Buckeyes return to pit with offer to Texas DE elite

The Buckeyes offered a scholarship to the defensive end of Duncanville (Texas) Omari Abour end of October 2021. It was an offer Abor told Bucknuts he was very excited about. It was a long recruiting with lots of twists and turns, but in the end Abor committed to Ohio State and eventually signed with the Buckeyes.

Almost a year later, the Buckeyes have returned to the pit so to speak. They offered a scholarship to the elite defensive end of Duncanville 2024 Colin Simmons. Simmons posted Ohio State’s offer on his Twitter account tonight.

“I am extremely blessed to say that I have received an offer from Ohio State University,” Simmons said on his Twitter account.

Ohio State defensive line coach larry johnson recruited Abor and is now recruiting Simmons. In addition to Johnson, Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and assistant Matt Guerrieri also recruits Simmons.

Simmons has a list of scholarship offerings which, in addition to Ohio State, includes Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, Florida , Florida State and many more.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Simmons is a 5-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 16 overall Class of 2024 prospect in the nation, the No. 2 advantage and the No. 2 prospect in Texas.

Duncanville’s program is one of the best preparatory football programs in the country.

A year ago, Duncanville finished with a 15-1 record and third straight finish at Texas 6A DI State in four years. Two years ago, Duncanville had a 13-1 record and a Texas State 6A DI semifinal appearance. Three years ago, Duncanville was 15-1 and had a second straight Texas 6A DI State finish.

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The Buckeyes have a fantastic start to their 2024 recruiting class with a quarterback commitment Dylan Raiola who is the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite.

The Buckeyes also offered a scholarship to the 2024 wide receiver Jeremiah McClellan of St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound McClellan is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 204 prospect in the nation’s overall Class of 2024, No. 29 wide receiver and No. 5 prospect for Missouri.

McClellan’s list of scholarship offers besides Ohio State include Missouri, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State. Iowa, Arizona State, Boston College, Oregon, Mississippi State, Nebraska, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Arkansas and others.

McClellan is from the same high school as current Ohio State Buckeyes, Cameron Brown and wide receiver Kamryn Babb.

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