The Buckeyes won a highly contested battle, one that showed the type of environment they could be participating in their future. It wasn’t just in Columbus where Ohio State recruits has a good time, it was on the field as well.
Check out our latest Buckeye recruiting recap as we take a look at which prospects enjoyed their visits, scored surprising touchdowns, got projected to end up at Ohio State, and who got offered during this past weekend.
Let’s start off with some prospects who took the trip to Columbus.
(Note: All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.)
2025 Texas cornerback Devin Sanchez
5🌟 CB Devin Sanchez seemingly had a great time on his visit to OSU
Will the buckeyes land another star defense back? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/O1yywIMmIx
— Nate Gravender (@recruit_access) October 22, 2023
The elite cornerback loved his trip to Columbus and it looks like the Buckeyes are a top contender for his services. The No. 7 overall prospect has not crystal ball selections, but that could change soon.
2026 Georgia athlete Aaron Gregory
What a way to end my 16th birthday! 🎂🙌🏾 Blessed to rec the 🅾️ from @OhioStateFB @brianhartline @N_Murph @ryandaytime 🌰💪🏾@DAWGHZERECRUITS @brandofachamp @kaleb_longhurst @Garrick_Hodge @Birm @Bill_Kurelic @MarcGivler @KiddRyno_Rivals @bhoward_11 @RyanWrightRNG @chadsimmons_ pic.twitter.com/qEV0qZXVzn
— Aaron Gregory (@AaronGregory_07) October 22, 2023
The 6-foot, 3-inch, 170-pound Gregory has 30 offers and is ranked as the No. 16 overall player in the country, and the top athlete which makes him a 5-star.
2025 Florida linebacker Elijah Melendez
Fresh off his visit to Ohio State, Melendez puts the Buckeyes into his top 10 schools. The 6-foot, 2-inch and 223-pound ‘backer is ranked as the No. 181 overall prospect and No. 21 player at his position in the 2025 recruiting class.
2026 Ohio athlete Elbert Hill
First off, you don’t wear blue in The Shoe. Second, the young cornerback is not ranked at the moment, but does hold a Buckeye offer.
2025 Texas wide receiver Daylan McCutcheon
#AGTG After a great visit @OhioStateFB
I am proud and blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University!!🌰🌰@brianhartline @ryandaytime @ChrisRossLOJO @Coach_Lavender @coach_jackson49 @leopardfootball pic.twitter.com/6afBuiamvM
— Daylan McCutcheon (@daylanmccutch11) October 22, 2023
Hailing from the same high school as 2024 linebacker commit Payton Pierce, McCutcheon could join his teammate in Columbus. He’s ranked as the No. 18 receiver and 105th overall prospect.
2025 Cornerback commit Blake Woodby
— Blake “Bobble” Woodby (@blake_woodby) October 22, 2023
Fresh off his commitment to the Buckeyes, Woodby visited his future home this weekend. He’s ranked as the No. 12 corner and 86th overall prospect in his class.
2025 Indiana athlete Brock Schott
— Brock Schott (@BrockSchott) October 22, 2023
Schott does not have an Ohio State offer, but it’s clear they are interested. He is ranked as the No. 9 tight end and 196th overall prospect in the 2025 cycle.
2026 Ohio offensive lineman Maxwell Riley
Had a great time at THE Ohio State University, thank you again for an amazing visit and congratulations on the win @CoachJFrye @CoachSollenne @etwill21. @coachkostelnik @CoachLowe212 pic.twitter.com/K1Tv77ajSM
— Maxwell Riley✝️ (@bigmax2026) October 22, 2023
The massive in-state tackle holds a Buckeye offer and was bonding with potential future teammates. Riley is ranked as the No. 4 tackle and 14th overall prospect in 2026.
2027 Ohio quarterback Emmett Queen
— Emmett Queen (@EmmettQueen) October 22, 2023
Queen is not ranked but knows all about Ohio State as his father, Heath played for the Buckeyes in the late 90’s. He’s considered one of the top quarterback prospects in his class.
2026 Florida offensive lineman Micah Smith
— Micah Champion Smith (@ChampSmith55) October 21, 2023
With a Buckeye offer in hand, Smith took a visit to campus this weekend. He’s rated as the No. 11 tackle and 70th overall prospect in his class.
2025 Ohio linebacker Eli Lee
The atmosphere, the defense and the fans were amazing at Ohio St. today! Meeting Andy Katzenmoyer was definitely a highlight! Thank you for having me @OhioStateFB !! 🌰🌰🌰@CoachJimKnowles @JLaurinaitis55 @CoachMcGrath22 pic.twitter.com/7W2DMz5P2I
— Eli Lee (@EliLee12) October 21, 2023
Lee is currently unranked, but has a Buckeye offer. 247Sports director of recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, logged a crystal ball selection for Lee to pick Ohio State over the weekend.
2024 Running back commit Jordan Lyle
Ohio State 4-star RB commit Jordan Lyle runs through defenders for a TD💪
Lyle is the No. 42 prospect in the 2024 On300🌰
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) October 20, 2023
The Buckeye running back commit has had a big senior season. He’s ranked as the No. 13 back and 146th overall prospect.
2024 Offensive line commit Deontae Armstrong
Ohio State commit Deontae Armstrong 79 on QB draw pic.twitter.com/hKDzgIiPDA
— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) October 21, 2023
Armstrong was paving the way for his offense before heading to Columbus to enjoy the atmosphere on Saturday. He’s ranked as the No. 33 tackle and 418th overall player in his class.
2024 Defensive tackle commit Justin Scott
Big man TD💪
The defense can't bring down Ohio State 5-star DL commit Justin Scott at the goal line🌰
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) October 21, 2023
Although Scott won’t be playing offense for the Buckeyes, he’s showing his elite athleticism for his size at 6-foot, 4-inches and 310-pounds.
310-pound Ohio State DL commit Justin Scott went BEAST MODE! 😤 @juustinscott
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) October 21, 2023
Not one, but two scores for the No. 3 defensive lineman and 12th overall prospect in the 2024 class.
2025 Offensive tackle Carter Lowe
— BCSN (@BCSNsports) September 29, 2023
The in-state tackle, who the Buckeyes offered back in January, visited this weekend. Wiltfong thought it was positive enough to log a crystal ball pick for him to end up with Ohio State. He’s ranked as the No. 13 offensive tackle and 151st overall prospect in the 2025 class.