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Ohio State 2023 Safety Jayden Bonsu From Hillside NJ

Jayden Bonsu

Jayden Bonsu is a 2023 Safety, 6'2" 210lbs., from St. Peters Prep HS Hillside, NJ. He committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes on 8-14-2022 after waiting an extra week to make his commitment. At his press conference to announce his decision he said Ohio State was the best fit for him.

St Peter’s Preparatory School

St. Peter’s Preparatory School, (SPPS) an all-boys college preparatory school in Jersey City, New Jersey, prepares young men to become leaders in the global community through a unique approach to education emphasizing intellectual growth, spiritual formation and service for others. It became a co-educational institution beginning fall 2020.

The 3 Star recruit is considered the 24th best national safety and the 4th best in the state of NJ overall.

Jayden Bonsu Crystal Bowl Predictions

Bonsu was projected to be an Ohio State lean by Steve Wiltfong (247 Sports) on August 4th. David Lake, Gaby Urrutia, Sean Scherer, Justin Thind, Bill Kurelic, and Brian Dohn also projected Ohio State the week of August 4th.

Why Ohio State Football

Bonsu was recruited by corners coach Perry Eliano and head coach Ryan Day. The two coaches made him feel at home which led to his selection of the Buckeyes. He also felt Ohio State runs a similar scheme to his high school, making the transition easy. The city of Columbus was also a selling point for the recruit when he visited in June.

Bonsu visited Ohio State on June 17th, Miami of Florida on June 3rd, and Michigan State on June 10th. Available stats include 62 tackles made as a junior in 2021, with 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.

Bonsu follows linebacker Cody Simon from St. Peter's Prep to Ohio State. He liked the winning tradition at Ohio State and their consistent playoff runs.

10/26/2022 7:59:40 PM
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Calvin Simpson-Hunt Corner Back 2023

Calvin Simpson-Hunt

The end of June brought a new addition to the Ohio State 2023 class in cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt. Simpson-Hunt, 6'0" 175 lbs., attends Waxahachie Texas High School. He flipped from Texas Tech to Ohio State after taking official visits to both in mid-June.

Who Recruited Simpson-Hunt

Tim Walton & Perry Eliano recruited Simpson-Hunt for Ohio State, Holmon Wiggins & Travaris Robinson for Alabama, Joey McGuire for Texas Tech, Bryan Applewhite for Nebraska, Mike Mickens for Notre Dame, Jay Valai for Oklahoma, and Alex Grinch for USC. Walton and Eliano were able to pull Simpson-Hunt out of his home stay by showing him everything that the Buckeyes had to offer.

Offers and Favorites

Simpson-Hunt had 26 Offers including Ohio State, USC, TCU, Alabama, and Texas Tech. He decommitted from Texas Tech on 6-30-2022, the same day he committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Simpson-Hunt Visits

Simpson-Hunt took an official visit on June 17th Ohio State and Texas Tech on June 24th. He wanted to flip to OSU when his visit ended in Columbus but was asked to wait until after the Texas Tech visit by their coaching staff.

Simpson-Hunt Ranking

Simpson-Hunt is a 4 Star corner back for the class of 2023. Considered the 18th best Cornerback in the nation. Has a lot of raw athletic ability that many schools were interested in having on their roster.

Simpson-Hunt Crystal Ball Predictions

Steve Wiltfong felt it would be Ohio State on 6-28-2022, Bill Kurelic went with Ohio State on 6-30-2022, while Cole Patterson, Kyle Kelly, Nick Harris, and Ben Golan all felt it was Ohio State on 6-30-2022 too.

Bowl Invitations

Simpson-Hunt has been added to the Polynesian Bowl Roster.

7/22/2022 8:15:47 PM
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Kayin Lee Cedar Grove Cornerback for 2023

KayinLee

Athletic and speedy, Kayin Lee (twitter) has the ability to shut down his opponents. Has great ball skills and can make plays in the air or on the ground. As a native of Cedar Grove High School outside of Atlanta, Kayin Lee is revered for his inspirational work ethic. A fierce competitor on the field, he has also been known to motivate those around him through his charitable outreach and generous heart. This tattoo embodies Lee’s fighting spirit and is the perfect representation of his attitude towards life. His new tattoo is a mountain range and the words "Only the Strong Survive".

Who's Recruiting Kayin Lee

Sean Beckton and Travis Fisher are recruiting Lee for Nebraska, Tim Walton is the primary recruiter for Ohio State, Demetrice Martin for Oregon, Dell McGee for Georgia and Jimmy Smith and Dominique Bowman are recruiting Lee for Arkansas.

Offers and Favorites

Cedar Grove CB Kayin Lee (2023) has 30 offers from schools across the country, including Nebraska, Ohio State and Oregon. The 5-foot-11 180-pounder is rated four stars overall, by 247Sports.

Official Visits

Lee visited/is visiting Nebraska on June 3rd, Ohio State on June 24th, and Oregon on June 17th.

National Ranking

Cornerback Kayin Lee is a highly touted recruit. Rated 87th best overall and the 9th best cornerback in the country, he could be the difference for any program looking for an impact player on that side of the ball.

