Ohio State football recruiting 2025 OL Carter Lowe

Class of 2025 Big Board: Offensive Line First Look

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Offensive line recruiting will once again be under the microscope for Ohio State in the 2025 recruiting class. The Buckeyes have been fairly conservative with scholarship offers so far and are still figuring out the board on the national level but there are still a few priority targets out there.

RankNameHometownHigh SchoolStar Ranking
1Carter LoweToledo, OhioWhitmer⭐⭐⭐⭐
2Avery GachFranklin, MichiganGroves⭐⭐⭐⭐
3Nolan DavenportMassillon, OhioWashington⭐⭐⭐
4Micah DeBoseMobile, AlabamaVigor⭐⭐⭐⭐
5Matty AugustineGreenwich, ConnecticutBrunswick School⭐⭐⭐

1. Carter Lowe – Toledo (OH) Whitmer

Lowe has arguably been Ohio State’s number one recruiting priority in the 2025 class and the Buckeyes are in great shape to land one of the nation’s best offensive tackles. This has primarily been an Ohio State vs. Michigan battle but Ohio State has seemingly pulled away over the past few months.

2. Avery Gach – Franklin (MI) Groves

Gach has offers from coast-to-coast but this feels like a Midwest recruiting battle between programs such as Michigan, Michigan State, and the Buckeyes. Michigan was considered the early favorite but it’s unclear how the staff uncertainty there, notably Jim Harbaugh’s future, could impact things in Ohio State’s favor.

3. Nolan Davenport – Massillon (OH) Washington

A converted tight end, Davenport is just scratching the surface of his potential and is the only player on this list who doesn’t currently hold an offer from the Buckeyes. At 6-foot-6, 260-pounds, Davenport has a great frame to build on and plus athleticism. He was an integral part of Massillon’s state championship run this fall. Davenport will visit Ohio State on March 7th and the Buckeyes are keeping a close eye on him.

4. Micah DeBose – Mobile (AL) Vigor

If Ohio State could hand pick an offensive lineman in this class, other than Lowe, it might be DeBose. But this will be an extremely difficult battle to win, even after the Top 100 prospect decommitted from Alabama. Georgia seems to be the school to watch right now.

5. Matty Augustine – Greenwich (CT) Brunswick School

It’s unclear exactly where things stand with Ohio State and Augustine at the moment. Two visits during the summer had Ohio State as a team to watch here and the Buckeyes likely still could be if a push is made but right now Notre Dame and North Carolina look like the two to watch the most.

Early Outlook

The national options aren’t as abundant right now as maybe Ohio State fans would like but there are two very good players at the top who are close to Columbus in Ohio native Carter Lowe and Michigan native Avery Gach. Both of these prospects have national offer lists and are high priorities for the Ohio State coaching staff.

Davenport is intriguing and is a prospect who will see his stock rise over the next few months as he adds weight and coaches get to really see him for the first time in person.

The number here is probably four for this class. It’s not a class where Ohio State necessarily needs to take a huge number and there are multiple factors to consider here including Ohio’s absolutely loaded offensive line crop in 2026 as well as any roster attrition that might occur over the next six months as second and third year players get a better idea of where they stand on the depth chart.

Ohio State will likely need to expand its search/offer list during the spring and summer in order to confidently reach that number.

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