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Buckeyes offer brother of five-star tackle target
There’s still a need for more help on the offensive line in Ohio State’s 2021 class. The Buckeyes have taken one more step toward achieving that goal on Thursday as they were included in the final five schools for 5-star offensive tackle Tristan Leigh as expected.
But now, the Buckeyes want to add another piece to their recruiting puzzle, this time in the 2023 recruiting class, but from the same family. Aidan Leigh, the brother of Tristan, received an offer from the Buckeyes on Monday. The 6-foot-4 rising sophomore from Virginia has only played one high school football season, but it was enough to make the Buckeyes extend an offer. And it might help them land both Leigh brothers.
— Tristan Leigh (@Leigh71Tristan) July 27, 2020
That would be quite the recruiting haul. Ohio State is trying to build a family connection with the Leigh brothers in Columbus.
New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
Lettermen Live is back for another jam-packed, fun, casual conversation, and as always, it’s hosted by Roosters.
On this week’s episode, former Ohio State players Michael Bennett, Justin Zwick, Doug Worthington and Anthony Schlegel discuss the Buckeyes next phase of workouts. The guys chat about what needs to be accomplished as well as the challenges the Buckeyes will be faced with trying to prepare for a season amid uncertain circumstances.
The crew also goes in-depth on every aspect of the special teams units at Ohio State, as part of Special Teams Week at Lettermen Row. They break down who can be a return specialist, how important kicking can be to winning a national title and much, much more.
It’s Lettermen Live, and it’s hosted by our friends at Roosters.
Top 2022 receiver joins Birminology
Brian Hartline and Ohio State have had a pretty good run when in the state of Texas.
The Buckeyes landed 5-star receiver Garrett Wilson in the Class of 2019 and 5-star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba in 2020. Now, the Ohio State receivers coach is hoping to strike gold again in the Lone Star State with the recruitment of Del Valle 5-star prospect Caleb Burton.
The country’s No. 1-ranked rising-junior wideout was offered by the Buckeyes in March and told Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham at the time that the offer meant a lot to him.
Del Valle is a suburb of Austin, and the Buckeyes are hoping that Burton’s relationship with Garrett Wilson — who also played his high school in the shadows of the University of Texas at Lake Travis High School — can provide a little boost in Ohio State’s direction. The two receivers have stayed in contact since early in the 6-foot-tall, 165-pound Burton’s high school career.
What is going to matter the most in the recruitment of Caleb Burton? How does his relationship with Brian Hartline and Ohio State compare to the others right now? What is his timeline for an eventual decision and how did the Covid-19 summer change things on that front?
The 5-star talent talks about those things and more in Lettermen Row’s latest Birminology.
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