Aaron Gregory

Five-star Receiver Aaron Gregory Creating Bond with Brian Hartline

ORLANDO, Fla. — It didn’t take long to spot five-star Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County wide receiver Aaron Gregory at Sunday’s Orlando Under Armour Camp. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect was easily among the most impressive prospects at the event, landing an Under Armour All-American Game invite in the process.

Gregory has emerged as a top target for Ohio State in the 2026 recruiting class and the early five-star prospect has already been up to Columbus, taking in the win over Penn State back in October.

“The way they throw the ball,” Gregory said of what stood out to him on the visit. “They spread the ball around, I love it. Then coach Hartline, he’s going to bring in receivers and then he gets the ball to the receivers, so I really love it.”

Hartline has told Gregory he’s one of his priority targets in the rising junior class and the two are off to a good start in connecting.

“I love him,” Gregory started. “I think what makes him so successful is his energy with the players and then the bond that he tries to create with the players. I think that’s really important.”

Ohio State’s success at the wide receiver position under Hartline hasn’t been lost on Gregory who says he likes to try to apply things from Marvin Harrison Jr. to his own game.

“I kind of study him a little bit because he’s kind of similar to my build,” Gregory said. “And then I’m waiting to see what Brandon Inniss does. He was really good coming out of high school so I want to see what he does.”

It’s not a matter of if, but when Gregory will get back to Columbus and the when should be sometime this off-season.

“I want to go to a spring practice this year,” he said. “If not, just get out there to a camp and get to bond with coach Hartline. Get out there and see how he works with the receivers, see how he works with me.”

Hear more from Gregorybelow in our one-on-one interview with the five-star talent including what will be important to him as he navigates the recruiting process.

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