Ohio State Recruiting Insider: Buckeyes Chasing Freshmen Phenoms

Ohio State doesn’t offer scholarships to many high school freshmen, but there are exceptions for a select few.

On this episode of Buckeyes TomOrrow Morning, you’ll hear about four 2026 prospects who are already getting a lot of attention from Ohio State.

  • Chris Henry, Jr., the son of the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is already making a name for himself at the high school level after a dominating performance at OSU camp last summer. Are the Buckeyes the front-runner to land him?
  • Julian Lewis put up video game numbers as a freshman quarterback while leading his team to the state championship game in Georgia, and he already has scholarship offers from some of the biggest names in the sport, including the Buckeyes.
  • Maxwell Riley is already big enough and talented enough to earn all-region honors as the starting left tackle for Avon Lake High School. Is Ohio State close to offering him?
  • And Tyler Atkinson was impressive enough at Ohio State’s camp to earn an offer before he even started high school. Can the Buckeyes pull him out of Georgia?

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Tom Orr

Writer, Photographer, Host of "Buckeye Weekly" and "Buckeyes TomOrrow Morning" podcasts