Buckeyes on the Rebound: Ohio State’s Journey to Redemption Against Youngstown State

Kyle McCord

The No.5-ranked Ohio State football team displayed a somewhat lackluster performance against Indiana, leaving many wondering about the wrinkles in their offensive attack. A new chapter had begun with the introduction of Kyle McCord as the starting quarterback, and it was apparent that adjustments were in order.

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord’s inaugural start as the Buckeyes’ quarterback may have sputtered in the season opener, but with Youngstown State in their crosshairs, there’s an air of anticipation. The question looms: can McCord and the offense find their rhythm? Fans holding tickets for this game hope to see a resurgence, led by head coach Ryan Day and their new signal-caller. Yet, the subplot thickens.

It’s not just about McCord; it’s about the quarterback room in its entirety. Ohio State football aficionados are well aware that two quarterbacks are slated to take the field against Youngstown State. McCord’s understudy, Devin Brown, is scheduled to enter the fray. If the game unfolds as expected, with Ohio State heavily favored and a point spread extending beyond 40 points, it’s plausible that fans might glimpse the emerging talents waiting in the wings.

Shifting the focus to the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State’s performance against Indiana … Read more at FryingPanSports

2023 Ohio State Quarterback Lincoln Kienholz

Ohio State signed 2023 South Dakota Quarterback Lincoln Kienholz (6’1 180) to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. His skill-set would fit right in with the Buckeyes. Lincoln Kienholz is one of the state’s top recruits this cycle. He’s already signed with Ohio State and appears to be a team leader, but what could have been? The Buckeyes flipped him from Washington when they lost another top quarterback in the cycle. It is becoming a habit that OSU needs a quarterback late in the recruiting period.

Quarterback Lincoln Kienholz
Quarterback Lincoln Kienholz

Kienholz Could Have Gotten More at Washington

With every Ohio State signee, there seems to be a question whether or not the Buckeyes are maximizing its NIL potential in regard to recruiting. It’s no different with this cycle, perhaps more so given the rampant speculation over Alabama’s (and yes, other rivals’) use of satellite camps and other visits in the summer. Keinholz stated this past week that Washington had more NIL money for him than Ohio State had available.

Basketball or Football

The Buckeyes secured a signature from the fastest-rising quarterback in the country after flipping him earlier this month. For Lincoln Kienholz, there was no end to the size … Read more at FryingPanSports

Jason Moore 2023 Defensive Lineman

Jason Moore Ohio State

Jason Moore is the epitome of a tough and hard working defensive lineman. He has been dominating on the line in high school at DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD and has been projected as a key contributor at the college level. He is a versatile defensive lineman. He has great size (6’6″ 280 lbs.) and already has great strength. He plays aggressive and makes plays near the line of scrimmage with his ability to locate the football.

Jason Moore Ohio State
Jason Moore

Based his decision on the visits and how comfortable he felt at the school.

Who Recruited Jason Moore

Moore was recruited by Larry Johnson for Ohio State, Mike Elston for Michigan, Al Washington and Al Golden for Notre Dame, Al Golden for Penn State and Chris Partridge for Mississippi.

Offers and Favorites

Moore had 21 Offers, including Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland, Notre Dame and Penn State.

Moore had a great relationship with Maryland, his home state school. He thought that he could have gone into Maryland and helped turn the program around. He liked the family atmosphere at Penn State and the development the players are offered. And Penn State has done well at Dematha Catholic HS in the … Read more at FryingPanSports

AJ Hoffler 2023 Strongside Defensive End

AJ Hoffler

AJ Hoffler (Twitter), a 6’5″ 235lbs 2023 defensive end from Woodward Academy in Atlanta/College Park, GA. He currently favors Ohio State, according to two Crystal Ball Predictions, for his college destination. Visited Ohio State January 11th right after defensive coordinator Jim Knowles came in and also met with Ryan Day. He likes the genuineness and enthusiasm of the coaches at OSU, also stating that they give him space while recruiting.

AJ Hoffler
AJ Hoffler

Who’s Recruiting AJ Hoffler

Larry Johnson is recruiting Hoffler for Ohio State, Larry Knight for Georgia Tech, Buddy Wyatt for Kansas State, Ron Burton for Michigan State, John Scott Jr for Penn State and Jack Tyler for Virginia Tech.

Offers and Favorites

Hoffler has 49 offers including Clemson, Ohio State, Auburn, Arkansas, Boston College and more. His favorites are Ohio State, Georgia, Auburn, Northwestern, Clemson. Georgia has not offered a scholarship. He wants to take his official visits before he commits to one school.

School Visits

Hoffler visited Georgia Tech on June 14th 2021, Kansas State 4 times including October 2nd 2021, Michigan on June 25th 2021, and Michigan State on June 26th 2021. He was at the Ohio State v Michigan State … Read more at FryingPanSports

Defensive End Omari Abor From Duncanville Texas

Defensive End Omari Abor

Omari Abor plays for Duncanville Texas high school. The 6’4″, 240-pound defensive end is a 5-star recruit, the 18th best overall prospect, the 2nd best edge player in the country, and the 6th best overall prospect in Texas.

Alabama has Jay Valia and Freddie Roach recruiting Abor. LSU has Andre Careter in charge of recruiting him. While Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson is recruiting him for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is hopeful the highly recruited prospect selects the Buckeyes as his destination to 2022.

Defensive End Omari Abor
Defensive End Omari Abor

Defensive End Omari Abor Visits

He visited Ohio State on June 4th, LSU on June 11th, and Alabama on June 25th. Ohio State offered him a scholarship in November 2020 and the visit went very well with him meeting with Ryan Day and Larry Johnson while in Columbus. The Buckeye’s ability to get edge players drafted in the first round is a factor for recruits at the position.

Omari Abor Scholarship Offers

Has over 25 offers with Texas A&M, Texas, Ohio State, LSU and Alabama leading. Oklahoma at one time was considered a favorite has not made the final five schools.

Omari Abor Crystal Ball Prediction

Parker Thune feels Abors … Read more at FryingPanSports

Aliou Bah Wants to Be Able to Visit Coaches and Campuses

Aliou Bah

3 Star Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah, currently playing for IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida, wants the ability to visit with coaches and see campuses before making a college selection as he retweeted a post by Jake Pope. With over 36 offers, the 6’6” 325 tackle is highly sought after by many school buy has narrowed the list down to Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, and Oklahoma. A Crystal Ball prediction by Bill Kurelic has him going to Columbus Ohio in 2022. NCAA rules have limited visits to help stop the spread of Covid 19 and keep kids safe. But the situation is not normal and makes selecting a school more of a guess than a great feeling.

Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah
Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah

Who is Recruiting Aliou Bah

Bah is considered the 53rd best offensive tackle in the country and the 72nd overall prospect in Florida. He is originally from Memphis Tennessee and is being recruited for Ohio State from offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. Alex Atkins is recruiting Bah for Florida State and Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Bah for Michigan State.

Ohio State’s 2022 Offensive Line Class

Although Ohio State has one offensive line player in … Read more at FryingPanSports