogers is taking an unofficial visit to Columbus on Thursday and Friday, his first trip to campus since being offered by Carlos Locklyn on April 13.

Rogers has been committed to the Crimson Tide since last June and stuck with his home state team despite the retirement of Nick Saban, though he’s obviously keeping an open mind throughout his process. Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Rogers is considered the 104th-ranked prospect and the seventh-best running back in the 2025 class. 

Rogers’ recruitment likely won’t be an expedient process, as he hasn’t set any official visits for this summer. If things go well this week with OSU and Rogers, it’s possible he could return to campus for an official visit in the fall. 

Josh Petty locks in an official visit for June 14

Ohio State continues its search for another premier offensive tackle in its 2025 class to pair with Carter Lowe. At the top of the Buckeyes’ wish list is David Sanders Jr., but another highly touted offensive tackle will be visiting Columbus this summer. 

Per 247Sports, five-star Georgia prospect Josh Petty has scheduled an official visit to Ohio State for June 14. Petty is considered the No. 32 prospect and the No. 5 offensive tackle in the 2025 class and is on the fringe of being considered a five-star prospect in the composite rankings. 

The competition for Petty will be fierce, as he’s also set visits to Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee, Stanford and Florida State. Petty is a dual-sport athlete and also a successful wrestler in high school, winning a state title in 2023. The 6-foot-5, 262-pound prospect plays left tackle for Fellowship Christian High School (Roswell, Georgia) and also plays defensive line, though he’ll only play offense in college.

Top-10 2026 safety J’Zavien Currence intrigued by OSU

Last week was a hectic week for the Buckeyes on the recruiting trail, as OSU’s staff dished out 10 new offers to prospective targets. 

One of the new offers was four-star standout safety J’Zavien Currence, a top-70 prospect in the 2026 class. Currence, rated the No. 68 player and No. 7 safety in 2026, was offered by safeties coach Matt Guerrieri personally on May 22 when Guerrieri visited Currence at South Pointe High School (Rock Hill, South Carolina). He left quite the impression on the 6-foot-3, 210-pound standout. 

“Hell, when coach Guerrieri came to the school and offered me, we talked about me having the opportunity to play anything on the back end I want to play,” Currence told Eleven Warriors. “Cornerback/boundary or field, safety/free, strong, weak or nickel.”

Currence said he plans on visiting OSU in the near future but is uncertain of an exact date.

More than 30 schools have already offered Currence, including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC.

In his sophomore season, Currence was an All-State selection and MaxPreps Sophomore All-American after recording 67 tackles and five interceptions. 

2026 QB Brady Palmer visiting OSU June 11

One of Ohio State’s 2026 quarterback targets will soon be on campus working out in front of OSU’s coaching staff. 

Four-star 2026 California prospect Brady Palmer told Eleven Warriors he’ll be at Ohio State on June 11 for an OSU recruiting camp to work out in front of Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Chip Kelly. It will be his second trip to OSU, the first since visiting campus in April for the spring game, and the Buckeyes offered him at the end of his visit. 

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Palmer has eight Division I offers, including Arizona, Colorado State, Michigan State, Minnesota, San Diego State, Washington and Washington State. 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.

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