St. Clair wanted by college football’s elite programs


These days it’s not uncommon to see a college coach from the Big Ten, SEC, Pac 12, or any other conference stop by Bellefontaine High School for a chance to meet one of Ohio’s hottest recruits for the class of 2025.  Bellefontaine QB Tavien St. Clair continues to impress recruiters as he is piling up the college offers from around the country.

So far there have been coaches from Ohio State, Michigan, and USC, just to name a few, come to Bellefontaine to scout the junior quarterback.

Last season, St. Clair was invited to attend a game at Tennessee.  He had a prime seat to watching the Volunteers knock off Alabama on a last-second field goal.  He also got to meet UT’s biggest football alum Peyton Manning.  Tennessee was one of the first “big” school’s to offer him a scholarship.

He’s also made trips to some of the biggest programs in the country.  Over the last few weeks Tavien has met with LSU coach Brian Kelly and the Crimson Tide of Alabama including meeting coach Nick Saban.  Both schools extended an offer.

All of this and he still has two years left in high school!

This week, St. Clair shined at a football camp in Michigan and was then offered to play for the Wolverines.  He posted a picture on his social media with head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Hold on Buckeyes fans.  You’re in the mix too.  On Thursday, he was back in Ohio working with Ryan Day and the Buckeyes coaches at a 1-day camp.  Ohio State has already offered Tavien to play for them in 2025.  St. Clair was also at the Buckeyes football camp last summer.

Since the start of April, he has received 15 scholarship offers.  Tavien’s current scholarship offers are over 20.  Other schools after the 4-star QB include Florida, Louisville, and Pitt.  USC is one of the few school’s who has made contact and not offered a scholarship.

St. Clair is rising in the player rankings.  He’s currently the #14 quarterback in the class of 2025 according to 247Sports.

He also continues to grow as an athlete…literally.  Last season he was 6′ 3″ and weighed 185 pounds.  St. Clair is now 6’4″ and is filling out, weighing 213 pounds.

Last year he helped lead the Chiefs to an 8-3 record throwing for 2,453 yards and 25 touchdowns while breaking 5 school records.  He was the CBC Kenton Trail Offensive Player of the Year.

He will take his time before making his choice.  On Chalk Talk on May 17, he said he hopes to announce his decision around May of 2024.  He also intends on graduating early and enrolling in his college of choice in spring of 2025.