Ohio State hasn’t struggled in recent years when it comes to recruiting the wide receiver position. Brian Hartline has proven to be one of the nation’s top recruiters during his short time in Columbus so far and his selective approach has really paid dividends in helping the Buckeyes land a high percentage of their targets.


The list of 2023 priority targets at receiver is a short one so far but Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage star Brandon Inniss is on that list. The do-it-all playmaker is regarded as a potential early Top 10 player in the nation so far and the Buckeyes have taken major notice of his game. Inniss has also taken notice of what the Buckeyes and Hartline bring to the table.

“Coach Hartline is a great guy,” Inniss started. “We have a good connection already. He’s been telling me that I’m his guy since day one and we have a great connection. I’ve been talking to him on the phone and I talk to coach (Keenan Bailey) a lot too.”

Ohio State’s recruiting philosophy recently has been to find guys who can play multiple receiver spots. Garrett Wilson, Emeka Egbuka, and Caleb Burton all fit into that mold and Inniss is that type of player as well. His versatility extends beyond just the different receiver positions, however.

“I really like playing all of the positions on the field,” Inniss explained. “One thing people don’t know is I still play punter, too. I just love playing the game. I’ve been recruited for safety as well. It’s a fun thing to do, exploring all of your options, but I’ll probably be playing receiver (at the next level).”

To hear more from one of the nation’s top rising juniors, check out our one-on-one interview below from our Southern Swing:

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