Ohio State Football: Top safety recruit back on market for OSU

Centerville 2024 Linebacker Reggie Powers
Centerville 2024 Linebacker Reggie Powers /

The Ohio State football team could still land a top-rated safety for the 2024 recruiting cycle. Reggie Powers is back on the market.

The Ohio State football team has tried hard to land a top-ranked safety recruit for the 2024 recruiting class. After striking out on KJ Bolden, the Buckeyes looked like they wouldn’t be able to land another safety outside the already committed Jaylen McClain.

But Ohio State might be able to grab one thanks to the Mel Tucker fiasco up in East Lansing. Four-star safety recruit Reggie Powers, from Centerville High School outside Dayton, announced last night that he has opened up his recruitment again in light of Michigan State’s troubles.

This is great news for the Scarlet and Gray as they are in desperate need of adding a safety to this class. Powers, while a four-star recruit, still is only the No. 396 ranked player in the 24′ class according to 247 Sports. But he still would be a welcomed addition to the secondary room.

The Buckeyes have missed on some good Ohio players at the position who have been ranked around where Powers is. The top one that comes to mind is Rod Moore of Michigan, who is a starting safety for the Wolverines and is an excellent player for them. Moore is from Clayton, Ohio, another suburb of Dayton.

Hopefully, this time around Perry Eliano takes notice and locks this kid up before anyone else does. He’s well built at 6-1, 200 pounds, and is very fast and aggressive on the football field. Powers was offered a scholarship last Spring from Ohio State, so hopefully, this gets done quickly.

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Other schools that were in on Powers before he verbally committed to Michigan State included Northwestern, Pitt, Cincinnati, and Louisville. I’m sure all those schools are already calling Powers to come for a visit. Hopefully, Ohio State is as well.