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2023 IOL – Ohio State Commit
Austin Siereveld is a 4-star, inside offensive lineman, class of 2023 from Lakota East High School in Middletown, Ohio. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Siereveld ranks as the 7th overall player in the state of Ohio and the 20th overall inside offensive lineman nationally. The 247 composite rankings also have him as the 351st overall player nationally in 2023.
His top 3 choices were Alabama, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. On Wednesday, May 4th, he announced that he would be attending Ohio State. Siereveld is one of many top in-state recruits that will likely pick the Buckeyes in the coming months. This commitment again demonstrates Ohio State's continued dominance in recruiting their home state.
Roster Outlook for 2023-24
Current members of the Ohio State interior offensive line that are expected to be on the team for the 2023-24 season include: Left guards, Donovan Jackson (Rs Fr.), Toby Wilson (Rs Fr.), and Ben Christman (Rs Fr.). Centers, Luke Wypler (Rs So.), Jakob James (Rs So.), Carson Hinzman (Fr.). Right guards, Enokk Vimahi (Rs Jr.), and Trey Leroux (Rs So.).
In Siereveld’s class of 2023, the Buckeyes also expect to add more interior O-line players like Joshua Padilla and possibly more depending on how the 2023 recruiting cycle turns out, because this is Ohio State though, if they want more interior linemen, they’ll have no issue getting them.
The fit and opportunities for playing time
Siereveld is a strong interior lineman standing at 6-5, 315-pounds. Siereveld’s high-school tape shows that he is a highly efficient blocker, and both run and pass situations. Given his size at the high-school level, virtually no one can get past him. He blocks with great technique and frequently gets big knockdowns and pancakes on defensive players of all sizes.
He will need to add a little mass and strength, but at 315-pounds he shouldn’t need to add much in order to compete at a high level. Due to OSU’s great depth in the interior going into the 2023 season, he won’t need to play early on as a freshman but could see significant time in the two-deep depending on the transfer situation and injuries.
Long-term he projects to be a solid starter and could likely be an NFL prospect. Currently, he is evaluated as a day 3 kind of player in the draft, but with Ohio State’s player development he could climb up some people’s boards by the end of high junior/senior years. Overall, a great pick-up by OSU as he projects to add extra depth to an already talented offensive line group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]