The Ohio State football team may continue its efforts in the 2024 recruiting class with the upcoming visit of Dominic Kirks, a native of the Cleveland area.

Kirks, a highly-regarded four-star defensive end prospect, was initially committed to Washington but did not sign during the early signing period. Following the departure of his head coach, Kalen DeBoer, who took the job at Alabama, Kirks promptly de-committed from Washington.

This situation has provided an opportunity for defensive line coach Larry Johnson to bolster the relatively modest 2024 recruiting class, having only signed two players so far. With the urgent need to add depth before the start of Fall camp, Kirks becomes a crucial target for the Buckeyes.

Ranked as the No. 251 overall prospect in his class by 247Sports, Kirks has been predicted to choose Ohio State according to their Crystal Ball service. Standing at 6-5 and weighing 255 pounds, the Painesville-Riverside player possesses the physical attributes expected of a defensive end for Ohio State. His on-field production aligns with his talent, boasting 11 sacks and 86 total tackles for Riverside in the previous season.

There is a pre-existing connection between Johnson and Kirks, with Johnson having pursued the Ohio native for some time. Kirks had taken an official visit to the Ohio State football program on October 7th during the Maryland game. USC is also actively vying for Kirks’ commitment, setting up a two-team competition as the signing day approaches on February 7th.

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