Football Recruiting

SIGNED: Jacolbe Cowan Is Officially A Buckeye

Ohio State recruiting Jacolbe Cowan

Jacolbe Cowan, a defensive lineman from Charlotte, N.C., is now officially a Buckeye.

Cowan sent in his signed Letter of Intent to join Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class.

Henry is the second defensive lineman to sign with the Buckeyes out of the Tar Heel State in 12 months. DT Jaden McKenzie joined the Buckeyes in December 2018.

Here’s a look at what Cowan brings to Ohio State.

Ranking: He is a 4-star prospect, considered the No. 15 defensive tackle and 8th-best player in the state of North Carolina this year.

Other Offers: He picked the Buckeyes over offers from schools like Georgia, Clemson, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Positional Projection: At 6-foot-5 and 262 lbs, Cowan could theoretically be a big defensive end or end up a 3-tech defensive tackle. Wherever Cowan ends up, he has the big, athletic frame that DL coach Larry Johnson seeks out.

Commitment: He committed to the Buckeyes in October 2019.

Enrolling: Henry will enroll early and go through 2020 spring practice at Ohio State.

Projected Impact: As mentioned above, Cowan could end up a rush end or a 3-tech tackle at the college level.

Wherever he ends up playing, Johnson has not shown any hesitance to put freshmen on the field along the defensive line as soon as they’re ready. So Cowan should get at least a four-game opportunity to show what he can do before working his way onto the two-deep for 2021.

You can watch Cowan’s junior season highlight reel below.