Buckeyes Reward Five Coaches With Updated Deals

The Buckeyes are on the verge of extending the contracts of multiple head coaches including Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann as extensions have been worked out and now just await approval from the Board of Trustees per a release from Ohio State on Wednesday. Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day will see a near …

Soft-spoken Noah Rogers Makes Noise On The Field

ROLESVILLE, N.C. – Southern Swing wraps up its travel portion with a stop just outside of Raleigh to check out one of the nation’s top receivers, Noah Rogers. The four-star wideout is not one to do a lot of interviews or do a lot of big talking on social media, so this opportunity was a …

Buckeyes Have Made An Impression on Popo Aguirre

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Southern Swing made its way back to the state of Georgia on its way towards Ohio and caught up with one of the nation’s top linebackers with Raul ‘Popp’ Aguirre. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder is a solid four-star in all of the rankings and a major target for many of the nation’s top …

Darron Reed Looks To Tim Walton For Columbus to Columbus Move

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Southern Swing is in the home stretch, and we stop in Columbus, not the one everyone is familiar with in Ohio, but rather the one in the Peach State to check out defensive lineman Darron Reed from Carver high school. Reed checks in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds but may be even closer …

Bryson Rodgers Already Embracing His Role

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – If there is a top receiver in the nation, the Buckeyes will find him and more often than not will land him. The greater-Tampa area is well-known for producing more than its fair share of talent and while Wiregrass Ranch may be a newer high school, it already has been producing …

Dijon Johnson Recognizes Ohio State’s ‘Brotherhood’

TAMPA – Sometimes you just know and that was the case with Wharton high school cornerback Dijon Johnson when it came to Ohio State. The class of 2023 defensive back did not come to Ohio State for a visit with the intentions of committing and technically he did not commit on his visit, but it …

Buckeyes Very Much In Troy Bowles’ Recruitment

TAMPA – Our Southern Swing tour continues on into Tampa and we catch up with linebacker Troy Bowles, a familiar name around football circles. His father, Todd, was named the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year and has been a household name around the NFL for quite some time. But Troy …

Big Me Kickoff: Swinging Into Week Two On The Road

We are halfway done with Southern Swing and in just a week have seen so much. Have you not been able to keep up with us? That’s okay, we have a midway point cheat sheet to get you up to speed. We have seen so many great players along the way and we want to …

There Are No Doubts For Mark Fletcher

PLANTATION, Fla. – American Heritage high school is absolutely stacked when it comes to college-ready talent on the football field and the Buckeyes have already landed one piece of the puzzle from the program with running back Mark Fletcher. It is easy to spot Fletcher on the field, standing at 6-foot-1, 225-pounds and possessing a …

Cedrick Hawkins Excited For The Future

COCOA, Fla. – We caught up with Ohio State commitment Cedrick Hawkins as part of our annual Southern Swing after his practice at Cocoa high school and everything is going well for the future Ohio State safety. The ‘newness’ of being a commit is starting to wear off and Hawkins now is focusing on his …

Have The Buckeyes Lost Any Ground With JJ Smith?

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Our Southern Swing tour heads south to a familiar school at Chaminade Madonna Prep, a place that has been good to the Buckeyes here recently. The next name up is Jeremiah ‘JJ’ Smith, a tall and talented wideout from the class of 2024. Ohio State recently picked up signees with Ryan Turner …

John Walker Stands Out Amongst The Crowd

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Southern Swing makes its way into Florida and we are in the central part of the state at Osceola high school with defensive lineman John Walker. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound interior lineman has close to three dozen reported offers including the Buckeyes and is firmly in four-star territory when it comes to his …

Top 2024 Linebacker Sammy Brown Impressive Beyond The Field

JEFFERSON, Ga. – Class of 2024 linebacker Sammy Brown is much more of a story than just a cool haircut. People look at the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder and see the curly mullet and the five-stars and form their opinion right there of one of the most exciting football players in his class. But Brown also runs …

Buckeyes Exceeded Expectations With Top ’24 Linebacker

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – Woodward Academy is one of those schools that always seems to have recruits and the Buckeyes have been on the trail for years at that program. While looking at 2023 players like AJ Hoffler, younger players like Myles Graham in 2024 are standing tall. Graham, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker is not …

Could Relationships Be Key In Landing Caleb Downs?

HOSCHTON, Ga. – There are some big targets still on Ohio State’s recruiting board and safety recruiting will be very important for the 2023 cycle. The Buckeyes already have a pair in the fold but Caleb Downs out of the greater-Atlanta area is about as big of a name as anyone nationally, a priority target …

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