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Kiyaunta Goodwin Impressed at the Best of the Midwest Combine


2022 Offensive Tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin is considered an Ohio State lean at this time in addition to be one of the top 10 tackles in the country for his recruiting class. Many raved about his performance at the Best of the Midwest Combine recently when he showed up in great form. From Charlestown Indiana, the 6’8” 300 lbs. prospect has offers from Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State in addition to 50 other schools.

Goodwin Physical Transformation

Goodwin has transformed himself physically. Over the last year he has gone from 425 pounds down to 300 pounds of muscle by changing his diet to mostly protein. He had a good Junior year and earned himself a top 280 national player ranking. Now he hopes to become the best player in the country, his senior season will be the test.

Recruiting Kiyaunta Goodwin

Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa is recruiting Goodwin for Ohio State while Doug Marrone is in charge of getting Goodwin for Alabama. Steve Wiltfong, Bill Kurelic, and Danny West all are predicting Goodwin will end up in Columbus Ohio. Last season the Buckeyes thought they had JC Latham in the current class until Alabama came in to changed his mind. Ohio State was one of the first programs to offer his a scholarship.

Goodwin might be the #1 prospect Ryan Day and the Ohio State coaches are trying to get into their 2022 class. Everyday they have been in touch with him according to reports. They currently cannot have recruits visit as the dead-period was extended recently to May 2021.

2/23/2021 6:56:49 PM
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Safety Xavier Nwankpa Southeast Polk Iowa


Special Teams Coordinator Matt Barnes is recruiting Safety Xavier Nwankpa for the Ohio State Buckeye’s 2022 class and appears to have the upper hand on a number of college programs. Nwankpa is the 7th best safety in the country for 2022 and has offers from 23 schools including Ohio State, Iowa, Iowa State (where his dad played), LSU and Texas. Both Barnes and Kerry Coombs speak with him on a weekly basis. That constant contact has created a great relationship between the coaches and Nwankpa.

Ohio State 2022 Class

Ohio State is building the best class in the nation for the recruiting cycle after have a #2 class in 2021. Ryan Day and his coaches have been incredible effective brining top talent to Columbus Ohio from all across the country. And now Steve Lorenz from The Michigan Insider feels they are leading for the standout defensive back.

Several current commits have been active recruiting Nwankpa for the Buckeyes. Those involved include linebacker CJ Hicks, Dasan McCullough, and tight end Bennett Christian. Nwankpa comes from one of the better programs and is located right outside of Des Moines.

What Xavier Nwankpa Offers

Nwankpa, the best prospect in Iowa for 2022, at 6’3” and 190lbs offers the height and length that Kerry Coombs loves. He is able to make big hits while also covering man to man on the outside. He’s a long strider with great make-up speed, someone that could quickly make an impact on the college level. Plays a number of positions in high school.

1/14/2021 3:11:36 PM
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Ohio State 2021 Football Class

Ohio State closed on its 2021 football recruiting class this week by having 21 players sign letters of intent during the early signing period. This is Ryan Day’s first class that he recruited from start to finish. One additional player has yet to sign, JT Tuimoloau, the second best strong side defensive end in the country. Tuimoloau is waiting until the late signing period February 3rd. The class is ranked 2nd in the country behind Alabama and the best in the Big Ten conference.


QB Kyle McCord – An early commit, 5 star player, helped recruit many of the offensive players in the class. Played with Marvin Harrison Jr at St Joseph’s.

RB TreVeyon Henderson – The first 5 star running back at Ohio State since Beanie Wells, could get early playing time next season with McCall and Sermon graduating.

RB Evan Pryor – Did not play his senior season due to the pandemic but had over 2,500 yards with 24 touchdowns as a junior.

WR Emeka Egbuka – The top wide receiver in the country and third in row to select Ohio State after Julian Fleming (2020) and Garrett Wilson (2019). Ohio State is sick with receiver talent.

WR Jayden Ballard – A really good Ohio receiver from Massillon with 573 yards as a senior and 7 touchdowns. Ranked the 8th best wide receiver nationally.

WR Marvin Harrison Jr – The son of former NFL receiver Marvin Harrison. Had over 2500 yards and 37 touchdowns on a top ranked high school team that earned three state titles.

