Ohio State has major question marks surrounding its secondary this season. As the Buckeyes enter spring ball, they now have to figure out how to maintain the level of excellence that the defensive backs have had over the years, but with new faces and new numbers out on the field instead. When defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs returned…
Classes are now underway at Ohio State, which means the freshmen football players who have enrolled early are now moved in and getting their first taste of being a college student. Of course, that first taste may be a bit different than the average student, given the on-call chefs at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, but let’s digress. Fourteen Buckeyes have enrolled
Ohio State early enrollees like Julian Fleming, Jack Miller, and Lejond Cavazos are moving into their new home this weekend, taking the first step of their college football careers.
Lejond Cavazos, a freakish athlete from Florida projected to play cornerback at the college level, is now officially a Buckeye.
In his one year at Ohio State, Jeff Hafley proved to be a tremendous recruiter, just as Buckeye head coach Ryan Day knew he would. According to 247Sports’ recruiter rankings, Hafley is the No. 3 recruiter in the nation, having a hand in landing eight verbal commitments for OSU. He is only behind Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates at No. 2 and OSU receivers coach Brian Hartline at No. 1.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, but Ryan Day’s first chance at a second impression was apparently good enough. Lejond Cavazos, a 4-star safety prospect from IMG Academy, just announced that he was committing to Ohio State’s 2020 class.
Less than 12 hours after Urban Meyer announced his retirement as Ohio State head coach on December 4, 4-star IMG defensive back Lejond Cavazos announced that he was decommitting from OSU. Now, a few months later, Cavazos has announced his final grouping, as well as a commitment date of Friday April 12.
Around 2013 or so, Ohio State cornerbacks coach (at the time) Kerry Coombs said that one of his jobs was to bring in the two best cornerback recruits in the nation every year. Sometimes, he got pretty darn close. And other times, he nailed it. In 2013, OSU signed Gareon Conley and Eli Apple. They weren’t the top cornerbacks…
The Buckeyes are back on the practice field following spring break. It’s also a crucial week for the future of Ohio State football recruiting.