The Ohio State football could steal a five-star prospect from a once-proud program

The Ohio State football program is still trying to find that excellent offensive line recruit. They have a shot to steal one from a program that was once-proud.
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive line coach Justin Frye works with linemen during a spring football
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive line coach Justin Frye works with linemen during a spring football / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State football program has yet to get a single five-star offensive line recruit since Justin Frye was hired as the offensive line coach. His recruiting ahs just been one part of the problem. The offensive line was the worst unit the Buckeyes had on the field a year ago.

All of that would be forgiven if the Buckeyes could land a five-star offensive line prospect that they are pursuing in the 2025 recruiting class. Ohio State is still in the running for the second-best recruit in the country. That player is tackle David Sanders Jr.

Sanders Jr. is the best offensive line recruit in the country and could impact the Buckeyes right away. He's good enough to start right away no matter where he goes. Right now, he's projected to go to Clemson, a program that Ohio State effectively killed.

Yet, it seems like the Ohio State football program is a darkhorse candidate to sweep in and grab him. Take a look at this clip below from 247Sports.

As you can see, the Buckeyes are very much in the hunt for him. They actually get the last visit that he has scheduled, as he will be coming to Columbus at the end of June. The issue is that Sanders Jr. has five total visits still scheduled, including that trip to Columbus.

It could be a good thing that the Buckeyes have the final visit. But it also could mean that someone is going to be able to lock him up instead. That could be Clemson, which is one of the five schools that Sanders Jr. is visiting. There is concern that they could lock him up before the Buckeyes get a chance to get him on campus.


If Ohio State is able to land him, Frye will have locked up his job for at least the next couple of years. The Buckeyes would be in a great space if they could get a commitment from him,