Ohio State picked up a 2022 tight end commit this week in Pilot Mountain East Surry prospect Benji Gosnell. The 6’4” 225 lbs. 4 star player is considered the 11th best tight end in the nation for 2022 and the 9th best player overall in North Carolina. He was recruited by assistant coach Kevin Wilson for the Buckeyes and had offers from 18 schools including Florida, Duke, Arkansas, North Carolina (he has a brother currently playing for the Tar Heels) and Penn State. His current coach (Lowman) is friends with coach Wilson since growing up in the same area.
Why Ohio State?
Gosnell decided on joining Ohio State after watching the Buckeyes beat Penn State on Saturday. He liked what he saw in the way Ohio State utilized their tight ends in the game. And he felt Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert were complete players with their ability to block and catch. That is something he wants for his college development, to become a complete tight end.
Last season Gosnell went 422 yards on 25 catches along with 5 touchdowns.
Benji Gosnell Visits
Gosnell has been unable to make visits to campus but has been on virtual tours with the coaches. Ryan Day played a big part in getting him to join the class, taking regular texts and explaining everything OSU had to offer.
Ohio State 2022 Class
Ohio State’s 2022 class now has two tight ends in Gosnell and Bennett Christian in addition to linebackers Gabe Powers and CJ Hicks, offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola, and defensive backs Dasan McCullough and Jyaire Brown. The class is currently ranked the best in the country.
Benji Gosnell Decommits from Ohio State
Benji Gosnell went to twitter at the end of July 2021 to take back his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes are re-open his recruitment. Ohio State has a lack of tight-ends on its roster and is still hoping to add two in the current class. Bennett Christian is the lone player at the position currently for 2022. For 2023 there are a number of offers out including Ty Lockwood from Independence Thompson’s Station Indiana.Tight End Benji Gosnell From Pilot Mountain North Carolina by Steven R