Where each Ohio State signee landed on ESPN’s final 2023 recruiting rank update

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that certainly is the case with ESPN and the 2023 Ohio State football recruiting class.

There are certain attributes that prospect evaluators like over others, and that is why you often see significant disparities between the major recruiting services. One might like a prospect much more than the other but it still gives you a good idea of how much potential the player has.

Now that the high school season is over and the all-star games have been played, ESPN made the final update to its class of 2023 rankings. Find out below where each Buckeye signee was ranked in the top 300 and a quick takeaway of the rankings.

No. 34 - Wide receiver Brandon Inniss

No. 43 - Cornerback Jermaine Matthews

No. 64 - Offensive tackle Luke Montgomery

No. 67 - Wide receiver Noah Rogers

No. 87 - Defensive tackle Jason Moore

No. 99 - Tight end Jelani Thurman

No. 149 - Cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt

No. 174 - Offensive guard Joshua Padilla

No. - 197 Defensive end Joshua Mickens

No. 241 - Wide receiver Carnell Tate

No. 255 - Safety Malik Hartford

No. 265 - Linebacker Arvell Reese


Too low

Let’s start off with Carnell Tate — the receiver is criminally too low. Cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt also isn’t high enough. Both of these signees will outplay this ranking.


Nowhere to be found in quarterback Lincoln Kienholz. That’s a big miss by ESPN’s scouting department.

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