The Ohio State football team lost the commitment of five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton on Thursday. This is a massive blow for the Buckeyes.
The Ohio State football team and offensive line coach Justin Frye swung and missed on five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton, who committed to Colorado on Thursday. This is a massive loss for sure as Justin Frye had a chance to deliver on his first five-star recruit since becoming Ohio State’s offensive line coach two years ago.
Seaton, the No. 15 overall player in the 2024 recruiting class according to 247 Sports, decided between the Buckeyes, Colorado, Oregon, Tennessee, and Alabama. It was believed that Ohio State and Tennessee were at the top of his list, but Colorado won his commitment in a stunner.
Justin Frye had a real chance to hit a home run here. Getting Seaton on campus last weekend was a major win for him and the Buckeyes as that was Seaton’s last official visit to a school. By all accounts, the visit went really well for Ohio State.
In other recruiting news, Larry Johnson took a visit to see the top remaining 2024 defensive linemen on their board, Amaris Williams. Williams, a four-star defensive end from Clinton, North Carolina, has been trending Ohio State’s way recently and hopefully, this visit from Johnson locked him down.
While he has been crystalballed to Ohio State by 247 Sports, recent reports have both Georgia and Auburn after Williams hard. Auburn scares me in this recruitment as they have some NIL money to throw around. Last year they stole Ohio State commit Kayin Lee on signing day. It was believed that they gave Lee an offer he couldn’t refuse, and I’d hate to see history repeat itself here.
Lastly, with five-star defensive tackle Justin Scott now out of the picture for the Buckeyes 24′ class, Ohio State has ramped up its recruitment of three-star defensive tackle Carlon Jones of Bay City, Texas.
Don’t let the three-star rating fool you, Jones has been rising up recruiting boards lately and has picked up a number of big-time offers. He’s taking a visit to Columbus tomorrow, so if things go well, he could easily wind up being the latest member of the 2024 recruiting class for the Ohio State football program.