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Bennett Christian closing in on choice, evaluates Ohio State visit

Bennett Christian made a trip to Columbus with his father, but he couldn't see Ohio State facilities. (Bennett Christian/Courtesy)

Ohio State Football Recruiting

Bennett Christian closing in on choice, evaluates Ohio State visit

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players and Ohio State coaches and staff members themselves. Today’s guest is 2022 tight end prospect Bennett Christian.

Bennett Christian is taking recruiting matters into his own hands as the NCAA continues to provide nothing but uncertainty for recruits around the country.

The N0. 18-ranked 2022 tight end hasn’t been able to see any college campuses this summer because of the Covid-19 related recruiting restrictions, so he and his family have decided it’s time to literally hit the road and check out the places he’s interested in — regardless of interaction from coaching staffs during his visit.

Last weekend, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound Altoona (Acworth, Ga.) High School standout made his way north to Columbus and spent time hanging out in the land of the Buckeyes, checking out the sights and sounds of a city he could be calling home in the near future if he ends up choosing Ohio State for college.

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Lejond Cavazos and Bennett Christian during the young tight end’s recent visit to Columbus. (Bennett Christian/Courtesy)

Next weekend comes a trip to Tennessee to see a program he knows well: his father played for legendary Volunteers coach Johnny Majors. After that visit’s conclusion, the recruitment of Bennett Christian will reach its own conclusion with a Sept. 1 decision date on deck.

How much will his father push for the young tight end to follow in the checkered orange footsteps? What random connection does Christian have with an Ohio State freshman defensive back?

Bennett Christian talks about those things and more on the newest episode of Birminology from Lettermen Row.


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for and and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.