November 10, 2021

Moseley Signs Four in Class of 2022


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s golf head coach Jay Moseley announced the signing of four student-athletes in the class of 2022. Topher Reed, Tyler Sabo, Neal Shipley and Joe Wilson IV will all join the program next fall.

Reed, Sabo and Wilson IV are among the top high school players in the state of Ohio. Wilson IV (West Chester, Ohio) and Reed (Fairview Park, Ohio) shared medalist honors as the state tournament last month at the Scarlet Course while Tyler Sabo (Ashland, Ohio) finished in a tie for fourth.

“Each of these three young men are proven winners, across the state and region and even nationally,” said Moseley. “They have consistently proven they are the three best players in Ohio so we are thrilled they all chose to stay in the Buckeye state and represent the Scarlet and Gray. The Ohio State brand is powerful to them, and they understand the sacrifice it takes to be an elite athlete at Ohio State.

Shipley played the last two and a half seasons at James Madison. He played in 16 events for the Dukes and had a 73.21 scoring average. He also led Pittsburgh Central Catholic to its first two state championships in program history.

“Coach Smith and I value the family support and the intangibles each one of them possess,” Moseley continued. “This class is extremely special and we are excited for the journey to begin for these three young men next fall.”


Topher Reed
Fairview Park, Ohio
St. Ignatius H.S.

  • 2021 OHSAA Golf State Co-Champion (Individual & Team)
  • 2020 OHSAA Golf State Runner Up (Individual & Team)
  • Team Captain as a senior in 2021
  • Two-time First Team All-State honoree in 2020 and 2021
  • Holds St. Ignatius school records for both 18 holes (66) and 9 holes (31)
  • 2021 USGA Jr. Am qualifier
  • Finished in the Top 10 at the 2021 Junior PGA Championship at 7-under par
  • 2020 Ohio Golf Association Junior Champion
  • 2020 Northern Ohio PGA Junior Champion

Moseley on Reed: “Topher Reed is a fierce competitor who has been winning and competing in junior tournaments for over a decade. His leadership made a massive impact on his high school golf team which culminated in a team victory a few weeks ago in his final high school event. Topher will make great contributions to our program on and off the course.”


Tyler Sabo
Ashland, Ohio

  • First team All-Ohio in 2021 after earning second team honors as a sophomore and junior in 2019 and 2020
  • Three-time Northwest District Player of the Year in 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • 2019, 2020 & 2021 Ohio Cardinal Conference Player of the Year
  • First team All-OCC and second team All-District as a freshman in 2018
  • Was granted the George Valentine Award for sportsmanship
  • Won the 2021 AJGA Champion at Oldfield, carding rounds of 71-68-70 (-7) and did not commit a bogey on the back nine in any of the three rounds.
  • Posted Top-10 finishes at the AJGA at Otter Creek, Golfweek Champion at Darby Creek, Golfweek Champion at Apple Valley
  • Was the 2021 Ohio Junior Champion at Zanesville Country Club, shooting rounds of 70-65 (-9) to win by six shots
  • Golfweek Junior Tour 16-19 Player of the Year
  • US Jr. Am participant
  • US Open Qualifying local and sectional participant
  • Finished fourth at the 2020 AJGA at Knollwood Country Club

Moseley on Sabo: “Tyler Sabo is a tremendous athlete who has improved tremendously during high school. Golf was not his primary sport until 4-5 years ago but since then, he has steadily closed the gap on the best juniors in the country. His character and work ethic are aligned with the values of our team.”


Neal Shipley
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Central Catholic / James Madison

  • Played two seasons at James Madison and comes to Ohio State as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility remaining
  • Competed in 16 events for the Dukes and held a 73.21 scoring average
  • Finished T14 at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate at 3-under par this fall
  • Led JMU with eight rounds of par-or-better in just 18 chances last season
  • Had a pair of top-10 finishes in 2019-20
  • Prior to JMU, helped lead Pittsburgh Central Catholic to its first two state championships in program history
  • Won the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Junior Championship on third playoff hole after finishing third in 2018
  • Qualified for the 2021 US Amateur by finishing second at the qualifier at Scarlet

Moseley on Shipley: “We are really excited to add Neal into this exceptional recruiting class.  Neal’s experience with college and amateur golf will serve him well as a graduate transfer already knowing a lot of the landscape of college golf.  Our graduate programs at Ohio State have been incredibly popular due to their respective competitiveness and prominent ranking.  We are thrilled that Neal will be able to make significant contributions to our team while also getting a first-class graduate experience.”


Joe Wilson IV
West Chester, Ohio
Lakota East

  • 2021 OHSAA D1 State Champion
  • Two-time First Team All-Ohio
  • 2020 Cincinnati Golfer of the Year
  • 2018 & 2019 Team District Champions
  • 2018 & 2019 Great Miami Conference Champions
  • Four-time Greater Miami Conference First Team honoree
  • Led Lakota East to a runner-up team finish at the state tournament in 2018
  • Has four Top-7 AJGA finishes
  • Seven-time winner on the GolfWeek Junior Tour
  • Was tied for 32nd at the 2021 USGA Jr. Amateur and Top-30 at the Western Jr. Championship
  • Has earned Greater Miami Conference Academic Honors four times
  • Is a Four Year RedLife Bible Study Leader

Moseley on Wilson IV: “Joe Wilson IV has been a regular camp participant and we have enjoyed building a strong relationship with him and his family during the recruiting process. He has incredible passion and enthusiasm for the game which inspires him to work extremely hard. He will be an outstanding ambassador for our team and we are excited about his impact on and off the course.”