Lee Crystal Ball Predictions

Steve Wiltfong, Rusty Mansell, and Bill Kurelic all feel Ohio State leads for Lee. Kipp Adams, Trent Smallwood, Blayne Gilmer and Ben Bachmann liked Georgia in September of 2021.

Bowl Invitations

Lee is on the roster for the All American Bowl! The Cedar Grove High School cornerback has been selected as one of the top players in the country following his performance in 2022.

6/17/2022 3:18:57 PM
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OL Austin Siereveld From Lakota East Ohio

Austin Siereveld

Austin Siereveld (twitter) is an offensive Line recruit for 2023 from Lakota East Ohio. He is a 4 star recruit, 6'5" 315 lbs., and the 20th best offensive lineman in the country. Also the 7th best overall prospect in the State of Ohio for the year.

Siereveld's top schools included Ohio State, Alabama, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame. He had 17 offers total. He committed to Ohio State May 4th 2022 shortly after their Spring Game.

Austin Siereveld Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball Predictions were all for Ohio State including Allen Trieu, Justin Thind, Steve Wiltfong, Tom Loy, and Bill Kurelic.

Justin Frye recruited Siereveld for the Buckeyes. Siereveld originally seemed like a lock for OSU but the change in offensive line coach to Frye put that into question. Yet after a couple of visits to Columbus, the Buckeyes were able to secure his pledge.

Siereveld visited Alabama on November 20th and March 26th of 2022. Cincinnati on January 30th. And Ohio State five times including March 21st and April 16th 2022.

Austin Siereveld on the Field

Siereveld played tackle in high school but could play guard or center in college. He is a very big and intimidating offensive lineman. He moves well for his size, has great hands and footwork, and has quickness that most human beings lack. Austin's biggest strength is his blocking. He uses his size to overpower other players and gets the job done.

5/21/2022 7:59:00 PM
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West Virginia Shooting Guard Sean McNeil

West Virginia Sean McNeil

Sean McNeill (twitter) was a guard for the West Virginia Mountaineers of the NCAA Division I men's basketball team. McNeil, a former Cooper High School standout guard, has spent three seasons with the West Virginia Mountaineers under head coach Bob Huggins. He was born on August 17, 1998, in Union, Kentucky, and measures 6'3 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. Because of his recent decision to finish his NCAA basketball career with the Ohio State Buckeyes, this 23-year-old basketball player is making the rounds in the NCAA circuit. Sean McNeil of West Virginia is a terrific basketball player, but who exactly is he? Let's have a look.

West Virginia Sean McNeil

Sean McNeil played for the West Virginia Mountaineers for three seasons, with his finest season coming in 20-21, when he averaged 12.2 points per game and shot 37 percent from behind the three-point arc. McNeill's rookie season at WVU is also worth noting, as the gifted athlete averaged 5.5 points per game while playing in 28 games.

McNeil Coming out of High School

247Sports ranked him as the 24th best overall prospect in the country, the 11th best shooting guard prospect in the country, and the first best overall prospect in Kentucky during the 2019 recruiting cycle. His performance was also given an overall score of 0.8628 out of a possible 1.

Prior to his time at West Virginia, McNeil was a decorated and accomplished basketball player, earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II First Team All-America accolades and being awarded the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Player and Freshman of the Year. He was racking up points and dropping bucket after bucket, scoring more than 30 points a game 15 times and more than 40 points per game six times.

McNeil Visits Ohio State

Sean McNeill visited Ohio State on a weekend visit after three seasons with the West Virginia Mountaineers, which convinced him to join the Buckeyes and play for one season. McNeil chose Ohio State over Cincinnati, Louisville, Indiana, Texas Tech, and Virginia, among other schools. McNeil enrolled in the NCAA transfer portal on March 28, committing to the Ohio State Buckeyes following three seasons with the West Virginia Mountaineers.

McNeil Added to the Ohio State Roster

Sean McNeil, who has been added to the Ohio State Buckeyes' roster, is looking forward to proving himself and exceeding expectations in his final season of eligibility. During McNeil's three-year career with the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Union, KY native scored 900 points in 89 games. Sean McNeil was a key component in the Mountaineers earning a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2021.

4/27/2022 10:21:41 AM
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Malik Hartford Class on 2023 Safety

MalikHartford

The 6'3'' 175 lbs. West Chester, Ohio Lakota West football prospect is spending March of 2022 visiting some of the colleges that have offered him a scholarship for 2023. Malik Hartford recently visited Ohio State and Cincinnati and plans to see Michigan State this coming week. He is ranked as a 4 Star, the 11th best Safety in the country, and the 4th best overall in Ohio.

Who's Recruiting Malik Hartford

Colin Hitschler is recruiting Hartford for Cincinnati, Jeff Myers for Iowa State, Vince Marrow for Kentucky, Matt MacPherson for Northwestern, and Perry Eliano for Ohio State. Tweet of Hartford dancing with Eliano can he found here.

Offers and Favorites

Hartford has 23 scholarship offers including Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, and Vanderbilt. Ohio State and Cincinnati are his favorites at this time.

