Ohio State Football: Locklyn already making recruiting waves

The Ohio State football team has a new RB coach and he's trying to catch up on some recruitments.
Oregon running backs coach Carlos Locklyn calls to players during practice with the Ducks Tuesday,
Oregon running backs coach Carlos Locklyn calls to players during practice with the Ducks Tuesday, / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

The Ohio State football team and head coach Ryan Day found their running backs coach earlier this week when Carlos Locklyn was hired away from Oregon. As he gets settled in Columbus, the time is ticking on a few key running back recruits for the 2025 class.

It's a good thing for the Buckeyes that Locklyn already has a very strong relationship with the top overall running back in the class, Jordan Davison, who is a West Coast native. The California product was interested in Oregon as well as Ohio State but recent 247 Crystal ball spicks have been made in Texas' favor.

Hopefully, with that relationship already built, Davison, who was in Columbus for a visit last week, will look at the Buckeyes in a new light. It's clear that Ohio State has had Davison as their top back on the board for a while now, as former running backs coach Tony Alford has been recruiting him hard for a few years now.

As the Davison recruitment progresses, it's imperative that the Buckeyes find another option in the class as the Buckeyes could lose multiple backs after next season. The top option for that could be Cleveland native and four-star running back Bo Jackson. Ohio State recently picked up a Crystal ball for Jackson by 247 Sports as he too already has a previous relationship with Locklyn.

Jackson, the No. 66 overall player in the '25 class would be a home run addition as the Buckeyes are trying to secure at least one top-rated back. Being an Ohio native with an awesome name is just a cherry on top.

Lastly, if Ohio State wants another Cleveland area four-star running back, they will have their work cut out for them. Star Cleveland Heights tailback Marquise Davis does not have much of a Locklyn relationship as Oregon was not involved in his recruitment.

On the other hand, Tony Alford was, and that puts Michigan in a prime position to obtain him. Davis recently put out a top 10 list that included Ohio State along with Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, USC, Penn State, Mizzou, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.

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We will see if Ohio State can get back in his recruitment as they try to secure a couple of great running backs for the 2025 class. As always keep it locked into Scarlet and Game for all your recruiting updates.