TE Sam Hart – From Colorado Cherokee Trail, considered the 15th best tight end in the country.

OT Ben Christman – Sixth best offensive guard for 2021 nationally and was a Division II All-Ohio pick.

OL Donovan Jackson – Could play left tackle, or any position on the line at Ohio State. Rated as the number one guard across the country and could play early for the Buckeyes.

OL Zen Michalski – A little bit of a late pick-up for the team, considered a tackle prospect who converted from a tight-end.

SDE Jack Sawyer – The first to commit in the class, a 5 star recruit from Pickerington North, is looking forward to working with Larry Johnson more and continuing on the legacy of the Bosa brothers and Chase Young.

DT Tyleik Williams – 12th best defensive tackle, like many, did not get to play as a Senior because of Covid-19 concerns. Plans to enroll in the Winter and get started early on his college career.

DT Mike Hall – Another Ohio prospect considered one of the best nationally, ranked as the 4th best defensive tackle.

LB Reid Carrico – As a junior he had 168 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 sacks. The countries 5th best inside linebacker, he is coming in early with many of his classmates.

DB Jordan Hancock - One of the top two cornerbacks in the class, a top 100 recruit, helps Coombs shore up a much need position going into 2021.

DB Jakailin Johnson – A top 100 recruit at cornerback, could get a look early with Shawn Wade going to the NFL.

DB Jantzen Dunn – From a really good program in Kentucky, his father played basketball for Miami of Florida. The 12th best safety nationally.

DB Andre Turrentine – The 9th best safety in the country, also played wide receiver at Nashville Ensworth.

DB Denzel Burke – The 8th highest ranked athlete in the country. Is coming to Ohio State in the Winter to enroll.

DB Jaylen Johnson – Cincinnati LaSalle safety, the 29th best in the country. Had 55 tackles this year after getting 61 as a Junior.

12/18/2020 6:32:29 PM
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Tyleik Williams Ohio State Defensive Tackle from Unity Reed Virginia


Unity Reed’s Tyleik Williams recently committed to play college football at Ohio State in 2021. He joins the 2nd best class in the country on a team that should be loaded with talent and competing for a national championship. He had 31 offers total including offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College and Duke. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson recruit Williams for the Buckeyes along with Al Washington. He comes in as a 6’3” 325lbs 4 star prospect, considered the 8th best defensive tackle in the country, and the 3rd best recruit in the state of Virginia for 2021.

Visits Tyleik Williams Took

Official visits to college campuses has been limited during this recruiting cycle because of Covid 19 fears and it even caused the Big 10 to cancel their season before reversing their decision. Ryan Day and the Ohio State coaching staff has been one of the programs that has had great success despite not bringing kids to the school. Larry Johnson was one of the big reasons Williams selected Ohio State, as Johnson is considered one of the best developers of NFL talent in the country.

What Ohio State Gets in Tyleik Williams

Williams is a lean quick athlete that can get upfield in a hurry. His ability to move along the line and push away from offensive lineman has allowed him to rack up tackles in high school. Will do good to add some strength, improve his moves, and play a little bit lower in college.

The 2021 Ohio State Football Class

Williams is the third defensive line recruit for Ohio State in their 2021 class. He joins lineman Jack Sawyer and Mike Hall in an group that should dominate in years to come. Ohio State has been battling Alabama for the top spot in 2021 class rankings with the Crimson Tide taking a couple of the Buckeye recruits this round. Getting Williams was great for a program that lost defensive tackle Tunmise Adeleye and needed another top caliber player at the position. They could still use a rush end like JT Tuimoloau from Washington.

Tyleik Williams Highlights - He is committed to THE Ohio State University. #GoBucks (WRE)

9/29/2020 3:20:14 PM
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Justin Medlock Manvel Texas Linebacker


Do you remember the Manvel team- that finished with a record of 13-1? The team that only allowed 19 points / a game? Who was the anchor behind the team? Well, that was one Justin Medlock. He is a tackling machine and was the only player of the Maverick squad that finished with more than 100 tackles. Also, he recorded two fumble recoveries, defended five passes, and three and a half sacks. The linebacker from Manvel Texas is one of the top prospect in the country for 2022.

