The loss of Nick Saban is still having ripple effects throughout college football, and Ohio State is once again trying to capitalize on it.
Already the Buckeyes have gotten transfers from safety Caleb Downs, center Seth McLaughlin and quarterback Julian Sayin. Over the weekend they grabbed a commit from 5-star cornerback Na’eem Offord. Now, an offer out to Alabama native Zion Grady was the most recent move, as the Buckeyes are looking to make a positive impression on the 6-foot, 4-inch and 220-pound edge rusher.
Grady is one of the best prospects in the country, ranking as the No. 1 player at his position and 23rd overall according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
#AGTG!! Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Ohio State University!! @R2X_Rushmen1 @ChadSimmons_ @SWiltfong247 @adamgorney @ALLGASATHLETES @AllGasDrRush @EHS__Football @TDARecruiting @Jdsmith31Smith @AL7AFootball @PrepRedzone @AL_Recruiting pic.twitter.com/AmP4yEZnSh
— Zion (Ziggy) Grady🦍 (@GradyZion) February 6, 2024
Currently the 247Sports Crystal Ball picks favor the Crimson Tide to land a commitment from Grady, but those were all made prior to Saban riding off into the sunset. You have to make the assumption that at this point, his recruitment has reset due to the Hall of Fame coaching no longer leading the program.