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Lejond Cavazos set to announce
Ohio State is in prime position to land a commitment from 4-star safety Lejond Cavazos — for the second time. The Bradenton (Fla.) IMG prospect decommitted from the Buckeyes in the wake of Urban Meyer’s retirement, but he never took the Buckeyes out of the equation. Ryan Day went hard after Cavazos from the start, working hard to try to bring him back into the fold and making it known that he was a priority.
Cavazos will announce his destination at 6 p.m. ET on Friday.
I will be announcing my commitment to one of these six schools on April 12th at 6 pm EST. pic.twitter.com/bjbNKHzFMW
— Lej (@lejondaryy) March 31, 2019
Geirean Hatchett releases Top 5
The Buckeyes have four committed offensive linemen and are eager to add two more to the list. One of their top targets for much of the last year has been Ferndale (Wash.) 4-star guard Geirean Hatchett, and Ohio State received some good news on that front Wednesday evening when the country’s 10th-ranked guard prospect announced his top-5 schools on Twitter.
In addition to Ohio State, Hatchett listed Stanford, Notre Dame, Washington and Oklahoma as his five remaining options.
“I have a mental checklist that a school has to check off all the boxes on,” he said in November. “Ohio State has to be able to check off all of those boxes for me before I take the next step. At this point, I haven’t found anything that’s missing from my checklist. I definitely still have to think about it a lot and see if it is the right fit for me, just like every other school.”
For more on Ohio State recruiting, check out Thursday’s edition of Dotting the ‘Eyes.
Beanie and The Boom
Former Ohio State basketball star Jared Sullinger joined Beanie Wells and Boom Herron for a wide-ranging conversation on basketball, living in China, life in the NBA and much more. Don’t miss another great edition of the Beanie and The Boom Podcast.
Beanie Wells gives NFL mock draft picks
Beanie Wells and Mark Bleeks are back this week to predict the top five overall picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Will Kyler Murray be the first player off the board? Is Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa the best player in the draft? Where does Dwayne Haskins fit in the picture? Find out what the guys think in this video.
- Oho State spring game: 1 day
- NFL Draft: 13 days
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