The amateur athlete recently visited the UT campus, and while he was there, he received an incredible offer. The 6'1'' 200-pound linebacker has a growing list of scholarship offers. These include Oregon, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Ohio State, and Washington. Also, of course the OSU Buckeyes gave the athlete a scholarship offer that he finds the most attractive of them all.

Features of Justin Medlock

Medlock is being recruited by Al Washington for Ohio State. In 2019 as a sophomore he was first-team all-district and is a great athlete coming from a family of athletes. His father played for Texas A&M and his brother, Jayce, is a tight-end at Connecticut.

One of the greatest strides that Medlock has made in his career is being versatile. The versatility of playing various linebacker positions is an element that has put him at par with the other top talents in the country. That is why, according to 247Sports, he's ranked at No. 8 inside linebacker in the class of 2022.

With the great height of 6-foot-1, and the weight of 210 pounds, time is on the side of the rising junior; hence, he has room to add muscle. Staying in shape is also not a worrying issue since the youngster works out three days a week.

Ohio State 2022 football class

Ohio State football projects to be one program in the country with multiple top commits in its 2022 class. According to the rankings, the class is No. 2 behind LSU. In April, Jyaire Brown, the defensive back, was the first player to join the class. The class has 5 players rated at four stars or above with linebacker Dasan McCullough, and offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola being some of the best.

8/26/2020 7:09:16 PM
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Gabe Powers 2022 Marysville Ohio Linebacker


Gabe Powers, an outside linebacker prospect from Marysville Ohio (Ohio Capital Conference Monarchs), is considered the 2nd best linebacker in the country for 2022. Being the child of a football coach, Powers learned the linebacker position very young.

Gabe Powers Crystal Ball

Powers, 6’4” and 225 pounds, is the overall top State of Ohio football prospect. He grew up an Ohio State fan but has been recruited heavily by the Wolverines. He is considered an Ohio State lock by Steve Wiltfong and a high Ohio State lean by a composite of Crystal Ball predictions. He could play defensive end in college in addition to linebacker.

Powers Scholarship Offers

Powers has scholarship offers from over 20 schools including Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, USC, Florida State, Boston College, Colorado, Arkansas and Ohio State.

Powers Visits to Columbus

He is being recruit for the Buckeyes by Al Washington. He visited Columbus on August 8th, 2019 when he met Washington, Ryan Day and coach Ed Terwilliger. But he was not planning on making a decision soon when he was on campus last. He wanted to make visits and see how coaches interact with their players during practice, that was not possible when COVID 19 hit the country earlier this year.

Ohio State 2022 Class

If he was to commit to Ohio State for 2022, he would join a class with current members cornerback Jyaire Brown, linebacker CJ Hicks, and offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola from West Chester Ohio. He wears number 36 as well as his brother but does not admit that it is because of Ohio State great Chris Spielman.

GABE POWERS Interested in Ohio State

7/30/2020 2:26:49 PM
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Top Ten Defensive Tackle Tywone Malone from Oradell New Jersey


Tywone Malone is a 2021 four star Defensive Tackle from Oradell Bergen Catholic in New Jersey and a top prospect with over 29 schools pursuing him for the incoming football classes. He is considered the 7th best d-tackle in the country and the 118th best overall recruit in the class. According to some services that monitor a prospects interest like 247 Sports, Malone favors Ohio State, Rutgers, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M.

DT Tywone Malone From Bergen Catholic

Malone also plays baseball in high school and wants to continuing playing both sports in college. He plays third and first base in addition to pitching for the Bergen Crusaders.

Malone has the body of an interior defensive lineman (6’4” and 300lbs.) who is strong in the middle of the line and able to stop a run play by getting to the ball quickly. While at the same time being quick enough to get down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of a ball carrier. He uses his strength to dominate players at the high school level. This past season he worked on his pass rush and feels he has greatly improved.

Tywone Malone Offers

Online he has only stated that his list is down to 14 schools including USC, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Virginia Tech, Penn State, LSU, Florida State, Tennessee and the four mentioned above.

