Isaiah West's Passion for Ohio State: A Journey of Dedication and Enthusiasm

Isaiah West's Passion for Ohio State: A Journey of Dedication and Enthusiasm

Isaiah West, a running back prospect, has recently decommitted from Kentucky and is now trending toward Ohio State. Here are the key details:

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- Interest in Ohio State: Isaiah West was visited by Ohio State's running backs coach, Carlos Locklyn, earlier this month. Despite being committed to Kentucky, West expressed strong interest in playing for the Buckeyes. His decommitment from Kentucky opened the door for Ohio State.

- Recruitment Status: Since reopening his recruitment, West has seen two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions favoring Ohio State. While his overall ranking is not as high according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Ohio State’s internal ranking puts it much higher. The Buckeyes could sign at least two running backs in the 2025 class, and West could be one of them, as they currently don’t have a committed back for that class

- Upcoming Visit: West and his parents are planning an unofficial visit to Ohio State this weekend. While he hasn't publicly announced an offer from the Buckeyes yet, a scholarship opportunity could arise during his visit.

It seems that Isaiah West's interest has shifted toward Ohio State, making him a potential addition to the Buckeyes' football program. ⚪

The Commitment To Kentucky

West made his commitment public on social media to Kentucky earlier, expressing his interest in joining the Wildcats. “I’m excited to get the job,” he said at the time. I can’t wait to see how this journey unfolds.” His close relationship with Kentucky running backs coach Jay Boulware influenced his decision. West believed Boulware's experience coaching players like Joe Mixon (Oklahoma) and Najee Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers) would elevate his game at Kentucky.

Why Kentucky?

During his visit to Kentucky for Junior Day, West spent extensive time with Coach Boulware and the rest of the staff. He was impressed by what the program had to offer both on the field and off. West plans to major in sports medicine in college and had the opportunity to meet with a former UK football player who now works in the medical field. This firsthand experience solidified his commitment to the Wildcats at the time.

Reuniting with a High School Teammate

West’s commitment to Kentucky also reunited him with high school teammate David Washington Jr., a wide receiver who is part of Kentucky’s 2024 recruiting class. The two played together at St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia and were excited to continue their football journey together in Lexington.

 
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