The Buckeyes have yet to secure a commit in the class of 2023, but that doesn’t mean that athletes from around the country, specifically the state of Florida don’t have the Buckeyes high on their respective lists. The Buckeyes have been active in recruiting some of the best prospects in the state of Florida in the 2023, especially up front. Here’s the latest on two elite offensive linemen from Orlando and the Tampa area.
Buckeyes a factor for TJ Shanahan
Ohio State loves to recruit versatile, athletic offensive linemen, and without a doubt, TJ Shanahan fits that mold. Shanahan, who plays for Timber Creek High School in Orlando, is rated as the No. 3 guard in the class of 2023 and a 4-star prospect according to 247 sports. Ohio State is recruiting him to play on the outside, but Shanahan feels comfortable playing anywhere along the offensive line.
“They are recruiting me to play left tackle, but I have let them know that I am open to play anywhere along the offensive line – center, guard or tackle,” he said. “It makes myself more versatile and gives me the best shot at playing my first year in college.”
Tony Alford is leading the charge in Shanahan’s recruitment and he’s looking to visit Columbus once the dead period ends. Right now, the Buckeyes are one of his top schools and is a team that he’s extremely interested in.
“My interest level is very high in Ohio State and I would definitely say they play a huge role in my recruitment,” he said.
Clay Wedin extremely high on the Buckeyes
2023 guard Clay Wedin received his offer from the Buckeyes last July, and he currently holds offers from schools like Georgia, Alabama, LSU and Florida State. He said that he was extremely blessed and excited by the offer from Ohio State and has high interest in the Buckeyes.
“OSU is definitely a major player, and I am currently very interested in them,” he said.
Wedin, who plays for Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, is listed as a 3-star guard according to 247 sports. Like Shanahan, Wedin has the ability to play multiple positions along the offensive line in college, which is something that he’s comfortable doing.
“As of right now, I’m not positive about what position they are recruiting me for, but I have played all positions other than center on the line,” he said.
Tony Alford is leading the charge in Wedin’s recruitment so far, and he hopes to take a visit to Columbus as soon as the dead period ends.