Recruiting Malone for Ohio State is defensive line coach Larry Johnson who is known for developing NFL players. Chris Patridge is working on Malone for Ole Miss and promising him he can play two sports. Jim Panagos is representing the rebounding and exciting Rutgers team for Malone’s services and Texas A&M has top recruiter Elijah Robinson as their main man of this great New Jersey football and baseball talent.

He is projected to finally pick Ohio State as his 2021 destination but things could change prior to signing day.

Tywone Malone Visits

Of these schools, Tywone Malone unofficially visited Virginia Tech Hokies on February 9, 2019, he visited the Penn State Nittany Lions on July 27, 2019, and unofficially visited the Texas A&M Aggies on October 5, 2019.

Visits have been limited for Malone due to the coronavirus pandemic and NCAA restrictions of visits. He plans on making some trips once the limitations are lifted. He was recently asked to play in the 2021 Under Armour All-American bowl game.

Tywone Malone Ultimate Highlights // 2021 4⭐️ DT Bergen Catholic

5/21/2020 8:47:28 PM
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Ohio State Punter Jesse Mirco from Perth Australia


Jesse Mirco from Perth Australia will be joining the 2021 Ohio State class as a scholarship punter. He made the announcement on Twitter yesterday saying that he was honored to be a part of the school.

Ohio State Offer

The 23 year old Mirco currently plays Australian football. It took him 4 months to learn to punt in an American football style prior to getting the OSU offer.

Current Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman will be playing his final season at OSU this fall so having a new punter on scholarship is important for the program in 2021. Chrisman is a 5th year graduate.

Mirco will visit Columbus this Fall to see a game at the Horseshoe, he has never been to Ohio. But he only spoke to the Buckeye coaches about playing in America and isn’t interested in any other program now. He met up with head coach Ryan Day, Mark Pantoni, and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti on a video chat last week.

Ohio State 2021 Class

Mirco becomes a part of the top top class in the country for 2021 in the Buckeyes class. He joins La Salle kicker Jake Seibert as the two new specialist coming onboard.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 6, 2020

Prokick Australia

Prokick Australia football coaches John Smith and Nathan Chapman were instrumental in getting Mirco a spot on the Buckeyes roster. They have been transitioning athletes in Australia for 4 years to become college and NFL punters with some success.

Ohio State coach Matt Barnes contacted Prokick Australia to see who they had available in the pipeline. A pipeline that has produced over 135 special teams players at college football programs across the country. Cameron Johnston came out of the program to join Ohio State previously and is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. They recommend Mirco right-away.

When Johnson came along, Ohio State was worried as their recruited punter Johnny Townsend went to Florida at the last minute leaving them without someone to punt. Kerry Coombs found Johnson and for four years he was an outstanding player on the field. This time the Buckeyes had a plan and went to Australia to find their next four year starter.

5/7/2020 9:12:26 PM
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Ohio State Players In The 2020 NFL Draft


The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a football powerhouse for decades, supplying the NFL with many different players. The 2020 NFL draft was no different as 10 different Buckeye players were selected. Below are the 10 different players that were drafted by different teams in the NFL.

Chase Young DE - Round 1, Pick 2 - Washington Redskins

Chase Young is arguable the best player in the NFL draft, amassing an impressive 21 sacks with Ohio State last year. Young is poised to help lift the lowly Washington Redskins whose defense was 27th in total yards and points allowed last season. Unfortunately, the Redskins are a dysfunctional organization with a history of alienating their star players. Only a high character player will excel in the current hostile environment in Washington, and Young, though not known for having significant character problems, is also not known for his high character either.

Jeff Okudah CB - Round 1, Pick 3 - Detroit Lions

Jeff Okudah is a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions, a team that struggled on defense last season. Okudah is both an elite on the ball defender and an expert tackler, a quality becoming more important for cornerbacks in the increasingly short pass driven NFL. Detroit does not have a great history as a stable organization but has seen some measure of stability during the last decade under the leadership of QB Matthew Stafford.

Damon Arnette CB - Round 1, Pick 19 - Oakland Raiders

Damon Arnette is another top defensive back prospect from Ohio State, though not as good as Okudah. Arnette is physical, has good speed, but at times lacks good instincts as he is prone to grab receivers. Jon Gruden isn't known for having a disciplined team so Arnette may not be the best fit for the Raiders.

