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Ohio State offers rising 2026 TE, makes top schools for four-star Michigan OL


has had an impressive recruiting stretch this spring. The Buckeyes have earned six verbal commitments in the 2025 class in the last month and a half. The run has Ohio State sitting atop of the 247Sports overall team rankings, and the Buckeyes also have the highest average prospect rating.

A busy spring will continue for the Ohio State coaching staff, who is also working with the current Ohio State football roster in efforts to reach the high expectations set by Buckeye Nation and the college football landscape. The contact period recently began for the 2025 recruiting class, meaning coaches are now able to visit recruits at their high school.

Ohio State’s coaching staff will be traveling across the country, and on Monday they had their eyes set on the Lone Star state. The Buckeyes offered rising 2026 tight end Ryder Mix (Frisco, TX / Lone Star), one day after Brock Harris.

Mix does not yet have a star ranking from 247Sports, but On3 has him listed as a four-star and the No. 9 TE and the No. 206 overall recruit in the 2026 class. He has also seen an uptick in his recruitment since the turn of the year, receiving offers from the likes of Cal, TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Michigan and now Ohio State.

Ohio State is making tight end a position of importance in next year’s class. Including Mix, the Buckeyes have offered four prospects at the position already. Ohio State also has a verbal commitment from 2025 four-star TE Nate Roberts and is looking to add to that haul. If the Buckeyes are unable to do so, expect the team to make the position even more of a priority for next year’s class.

Currently, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oregon and the newly offered Michigan appear to be the Buckeyes’ biggest competition for Mix, and the Buckeyes will need to get him on campus if they are to remain in the mix.

Ohio State makes top four for four-star OL

As was mentioned above, the Buckeyes hold claim to the top spot in the 247Sports overall team rankings for the 2025 class. The team has just one offensive line commitment in the class however, and would like to add multiple more. Fortunately, the sole offensive line pledge for the Buckeyes is four-star OT Carter Lowe.

Ohio State is targeting a handful of prospects along the trenches, and the team learned it recently made the top four schools for a top target in four-star OL Avery Gach (Franklin, MI / Wylie E. Groves) who announced a top four of Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

Gach has long been a target for the Buckeyes, and he has visited the Ohio State campus on multiple occasions, with the most recent visit being earlier this month. The Buckeyes have been a major contender for Gach throughout most of his recruitment, and have done everything correctly to steal him from their rival, Michigan.

However, the hometown team looks to be the one to beat in his recruitment, holding all of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

Gach is the No. 16 IOL in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 240 overall prospect. He is also the No. 2 recruit out of Michigan.

Quick Hits

  • As previously mentioned, the open contact period is active for college football recruiting, and the Ohio State coaching staff is busy traversing the country to visit with some of the nation’s best recruits. Ohio State did just that, as Matt Parker of Letterman Row reported that the Buckeyes visited with 2025 priority four-star edge Mariyon Dye (Elkhart, IN / Elkhart).

Dye has an official visit planned to Ohio State later this summer, and it will be key for Ohio State if they are to land him.