Nigel Smith Always Wants To Compete

COLUMBUS – Class of 2024 defensive lineman Nigel Smith has seen the Ohio State campus before but Monday gave him a different perspective to work in a camp with Larry Johnson and the Buckeyes coaches. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound four-star already holds and Ohio State offer along with many other major opportunities with more than two-dozen …

Jax Leatherwood Still Working To Be The Best

COLUMBUS – The Buckeyes kicked off their annual football camps on Wednesday and had a pair of top 2023 quarterbacks in the building, both looking to earn a coveted Ohio State offer. Jax Leatherwood stands out in a crowd, checking in at 6-foot-6 and it was easy to tell when he was throwing footballs in …

Jermaine Matthews Has A Big Day And Earns That Offer

COLUMBUS – Sometimes it just takes a good camp experience to get the wheels really moving and that seems to be the case for class of 2023 cornerback Jermaine Matthews out of Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods high school. The Buckeyes had been very aware of the in-state star but Wednesday’s camp took the Buckeyes to …

Tyler Atkinson Proves He Is More Than Just Recruiting Hype

COLUMBUS – Ohio State’s football camps got underway on Wednesday and one of the more intriguing stories of the AM session was that of class of 2026 defensive lineman Tyler Atkinson from Grayson high school in Georgia. The 8th grader already holds 20 offers including one from Ohio State and many people were interested to …

Five Questions: If You Could Only Have One NIL Deal?

It has been a great run with our Five Questions features and if you have missed any of the previous pieces, you can check them out below. Hidden Talent | Favorite Meal | NCAA Video Game Ranking | Starring Role But as we come to an end, there is time for one more question and …

Five Questions: Talents Beyond Football

We continue on with Five Questions and as we really start to learn more about these top Ohio State targets from the classes of 2023 and 2024, we will dig deeper. Each of these players are on the national radar as some of the top high school football players in the game but what if …

5 Questions: Buckeyes Targets Talk Favorite… Meals

We are pressing on with our five questions series from the Southern Swing and now we ask an age-old question to our collection of Ohio State targets from the classes of 2023 and 2024. Everybody has a favorite meal, but these players are at the top of their game, maintaining weight and generally looking out …

These Guys Are Next For New College Football Game

We are not exactly sure when the new NCAA Football video game will drop but it is safe to say that today’s high school juniors and senior football players should have the opportunity to play as themselves during their collegiate careers. As part of our annual Southern Swing Five Questions series, it got us to …

Five Questions: Going Hollywood?

We recently finished up our annual Southern Swing but is it really done until we get through our Five Questions feature? For those unfamiliar with it, we ask every player that we talk to the same five questions and give everyone a chance to see these young men as more than just football players going …

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 …

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