Ohio State football has been busy recruiting for its 2025 class, and one of the top running backs in the nation has taken notice.
Byron Louis, a four-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage, announced his top ten schools on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot, 205 pounder is considering Ohio State, Miami, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, USC, Florida State, Oklahoma.Recently was predicted to select Ohio State.
Louis has been a standout player for American Heritage since his freshman year, when he got some varsity action. He had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2022, scoring 11 touchdowns for the Patriots. He rushed for 186 yards and 2 TD on 28 carries in 6 games as a freshman.
Ohio State has a lot of options at the running back position in the 2025 class, but Louis is one of the most coveted ones. Two notable football players from American Heritage High School who had committed in recent years to Ohio State were Mark Fletcher and Brandon Inniss.
Mark Fletcher is a talented running back who has been playing with Brandon Inniss since they were 9 years old. He has been praised for his work ethic and performance on the field. He ended up at Miami University after decommitting from Ohio State.
Brandon Inniss, on the other hand, is a wide receiver who had an impressive junior season at American Heritage. He accounted for 1,253 yards of total offense (341 receiving, 308 rushing) and was responsible for 11 touchdowns.
Going into his junior campaign, Louis is expected to be the lead back for the Patriots, after the departure of Miami freshman and All-American4. Some compare Louis to former Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel.
As of now, Byron Louis is ranked as the No. 193 recruit in the class of 2025.
Ohio State running back target Byron Louis is the next big-time back at American Heritage