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 you 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. Today’s guest: 4-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos, a former Buckeyes commitment set to make a college decision on April 12.
But when he thought about his future and what he was looking for in college, he always came back to one conclusion: He wanted to be coached by Urban Meyer. When the legendary college coach retired in December, Cavazos didn’t wait long to announce that he was going to need some time to reconsider his choice. He decommitted the following day.
It’s not uncommon when players decommit from a school to suggest that they will continue to consider the program they once were pledged to — usually out of a sense of respect for the place they’re walking away from. It rarely works out that a prospect comes back into the fold, but there’s a good chance that’s exactly what happens with Cavazos and the Buckeyes when he once again makes his college choice on April 12.
Ohio State has recruited Cavazos hard from the start, and when Ryan Day named Jeff Hafley as his co-defensive coordinator, the former NFL defensive backs coach made reaching out to the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Cavazos his first task. And it helped illustrate the point: The Buckeyes weren’t just interested because Meyer is friends with his father.
Cavazos joined us on Birminology this week to talk about his decommitment, his re-recruitment and where his relationships are with his six final schools a week out from his commitment.