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.

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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.


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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 aren’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.