Joshua Padilla, top rated recruit out of Wayne Dayton Ohio, committed to Ohio State on November 4th. Padilla stands at 6’4″ and weighs 270 pounds. He is a 4 star recruit, considered the 8th best inside offensive lineman and the 4th best overall player in Ohio for 2023.
Who’s recruiting him?
Joshua Padilla Visits
Padilla has taken visits on September 18th (unofficial visit) to Penn State, June 24th (unofficial visit) to Miami Florida, June 19th (unofficial visit) to Penn State, and visited the home state team June 8th for Ohio State’s school camp.
Joshua Padilla Offers
Joshua Padilla may be one of the most sought after lineman to come out of Ohio in 2023. The 6’4″ 270 pound offensive lineman has close to 15 offers. Take a look at some of his highlights to see why. Padilla’s offers include Ohio State, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, and Georgia Tech.
Crystal Ball Prediction
Bill Kurelic predicted Padilla would commit to Ohio State with high certainty.
Padilla is know for his overall drive, toughness, and excellent technique. A little small for a college player but will have time at Ohio State under their strength and conditioning coach to grow into the desired size to play.
While Padilla had a noticeable growth spurt over the summer, he certainly still has room to grow as he gets older and adds more weight. Today, Padilla checked in at around 270 pounds, but as he gets stronger and bigger, his playing strength will only increase as well as his overall technique as a lineman.
His best position as a college player is likely as a center, but he could also play guard if needed. Regardless of where he plays, his toughness and work ethic will help him on the interior of Ohio State’s offensive line.
High School Stats
Padilla has played at right offensive tackle for Wayne HS since when he was a freshman, but he will shift inside at the next tier.Joshua Padilla 2023 Ohio State Commit at Offensive Lineman by Steven R