The Buckeyes have had plenty of success recruiting the prep football talent rich state of Texas, first under Urban Meyer and the last few years with Ryan Day in charge. In fact, when Day was an assistant coach on Meyer’s staff he personally recruited current Ohio State star wide receiver and landed his commitment for the Buckeyes.
As head coach Day has landed a commitment from the country’s No. 1 overall class of 2022 prospect, 5-star quarterback Quinn Ewers from Southlake (Texas) Southlake Carroll. Day also has a commitment from Austin (Texas) Lake Travis 5-star wide receiver Caleb Burton.
From the 2021 class Day signed Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal offensive lineman Donovan Jackson.
Day and his staff also had a number of top Texas 2022 prospects who made official visits to Ohio State this month.
As posted on Bucknuts previously, Day and the Ohio State staff were also going to welcome in 5-star running back Rueben Owens from El Campo (Texas) for a visit in mid-June. However, Owens was not able to make that visit. But Bucknuts reported at the time that he had plans to make a visit with the Buckeyes in the fall.
Now the Buckeyes have offered a scholarship to Owens who at one time was committed to Texas.
“Blessed to announce that I have been offered by the Ohio State football program,” Owens posted this afternoon on his Twitter account.
The 5-foot-11 and 187-pound Owens has a long list of scholarship offers that in addition to Ohio State and Texas also includes Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, Baylor, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Penn State, USC, Houston, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Oregon State and many others.
Owens is a 5-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the country’s No. 24 overall class of 2023 prospect, the No. 2 running back and the No. 4 prospect in Texas.
The Buckeyes don’t have a commitment yet from a 2023 prospect, but they hosted some of the country’s top class of 2023 prospects on unofficial visits during the huge June recruiting month.
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The Buckeyes have a great group of 2022 recruiting class commitments. They have commitments from the country’s No. 1 overall prospect in 5-star quarterback Quinn Ewers from Texas, 5-star cornerback Jaheim Singletary from Florida, another 5-star in wide receiver Caleb Burton from Texas, 4-star wide receiver Kyion Grayes who is the No. 2 prospect in the state of Arizona, 4-star wide receiver Kaleb Brown from Illinois, 4-star running back Dallan Hayden from Tennessee, the No. 1 prospect in Ohio and the country’s No. 2 outside linebacker C.J. Hicks, the No. 2 prospect in Ohio in linebacker Gabe Powers, the No. 8 prospect in the Buckeyes State in offensive lineman Tegra Tshabola, the No. 3 prospect in Ohio in cornerback Jyaire Brown, two top tight end targets in Bennett Christian from Georgia and Benji Gosnell from North Carolina, and two more talented defensive backs from Florida, cornerback Ryan Turner and safety Kye Stokes. It is a class of 14 commitments to this point with twelve being 5 or high 4-star prospects. It is a class that is ranked as the country’s No. 1 recruiting class in the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings.