(Photo: Craig Kahoun/Instagram)
A week after getting its 2024 class off the ground, Ohio State has added another commitment from a dual-sport athlete.
Patrick Henry (Va.) midfielder Bodie Kahoun announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday afternoon, giving Nick Myers’ squad its second verbal in the ’24 class and one of the best overall athletes of the cycle.
Kahoun joins St. Xavier (Ky.) attackman Trevor Havill in the Buckeyes’ class.
“I went on the visit and knew I wanted to go right off the bat,” Kahoun Told Lacrosse Bucket. “It was absolutely beautiful.”
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound middie is an exceptional downhill dodger who plays with a certain level of physicality and exemplifies a ton of athleticism every time he steps on the field. Coupled with his dodging ability, Kahoun is a dangerous shooter on the run and has also shown the ability to also be a threat on the defensive end.
As to how his game translates to the next level, Kahoun said that the Buckeyes coaching staff sees him fitting right in on offense with his north-south dodging ability.
Kahoun is coming off a spring season in which he helped the Patriots to 14-3 record and a Class 5 Region D semifinals appearance, where they fell to eventual state champion Riverside.
A dual-sport athlete, Kahoun also plays football for Patrick Henry where he is a free safety/outside linebacker. Kahoun says his football experience has certainly had an impact on the style he plays in lacrosse. “Football has definitely helped me with my physicality and defense in lacrosse.”
Heading into his junior season, Kahoun’s personal goals center around make enough noise to gain wider recognition at season’s end. “My goal is to get player of the year and to get 1st team state and region.”