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Jim Knowles has made no qualms about his top preference at linebacker for Ohio State’s 2023 recruiting cycle: Four-star Louisiana linebacker Tackett Curtis.

Knowles has poured plenty of both time and effort into the recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Curtis in his first six months as Ohio State’s defensive coordinator. He’s traveled to Curtis’ hometown of Many, Louisiana, a town with a population of 2,703 people, four times since being hired by OSU. His aggressive pursuit of the top-100 prospect has put the Buckeyes in Curtis’ top three schools with less than a month before he makes his decision, with most in the recruiting industry considering OSU the favorite to land him.