Ohio State Recruiting: Expected Visitors for Summer Fest In The Shoe

Bryce West CB Glenville High School | Image Credit: 247 Sports
Bryce West CB Glenville High School | Image Credit: 247 Sports

Ohio State is hosting a huge group of recruits for their summer event, Summer Fest in The Shoe this weekend.

Some of the Buckeyes’ top targets from in-state and out of state will be on campus.

A name that won’t be on the list but still visiting is Northwestern LB/S Transfer, Nigel Glover. He is set to be on an official visit for the event, which could lead to a decision. Glover still has other schools to consider but, time will tell. Glover is also considering Michigan and Kentucky.

2024 Commits:

Four-Star CB Bryce West

The Glenville Buckeye makes a return back home since his commitment. Expect him to have his recruiting cap on.


Four-Star S Jaylen McClain

The Buckeyes host one of their only defensive commits, and one that started a tremendous recruiting run. The New Jersey product will surely have his recruiting cap on for the 2025 class.


Four-Star IOL Ian Moore

One of the first commits to the 2024 class makes another visit home. He will most likely be with the staff enjoying his time. But also possibly recruiting future teammates.

Four-Star OT Deontae Armstrong

The in-state kid makes a trip back to Columbus. He will most likely do the same as Ian.


Four-Star IOL Devontae Armstrong

He makes it back to Columbus. The other twin will enjoy the event like Ian and his brother Deon.


Three-Star IOL Marc Nave Jr

His first return trip since his official visit, expect Nave to have a great time and recruiting future teammates.


Three-Star ATH Sam Williams-Dixon

The Curtis Samuel clone makes a trip back home and will most likely enjoy time with the staff.


2025 Targets

Four-Star QB Tavien St. Clair (Commit)

The in-state QB comes to campus ready to recruit and has a bunch of excitement around his name. St. Clair recently rose to a top 50 player in the 2025 247 class and is still locked in with his commitment.


Five-Star CB Na’eem Offord

A huge recruit makes his way up to Columbus, a very talented player that could get an eye opening look inside Ohio State. Can the Buckeyes make some noise? Possibly, but time will tell in this one. The Alabama native would be a huge grab from the south. Ohio State is battling Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and plenty of more.


Four-Star OT Carter Lowe

An in-state priority makes a return trip to Columbus. The Buckeyes would love to land Lowe in the 2025 Class. He is shaping up to be one of the most coveted tackle prospects in the 2025 class, right in their backyard. Ohio State is battling Michigan, West Virginia, Penn State, and more.

Four-Star CB Dorian Brew

The Buckeye legacy makes a return after camping in June. The talented corner could be a recruit to keep an eye on. Landing Brew would be huge for the class.

Four-Star TE Luka Gilbert

The Lakota West product that could be seen as an early commit in the 2025 class. But time will tell about that statement. Gilbert is a Tight End with high-end potential, right in the Buckeyes pipeline of Lakota West. Ohio State is a team sticking out early but Michigan is going to fight.


Four-Star RB Marquise Davis

Another in-state kid that the Buckeyes could very well land. Davis is one of many options at RB early on, but is very talented. Davis makes another trip to Columbus, and maybe it’s the one that sets him off to commit. I doubt he commits this early though, but the Buckeyes are in it. However, they are battling Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and more.


Four-Star OT Matty Augustine

A northeast kid with a few offers. Augustine attends the same school as Ohio State signee Offensive Tackle Miles Walker. But the Buckeyes are going to battle for Augustine, as he is quickly becoming a coveted recruit getting offers from Alabama, Texas A&M and more. Too early to tell who the Buckeyes will fight but expect a lot of schools to be in the race.


Four-Star OT Rowan Byrne

The New Yorker does not currently hold an offer from Ohio State, but this weekend could definetly change that. His interest in Ohio State is very high and has told me the offer would skyrocket the Buckeyes to the top of his list. Schools at the top are Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Michigan as of now.


Three-Star WR Jackson Wiley

The Buckeye legacy makes a trip up to Columbus that could potentially get him an offer. He has had a tremendous offseason, and was a problem in 7v7s. Wiley would be a very solid get, as he can ball. Wiley has interest in Kentucky, Purdue, and more.


Three-Star DL Dior Garner

A in-state kid without an offer, but has the talent earn one. Only holding two offers from Kentucky and Bowling Green, he has interest from Michigan, Pittsburgh, and more. Keep an eye on Garner this season.


Three-Star LB Dante McClellan

McClellan attends the same school as Garner, McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio. McClellan has interest in Kentucky and West Virginia, and he holds offers from USC, Minnesota and more programs.

Three-Star LB Eli Lee

A Linebacker with potential. Lee attends Archbishop Hoban, an Ohio High School powerhouse. Lee has solid interest with the Buckeyes and an offer would mean a lot to him. He holds interest from Penn State, Wisconsin and an offer from Iowa State and Massachutes.


Unranked DL Wilnerson Telemaque

A Florida DL makes the trip to Columbus. Very early in his recruitment but he holds offers from Pittsburgh, USF and more. Florida and Florida State are on the radar too. He’s got great size for a DL as well, standing at 6’5 and weighing 257lbs.

Unranked EDGE Jameil Hamm

The Glenville product makes a trip to the Hometown Buckeyes. Hamm goes to school with Bryce West and Damarion Witten and could very well be the next Glenville Buckeye.


Four-Star OT Micah Debose

He visited Columbus on Tuesday, July 25th, and walked out with an offer. The Georgia commit is one to keep an eye on as the visit was an eye opener. Debose also grew up in Cleveland, which has a deal to him. The Buckeyes could make a push early and be in it for a bit.


Four-Star S Ivan Taylor

Taylor was in Columbus on Thursday, July 27th. Taylor is a highly coveted player with offers from programs all over the country. The Buckeyes would have to really push to land Taylor or even be in contention.

2026 Recruits:

CB Elbert Hill

A kid that will be a huge recruit once the 2026 class comes up, holding offers from Penn State, Miami and plenty of more. Buckeyes are sticking out early. He attends Archbishop Hoban.

OT Sam Greer

Another kid with the offer that will be one to keep an eye on once the 2026 class comes around. He holds offers from Florida and Michigan as well. He attends Archbishop Hoban.

WR Payton Cook

Very early for the 2026 Class, but Cook should definitely get the Ohio State offer. He’s extremely athletic and talented. Archbishop Hoban is set to have a great 2026 Class.


WR Nalin Scott

A Georgia native makes his first trip to Columbus. Not much known as it is very early on, but Scott has great size for his age. Holds offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and more.


QB Nathan Bernhard

A QB on the Buckeyes 2026 Radar early, but deserved so after balling out at Ohio State camps. Time will tell when he gets the offer.

QB Briggs Cherry

A Tennessee QB, he attends the same school as Ohio State Commit Max LeBlanc. Cherry holds many offers from Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and more. Plenty of time in his recruitment.

RB Shahn Alston

Very early on, but the Buckeyes could offer down the road. Alston is an in-state kid. Holds offers from West Virginia, Akron and more.


ATH Cam Thomas

The Lakota West product likes the Buckeyes a lot, and an offer would mean a lot to him. But only being a 2026, there is a lot of time to go. He also is viewed as an EDGE.