The Ohio State football team gets a chance to flip a five-star receiver

The Ohio State football team is getting a second crack at a five-star receiver who is committed to LSU.
Mar 5, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Brian Hartline watches
Mar 5, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Brian Hartline watches / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State football program recruits receivers better than any other program in the country. If you look at the talent they've had over the past few years, no one else measures up to them. The NFL talent they produce helps them recruit other great wide receivers.

One of the best players in the country for the 2025 recruiting class is headed back to Columbus for a visit. That is receiver Dakorien Moore from Duncanville, Texas. This is the second time that he's visited Ohio State. He's doing this despite being committed to LSU since August. It doesn't look like that's going to be the case for much longer.

If you give Brian Hartline multiple opportunities to close on a recruit, he's going to succeed. He's too good of a recruiter to not do so. Moore is rated as the second-best prospect in the country, so landing him would be a huge boost to the Ohio State football program's 2025 recruiting class.

Moore stands at 5'11 and 175 pounds, so he's not that big. What sets him apart is his speed. He's able to separate better than anyone else in this class. His ability to get open even when he's tightly covered is also impressive because of his longer frame.

Multiple Ohio State football players have posted on social media indicating that the deal is all but sealed and that Moore will de-commit from LSU and decide to be a Buckeye. He still has to visit and still enjoy what he sees enough to make that decision though.

As I caution anytime I write about a recruit, Signing Day is a long way away still. Things can change between now and December. NIL has changed a lot when it comes to the loyalty of recruits so nothing is final until that recruit sends in their NLI.


If I had to guess, I'd say Moore is a Buckeye by the end of the weekend.