This Week on Twitter: Brian Hartline wows college football, dreams come true for Malaki Branham and EJ Liddell, Buckeyes go paintball


This Week on Twitter is a preview of some of the best and most entertaining tweets of the week from Buckeyeland and beyond.

Headlines weren’t hard to come by in Ohio State athletics during the week, and that’s going to triple for the football program’s recruiting efforts. One man in particular deserves the lion’s share of credit in this department, as Buckeye wide receiver coach Brian Hartline continued his unprecedented shave across the recruiting trail by landing three elite prospects in days. consecutive to start the week.

It was IMG Academy’s Carnell Tate who kicked off first, committing to the Buckeyes as the No. 3 receiver and 28th rookie overall in the class of 2023.

Rumors swirled throughout Tate’s recruitment about potential NIL deals on the table wherever he decided to land, but the 6ft 2in wide took to Twitter to dismiss a deal claim. at nearly eight figures that supposedly brought him to Columbus.

Then it was five-star Florida wide receiver Brandon Inniss who joined the party the next day, signing for Ohio State as the No. 2 player in his position and Global perspective n°18.

Hartline did it again the next day, earning a commitment from another top 10 as four star outlook Noah Rogers gave Ohio State something of a hat-trick by following in the footsteps of Tate and Inniss.

Needless to say, Hartline’s efforts — and the show in general — garnered plenty of positive reactions online.

Recruiting efforts didn’t stop there for the Buckeyes, however, as Inniss pushed N°3 in the general classification perspective 2023 Joshisa Trader on social media in an attempt to keep the train rolling.

Even Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen chimed in, tweeting top offensive line target (and fellow Finn) Olaus Alinen as four star tackle arrived for an official visit to OSU.

While Hartline has mostly had fun this week, running backs coach Tony Alford got an up close and personal look at the class of RB #2 of 2024 as Tate’s IMG Academy teammate Stacy Gage camped out with the Buckeyes.

Gage may also have been drawn to the loot given to TreVeyon Henderson as a running back at OSU, given the rising sophomore’s trip to Jeff Ruby during which he treated his entire offensive line with steak dinners.

Also among the high-profile visitors to Ohio State’s latest summer camp were 2024 five-star quarterback and Buckeye commit Dylan Raiola — now the No. 1 player in his class — who has impressed many at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Thursday also produced plenty of headlines on the basketball front, as Ohio State had two players drafted into the NBA for the first time in 15 years. Malaki Branham went No. 20 overall at the San Antonio Spurs while EJ Liddell followed suit in the second round, as he was selected 41st overall for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Elsewhere in Buckeye Sports, the Ohio State baseball program officially announced new head coach Bill Mosiello, who succeeds longtime head coach Greg Beals.

After nearly three full years, Ohio State had its trademark bid for the word “THE” approved this week, sparking plenty of jokes and intrigue on social media.

Buckeye tight end Cade Stover was named the honorary grand marshal of the Honda Indy 200 in his hometown of Lexington, Ohio on Thursday.

The Ohio State football team went wild with a paintball trip that saw both coaches and players take part.


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