Columbus, Ohio – One of Ohio State football’s top goals in the 2022 recruiting class is scheduled to come off the board on Saturday.
Domany Jackson of California’s Matter D High School – the No. 3 player and No. 1 cornerback – will choose between the Buckeyes, Arizona State, Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC. However, the speed is not in favor of OSU.
There is a high probability that Ohio State will lose on Jackson. If that happens, he will join Amani Winfield as players in the 2022 class, which seemed at one point to be OSU locks before moving elsewhere. Winfield was considered the second wide receiver in the class with Caleb Burton before ever staying at home and playing for Steve Sarkisian in Texas. Jackson sees only one way to stay close to home by choosing Clay Helton at USC.
Should things swing in the Buckeyes’ favor over the next 24 hours, Jackson will be the second five-star cornerback to join a class that already includes Florida native Jehim Singletary. The last time OSU landed in two five-star corners. The class also took place in Jeff Okudah only to feature the No. 1 player while the other was from Sean Wade from Florida.
Singleri joined the class at the beginning of the month, with Joey Brown in the other corner of the class. The four-star Ohio native who spent most of his life in New Orleans before moving back to West Chester last summer was first committed to a group that now sits at the top of the recruiting rankings.
There are 10 cornerbacks in the 2022 recruiting class with the Ohio State offer, and six remain undecided after Saturday. Take a look at them here and everyone is likely to join Brown and Singletary in the class:
Denver Harris, North Shore High School (Texas)
The addition of Harris will continue to be the Buckeyes’ success in Texas over the years. The 2022 class already includes quarterback Quinn Ivers and wide receiver Caleb Burton. Landing Harris would give him three of the top four players in the state.
The Longhorns hold a single crystal ball for the No. 6 player and No. 3 cornerback, although it has been present since August and has not received much traction since. He did not include Ohio State in a top eight release last February. But if Singletary’s commitment has taught us anything, it’s that Kerry Coombs’ return means OSU can once again convince the five-star cornerback that Columbus is the right home for them in the short run.
Will Johnson, Gross Point South (Mr.) High School
Johnson and his father, Deon, came on the same tour of Columbus, the same week that Ohio State was scheduled to play Michigan before the game was canceled. The elder Johnson cornerback Wolverine, making him a longtime favorite. This is no longer the case after a visit to USC.
His recruitment is closely linked with Jackson as both have expressed a desire to play in the same secondary in college on several occasions. Crystal balls have fallen short for Johnson in Michigan’s favor. Depending on where Jackson chooses on Saturday, it would not be surprising that the Crystal Balls begin to favor him for the No. 8 player and No. 4 cornerback.
Jadyn Lucas, Mauldin (SC) High School
The No. 31 player and No. 6 cornerback is the last five-star player in the 2022 recruiting class. He had four crystal balls since June in favor of Clemson, though he did not pull the trigger.
Lucus is possibly the least likely to be bucky at this point. Although he is slow to choose the commitments – the long period of one year probably plays an important role – he does not live far from the Tigers’ campus. Dabo Swinney has built a successful program without bringing it in a five-star boat, but when someone is literally in your backyard, it’s smart to lock it as soon as possible.
Austin Jordan, Ryan High School (Texas)
The second Texas player on this list, Jordan, admitted that he was “mind-blowing” when he earned an OSU offer in October 2019. Their relationship now began with Boston College head coach Jeff Halfley, but continued to move forward with Combus.
“I heard that he is a great coach,” Jordan told Clevalipix in June. “I would love to be a coach by him, honestly.”
He is rated as the No. 167 player and the No. 19 cornerback. He is yet to shorten his list, but the feeling is that Oklahoma and Texas include the Buckeyes as favorites.
Ephesians Priosk, Bishop Alemani High School (California)
Prysock had his first impression at Combus, along with what he should expect from a defensive coordinator when he earned an OSU offer last spring.
“He was fired a lot,” Presock told Clevelex in May. “He said that basically, every man he’s coaching has done for the NFL. Whether they were injured or not.”
The No. 196 player and No. 22 cornerback are bigger than the average player in the position, which is why some believe he may end up as a safety in college, although he agrees that he is 6 feet. But to play from outside corner. 3 and 170 pounds. It would not shock to see that Ohio State’s new Ryan Watts is also listed at 6-foot-3 and projected as a corner.
“A lot of people think I’m a safety, but I’m really in a corner,” Prysock said. “I think a lot of people think that because I’m tall and tall.”
Toriano Pride, Lutheran North High School (Mo.)
Ohio State has enjoyed success in Missouri over the years, and Pride will be an addition. Ezekiel Elliott was the first to arrive in 2013, but ever since Kamryn Babb and Cameron Brown joined the 2018 class, the Buckeyes have added at least one to each category. This includes Jacqueline Johnson as a Top 100 recruit in 2021.
Gaurav is the No. 240 player and No. 27 cornerback in the country and told cleavagepedia that he listens to Ohio State more than any other school, even though it is not always about football. He is hoping to make a trip soon, especially if the admitted deadline expires on April 15.
“Yes, I’m really watching them,” Gaurav told Clevelex in December. “I’ve heard more than anyone from Ohio State. … Ohio State goes out of its way more. … If I don’t hear from them, I’ll get a funny picture (recruiting coordinator Mark) from Pantoni or that Will crack jokes and things. “
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