Recruiting

Ohio State Visit A ‘Surreal Experience’ For Kayden McDonald

Ohio State has recruited the state of Georgia well in recent history. Players like Cam Heyward, Bradley Roby, Vonn Bell, Raekwon McMillan, Trey Johnson, Harry Miller, Steele Chambers, Jordan Hancock, Bennett Christian, and Kojo Antwi are just a number of the prospects who signed with the Buckeyes after playing high school in the Peach State.

An up-and-coming player from Georgia in the 2023 class, defensive tackle Kayden McDonald from North Gwinnett in Suwanee, is a candidate to be next in that line. The four-star prospect took a visit to Ohio State this weekend to see the win over Penn State and enjoyed what he saw.

“It was a surreal experience,” he told Buckeye Scoop. “I had a blessed weekend. I got there on Friday so we got to do a lot. We got to eat dinner with the team on Friday, we toured the facilities, and did a photo shoot. I had meetings with Coach Johnson and Coach Day (on Saturday) and then went to the Skull Session before the game.”

Speaking with Larry Johnson and Ryan Day was a key opportunity for McDonald on this trip.

“Coach Johnson said I check all of the boxes when it comes to being a Buckeye,” he shared. “Coach Day pretty much said the same things when I got to sit with him in his office.”

After this trip, where do the Scarlet and Gray stand on McDonald’s list?

“They’re definitely high on my list,” he stated. “Real high. My mom and I want to come back and check out the academic side of the university. I’ll probably do that in the spring or summer.”