Dallan Hayden has Ohio State in his final four teams, the high school prospect one of the best running backs in the nation and one of the most-coveted athletes in the nation.

The four-star running back out of Memphis has the Buckeyes in the mix alongside Notre Dame, Oregon and Tennessee. The in-state Volunteers are perceived to be the real threat here and most likely to land the blue-chip.

The No. 252 player in the nation according to 247Sports, the recruiting site has Hayden as the No. 25 running back in the 2022 recruiting class.

In their 2021 class, Ohio State has signed Evan Pryor. A four-star out of North Carolina, he is the second-best all-purpose back in the nation and checks in at No. 82 nationally. So the Buckeyes arenโ€™t hurting here if they lose out on Hayden.

A national recruit, Hayden held dozen of offers nationally including from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech among others.