Highly touted offensive tackle prospect David Sanders Jr. from North Carolina recently made a visit to Columbus, Ohio, marking his second trip to Ohio State University within the past two months. Sanders had previously visited just prior to the Spring Game last month.

This unofficial visit comes as a surprise, given that he is already scheduled for an official visit to OSU on June 21. Sanders is currently ranked as the No. 2 prospect and the top offensive tackle in the 2025 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, making him a priority target for the Buckeyes. Fellow Ohio State commits Tavien St. Clair and Carter Lowe were also present during Sanders’ visit, presumably to assist in the recruitment process.

Sanders is being heavily pursued by several other prominent programs including Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect intends to take official visits to each of his six finalist schools.

Hailing from Providence Day School, Sanders has been a standout in the recruiting world since his freshman year. Standing at 6-foot-5.5 and weighing 275 pounds, he ranks as one of the top prospects in the 2025 class.

This recruitment holds significant importance for Ohio State’s offensive line coach, Justin Frye, who has yet to secure any major recruiting victories outside of the state of Ohio. Landing a talent of Sanders’ caliber would not only enhance the team’s roster but also serve as a crucial milestone for Frye in broadening his recruiting prowess. A successful acquisition of Sanders would undoubtedly bolster fan confidence in Frye’s ability to attract top-tier talent from across the nation, further solidifying his position within the coaching staff.