Buckeyes make the cut for southern prospects

The Buckeyes are hoping to put together an all-star class in the 2023 recruiting cycle. While Ohio State doesn’t have anyone committed in the 2023 class so far, they’re certainly on the minds of a couple of targets.

Georgia standout cornerback Kayin Lee released his top 10 schools on Friday night. The Buckeyes, along with Georgia, Miami, UCF, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Pittsburgh are the teams that made the cut.

Lee was offered by Ohio State after an impressive camp on June 2, where he ran 4.41 in the 40-yard dash. He told Buckeye Scoop’s Mick Walker that the Ohio State offer was one that he really wanted.

“That was the whole coming down here, I knew I wanted this offer very bad and if I had the chance to come down here I was going to earn it,” Lee told Buckeye Scoop back in June. “And this is just a great place where I can better myself. Like Coach Day was talking about ‘fight, tough love,’ all that, and that’s what I am about.”

Lee is listed as a four-star prospect and the No. 9 ranked cornerback according to 247 sports.

Jaiden Ausberry, a five-star linebacker out of Louisiana included the Buckeyes in his top 10 schools as well.

The Buckeyes along with LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, USC, Texas, Notre Dame and Michigan are the schools that makeup his top 10.

Ohio State extended the offer to Ausberry after an impressive showing at the Buckeyes camp in June. It’s unknown as to when he will make his college decision.