Ohio State and Michigan State are firmly in the mix for one of the top tight ends in the 2023 recruiting class.

Jelani Thurman, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end from Georgia, released his list of the 8 schools he’s still considering for his commitment. Ohio State and Michigan State are the two B1G teams still in consideration, along with Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Clemson, Auburn and Miami.

Thurman made his announcement with a post on Twitter on Tuesday. He trimmed his list down to 8 programs after receiving 25 offers on the recruiting front.

Thurman ranks as the No. 9 tight end of the 2023 cycle, per 247Sports composite rankings. Nationally, he’s listed as the No. 133 overall player.

Thurman is the son of former NFL linebacker Odell Thurman and WNBA star Kara Braxton. Both played their respective sports at the University of Georgia.

During the 2021 high school season at Langston Hughes, Thurman totaled 31 catches for 479 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also plays basketball.

Below are some of Thurman’s high school highlights:

Currently, Ohio State owns the B1G’s top-ranked recruiting class for the 2023 cycle. The Buckeyes already have 9 verbal commitments, ranking No. 2 nationally. Michigan State has 6 verbal pledges and sits No. 4 in the B1G and No. 14 nationally.