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According to several reports, Tampa (Fla.) Berkley Prep five-star defensive end Keon Keeley (6-6, 242) will take an official visit to Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ matchup with Notre Dame on Sept. 3.
Keeley is the No. 7 overall prospect and top defensive end in the class of 2023. Along with Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco five-star defensive end Matayo Uiagelelei (6-5, 265), Keeley is one of the top remaining targets in Ohio State’s class following his recent decommitment from Notre Dame.
This will be Keeley’s second trip to Columbus after visiting Ohio State in the spring. The Buckeyes are in a battle with Alabama, where Keeley also has a visit scheduled for this fall, and Florida.
Ohio State currently has two defensive line commitments in 2023, with Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic four-star Jason Moore (6-6, 255) and Dublin (Ohio) Coffman three-star Will Smith Jr. (6-3, 260) already pledged to the class.
247Sports Releases Top 100 For 2025
247Sports offered a first look at what could be the top players in the class of 2025, releasing a list of the top 100 prospects in the class earlier this week. Of those 100 prospects, 17 have already received an offer from Ohio State, indicating early who the Buckeyes might focus on in the 2025 recruiting cycle.
Here is every player in 247Sports’ Top 2025 Football Recruits that have been offered by Ohio State. All players are four-star prospects according to 247Sports.
- Savannah (Ga.) Christian Prep four-star defensive lineman Elijah Griffin (6-4, 270) – No. 2 OVR, No. 1 DL
- Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard defensive lineman Armondo Blount (6-3, 250) – No. 3 OVR, No. 2 DL
- Duncanville, Texas, wide receiver Dakorien Moore (5-10, 175) – No. 8 OVR, No. 1 WR
- Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County linebacker Zayden Walker (6-3, 220) – No. 11 OVR, No. 1 LB
- Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy running back Gideon Davidson (6-0, 193) – No. 19 OVR, No. 1 RB
- Metairie (La.) St. Martin’s running back Harlem Berry (5-11, 175) – No. 21 OVR, No. 2 RB
- Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei running back Jordon Davison (5-11, 210) – No. 22 OVR, No. 3 RB
- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star wide receiver Winston Watkins Jr. (5-10, 172) – No. 27 OVR, No. 7 WR
- Allen, Texas, tight end Davon Mitchell (6-4, 230) – No. 29 OVR, No. 1 TE
- Buford, Ga., linebacker Jadon Perlotte (6-3, 200) – No. 33 OVR, No. 5 LB
- Evans, Ga., offensive tackle Mason Short (6-7, 280) – No. 38, No. 2 OT
- Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin wide receiver Jaime Ffrench (6-1, 175) – No. 41 OVR, No. 10 WR
- Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy quarterback Colin Hurley (6-0, 213) – No. 61 OVR, No. 6 QB
- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running back Donovan Johnson (6-0, 190) – No. 72 OVR, No. 10 RB
- Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph athlete Bo Jackson (5-11, 188) – No. 81 OVR, No. 8 ATH
- Toms River (N.J.) North offensive tackle Jaelyne Matthews (6-5, 300) – No. 87 OVR, No. 6 OT
- San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Hills linebacker Weston Port (6-1, 215) – No. 98 OVR, No. 10 LB
Of the top 100 prospects, only two hail from Ohio: Clayton (Ohio) Northmont wide receiver Dorian Brew (6-2, 175) and Jackson, of which Brew has not received an Ohio State offer.