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    MOORE PICKS UP OSU OFFER
    Ohio State set its sights on one of the top defensive linemen in the 2023 cycle on Wednesday. The Buckeyes and defensive line coach Larry Johnson offered four-star Maryland defensive lineman Jason Moore, making him the 17th defensive line prospect to receive an offer from OSU in the 2023 class.

    Moore is considered to be the 44th-best player and the seventh-best defensive lineman in the 2023 cycle. He’s also rated the top player in the state of Maryland. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Moore has racked up 18 Division I offers thus far, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Moore helped lead DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Maryland) to a 7-3 record last season.
     
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    Jason Moore
    Moving to the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State was back on the trail in pursuit of top tier guys that will fit in the new defensive system for one, but also help bring back the meaning of the Silver Bullets.

    Starting on the defensive line, the Buckeyes returned to a familiar prep program when they offered Jason Moore. A 6-foot-6, 255 pound defensive lineman out of DeMatha Catholic, Moore is currently ranked as the seventh-best player at his position for the 2023 class. In addition, Moore also grades out as the 44th best player nationally and the top overall player in Maryland in his cycle. If his prep school rings a bell, it should since it’s the same program that also gave the Buckeyes Chase Young. It’s only right their next great talent is also a top national defensive line target.

    Schools such as Alabama, Michigan, Florida, LSU, and many others have already offered Moore, but with the Buckeyes now in the fold and their track record with DeMatha, it’s not unreasonable to assume Ohio State automatically enters the race in a great position. Larry Johnson is a dominant recruiting force anywhere, but especially when it comes to the DMV, and his next target in that landscape now looks to be identified.
     
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    Moore trims list to five
    A name that hasn’t gotten much buzz about potentially being apart of the Buckeyes 2023 recruiting class is four-star defensive lineman Jason Moore of DeMatha Catholic (MD), but perhaps that should change as the weekend comes to a close.

    Moore, a Hyattsville native, has gathered over 20 offers as a recruit thus far and is now turning his attention to five programs in particular. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder revealed on Friday night that going forward he will focus on a Midwest-heavy group that includes Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State.

    While the highly-touted defensive lineman has no set decision date at this time, he did break down what interests him about his final five programs that remain in contention for his coveted commitment with On3.com. Here’s what Moore had to say to Hayes Fawcett about the Buckeyes:

    “I have a very good relationship with coach Larry Johnson,” Moore said. “He’s one of the best to ever do it and I can really see myself being developed by him. I also have a good relationship with Cam Spence and loved the environment out there.”

    In the meantime, Moore is forecasted on the 247Sports Crystal Ball by a pair of analysts to wind up in South Bend with the Fighting Irish. Moore is currently graded as a top 50 prospect in this year’s class and tops it off by being the fifth highest defensive lineman and the very best player from the state of Maryland.
     
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    One of Ohio State’s top defensive line targets for the 2023 class is getting closer to making a decision.

    Four-star Maryland defensive lineman Jason Moore narrowed down his college selection to five schools on Friday: Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Maryland.

    Moore was offered by the Buckeyes on Jan. 26 and took his first visit to Columbus on April 16 for Ohio State’s spring game. He’s expected to return to OSU for an official visit on June 24, while he has set earlier official visits to Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan.

    "The culture, it's like nothing else,” Moore told 247Sports of Ohio State. “The history speaks for itself, especially with coach Larry Johnson and his reputation for getting D-Linemen to the league. That really sticks out. Being able to get out there helped me see the campus and learn more about the school, which I really loved."

    While OSU is heavily pursuing the 6-foot-6, 255-pound top-50 prospect in the 2023 cycle, Notre Dame is widely regarded as a frontrunner to land Moore.

    Ohio State’s other defensive line targets for the 2023 class include Vic Burley, Tomarrion Parker, John Walker, A’mauri Washington, Jordan Hall, Kayden McDonald, AJ Hoffler, Stephiylan Green and Darron Reed.
     
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    One of Ohio State’s highest-priority defensive line targets is ready to make a decision.

    After completing his official visits, four-star Maryland 2023 prospect Jason Moore has set a commitment date for 7 p.m. Sunday.

    Last month, Moore took visits to Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Penn State. Until recently, Moore had been considered to be leaning toward Notre Dame by many in the recruiting industry, but a flurry of Crystal Ball projections have come in the last week in favor of Ohio State.

    Should Moore commit to the Buckeyes as many expect, it would give OSU its second defensive lineman commit of the 2023 class, joining three-star Ohio prospect Will Smith Jr.

    At 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, Moore could either play defensive tackle or defensive end at the next level and likely won’t be limited to one position starting out. He’s considered the 53rd-best prospect in 2023 and the fifth-best defensive lineman according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

    July could be a big month for Larry Johnson on the recruiting trail, with priority target four-star defensive tackle John Walker set to make a commitment on July 28. Walker, who has narrowed his decision down to UCF, Florida, Michigan, Miami and Ohio State, took an official visit to Ohio State on June 24-26 and has long had a good relationship with the Buckeyes.

    Defensive end Desmond Umeozulu is also expected to make a decision before the end of the summer and Ohio State is trending in the right direction with him as well after his official visit on June 24-26.

    Should Johnson and OSU land all three, it would leave one spot available on the defensive line for the current class, which would be reserved in hopes of landing five-star defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei. OSU is a strong contender to land Uiagalelei along with USC, Oregon and perhaps a few others. The California defensive end still has two official visits remaining to use and likely won’t make a commitment until later this fall, though.
     

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