5-Star Defensive End Brenton Cox Decommits from Ohio State

Brenton Cox


In a move that has been in the works for weeks, if not months, 5-star Georgia defensive end Brenton Cox has decommitted from Ohio State.

He announced the decision via Twitter.

Cox is the No. 2 strongside defensive end in the 2018 class per the 247Sports Composite. He visited Alabama this past weekend, making the decommitment expected sooner rather than later.

Ohio State is now back down to 18 commitments, but it still ranks as the No. 1 class in the nation.

The Buckeyes now have zero defensive ends committed in the 2018 class, and are expected to lose three defensive ends to the NFL, which makes the position critical to fill in these next two months.

Top targets at the position include Cleveland prospect Tyreke Smith, New Jersey pass rusher Jayson Oweh, California prospect (and UCLA commit) Abdul-Malik McClain, and 5-star Maryland DE Eyabi Anoma has been tweeting about OSU recently, though that seems like the longest of long shots at this point.

In fact, Ohio State could currently be on the outside looking in on each of the prospects listed above at this point.

[Brenton Cox photo courtesy]


6 Responses

  1. If I had a son who wanted to be an NFL DE I will surely send him to OSU and Larry Johnson. I do not think we have to worry about our d line recruiting. Coach Johnson will get them ready even if they played safety in high school.

  2. Oh, no! The sky is falling! Cox has recommitted!
    Hey, these are young men – barely done being boys. Regardless of how talented they are, they’re apt to changing their minds. As John Cooper always used to say – great at recruiting, if not so good at beating Michigan – OSU wants the guys who want to be Buckeyes. Half of these blue chips never pan out in college anyway, so if Cox thinks playing in a uniform other than Scarlet and Gray, I trust Urban & Co. will find someone as good or better who will cherish the opportunity.

  3. That’s why they should quit calling these commitments. They’re like telling your girl I’m committed to marrying you unless I find someone I like better. Call it interest not commitment cause it’s anything but that

  4. By signing day I dont think OSU will have a top 5 class.

  5. The worst thing you can do to a team is commit to them early, stick with them through most of the process and then pull the rug from under their feet at the last minute. This becomes even more damaging when you are one of the very top, because during the period you were committed to them, they would have passed on few very good to excellent players because they had YOU!

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