Ohio State has been building a lot of momentum entering the 2024 recruiting cycle, and took a bog step forward in building the foundation for that class last week with the commitment of offensive lineman Ian Moore.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder from New Palastine (IN) pledged to the Buckeyes over Wisconsin and Iowa, among offers from many others.
“It just felt like home,” Moore told Buckeye Huddle. “There’s no other reason. It just felt right.”
While there may be no other reason, a big reason why OSU felt like home to Moore was the relationship he has built with the coaching staff.
“My relationship with the staff is great,” he said. “Obviously with him being the head coach, I talk to Coach Day less, but we have a great connection. Coach Frye is pretty much family at this point. It feels like we’ve gotten very close in the past couple of months.”
Ohio State is recruiting Moore to play offensive tackle, and he’ll begin his journey there in Columbus in January 2024 as an early enrollee. He’ll be back on campus next for The Game at the end of November, this time with his recruiting hat on instead of “as a recruit”.
“I will recruit anyone they ask me to,” he shared. “I’m sure a big one I’ll try to go after is Mylan (Graham).”
Moore is ranked as a 4-star prospect and the No. 81 overall player in America by the 247Sports Composite Rankings.