Malik Hartford College Visits

Hartford went to Kentucky on 9/11/21, Louisville on 9/26/21 , Cincinnati on 9-12-21 and 9-4-21 and March 5th, 2022, Vanderbilt on 9/25/21, Ohio State on March 10th, 2022, and Michigan State on 1/29/22 and March 15th 2022.

Crystal Ball Predictions

Bill Kurelic has Hartford going to Ohio State with medium certainty.

3/12/2022 4:15:02 PM
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Cedrick Hawkins Safety 2023

CedrickHawkins

Cedrick Hawkins committed to play for Ohio State in 2023 on January 1st 2022 during the half-time break of the Rose Bowl. Out of Titusville Cocoa Florida High School. At 6'0" 175 lbs. Hawkins is considered a four star prospect, 20th best safety in the country, and the 40th best recruit from Florida. Follows Sonny Styles as a top safety for 2023 going to the Buckeyes. Of course Styles reclassified to 2022 and will be on campus a year earlier than 2023 recruits.

Who's Recruiting Cedrick Hawkins

Tony Alford recruited Hawkins for Ohio State, Chris Marve and Marcus Woodson for Florida State, Darlin Hinshaw Kentucky, JaJuan Seider for Penn State, Chad Scott for West Virginia, Kevin Smith for Mississippi, and Cam Aiken for South Florida.

Offers and Favorites

He has 21 scholarship offers including Penn State, Florida, and Florida State.

Cedrick Hawkins Visits

Hawkins visited September 18th to Florida, July 25th to Florida State, and June 5th and June 9th he was at the Florida State Seminoles camp. Made a trip to Ohio State in June of 2022 with a number of other Florida players.

Crystal Ball Predictions

Sam Spiegelman predicted Hawkins would select Ohio State on 1-1-2022.

2/4/2022 8:49:17 PM
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Safety Tanner McCalister transfers to Ohio State

Safety Tanner McCalister

Ohio State has a new safety for the 2022 season. Former Oklahoma State safety Tanner McCalister announced on Wednesday he'll transfer to Ohio State and play for the Buckeyes, marking the second player out of the transfer portal to make the Buckeyes his destination.

After being granted his release from Oklahoma State, former 'Pokes safety Tanner McCalister will transfer to Ohio State. An Texas native, McCalister is a former three star prospect that played in 24 games over four seasons (2018-2021) at OSU.

McCalister will have one year of eligibility remaining when he joins the Buckeyes in 2022. He was a 3 star member of the Cowboys' 2018 recruiting class, ranked as the No. 57 safety in the country according to 247Sports.com's composite rankings.

Defensive Coordinator Jim Knowles

Now in his first day on the job, Jim Knowles continued to add depth to Ohio State's defensive with the addition of safety Tanner McCalister, who played for Knowles at Oklahoma State. Literally coming from the heart of Longhorn country, McCalister will bring a wealth of knowledge of recent OSU football after starting each of the last two seasons for Knowles' defense.

Tanner McCallister as a Recruit

Tanner McCalister was a three-star prospect, the country's 57th ranked cornerback and 618th overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, per the 247Sports Composite, out of Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwall, Texas. He picked Oklahoma State over offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi State, Missouri, Washington State and others.

1/7/2022 3:19:40 PM
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Cameron Brown Returns for 2022

CameronBrown

On Twitter Thursday night, Cameron Brown announced that he will be returning for his senior season at Ohio State. The Junior cornerback had a small break in the 2021 season due to injury but still was one of two outstanding corners on the roster. He finished 2021 with one interception, 21 tackles, and 7 pass breakups. 2022 will feature Brown and Denzel Burke at corners, a position they had some trouble recruiting this last cycle. Other corners to watch include Jakailin Johnson, Jordan Hancock, and Sevyn Banks (who is also considering a move to the NFL at this time).

Cameron Brown talks about upcoming decision to return to OSU or not, prep for Rose Bowl

12/17/2021 10:27:47 AM
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Austin Stogner Oklahoma Transfer for 2022

AustinStogner

Austin Stogner is leaving Oklahoma as head coach Lincoln Riley leaves for USC. The product of the Prestonwood Christian High School in Plano, Texas has spent the last three years with the Sooners, being the third tight end on the depth chart after coming out of high school as a top 3 recruit at the position.

Stogner is 6-6 235 lbs. and was a four star player when he left high school. The 3rd best tight end in the country and the 19th best prospect in Texas according to recruiting services.

Currently Ohio State and South Carolina are recruiting him to transfer to their programs.

Austin Stogner Crystal Ball Prediction

Trey Scott came out first with a prediction that Stogner would end up in South Carolina. This week Bill Kurelic and Chris Hummer both put in predictions that he was headed to Ohio State.

All American Bowl Roster

Stogner was on the Army All American Bowl roster in 2019 and the Opening Finals roster the same year.

Stogner Stats

As a freshman Stogner had 7 catches in 14 games for 66 yards and a couple of touchdowns. In 2020, he had 26 receptions for 422 yards and 3 touchdowns. 2021, saw a drop in production as he caught 14 passes over 12 games for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns.

12/11/2021 9:07:58 PM
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