Ohio State moves to No. 1 in recruiting rankings after pair of commitments

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Jason Moore Brian Dohn, 247Sports

An additional effective recruiting weekend is in the books for Ohio State, as the program invited a pair of new promises to their now top-ranked course in the nation. Plus, a five-star defensive back from Florida included the Buckeyes as a finalist when limiting his checklist of prospective suitors.

Buckeyes include No. 5 DL for 2023

Ohio State defensive line trainer Larry Johnson was back to his regular methods on the recruiting trail as he reeled in yet an additional highly-coveted prospect along the defensive front. This moment, it was 2023 four-star defensive lineman Jason Moore of DeMatha Catholic (MD).

Moore, a Hyattsville native, was originally offered by the Buckeyes back in January, and would eventually commit to the program over Michigan, Notre Dame, as well as Penn State, among others.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is ranked as the No. 1 player from the state of Maryland and attends a senior high school program that ought to be of familiar with Ohio State followers across the country– one that brought the Buckeyes Chase Youthful, a former first-class defensive lineman that is currently suiting up at the highest level for the Washington Commanders.

As for Moore, he will bring a prominent to Columbus that consists of currently being ranked simply beyond the Leading 50 potential customers in the class at No. 53 general. The Polynesian Bowl promise is also booked as the fifth highest graded protective line prospect in the course.

Moore joined 2023 three-star offensive deal with Miles Pedestrian of Brunswick School (CT), that dedicated to the Buckeyes on Friday early morning. The combination of dedications assisted press Ohio State past Notre Dame, giving them the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.

Ricks exposes Leading 10

The Buckeyes and also cornerbacks trainer Tim Walton also got some favorable news in relation to 2024 first-class cornerback Desmond Ricks of IMG Academy (FL). The top-tier defensive back, that has a lot of time to make his decision, felt that it was time to limit his employment on Saturday.

Regardless of virtually dedicating to Florida State just months earlier, according to Hayes Fawcett of On3, Ricks did not consist of the Seminoles in his leading team. Rather, the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder will focus on Alabama, Florida, Jackson State, LSU, Miami (FL), Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, as well as USC moving forward.

Ricks is initially a Virginia citizen, but has actually considering that made a move to Florida to establish as an Ascender, much like 2023 first-class Ohio State wide receiver commit Carnell Tate has.

The highly-coveted possibility is desired by blue blood programs throughout the nation, and his on-field play is supported by the high position he has. Ricks comes in as the early favorite to be both the top prospect from the state of Florida and also the top cornerback in the course. He will also have more than a punchers opportunity to end up as the very best possibility on the whole when all is claimed and done, as he is presently No. 2 just behind 2024 five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola of Chandler (AZ)– an Ohio State devote.

Quick Hits

  • Aside from Ricks, Ohio State also made the Top 5 for 2023 four-star defensive lineman Jalen Thompson of Cass Technical (MI) on Saturday. The Detroit native also included Cincinnati, Michigan State, Penn State, and Pittsburgh in the group with the Buckeyes.
  • 2023 four-star linebacker Raul Aguirre of Whitewater (GA) announced on Saturday that he would be pushing his commitment date up. The No. 9 ranked prospect at linebacker will now be making his pledge tomorrow, and despite an offer from Ohio State, the likely scenario is that Aguirre winds up with Alabama or Miami (FL).

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