COLUMBUS, Ohio — The second round of Ohio State Football Official Visitors is getting a significant boost in overall talent.
The second group includes the first of consecutive weeks with a larger number of players to complete June. Here is the list of official visitors for the first weekend:
|DijonJohnson, CB||Wharton (FL)||#95 (#11)||0.9540||4 stars|
|Ty Lockwood, TE||Independence (TN)||#131 (#8)||0.9410||4 stars|
|Joshua Padilla, IOL||Wayne (OH)||No. 180 (No. 118||0.9268||4 stars|
|Mark Fletcher, RB||American Heritage (FL)||#219 (#10)||0.9189||4 stars|
|Austin Siereveld, IOL||Lakota East (OH)||#222 (#9)||0.9178||4 stars|
|Bryson Rodgers, WR||Wiregrass Ranch (FL)||#354 (#18)||0.8955||4 stars|
• Dijon Johnson Engaged as a player for Ohio State in the mid 200’s who always felt a little underappreciated. Now he’s a top 100 recruit and could continue to climb well into the fall.
• Ty Lockwood makes his second trip to Columbus this summer. He got the chance to work with Kevin Wilson at a summer camp last week. Joshua Padilla and Austin Siereveld are in the same boat they worked with Justin Frie last week.
• Ohio State wants two running backs in this class but would be fine if Markus Fletcher is the only one in the end. The Buckeyes took the Florida native away early after his spring visit. Now it’s a matter of making sure he’s not the only player they’re getting from American Heritage High School.
• Brian Hartline always finds at least one hidden gem in each class among its wide receiver commits. A player he gets involved with early on, before the world finds out about him. Jaxon Smith-Njigba was that 2020. Jayden Ballard it may be 2021 Kyion Greyes ticks that box in 2022. Bryson Rodgers has already emerged as the top candidate for 2023.
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|Brandon Inniss, WR||American Heritage (FL)||#18 (#2)||0.9897||5 Stars|
|Joenel Aguero, SAF||St. John’s Prep (MA)||#34 (#2)||0.9840||5 Stars|
|Noah Rogers, WR||Rolesville (NC)||#50 (#9)||0.9769||4 stars|
|Calvin Simpson-Hunt, CB||Waxahachie (TX)||#173 (#22)||0.9289||4 stars|
|Stephanie Green, DL||Rome (GA)||#212 (#31)||0.9194||4 stars|
|Jayden Bonsu, SAF||St. Peters Prep (NJ)||#270 (#24)||0.9080||4 stars|
|Oluwatosin Babalade, OT||DeMatha Catholic (MD)||#281 (#26)||0.9069||4 stars|
|Brock Glenn, QB||Collegiate School Lausanne (TN)||#354 (#18)||0.8955||4 stars|
|Jermaine Matthews, ATH||Winton Woods (OH)||#371 (#23)||0.8941||4 stars|
• Brandon Inniss is the #1 priority this weekend as a potential first five-star addition to the 2023 class. All eyes will be on him once his official visit ends this weekend as he could be heading towards a decision soon. He also visited Alabama that summer.
• Joenel Aguero has a lot of momentum in Georgia right now and is even coming back from a midweek trip to Florida. This will be OSU’s last chance to change that, although the odds are slim. He will complete his summer visit schedule in Miami next week before committing on July 23.
• Noah Rogers was a scratch for the weekend, instead going to NC State where he was supposed to be on June 22nd
• Calvin Simpson Hunt is currently a Texas Tech commitment, but Ohio State has made it clear that it wants to change that. There’s a good chance it will work. So far this is his only official visit planned.
• Stephiylan Green pays two official visits ahead of his commitment date of June 24. The first was in Clemson on June 3rd and the second this weekend in Ohio State. The Tigers have the lead in this recruitment and are nearing a second defensive line signing of a player who also has an OSU visit planned. The other is Vic Burley, who should be coming next weekend.
• Jayden Bonsus Ohio State’s momentum may have cooled off a bit in the last month, but it’s still one of the best security options. This is his last official summer visit to date after trips to Miami (FL) and the state of Michigan.
• As the Buckeyes continue to look for offensive tackle prospects, Oluwatosin Babalade has recently emerged as an option, although Frye still has some work to do to form a relationship. He has already visited North Carolina and South Carolina with a Rutgers trip scheduled for June 21.
• BrockGlenn is one of two candidates who will fill Ohio State’s quarterback gap in 2023. He was supposed to camp before getting an offer but couldn’t make it and got one anyway. Now he will meet ryan day and Corey Dennis personally as they make clear what they are looking for in this cycle. He’s also visited Auburn — which started strong momentum ahead of the OSU offer — Florida State and TCU.
• Jermaine Matthews attended LSU on Thursday before heading to Columbus. The cornerback was only recently offered an offer following his performance at OSU’s first summer camp and has since risen quickly on the recruiting board.
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