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Jordan Hancock talks Ohio State, rankings rise, recruiting package deals

Jordan Hancock has made one visit to Ohio State but says he's hoping to make at least two more before making a college decision. (Jordan Hancock/Twitter)

Ohio State Football Recruiting

Jordan Hancock talks Ohio State, rankings rise, recruiting package deals

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. This week’s guest is Jordan Hancock, a top target for the Buckeyes in the Class of 2021 in the defensive backfield.

College football recruiting is a funny thing. Every so often, there will be a player who, for one reason or another, is dubbed a top prospect early in his high school career and rides that notoriety through the entire process. Others, like Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett cornerback Jordan Hancock shows up on the radar a little later.

Hancock, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound cornerback, wasn’t unknown when the Buckeyes offered him in October, but he was certainly not a national name. Since then though, the Georgia star has seen his recruiting profile skyrocket, picking up offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and more powerhouse programs. Now with 44 offers to his name, Hancock is one of the country’s most sought-after prospects and has risen up the national rankings: he now sits as the country’s No. 6-ranked cornerback.

With attention comes confusion and there’s no doubt that Hancock is dealing with that now. He’s already begun setting up his official visits and the schools set to receive them are a who’s who of college football, and that obviously includes Ohio State.

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Jordan Hancock went from a relatively unknown prospect to a Top 40 player in four months. (Jordan Hancock/Twitter)

Why does Hancock like the Buckeyes? How has the relationship with them changed since the hiring of Kerry Coombs and the departure of Jeff Hafley? What does he think about the idea of being a package deal with his high school teammate, fellow Ohio State target Barrett Carter?

Hancock talks about those things and much more on the latest episode of Birminology, brought to you by Lettermen Row.


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.