2025 Four-Star RB Jordon Davison Discusses His Recruitment With Ohio State

2024 has treated Ohio State extremely well thus far with some major additions such as Will Howard, Caleb Downs, and Seth McLaughlin. But there may be no bigger add to the 2024 Buckeyes than former Ole Miss Running back Quinshon Judkins. Ohio State Running backs coach Tony Alford struck gold with the addition of Judkins, and now he looks to do the same with the 247 composite No.2 Running Back in the country out of Mater Dei, California Jordon Davison.

Davison sat down with The Silver Bulletin to discuss his recruitment with Ohio State and his relationship with running backs coach Tony Alford at this point in his timeline.

“I have a great relationship with the whole coaching staff,” said Davison. “In particular, Coach Alford, we have a special relationship and we talk very consistently.” Davison mentioned he values what he’s seen on the field with TreVeyon Henderson and spoke to what Alford brings to the table as a positional coach. “It’s the history of what he has done with his backs, I was able to get a real feel with him when I was there last time,” Said Davison. “He’s going to push you everyday, and always develop you on and off the field.”

With Davison being from the west coast and Mater Dei, a high school where Ohio State has traditionally struggled to land elite prospects, The Silver Bulletin wanted to know what stands out about Ohio State’s program.

“They’re always in the mix, they’re always winning, and it’s just somewhere where I know I’ll be competing against the best every day,” said Davison. “It’s also somewhere I know I can win a National Championship.”

Being a California native, Davison touched on his thoughts about the new additions of the Pac 12 programs joining the Big Ten.

“It is what it is, I like it.” Said Davison. “It will help my whole family get to more games… it’s definitely a plus factor.”

Ohio State recently added former UCLA Head Coach Chip Kelly to be its new Offensive Coordinator. Davison acknowledged he felt it was the right hire for the program.

“I already had a great relationship with Coach Kelly.” Davison mentioned. “I feel like that was a good move for them, (Ohio State). He knows exactly what to do with his backs, and he’s had a lot of running backs produce in his system. I’m a fan of what he can do.”

In some recent news, current 2026 Ohio State WR commit Chris Henry Jr. announced he would be moving to California to join Mater Dei. Davison admitted he had been working on getting Henry Jr. there for a while.

“We had been talking about it for a couple months now,” said Davison. “It’s always good to get a great player like him and you know he’s already committed there so it helps.”

In terms of where Ohio State’s sits in Davison’s recruitment, they seem to be at the forefront of it.

“They’re sitting in a great position right now,” said Davison. “There’s a couple other schools up there with them, but they’re for sure at the top.”