Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘He’s the best in the country’

The Most Important Trait Success in college football can be broken down into two basic components: recruiting and development. You can’t win without talented players, so it’s best to start out with as much talent as possible. That happens in recruiting. Like most places, Ohio State has a dedicated scouting staff run by Mark Pantoni …

Is Ohio State About To Raid SEC Country For 5 Elite Recruits?

Ohio State’s 2023 recruiting class is already ranked as the best in the nation, and the Buckeyes have only just gotten started on the defensive side of the ball. Now, with several top targets from down south potentially close to a decision, could the Buckeyes be set to pull some of the very best defensive …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Four-Star Cornerback Kayin Lee Commits To Ohio State

The Buckeyes have landed a verbal commitment from 4-star Georgia cornerback Kayin Lee. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the commitment and discuss what kind of player Ohio State is getting in Lee. The fellas also talk about just where Lee could end up in this …

Kayin Lee Follows Up Official Visit With Buckeyes Pledge

The Buckeyes started the week off the same way last week did with a major commitment at a position of need with the verbal pledge of four-star Kayin Lee. The 5-foot-11, 185 pounder from suburban Atlanta took his official visit to Ohio State over the weekend and apparently liked what he heard. Lee chose the …

A-Deck: Booms On The Way After Final Official Visit Weekend?

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 week. Last week’s A-Deck provided a breakdown from the June 17-19 official visit weekend at Ohio State. This week, I provide a breakdown of what I am hearing coming …

Did Ohio State Just Have The Greatest Recruiting Week Ever?

The Ohio State Buckeyes are always among the best-recruiting programs in college football, but even by those standards, what they did last week was incredible. On consecutive days, they added commitments from 5-star WR Carnell Tate, 5-star WR Brandon Inniss, and top-50 WR Noah Rogers. So was that the greatest week of recruiting in Buckeye …

Bigger, Wiser Jakailin Johnson Ready To ‘Show The World’

Ohio State signed three true freshmen cornerbacks last year, and it’s a good thing they did. Denzel Burke enrolled early and won a starting job. Jordan Hancock and Jakailin Johnson arrived in the summer and had some catching up to do. Hancock played in six games, seeing action on defense against Akron, Rutgers, and Maryland. …

Buckeye Offense Fired Up About New Buckeye Defense

For the first time in the last 25 years — and likely for the first time in school history, the Ohio State defense last year gave up over 450 yards of total offense to five separate opponents. And for the first time in over a decade, OSU’s defense gave up 200 yards rushing four times …

Five-Star Ellis Robinson IV Breaks Down First Visit To Ohio State

Ohio State is set to host a massive official visit weekend for many of their top class of 2023 prospects, but first the Buckeyes spent Thursday and half of the day Friday courting one of their top 2024 prospects in IMG Academy cornerback Ellis Robinson IV. The Buckeyes recently made the cut down to 10 …

Buckeyes, Blue Devils Slated For Rematch In 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

One year after Ohio State downed No. 1 Duke 71-66 in Columbus, the Blue Devils and Buckeyes will take the court against each other in a rematch inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus in the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The announcement was made Friday morning that the two schools would be facing each other …

Malaki Branham Selected In First Round Of 2022 NBA Draft, EJ Liddell Taken In Second Round

Ohio State guard Malaki Branham was selected 20th overall in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, marking the first time a Buckeye has been taken in the first round since D’Angelo Russell went second overall in 2015. Forward EJ Liddell was selected in the second round by the …

The Most-Anticipated Non-Conference Games In Ohio State History

This fall’s showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame is going to be one of the biggest and most-hyped games on the college football schedule in 2022. Thursday’s news that Arch Manning was committing to Texas now makes the 2025 game between the Buckeyes and Longhorns a potential showdown of the No. 1 quarterbacks in …

Ranking The 12 Best Weeks In Ohio State Football Recruiting History (Since 2002)

Over the course of three days this week, Ohio State landed commitments from two five-star receivers and a four-star receiver. On Monday, it was Carnell Tate, the No. 3 receiver in the nation. On Tuesday, Brandon Inniss — the No. 2 receiver overall — followed suit. Then on Wednesday, it was four-star North Carolinian Noah …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Are Expectations Too High For CJ Stroud This Season?

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman talk a bit about Ohio State’s recent hot streak on the recruiting trail. They then tackle a number of listener questions covering the following topics. Which position on the Buckeyes is likely to have the most transfers? What will be the most …

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