Bank Blog: The First 2023 Yes/No/Possibly/Probably/Unlikely/Maybe

In this edition of Bill Greene’s Bank Blog, he gives his first temperature check on a multitude of Ohio State recruiting targets in the 2023 class. Greene touches on names like Nico Iamaleava, Dante Moore, Richard Young, Treyaun Webb, Carnell Tate, Brandon Inniss, Luke Montgomery, Kadyn Proctor, Matayo Uiagaleilei, Lebbeus Overton, Tackett Curtis, AJ Harris, …

The Smith Jr. Impact

It is always important to replenish the trenches in each and every recruiting cycle and Ohio State will have a big need at defensive tackle in the 2023 class. The Buckeyes took a good step in the right direction on Sunday evening, landing legacy defensive lineman Will Smith Jr. out of Central Ohio powerhouse Dublin …

Smith Jr. Stays Home To Be No. 4 For 2023

The Buckeyes are on the board once again in 2023 and it is a familiar name as Ohio State legacy Will Smith, Jr. has given his pledge to Ryan Day and the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder is the son of the late Will Smith who played for the Buckeyes from 2000 to 2003 before going …

A-Deck: Top Offensive Line Targets React To Justin Frye Hire

Welcome to “A-Deck” at Buckeye Scoop, where I’ll bring you inside scoop, what I’m hearing, tidbits, thoughts, and more on Ohio State recruiting and team coverage every Tuesday. Last week’s A-Deck I shared what I was hearing on the Ohio State coaching staff shake up. This week, I provide some intel/quotes from a number of top …

On The Road Again: Tales from Texas and Florida

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at BuckeyeScoop as we have spent time in both Florida and Texas on the recruiting trail. Our very own Bill Greene made his way down to the Sunshine State to check out many of the top talents from the southern part of the state as part …

New Coaches, Now What? Recruiting Impact of Day’s New Hires

It’s a special edition of Givs and the Bank and on the heels of more staff shake-up for the Buckeyes, we are here to talk about what that means on the recruiting side of things. Most of the 2022 class is already signed, sealed and in many cases, delivered. But what does these latest moves, …

Impact of Eliano hire, what happened with Coombs and Washington?

Ryan Day has taken a flamethrower to the Ohio State defensive staff this winter and the dominoes are still falling. On Thursday morning, the Buckeyes hired star up-and-comer Perry Eliano, the cornerbacks coach from the University of Cincinnati. What will Eliano bring to Ohio State? Is there a recruit that Buckeye fans should now be …

Around The Oval: How German-Native Hero Kanu Ended Up At Ohio State

Around The Oval is presented by Todd Pennington with Revolution Mortgage. Check out today’s rates HERE! Ohio State got a huge addition to their 2022 class last weekend when 4-star defensive tackle Hero Kanu announced his pledge to the Buckeyes during the All-American Bowl. How did the German-native end up in Columbus? How did a European …

Buckeyes to get a five-star Florida visitor this spring

Ohio State recently picked up a class of 2023 commitment from Florida safety Cedrick Hawkins, but the Buckeyes have other targets emerging from the state, including five-star Lakeland Lake Gibson cornerback Cormani McClain. RELATED: BANK BLOG – Ohio State news McClain gives the latest in an on-site interview with BuckeyeScoop.com, including if and when a …

The Kanu Impact

Slowly but surely, Ohio State is building one of the nation’s top defensive line classes. At Saturday’s All-American Bowl the Buckeyes picked up yet another long time priority target up front in Rancho Santa Margarita (Cali.) Santa Margarita Catholic defensive tackle Hero Kanu. The German import gives Ohio State four highly ranked defensive linemen now …

Buckeyes Found Themselves A Hero

SAN ANTONIO – The Buckeyes have gone international once again with the commitment of defensive lineman Hero Kanu, a huge get for Larry Johnson, Ryan Day and the Ohio State team. There was some question as to how this commitment would go down with Kanu slated to take part in the All-American Bowl and then …

Caden Curry proving a point in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — For the past two years, Caden Curry found himself atop the wish list for the Ohio State coaching staff. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound prospect might not have the prototype measurables, but three highly productive seasons at Indianapolis area powerhouse Center Grove High School combined with a winning pedigree and elite leadership attributes made …

Devin Brown Just Days Away from Columbus

SAN ANTONIO – Sometimes recruitments take years to put together and other times they come together quickly and that was the case with 2022 quarterback signee Devin Brown. Ohio State found itself in need of a signal caller in the class and Brown, a one-time USC commitment, found himself weighing options and the two parties …

Kyion Grayes Has High Praise Of What He Sees

SAN ANTONIO – At the All-American Game week of practices it is easy to find Ohio State commits and targets with multiple players on the East and West squads. While they will have to play one game against each other, they are using this time as an opporuntity to bond in person well in advance …

Wednesday Recap from the All-American Bowl

SAN ANTONIO — Ohio State commits continue to shine down in San Antonio at the All-American Bowl practices. Wednesday saw the East and West teams hold morning practices before getting together for a joint practice/competition in the afternoon. A couple of Ohio State commits carried over strong performances from Tuesday into Wednesday while one of …

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