X-Clemson CB switches Jordan Hancock to Ohio State – tech2.org

X-Clemson CB switches Jordan Hancock to Ohio State


ESPN 300 cornerback Jordan Hancock on Sunday announced his commitment to Ohio State. On July 14, the No. 102 ranked prospect fell short of Clemson, and is now a part of the Buckeyes class.

Hancock, a 6-foot, 170-pound corner from North Givinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia, originally committed to Clemson in March at some of the nation’s top schools at the time, including Ohio State.

Once he announced his fall from the Tigers, Ohio State was a heavy favorite to take his pledge, and he didn’t wait long to jump on board.

“I wasn’t completely, so I didn’t want to, if I’m not 100 percent committed then I’m not going to stay committed,” Hancock said. “[Ohio State] Was very consistent, they never let the gas stop. They were the first big school to offer me, I was not even ranked when they offered, so they were the first school to take a chance on me. “

Hancock has also seen the number of cornerbacks and defensive backs O’Huff State has received in recent years, which is fact in his recruitment. Building a relationship with defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs reminded Hancock of that success.

“Coach Coombs was one of the biggest factors because he is a great man, a great man and certainly a great coach,” Hancock said. “We talked about how he recruits first-round players, first-round corners and I have that talent. He compares to me. [Jeff] Okudah and Denzel Ward, that’s what reminds me of her. “

Hancock said it was an opportunity to see all the previous Buckeye players who made it to the NFL and played a big factor in Ohio State recruiting.

“His vision for me is coming to play early, playing Slot Corner,” Hancock said. “That’s why Sean Wade is playing, and basically three to four years, I can be a first-round pick.”

Hancock provides a major boost to the recruiting class at Ohio State’s No. 1 rank. The Buckeyes now have 16 ESPN 300 commitments, the most on any FBS program.

Even more impressive is that 14 of those commitments have been ranked inside the top 150 – the entire ESPN 300 (each of Alabama, LSU and North Carolina has more than any of the other 12 FBS programs) .

The Buckeyes have a No. 1 ranked prospect overall in defensive end Jack Sawyer and 12 committed prospects in the top 10 of their respective positions. This includes Trevin Henderson, the No. 1-ranked running back, Kyle McCord, the No. 4-ranked quarterback, and No. 4-ranked wide receiver, Jayden Ballard.

With 19 total commitments, Ohio State has already put together one of the more impressive recruiting classes in recent years, and there is still room to add a few more top recruits.

The Buckeyes still hold on to five-star defensive tackle JT Tuimoloau (ranked No. 4 overall), safety Derrick Davis Jr. (No. 28) and wide receiver Emeka Ebuka (No. 29), among a few others.

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