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Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes OL coach Justin Frye named to 'rising-star assistant' list

Spencer Holbrook06/16/22
Justin Frye by Spencer Holbrook--Lettermen Row
Justin Frye was among the 65 rising star coaches named. (Spencer Holbrook/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes OL coach Justin Frye named to ‘rising-star assistant’ list

Ohio State found a new offensive line coach this offseason, hiring Justin Frye away from UCLA. Frye is already climbing as one of the rising stars of college football coaching.

On3 Senior National College Football Reporter Matt Zenitz gathered votes and feedback from more than 100 people in the college football coaching world, including head coaches, coordinators and team officials, to identify rising-star assistants who are on track to garner interest for bigger jobs this next coaching cycle. 

Frye was on the list, certainly gaining attention from some of his coaching peers. Frye was at UCLA since 2018 and was at Boston College from 2013 until 2017. He is not just the Buckeyes offensive line coach, but he is also associate head coach for offense.

Buckeyes offer fast-rising 2024 offensive lineman

New Palestine (Ind.) 2024 offensive lineman Ian Moore wants to stay in the Midwest. Moore grew up in Indiana, and he said he loves the way schools play football in Big Ten country.

It’s why an offer from Ohio State would be so special.

After speaking with Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day on Wednesday, Moore got that offer.

Moore is a four-star prospect ranked No. 219 nationally in the 2024 On3 Consensus. He has offers from all across the Big Ten — a region he feels connected to.

Moore’s trip to Columbus on Wednesday was his first time experiencing a school-based camp, with another camp at Alabama on deck this week.

READ: Ohio State extends offer to 2024 offensive lineman Ian Moore

New Ohio State Recruiting Podcast

Unofficial and official visits. New offers. Camp dates and surprising new targets. And, of course, the Buckeyes have plenty of top targets nearing a decision date.

That’s where the conversation begins on Talking Stuff: The Ohio State Recruiting Podcast from Lettermen Row. Ohio State just wrapped up one official visit weekend. Another is on deck for this upcoming weekend. And camp dates are providing new and intriguing names that could be the future of the Buckeyes program.

It has been a busy month for Ohio State. What recruitments are the Buckeyes making up ground on as they make their way through June? Who are the biggest remaining visitors for Ohio State over the next two weekends? Who is impressing the Buckeyes coaching staff at camps in the last week?

Those are some of the key discussion points on this week’s episode of Talking Stuff: The Ohio State Recruiting Podcast on Lettermen Row. The latest episode features Lettermen Row staff writer Spencer Holbrook alongside staff member Andrew Ellis. The duo of Lettermen Row staffers breaks down the big recruiting weekends ahead along with a rundown of the latest visits from the Buckeyes top prospects.

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