Recruiting: Buckeyes Send Out Five Offers Over Past Week

By May 8, 2024 (4:57 pm)Football

Ohio State sent out a few offers over the weekend to Carrolton, Ga., wide receiver Ryan Mosley (6-2, 175), Opelika, Ala. Four-star defensive lineman Malik Autry (6-6, 320), Carrollton, (Ga.), Central four-star running back Jonaz Walton (5-9, 200), Cincinnati St. Xavier four-star linebacker Jakobe Clapper (6-2, 196) and Carmel, Calif., four-star offensive tackle Jackson Lloyd (6-7, 290).

Autry is in the 2025 class and is the 184th best prospect in the country, the No. 22 defensive lineman and the No. 14 player in the state of Alabama according to 247Sports composite ranking. He is currently committed to Auburn, which he has been since February of 2023, but the Buckeyes are attempting to flip him.

In his junior season, Autry had 56 tackles (nine for a loss), 3½ sacks and seven quarterback hurries.

He was in Columbus for an unofficial visit over the weekend along with three other recruits who have already received an offer from Ohio State. Those were Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School five-star offensive tackle David Sanders Jr. (6-6, 270), Cleveland Shaker Heights five-star safety Trey McNutt (6-0, 180) and Enterprise, Ala., four-star defensive end Zion Grady (6-4, 235).

Mosley is a prospect from the class of 2026 and doesn’t have a composite ranking yet, but he has received many Division I offers from schools including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, South Carolina and Texas A&M among others.

The pass catcher was one of many recruits in attendance for the spring game, and put up solid stats as a sophomore at Carrollton, catching 31 passes for 471 yards and seven touchdowns.

Walton is a 2026 running back ranked the No. 83 player in the country and No. 8 at his position. As a sophomore he had 192 carries and ran for 1,683 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns along with 24 catches for 272 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Clapper, also in the 2026 class, received his offer from James Laurinaitis on May 2 when the Buckeyes linebackers coach visited him in Cincinnati.

He’s ranked the No. 225 player in the nation and the No. 18 linebacker. In his sophomore season, he recorded 90 tackles, 2½ sacks an interception and broke up three passes.

Lloyd, the No. 185 player in the country, received his offer from Justin Frye on Tuesday. He is the 17th ranked prospect in California and the 18th best offensive tackle in the country according to 247 Sports composite ranking.

The Buckeyes are far from the first to offer Lloyd, who is also holding offers from 18 other Division I programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Cal, Duke, Florida, Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington.

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