J.K. Dobbins RB - Round 2, Pick 23 - Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins is an elite north and south running back that does not possess great pass-catching skills. While he will help Baltimore as a replacement for an aging Mark Ingram, Lamar Jackson could have used a better pass-catching target.

Davon Hamilton DT - Round 3, Pick 9 - Jacksonville Jaguars

Davon Hamilton is a good run defender that has recently improved his pass defense. However, his speed and length are average, and Jacksonville is another organization that doesn't treat its top players well. Hamilton will improve the Jaguars in the short-term but may not last long there.

Jonah Jackson OG - Round 3, Pick 11 - Detroit Lions

Jonah Jackson is a good all-around offensive lineman with a decent upside. Although not as heralded as some of the other offensive linemen in the draft, he will be a solid addition to the Detroit Lions.

Malik Harrison ILB - Round 3, Pick 34 - Baltimore Ravens

Malik Harrison is an outstanding linebacker who will help the Ravens' inconsistencies on defense. Harrison is very good at rushing the passer but needs work in pass coverage.

Jordan Fuller S - Round 6, Pick 20 - Los Angeles Rams

Jordan Fuller, the 3rd member of the Ohio State secondary to be drafted, has good instincts and size that makes up for his speed, which is a little below what NFL teams would prefer at safety. He has below average man-to-man cover skills, which is not good, even for safeties, because of the emphasis on passing in the NFL. He will give the Rams much-needed depth in their secondary, but little else.

K.J. Hill WR - Round 7, Pick 6 - Los Angeles Chargers

K.J. Hill is a good slot receiver that lacks the speed to be a deep threat. He could potentially have success as a security blanket for #6 overall pick Justin Herbert. Hopefully the North Little Rock HS product catches on at the next level.

Jashon Cornell DE, Round 7, Pick 21 - Detroit Lions

Jashon Cornell started just one year at Ohio State and probably will not see much playing time in his NFL career. He might have some success as an interior pass rusher.

Ohio State: Ryan Day evaluates record-setting NFL Draft class

4/27/2020 10:51:05 AM
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SDE Tunmise Adeleye IMG Academy Bradenton Florida


Ohio State added to their already top ranked 2021 recruiting class this week by getting a commitment from IMG Academy (Bradenton Florida) strong-side defensive end prospect Tunmise Adeleye. Adeleye is considered the 7th best SDE in the country and the 41st overall best prospect. He had over 30 scholarship offers including schools like Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, LSU and Alabama.

On Wednesday he committed to the Buckeyes on Social Media saying that he was 100% committed. Ohio State now has 16 players in its upcoming class. A large number ranked in the ESPN top 300.

Adeleye played his first three years of high school at Katy Tompkins High School is Katy Texas. For his senior year he will be at IMG Academy. He offers rare explosiveness and quick hands that got him noticed across the country. His size leads some to feel that his future is at the tackle position instead of on the end. Ohio State loves his versatility and will could use him at either position.

Tunmise Adeleye Visits

Adeleye visited Texas A&M, Florida and Miami in addition to Ohio State in June at a Junior Day. Of course all visits have been banned by the NCAA while the country deals with the COVID 19 pandemic.

D-line coach Larry Johnson has not clarified with Adeleye were he will play on the line but will discuss the matter more when both are together in Columbus soon. Johnson is considered one of the best d-line development coaches in the country, something that drew Adeleye to the Buckeyes.

Why Ohio State?

Adeleye likes the strong academics, experienced coaching staff, and great game-day atmosphere at Ohio State. Ohio State also consistently pursues national titles and puts defensive lineman into the NFL, something most prospects are looking for.

Adeleye visited Ohio State in June at a Junior Day after meeting assistant Kenny Anunike at a camp in Houston Texas. His primary recruiter became defensive coordinator Greg Mattison at that June event. His relationship with all the coaches continued to grow through calls and messages until he didn’t want to wait to decide any longer.

4-star DE Tunmise Adeleye commits to Ohio State

4/16/2020 3:08:23 PM
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