The Hurry-Up: Four-Star 2026 Safety Jireh Edwards Headlines a Talented Thursday Camp, 2026 QB Brodie McWhorter Will Commit on July 4

By Garrick Hodge on June 12, 2024 at 5:44 pm
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We’re officially more than halfway done with camp season.

Three of Ohio State’s five high school football camps are in the books, with Tuesday’s camp arguably being the most interesting of the bunch so far. 

Thursday’s camp also offers plenty of intrigue, as more than 10 players with a four-star ranking in 247Sports’ class of 2026 composite rankings are expected to be on campus. Arguably the biggest name expected to be on campus is four-star Maryland safety Jireh Edwards, who already holds an offer from the Buckeyes but is excited to get some work in with both Tim Walton and Matt Guerrieri.

In a weird coincidence, all three camps so far have seen exactly seven prospects get Ohio State offers. So I guess we’ll set the over/under at 6.5 offers for Thursday. 

In the meantime, here’s a list of notable prospects we’re expecting to see on campus tomorrow:

Brodie McWhorter committing July 4

One of OSU’s quarterback targets for the 2026 class is zeroing in on a decision. Four-star Georgia signal caller Brodie McWhorter announced this week he’ll make a commitment on July 4. 

McWhorter was offered by OSU in March after visiting for a spring practice and has visited campus multiple times throughout his recruitment. While a date has been set for McWhorter’s commitment, it’s uncertain if a decision has actually been finalized, considering McWhorter still has a few more scheduled summer visits, including a trip to Columbus on June 17.

The feedback he hears from Ryan Day and Chip Kelly might be instrumental in whether or not the Buckeyes are the pick in the end. Then again, the Buckeyes have offered 10 signal-callers in the 2026 cycle, seven of which remain uncommitted. The No. 2 signal-caller in the class, Dia Bell, just worked out at OSU on Tuesday and was very impressive. We’ll probably have a better understanding of where Day’s quarterback board is at after camp season is over, but McWhorter envisions picking his college team in just a few short weeks.

Drew Evers, Jamarion Carlton pick up OSU offers

Two more offers went out to 2026 products on Wednesday.

Four-star Texas 2026 defensive lineman Jamarion Carlton, who's expected to camp Thursday, earned an offer from OSU after arriving on campus and speaking with Ryan Day.

Per 247Sports' composite rankings, Carlton is considered the No. 81 overall prospect and the No. 8 defensive lineman in the 2026 class. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect holds nearly 20 Division I offers, including Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Syracuse, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

Day also offered four-star 2026 Texas offensive lineman Drew Evers Wednesday. 

Evers is considered the No. 180 prospect and the No. 12 interior offensive lineman in the 2026 class. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound prospect has earned more than 25 Division I offers, including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Wisconsin.

Tavien St. Clair continues to shine

We’ve had no shortage of content centering around Ohio State’s five-star 2025 quarterback commit in the past few days. Frankly, just watching him sling it out there, you can see the coverage and hype machine is more than merited. 

Tavien St. Clair was back at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center again on Wednesday competing for OSU’s house team against high school 7-on-7 teams from around the state and elsewhere. Bellefontaine will participate in Ohio State’s second seven-on-seven tournament of the month next week, but St. Clair will be in California for the Elite 11 Finals. So he chose to compete in Wednesday’s tournament instead.

Eleven Warriors was on hand at the event and filmed all of St. Clair’s throws from the tournament play portion of the event, in which St. Clair led the house team to two wins before losing to Minster in the quarterfinals.

Talyn Taylor commits to Georgia

An Ohio State wide receiver target is off the board. 

Following his official visit to Georgia, four-star Illinois prospect Talyn Taylor committed to the Bulldogs over Notre Dame and Ohio State. Taylor had an official visit set up with the Buckeyes for later this month, but it’s a good bet that visit is now off following his commitment.

Taylor wasn’t believed to be as high on Brian Hartline’s priority list as several other wide receivers in the 2025 cycle, though, with Dakorien Moore, Vernell Brown III, Jaime Ffrench and Quincy Porter ranking among OSU’s top targets.

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