While it’s still early, the Buckeyes are positioned nicely for an in-state offensive lineman that was offered on Sunday.
While Ohio State is still battling for a handful of offensive line prospects in this year’s recruiting class, one national recruiting writer believes that Greg Studrawa and the Buckeyes are in good position for one in-state prospect in the trenches for 2023. Plus, one of Maryland’s best on the hardwood recaps his weekend official to Columbus.
Bucks well-positioned for in-state OL?
By the looks of it, things seem to be moving quickly between Ohio State and 2023 interior offensive lineman Austin Siereveld of Lakota East (OH). The Buckeyes officially jumped into the picture for the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder on Sunday when Head Coach Ryan Day offered him after the weekend visit in which Siereveld saw Ohio State take care of business against conference rival Penn State by a final of 33-24.
Just two days after receiving the offer from the Buckeyes, 247Sports Allen Trieu casted a crystal ball forecast in favor of Ohio State ultimately landing the eventual pledge from Siereveld. Trieu, who covers the mid-west recruiting scene for the recruiting platform, gave the prediction with a confidence level of six.
In addition to receiving a crystal ball prediction from Trieu on Tuesday, Siereveld also picked up offers from Illinois and Kentucky. The offers from both the Fighting Illini and the Wildcats gives him seven scholarship opportunities so far with many more coming down the horizon.
Lamothe discusses official visit
While the big buzz on the massive recruiting weekend for Ohio State mostly came along the football side of things, the Buckeyes also played host to a handful of blue-chip prospects on the hardwood on Saturday.
One of those prospects was 2023 four-star shooting guard Jahnathan Lamothe of St. Frances Academy (MD) and on Tuesday, he opened up to Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch to discuss his official visit to the Ohio State campus.
“The trip was definitely fun,” Lamothe revealed to Jardy. “The coaches were real excited to see me. They showed me film, they showed me around the campus and stuff. It was real nice. I definitely liked my experience up there.” The Columbus Dispatch notes that this was the second official visit for Lamothe with the lone previous official going to LSU in early October and that a visit to Marquette is planned for this weekend.
Lamothe is currently graded as the No. 90 overall player in his recruiting class. The Baltimore native is also slotted as the 21st highest graded shooting guard and the second highest graded player that the state of Maryland has to offer on the hardwood.
- 2024 four-star quarterback Dylan Raiola of Burleson (TX), who picked up an offer from Ohio State on Sunday, tells Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.com that his interest in the Buckeyes “is really high.” The No. 3 overall signal-caller in the 2024 recruiting class was on campus this past weekend to take in the Big Ten contest against Penn State.
- Kansas State offered 2023 four-star cornerback Malik Muhammad of South Oak Cliffe (TX) on Tuesday. Muhammad, the seventh highest graded player at his position, has already received an offer from Ohio State and is a big target for the program in next year’s recruiting cycle.
- Ohio State target and 2023 four-star safety Elliot Washington of Venice (FL) received an invitation to the national combine at the All -American Bowl on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to take place early next year from January 6th-8th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.