Where Ohio State commits land inside latest On300 update

On3 imageby:Matt Parker02/26/24


COLUMBUS — Ohio State routinely recruits, earns commitments and signs some of the best players throughout the country.

The Buckeyes have signed top-five recruiting classes every year under head coach Ryan Day and 2025 is on track to be the same. Monday afternoon, On3 released its long-awaited 2025 rankings update and several Ohio State pledges have found themselves recognized as top-300 players.

Lettermen Row breaks down which future Buckeyes landed inside the On300.

Na’eem Offord

New ranking: No. 5 overall, No. 2 cornerback, No. 1 Alabama

Old ranking: No. 4 overall, No. 1 cornerback, No. 1 Alabama

There isn’t much movement for five-star Birmingham (Ala) Parker cornerback Na’eem Offord in the latest rankings update. The newest member of the Ohio State 2025 class, Offord lost the top cornerback spot because of a position switch by DJ Pickett.

Devin Sanchez

New ranking: No. 8 overall, No. 3 cornerback, No. 2 Texas

Old ranking: No. 8 overall, No. 2 cornerback, No. 2 Texas

New achievement unlocked. Houston (Texas) North Shore cornerback Devin Sanchez is finally recognized as a five-star prospect by On3 itself. He has long been a five-star prospect according to the On3 Industry Rankings, but the folks at the scouting and rankings department gave him his fifth star on Monday. ESPN is now the only recruiting service to have Sanchez as a four-star prospect.

Tavien St. Clair

New ranking: No. 27 overall, No. 5 quarterback, No. 1 Ohio

Old ranking: No. 10 overall, No. 2 quarterback, No. 1 Ohio

Four-star Bellefontaine (Ohio) quarterback Tavien St. Clair dropped a few spots both overall and position-wise. It’s curious too. St. Clair has comparable numbers to the other quarterbacks ahead of him. He was in Las Vegas during the Super Bowl weekend and participated in the Nike Next Ones event. There was only one competition the whole weekend, and St. Clair won it.

Zahir Mathis

New ranking: No. 110 overall, No. 12 EDGE, No. 5 Pennsylvania

Old ranking: No. 69 overall, No. 5 EDGE, No. 2 Pennsylvania

Four-star Philadelphia (Pa) Imhotep Institute EDGE Zahir Mathis took quite a dip in the rankings and it might not necessarily be because he regressed, but rather, because others have emerged ahead of him.

Mathis committed to Ohio State in January and is still a major commitment for the Buckeyes and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

Carter Lowe

New ranking: No. 159 overall, No. 13 offensive tackle, No. 6 Ohio

Old ranking: No. 172 overall, No. 13 offensive tackle, No. 10 Ohio

This is a ranking adjustment long overdue and it should continue to rise. Four-star Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer offensive tackle Carter Lowe moved up 13 spots in the overall ranking but remains the No. 13 offensive tackle according to On3.

Lowe was long a top priority for both head coach Ryan Day and offensive line coach Justin Frye. The Toledo native committed to the Buckeyes in January.

Jayvan Boggs

New ranking: No. 230 overall, No. 30 wide receiver, No. 28 Florida

Old ranking: No. 186 overall, No. 24 wide receiver, No. 26 Florida

Another pretty severe dip for an Ohio State commit. Four-star Cocoa (Fla) wide receiver Jayvan Boggs was one of the best wide receivers in the state of Florida last fall — not the best however, that would be true freshman Jeremiah Smith — but the rankings don’t reflect that.

We are approaching 7-on-7 season, however, and if Boggs is healthy and competing, he could receive a bump next time around.

Blake Woodby

New ranking: No. 259 overall, No. 27 cornerback, No. 6 Maryland

Old ranking: No. 266 overall, No. 31 cornerback, No. 8 Maryland

The jury is still out for four-star Baltimore (Md) St. Frances Academy cornerback Blake Woodby. He missed time last fall because of an injury, but when he played he was a very solid defensive back.

Woodby was the first defensive prospect committed to the Buckeyes’ 2025 class.

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