2025 Quarterback Tavien St. Clair Impresses At Ohio State Recruiting Camp

By June 16, 2023 (9:00 am)Football

After earning an Ohio State offer in May, Bellefontaine, Ohio, four-star quarterback Tavien St. Clair (6-4, 210) returned to Columbus on Thursday to camp with the Buckeyes, impressing while throwing alongside several other quarterbacks.

St. Clair, along with Findlay, Ohio, four-star quarterback Ryan Montgomery (6-3, 205) and a handful of other signal callers, spent time prior to the camp getting instruction from quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis and head coach Ryan Day.

“It’s always fun to compete against Ryan (Montgomery) and them, but just some coaching tips that I got today from Coach Dennis, I mean, he’s always helping me just refine my mechanics and stuff like that,” St. Clair said. “Everytime I get to learn from somebody like Coach Dennis or Coach (Todd) Fitch or Coach Day, it’s big time.”

After the smaller group session, St. Clair and the other quarterbacks – including Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit’s Will Griffin (6-3, 215), a 2026 quarterback who was a standout at Thursday’s camp – all participated in a variety of drills throughout the camp with running backs and wide receivers. St. Clair – who threw for 2,453 yards and 25 touchdowns last season for Bellefontaine – was particularly impressive, hitting on most of his throws throughout the afternoon.

“It was good,” St. Clair said of his camp experience. “I like throwing with those types of guys, too, just because it brings your level up as well. It’s always fun when I get to throw with guys on my level.”

St. Clair is considered the No. 337 overall prospect and No. 26 quarterback in 2025, but he’s one of just three – along with Montgomery and Belleville, Mich., five-star Bryce Underwood (6-4, 205) – to have been offered by Ohio State so far in this cycle. St. Clair holds additional offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee as well as Michigan, which he picked up on Wednesday.

“My recruitment is going really good,” he said. “I had a blast doing it all. Always love coming back to Ohio State and just enjoy being here. It’s really fun. I really like Ohio State and I just want to keep the relationship going with them.”

While St. Clair is far off from a decision only entering his junior year of high school, Ohio State is among the frontrunners early in his recruitment. He has already been to Columbus several times, made easier given his proximity to campus, and is expected back next week for Ohio State’s 7-on-7 camp.

“The tradition, quarterback development, things like that,” St. Clair said of what draws him to Ohio State. “What’s going to put me in the best position to go the NFL?”

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