The Hurry-Up: Ian Moore Confirms Visit for Wisconsin Game, Ohio State Uses Recruiting Rankings As a Resource but Doesn’t Take Them As Gospel, Josiah Abdullah Will Visit OSU

Indiana State’s four-star offensive lineman Ian Moore is planning his next appearance in Columbus shortly after playing for Notre Dame at Ohio State in 2024.

He sees this weekend’s Big Ten opener against Wisconsin as his preferred date for his next visit, but he’s not sure he’ll be able to make the trip due to obligations to his high school football team.Moore confirmed Eleven Warriors On Friday morning, he’ll be in town for the game — his second this month. The benefits of night games, right?

Moore will get to know Ohio State’s offensive line again and take part in his second gameday visit to Columbus this weekend. His first such experience impressed the 6-foot-5, 295-pound forward.

“The offense was great,” Moore said after the visit. “I was impressed with the passing and running. The offensive line ran through Notre Dame’s defense.”

Moore is one of a handful of 2024 priority visitors expected to visit Columbus for the second time in September, and Ohio State only hopes to begin laying the groundwork for the class of 2024.

OSU sees hiring rankings as a resource, not an end

Sometimes when we write a prospect at Eleven Warriors, we refer to that player’s rank in 247Sports’ combined ranking, which is a combination of the rankings of individual leads by various recruiting networks.

They lead to very interesting discussions for fans and the media alike, and of course they eventually lead to an overall national recruiting ranking of a class checking in in a particular class.

This is common sense for most of you. But do college coaches, and more specifically, Ohio State, care about how particular players rank in the recruiting industry? Well, kind of. But that may not determine which prospects they pursue or don’t pursue.

“We definitely know that,” Day said of knowing which prospects are ranked by various recruiting networks. “We have our own assessments, we rank our players and pass them. And then every once in a while, we’ll say, ‘What’s their national ranking in some publication? “Just coming up with an idea. Usually, people with higher ratings are harder to get. That’s the way it is.”

Day added that just because recruits are highly touted in national publications doesn’t mean Ohio State feels the same way about the prospect. But at the same time, he doesn’t think the rankings are sometimes aligned with the Buckeyes’ views.

“(High rankings) don’t mean they might be a good fit for us, or that our assessments might be aligned with the rankings,” Dai said. “We try to find the right fit for us. And it’s very close, the players who are ranked higher are usually very good footballers. Maybe there’s a pair that isn’t.

“So when we rate someone very highly, he’s at the top of our list, there’s a lot of recruiting, we’re competitive, and we want to get him.”

Abdullah visits OSU

Broad recipients with multiple Power Five positions in the 2025 recruiting class plan to visit Ohio State this weekend.

Georgia foreign aid Josiah Abdullah announced on social media that he will travel to Columbus for Oregon State’s Big Ten opener, joining a slew of highly touted recruits from various recruiting classes.

Abdullah does not yet have a comprehensive ranking, but has already received offers from 24 Tier 1 departments, including Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Purdue, North Carolina, Miss Ole, Pittsburgh, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida.

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