The Ohio State football team missed out on a top remaining target for the 2024 class as five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker picked Texas over OSU.
The Ohio State football team missed one of its top remaining targets for the 2024 recruiting class. Five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker picked Texas over Ohio State. This is a blow for offensive line coach Justin Frye as he tried to land his first big fish as a Buckeye assistant coach.
Baker is seen by many as the best offensive lineman in this recruiting cycle and gaining his commitment would have been huge for the Ohio State football team. With the need at tackle extremely high for the Buckeyes, Baker would have slid right in and possibly have competed for a starting role as early as next Spring with how talented he is.
Baker is from Mater Dei High School out in California. The same High School that Ohio State has recruited well recently so the Buckeyes thought they had a real shot at him. In fact, Baker said that his favorite recruiting visit was to Columbus back in June, but the momentum has been headed the Longhorns’ way in this recruitment for the past few months.
With Baker off the board, the pickings are slim at tackle now for Ohio State. Jordan Seaton is the last possible remaining target inside the top 100 for this class. The IMG Academy product is considering Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. I believe it will be very hard for Ohio State to get his commitment.
Ohio State’s best offensive line recruit currently is offensive tackle Ian Moore of New Palestine, Indiana. He’s the No. 126 national player in the 24′ class. While Moore is a very good recruit, it’d be nice for Justin Frye and the offensive staff to find the next Parris Johnson or Donovan Jackson. Especially with how the offensive line has looked through four games this season.
Hopefully, Frye could add a recruit like Seaton as the class begins to wind down here in the upcoming months.