The rush: Ohio State and LSU offer Aidan Leigh, Tristan Leigh likely won’t sign up early, Joenel Aguero Talks Bucks Offer, OHSAA moves forward with August 1 start date

The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates to the Ohio State Football Recruitment Trail, which tracks the latest news on commitments and goals across the country.

Bucks, the Tigers offer Leigh’s brother

After offering offers to a couple of Florida offensive tackles in the 2023 class last week, TJ Shanahan and Clay Wedin, the Buckeyes added a third offer to the O-line cycle, and it was a household name for fans after the recruitment of the Ohio state.

Aidan Leigh, the younger brother of five-star offensive tackle Tristan Leigh, announced that Ohio State had come to call on Monday, exactly a week after receiving his first offer from Maryland Division I. And it ended up being a busy day for Leigh, as he announced an LSU offer less than two hours later.

Both Ohio State and LSU are two of Tristan’s top five programs that launched Thursday, which also includes Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma. LSU also featured defensive tackle 2023 Cole Dellinger, the younger brother of one of the Tigers’ most recent engagements, 2021 offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger, both from Clarkston (Michigan) High School.

Leigh said to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports:

“It’s crazy,” Leigh told 247Sports. “It’s kind of mind-blowing, it doesn’t seem real.”

It’s hard. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day gave him the good news.

“It just let me know that we really see potential in you and we wanted to go ahead and give you an offer,” said Leigh. “They watched my movie and my video from the Underclassmen camp tape on Friday.”

Leigh is certainly excited about the power of Big Ten.

“They are a great school and I know you have to have pretty good talent to get an offer from there.”

Aidan Leigh is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound offensive tackle who, like all prospects in the 2023 class, is unrated at this early stage in his career. Leigh, who visited with her brother and other family members for the Ohio State game against Penn State in November, is a long and rowdy lineman heading into his second year at Robinson High School in Fairfax, Virginia.

According to recruiting reporter Tom Lemming, Leigh could end up as a 6-foot-5-foot, 280-pound prospect:

No early enrollment for older Leigh?

And speaking of that second year, the Virginia High School League, the state’s governing body for high school sports, announced Monday that it has drawn up a plan to keep fall sports grouped together when they start in February, which means that soccer, golf, volleyball and all other fall sports will take place from February 15 to May 1. This news comes approximately two weeks after the VHSL announced that it will move sports from fall to spring, meaning that Ohio state running back TreVeyon Henderson, in addition to the Leighs, will not have a senior season. in the fall.

While Henderson told Eleven Warriors that he would still be enrolling early in the state of Ohio in January, and then announced that he will not transfer to another school this fall, thus giving up their senior year together, it looks like Tristan Leigh will not be going any further. Go ahead with any early enrollment plans at the school you choose.

We can deduce that after Leigh’s tweet when she saw the announcement of the VHSL schedule for her high school sports:

Leigh is the Buckeyes’ remaining uncommitted target on the offensive line. As a review, Leigh was offered by Ohio State on September 23, when it ranked No. 177 overall in the country. The 6-foot-5-foot, 270-pound player built his relationships with Buckeye staff during his first visit to Columbus for the game against Penn State, and then exploded on the recruiting path in January.

It was then that he earned Alpha Dog honors in the All-American Bowl National Combine, in addition to earning an invitation to the All-American Bowl 2021, for a dominating performance among some of the nation’s best talents. That performance helped him become a five-star prospect who now ranks 11th overall in the 2021 class.

“I never felt like I didn’t belong (at that higher level). I always felt like I belonged on this stage,” Leigh told us the day after that January harvester. “Now I feel like I’ve placed myself there.”

Leigh said she was going to take her recruiting process slowly, stay patient with a commitment schedule, figure out her top five and “just take it from there.”

“I mean, it is what it is,” Leigh said. “I must stay humble, keep working, and not be accommodating, you know what I mean? I must take all this slow pace and find out my final list of schools and where I am going to make my official visits.” ”

Leigh is still waiting to make her five official visits before making a decision, and it appears that a decision is not imminent.

OSU comes for Michigan pipeline

St. John’s Prep (Mass.) 2023 athlete Joenel Agüero is one of the first candidates to find himself in the Top247 ranking of his class when they are released, and 11 Division I teams have been calling to show their interest with an offer.

Ohio State became the No. 10 team on Monday afternoon, followed by USC later in the day, when the Buckeyes joined Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Tennessee as some others have offered.

Although it’s too early in the process for the 6-foot, 170-pound Agüero to have any of the best schools, the Buckeyes offer remains one of the best.

“Coach Matt Barnes offered me. When he said he wanted to offer me, I was really excited because Ohio State was one of the teams that I grew up watching as a child when I was a high school student, ”Agüero told Eleven Warriors. “Some players I saw were Zeke Elliott and Chase Young.”

Aguero’s relationship with Barnes and the Buckeyes began in January when his head coach telephoned him with Barnes, “and since then, we’ve had our conversations here and there.”

“I think he is a great guy,” Agüero said of his relationship with Barnes. “Honestly, he and I have been on the phone for a while, and he seems like a great guy and coach.”

So, that’s what Agüero de Barnes likes, but what does he like?

“They told me he was one of the best players they had ever seen,” said Agüero. “They don’t see a lot of kids playing that aggressive and fast. They see my safety in the game, but I can play anywhere and still be great. ”

OHSAA advances with start date of August 1

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Monday night that it will continue to move forward with the plan to begin practice for all fall sports, including soccer, on August 1.

Although states like Virginia, Washington, and California are moving soccer from high school to spring, and Texas announced a rescheduling plan that delayed start dates, it appears Ohio, for now, will continue on schedule.

The state of Kentucky is also moving ahead with plans to start the practices, as the KHSAA Control Board unanimously voted to return to action, and the practices will begin on August 24.

That means Ohio State defender Jantzen Dunn of South Warren High School and Buckeye Jager Burton’s goal of Fredrick Douglass High School will soon begin their senior seasons.

Top photo: Aidan Leigh