PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC — Any Ohio State fan that follows recruiting knows that for a few classes now the Buckeyes have been looking to take two tight ends. Ever since taking three tight ends in the 2016 class, the Buckeyes have only been able to land one tight end in every class since. (Save for 2017 when they took exactly zero tight ends.) And after some departures via the transfer portal, along with players switching positions, the cupboard is a bit bare in Columbus.
Well, the Buckeyes finally got their two-tight-end class this current cycle when Bennett Christian jumped into the fold in September and Benji Gosnell followed suit in November. Both are four-star prospects, both are from the South, and both want to be developed at Ohio State. Buckeye Scoop caught up with Gosnell last Friday before his game to talk about why he believes Ohio State can develop him into a complete tight end and more.
We spoke to Gosnell about the spring football season in North Carolina, the quick turnaround it causes, and how he is handling the entire situation. As for our Ohio State discussion, Gosnell talked about wanting to get up to Columbus, his relationship with the aforementioned Christian, and his take on what new special teams coordinator Parker Fleming can bring to Ohio State.
“I mean he puts everything he has into coaching. When I was first being recruited by him anything that I needed, he would go on a Zoom with me to talk about Ohio State.” Gosnell added, “He was basically a leader to me in the recruiting process. Anytime I needed him he was there for me. He talked all about Ohio State and gave them a positive vibe. I think he is going to bring that to the coaching staff and the position he is in right now. I think he is going to work his tail off and good things are gonna come from it.”
For the rest of our interview with Gosnell head over to the link below and you can hear everything he had to say!