Ohio State (27) DT - Maxwell Roy (****)

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    Ohio State is on one heck of a run on the recruiting trail right now, adding seven new commitments to its 2025 class since the start of June. Altogether, the Buckeyes have 10 top-100 players in this cycle thus far, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, with six being top-50 nationally. Ryan Day and his staff have to be thrilled with how things have gone to this point, but they are not nearly done.

    On Tuesday, the tide seemed to have turned in a positive direction with another big target, as a flood of new Crystal Ball predictions in favor of Ohio State came in for four-star defensive lineman Maxwell Roy. These latest predictions come after Roy was previously pegged towards Michigan earlier this month.

    Roy, the No. 19 DL and No. 152 player nationally per 247Sports, took official visits to both Ohio State and Michigan this month, with the Wolverines hosting him in Ann Arbor this past weekend. It appears as though things have changed dramatically coming away from that TTUN visit, as the industry consensus has now fully flipped in the Buckeyes’ favor. Four different 247Sports Crystal Balls were logged for Ohio State on Tuesday, including from Michigan insider Sam Webb, as well as a pair of On3 RPM’s.

    Roy, a Pennsylvania native, plays his high school football at St. Joseph’s Prep, the same program that produced both Marvin Harrison Jr. and Kyle McCord as well as current Ohio State running back commit Isaiah West. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive lineman has around 20 offers to his name, but cut his list down to six schools back in February, including the Buckeyes and Wolverines alongside Duke, Oregon, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
     
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    Ohio State is dominating the recruiting headlines. After a very successful June, which saw the program earn eight verbal commitments, the Buckeyes now sit atop the recruiting rankings for the 2025 class.

    If there were any concerns surrounding Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, they should be all but quelled now. To end the month, the Buckeyes earned two commitments alongside the defensive front in four-star edge Zion Grady and four-star defensive lineman Trajen Odom.

    The duo marked four defensive lineman in Ohio State’s 2025 class, and was a crucial way to end the month. Johnson and the Buckeyes were not done though, and to begin July, Ohio State earned another commitment along the defensive line in four-star DL Maxwell Roy (Philadelphia, PA / St. Joseph’s Prep School) who chose the Buckeyes over Rutgers and Michigan.

    Roy is the No. 26 DL in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 229 overall recruit. He is also the No. 8 recruit out of Pennsylvania.

    Ohio State first offered Roy in May of 2023. Following the offer, he made his way to Ohio State’s campus numerous times, including an unofficial visit for the Maryland game last season and an official visit last month the weekend of June 14.
     
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    Sturdy, powerful interior defensive lineman who is tough against the run and can be disruptive in the backfield. Is athletic and plays low to win leverage battles. Has verified size from a trio of in-person evaluations and has plus length with a 79-inch wing. Demonstrates scheme versatility in St. Joseph’s Prep’s base 3-4 while also excelling in a 4-3.

    Uncoils when firing off the ball and can shoot gaps. Displays power in lower body in exploding up and into offensive lineman at the snap. Has strength throughout his frame. Can anchor and take on blocks in the running game to allow linebackers to make tackles. Demonstrates stack and shed ability. Flexible throughout his frame, which translates from his wrestling ability in which he went 37-9 as a sophomore and finished third in the district. Moves his feet well and continually plays with his shoulders above his knees. Can re-direct along the line of scrimmage and has a willingness to chase down plays.

    Uses his quickness to get into the backfield. Moves well laterally. Shows very good body control. Turns torso and dips shoulder to get underneath and inside on offensive linemen. Uses hands and flashes quickness but has to continue to work on technique to accentuate his power and speed. Continuing to build strength throughout his frame while retaining quickness and flexibility is important.

    High-level prospect who could play early at a Top 10 program. Possesses NFL Draft potential.
     

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