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Former Buckeye Commit Lejond Cavazos Visiting OSU Soon

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Four-star IMG Academy defensive back Lejond Cavazos will be visiting Ohio State and LSU next week. He announced the upcoming visits via Twitter.

Cavazos (6-1 190) is the No. 21 safety in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 283 player in the 2020 class overall. ESPN has Cavazos ranked as the No. 9 safety and the No. 94 player overall.

Cavazos committed to Ohio State last June, but decommitted on the day that Urban Meyer announced his retirement and that Ryan Day would be replacing him.

“First off, I would like to start by thanking Coach Urban Meyer and the rest of his staff for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to play the sport I love at the next level,” Cavazos tweeted at the time.

“Playing for Coach Meyer has always been a dream of mine that I always wanted to fulfill. I wish him nothing but the best and everlasting success. I would also like to thank Buckeye Nation for supporting me throughout my junior season.

“This has been put into consideration a couple of times and most definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. But with God, my family, and friends, I would like to announce that I am decommitting from The Ohio State University.

“[Ohio State] will remain a top school of mine, but I feel the need to explore my options and take a closer look at other Universities. Please respect my decision as this was not an easy choice for me to make…”

Even though Cavazos is ranked by the services as a safety, Ohio State recruited him the first time around to play cornerback.

At a recent Nike The Opening Regional combine, Cavazos measured in at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. He ran a 4.40 with a 4.16 shuttle and a 44.4″ vertical jump.

Cavazos also visited Miami and Florida last month. He holds offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC, and many others.

The Buckeyes do not yet have any defensive backs committed in the 2020 class. In fact, they don’t have any defensive commits at all.

As Cavazos said, he would still be considering Ohio State and it is clear that Ryan Day is still interested in having him be a Buckeye. Day also visited Cavazos in January to begin repairing any perceived divide.

[Lejond Cavazos photo courtesy Lejond Cavazos / Twitter. | Ohio State Recruiting]