July 18, 2024

Ohio State football’s recruiting fortunes have faced recent setbacks, with notable commitments like Justin Hill opting for Alabama and Dakorien Moore choosing Oregon. However, the Buckeyes have an opportunity for a significant rebound over the next 48 hours. On Friday, four-star edge rusher Damien Shanklin, ranked No. 110 overall and 10th among edge rushers, will announce his decision at 5:30 p.m. He is considering LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Alabama, with expectations leaning towards LSU, although Ohio State already boasts a robust defensive line class with five committed players.

Saturday brings another pivotal moment with five-star linebacker Riley Pettijohn, slated to announce his commitment at 1 p.m. Pettijohn, from Texas, is deliberating between Texas A&M, Texas, USC, and Ohio State, where the Buckeyes are considered strong contenders. His potential commitment would solidify Ohio State’s linebacker corps alongside Tarvos “TJ” Alford, positioning the Buckeyes prominently in defensive recruitment.

Riley Pettijohn 2025 Inside Linebacker

Meanwhile, Oregon’s recent recruiting successes underscore their emergence as a formidable force in the Big Ten, particularly following Moore’s commitment. With three five-star recruits including Dallas Wilson and Dorian Brew, Oregon’s 2025 class ranks fifth nationally on 247Sports, boasting impressive ratings across its 15 commits. Despite Ohio State’s historic recruiting prowess, Oregon’s recent surge signals a significant new challenger within the conference, competing at the highest levels of collegiate recruitment.

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